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Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA)

27.09. - 29.09.2012, Aachen

Teaching English for Medical Purposes (EMP) to German Medical Students utilizing Simulated Patients from the Leipzig International School

Poster

  • corresponding author Lucas Henn - Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Deutschland
  • Elisa Schilling - University of Leipzig, LernKlinik Leipzig, Leipzig, Deutschland
  • Romy Wienhold - University of Leipzig, LernKlinik Leipzig, Leipzig, Deutschland
  • Ardawan Rastan - Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Deutschland
  • Friedrich Mohr - Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Deutschland
  • Daisy Rotzoll - University of Leipzig, LernKlinik Leipzig, Leipzig, Deutschland

Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA). Aachen, 27.-29.09.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. DocP111

doi: 10.3205/12gma011, urn:nbn:de:0183-12gma0113

Veröffentlicht: 18. September 2012

© 2012 Henn et al.
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History: English for Medical Purposes (EMP) has become an increasingly popular topic in medical education. While most of the major international journals are in English, more and more foreign medical graduates are traveling to the United States for training. Knowledge of the English language is very important to future German physicians.

Design: Three seven-week courses consisting of 90-minute classes were designed and taught in the LernKlinik Leipzig by a native American and graduate of the American medical education system. After adequate consent was obtained from their parents, Leipzig International School students age 14 to 17 who were fluent in English were taught twelve scenarios in how to be simulated patients. Once this was completed, German medical students took turns interviewing and examining the simulated patients in English. The encounters were recorded and reviewed for learning purposes.

Conclusions: To our knowledge, this course if the first of its kind in Germany. The concept of utilizing fluent or native speakers from the International School as simulated patients to teach EMP was novel, but proved to be extremely effective. Further studies are currently underway to build on these projects.

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