What is a higher degree in medicine

Human medicine


State examination

Study structure

State examination: In principle, only one subject is studied.


The specialist specialization takes place after graduation (postgraduate).

Letter description

not specified


Professional profiles / competencies

Search term: doctor



according to the license to practice medicine for doctors:
pre-clinical nursing internship
clinical: clinical elections


Participating subjects

basic scientific subjects


Duration of studies / standard period of study

The duration of the course depends on the individual course of study. The standard period of study, i.e. the time in which the intended study program can ideally be completed, is 13 semesters. The actual duration of the study can differ from this. It is limited by the examination deadlines, which are regulated in the examination regulations.


Scope of the course

According to §2 Licensing Regulations for Doctors (ÄAppO)


classroom language



Start of studies

only in the winter semester


What qualities should I have?

  • Interest in medical issues
  • Tendency towards analytical thinking (recognizing diseases and treating them correctly)
  • Inclination to advisory and convincing activity (e.g. to provide information about therapy options)
  • Inclination to precision work (e.g. handling scalpels, putting on bandages and splints)
  • Inclination to helping and caring activities (preserving life, protecting and restoring health, alleviating suffering)
  • Inclination to deal with people (e.g. being able to deal with pain, fears and feelings of shame of the patient)
  • Interest in nutrition and health issues (prevention of diseases, e.g. informing about a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise)
  • care
  • Sense and willingness to take responsibility (e.g. administer narcotics and anesthetics)
  • Decision-making ability (e.g. in diagnosis and therapy)
  • Willingness to learn (e.g. find out about medical research and reforms in the healthcare system, take part in international congresses, read specialist literature - also in a foreign language)
  • Confidentiality (e.g. observe medical confidentiality)
  • Mental stability (confrontation with difficult fates)
  • Ability to communicate (e.g. having in-depth discussions with patients)
  • Empathy (approaching suffering, anxious and particularly pain-sensitive patients with empathy)


Restricted admission

Yes, the course has restricted admission. Prospective students should apply at http://www.hochschulstart.de (= selection process).


Legal (admission / access) requirements

General university entrance qualification, subject-specific university entrance qualification or professional qualification


Application date (s)

Applications for the 1st semester to the Foundation for University Admission at http://www.hochschulstart.de/

For higher semesters: information on the student chancellery website

Information for foreign applicants


Registration dates

After a successful application you can register. Information on the dates for enrollment and the required documents can be found on the homepage of the student office.


Required language certificates

No language certificates are required.

Information on German language certificates for foreign applicants


Required (application / enrollment) documents

You can find out which documents you need for an application on the homepage of http://www.hochschulstart.de.

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the student chancellery.

Information on the application documents for foreign applicants.


Contact in the faculty

Course coordinator

Dipl.-Psych. Stefanie Goldhacker
Telephone 0941 943-2823