Dear applicants, Dear students,
I would like to cordially welcome you as the Founding Dean of EDU. Four years ago, an idea arose from a discussion with my son, who also studied medicine at that time.
“The idea was to make it possible for a wide range of talented young people to study medicine so that those much-needed medical professionals around the globe would soon be able to help improve medical care for people all over the world.”
For this purpose, we have put together a novel medical curriculum which, despite its continuous focus on cognitive skills, compresses the learning of factual knowledge to a reasonable and relevant degree.
EDU follows a learner-centred approach: From the very beginning you will study medicine in small groups, learning how to solve medical problems together and how to research and discuss topics. Support is provided by specially trained tutors and mentors. This collaborative approach thoroughly prepares you for your future work environments. Here too, you, together with your colleagues in an inter-professional setting, will have to identify medical problems and discuss therapies. This is why, in addition to the necessary factual knowledge, you will learn practical skills from the very beginning, as part of clinical rotations at medical hospitals, where you will be taught under the supervision of experienced professionals. In addition, our curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of soft skills and, in this context, especially the learning of communicative skills – all fundamental abilities for successful doctors.
“We at EDU believe that we have created a degree course that enables you not only to pursue your vocation, but also to build a broad network of future colleagues through our learning platform, which will accompany you throughout your life in the sense of lifelong learning.”
Please do not hesitate to make use of the numerous opportunities to contact us during your studies, and to give us feedback so that we can further develop your course of study in accordance with your wishes. All I can do now is to wish you every success in this exciting period of your life.
Professor A. Hoeft
Founder of the EDU College of Medicine