To treat illness in a targeted way and with the fewest side-effects is the overriding goal of our evidence-based approach to studying medicine. The principles of demonstrated effects based on sound methodology form an integral part of medical education, because the decisions of doctors on integrating research developments into patient care rely on scientific studies. Experience gained in research therefore enables medical professionals to better read the relevant academic literature and to judge the design of scientific studies.
A clearly defined set of basic practical skills and competencies must be learned and demonstrated by all of our students. Clinical rotations at partner hospitals allow students to observe and develop these skills. Among them are the technical competencies required in everyday clinical operations, from physical examinations and treatments to more complex procedures and comprehensive care. Regular feedback from supervising physicians enables students to detect their areas of weakness early and to continuously improve themselves.
Students will learn how patient safety plays a significant role in all attempts to fight disease. This holds true both from the perspective of individual patients and in the big picture of healthcare and medical research in society. For patient safety to be achieved reliably, technical skill and non-technical competencies must be applied together. The relevant practical learning objectives are assessed continuously during the clinical rotations by clinical experts. Constructive feedback at the end of each clinical rotation phase ensures exposure to clinical practice that is the basis for developing necessary competencies.
Practising medicine is not just about a commitment to healing patients and fighting diseases. It also involves the emotional strain of dealing with pain, suffering, and death – often on a daily basis. Doctors everywhere face the continuous challenge of combining empathy and professionalism, long hours at the hospital, and their own family life.
Part of the students learning to be medical professionals involves them taking care of their own physical and mental well-being to create a balance between their dedication to patients and their private lives.
We train students to be aware that a healthy working environment is a key component of successful medical practice. Particular attention is paid to the development of personal traits in this area: Acquire the necessary habits for integrating work and life balance early on in your study of medicine, and you will have a built a solid foundation for your entire career.
EDU is based in Malta, however, our students can study anywhere they chose – whether that is in their hometown or their favourite city. The only time a student’s physical presence is required is during their 4-week clinical rotation that happens each module.
Our list of teaching hospitals will grow each year as our student body grows and as we expand into future countries. As of 2018 we are partnered with Helios Kliniken, based in Germany, and have hospitals all over the country:
- Helios Klinikum Bad Saarow GmbH
- Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch GmbH
- Helios Klinikum Erfurt GmbH
- Helios Klinikum Hildesheim GmbH
- Helios Klinikum Krefeld GmbH
- Helios St. Elisabeth-Klinik Oberhausen GmbH
- Helios Dr. Horst-Schmidt-Kliniken GmbH, Wiesbaden
Upon applying, our students will choose 3 of the above choices based on preference. While we try our best to accommodate student preferences, we cannot guarantee placement at the top choice.
As of 2019, EDU will offer teaching hospital locations in Spain and select regions of Africa. Further locations will be announced soon.