Medical studies without “one before the decimal point”

Secondary school-leaving certificates were granted, and in many places hopes were crushed to dust due to poor grades. Especially in
future doctors: studies in human medicine are still one of the most sought-after fields of study in Germany,
but due to Numerus Clausus (NC) and the abolition of waiting semesters, only high school graduates with regular
Calculate the place of medical studies. At the same time, however, society needs more doctors, especially in rural and public areas
The health service in Bavaria suffers from an acute shortage of doctors.

From 2019, the Bavarian State and Official Doctors Act (BayLArztG) provides for the allocation of dedicated medical study places as one of the possibilities
particularly suitable candidates without first-class qualifications. In return, they undertake to complete ten years in one after graduation
work as a physician in a region of Bavaria that has an under-supply or is at risk of it.

In a two-stage process, high school graduates may submit applications from February 1, 2023 via the homepage of the State Health Office and
Register for food safety for the admission process for the fall semester 2023/24. There is ample time until February 2023 to get involved
address the topic, inform and consider whether operating in the country is an option and whether it is a contract
commitments are affordable.

Completed professional training related to medicine, such as nursing, with a test result for medical courses
(TMS) and by doing volunteer work, candidates can collect important points for an overall assessment. The top 50% are then selected for second place by the Institute of Medical Management and Health Sciences at Bayreuth University
step, interview. Clear preparation in the sense of “cramming” is not necessary as interviews are not about medical knowledge but about personal skills. Several mini-interviews and a motivational interview assess specific non-cognitive abilities and skills, such as problem-solving, resilience and ethical decision-making. About 60 jurors from medical practice, nursing professions and science are available for discussion.

Due to the specific conditions of the pandemic, a
developed a hybrid-digital research procedure and successfully implemented this early summer with 254 participants. Contrary to the last one
Due to a much safer pandemic situation, interviews were conducted in person at the facility
at the University of Bayreuth. “Nevertheless, we wanted and had to be prepared for emergencies, so in a short-term and orderly manner
respond to any situation. Exams should never be endangered – emphasizes prof. dr hab. multi. Eckhard Nagel,
Executive Director of the Institute of Medical Management and Health Sciences UBT. “That our online format is good and
works reliably, we already knew from the positive experiences of the last year. However, he made a special impression on me
Flexibility and speed which made it possible to move between face-to-face discussion and online discussion, ‘says Professor Nagel. He thanks
all employees, assistants, jurors, and technology and logistics staff at the University of Bayreuth involved,
“Without their help, this project would not have been possible.” The good cooperation between the Bavarian State Health and Food Safety Authority and the University of Bayreuth has proven itself again.

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