EDU Medical and HELIOS meet the Ministry of Health, Germany

EDU Medical and representatives from our teaching hospital partner, HELIOS, met with the Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (BMG) on Thursday 13th June 2019.

On Thursday 13th June EDU Medical and HELIOS met with representatives from the Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (BMG – the Ministry of Health, Germany) to explore EDU Medical’s unique medical degree programme and approach to education.

Held at HELIOS Berlin-Buch, this incredible opportunity allowed the EDU Medical team to present our vision for creating sustainable change in medical education alongside our partner HELIOS and some of our current students.

The productive, all-day meeting started with a presentation and discussion of EDU’s accreditation as a digital “university”, the programmes in Human Medicine, and the didactical approach. The Ministry representatives enjoyed walk through EDU’s digital campus and a live proctored exam. Special interest was on the clinical curriculum within the first years. A selection of EDU students and their module clinical teachers at Berlin-Buch then joined the discussion for a working lunch. Afterwards, the delegates accompanied students on their clinical rotation to experience the clinical learning first hand. The day concluded with an extensive discussion with students, faculty and management on digital study experience, ambition level, and quality assurance.

This gave the BMG an insight into the work and passion of EDU Medical, her partners, faculty and students to create a comprehensive digital medical degree for the future – in the words of EDU Medical founder Professor Hoeft “to train doctors to work scientifically instead of training them to be scientists.”

A Digital Approach to Education  

Our mission at EDU Medical is to help solve one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare both in Germany and globally – the fact that there are not enough doctors working in patient care. We were able to share with the BMG how we believe our digital approach to medical education not only enables a more agile and adaptable educational model but also utilises digital teaching methods and iterative processes to create a more effective and scalable way to create the doctors of the future.

Close collaboration with key stakeholders, such as the WHO, since day one at EDU Medical has enabled us to develop our unique medical degree programme. We are grateful for the opportunity to meet with key leaders and stakeholders in the Ministry of Health Germany and look forward to building on these relationships as we continue to grow at EDU Medical.