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Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA)

27.09. - 29.09.2012, Aachen

Integration of Gender-related knowledge and skills into the new modular medical curriculum at Charité Berlin


  • corresponding author Sabine Ludwig - Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland
  • Harm Peters - Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland
  • Manfred Gross - Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland
  • Claudia Spies - Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland
  • Annette Grüters-Kieslich - Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland

Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA). Aachen, 27.-29.09.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. DocV516

doi: 10.3205/12gma147, urn:nbn:de:0183-12gma1476

Veröffentlicht: 18. September 2012

© 2012 Ludwig et al.
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Background: Since winter term 2010/2011 Charité has started a new modular medical curriculum. One key goal of the new programme is to directly incorporate gender issues and important concepts of gender medicine in the curriculum to make sure that future doctors have adequate knowledge, practical and communicative skills on gender differences as far as the development, diagnosis and therapy of diseases is concerned.

Summary of work: In cooperation with the institute of Gender in Medicine at Charité, it was defined which concepts of gender medicine should be integrated into which module of the new curriculum. Through the participation at the module design sessions and at the meetings of the curriculum development team, it was possible to systematically integrate gender aspects within the new modular curriculum.

Summary of results: By now, 50% (20 out of 40) modules have been designed. The integration of compulsory gender-related courses as well as the integration of gender aspects into several lectures and seminars has found great acceptance.

Conclusions/Take-home message: In order to successfully integrate gender aspects into the curriculum, it is important to place a person in charge of this task directly into the module design groups and the curriculum development team [1], [2], [3], [4], [5].


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