The classic criticism levelled at German medical studies was addressed in 2002 with the reform of the German medical accreditation system. For the specialties Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, a national workshop of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN) was held in Heidelberg on 23.01.2004 to implement the new legal requirements for teaching. In 2008, a postal survey was conducted among the 36 German medical faculties by the DGPPN to establish the current status of the proposed implementation, with the general structure of undergraduate medical training, student-centered syllabuses and the general significance of teaching forming the main points. With a response rate of 75%, the results can be considered representative. In general, a cautiously positive conclusion can be drawn on the implementation of the medical accreditation system. Having said that, it should be borne in mind that implementation is not yet complete and still requires optimization, for example in terms of making examinations not only theoretical but also more practical in approach.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The quality of university teaching in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. Results of a survey on the current status following the introduction of the new medical accreditation system
|Number of pages
|Published - 09.2010
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)