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May 8, 2009
Research in Medical Education ? Chances and Challenges International Conference online

How Good is Medical Education? - Under this central question, the first International Congress "Research in Medical Education - Chances and Challenges" took place in Heidelberg on May 20 - 22, 2009.

The study of medicine in Germany has undergone a fundamental reform in the past ten years. Today practical courses such as communication training, practice on actors as patients, or acquisition of manual skills in the "Skills Lab" are part of the curriculum at many medical schools. But how effective are the new teaching methods? How well do they prepare future physicians for their work in hospitals and practices?

For the first time, an international congress took place in Germany to deal with the theory of medical education, hosted by the medical school at Heidelberg University. International experts addressed education research in Germany in more than 60 lectures and posters. Key speakers from abroad reported on their extensive experience in education research.

The abstracts of the conference are now available online via the portal German Medical Science: