Guiding Principles of the New Revised Medical Curriculum

By combining and enhancing existing components of both the Traditional and Revised Medical Curriculum programs, Charité's New Revised Medical Curriculum program aims to achieve sustained improvements in teaching. Following on from its long tradition of medical excellence, Charité's Faculty of Medicine is now striving to become a national and international leader in medical teaching, with a particular focus on quality, satisfaction, and sustainability.

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Through quality teaching, delivered by dedicated staff and combined with a high degree of support for students, the Faculty hopes to instill in the next generation of physicians

  • A commitment to life-long learning and the sharing of knowledge,
  • An ability to interact and communicate with others and work as part of a team,
  • Demonstrable decision-making abilities and a sense of responsibility,
  • An active commitment to promoting public and personal health and prevent disease.

in order to enable them to meet the ever-changing challenges facing medicine, science, and society, and allow them to be accepted as leading experts in health care. 

In-depth knowledge, in addition to an understanding of the fundamental scientific principles and methods, are essential for the successful application of acquired skills and psychosocial competencies in diagnosis and treatment. This training aims to enable students to understand and critically discuss the scientific and medical significance of hypotheses, concepts, and methods. This training therefore also ensures the continued evaluation and implementation of new research findings by physicians in clinical practice. Charité, its teaching staff, students and graduates all share an equal commitment to achieving excellence in medical education.

The school is constantly developing new ways of optimizing all aspects of teaching, and engages in targeted education research aimed at further developing teaching, learning, and assessment formats.

The Charité teaching staff are dedicated to their profession – they are aware of their responsibilities towards their students, and of their significance as role models. In order to support improvements in teaching standards, the Faculty regularly offers continued education activities and the option of gaining additional qualifications. It also promotes excellence through improved methods of assessing the quality of teaching, and through the performance-based allocation of funding. 

The Faculty's management team is committed to ensuring that outstanding teachers are rewarded with suitable career opportunities, and that new applicants are evaluated based on a formal assessment of the quality of their teaching. 

Students will be expected to show a considerable degree of initiative, scientific curiosity, and critical ability. The Faculty considers the interests of its students to be crucial when making decisions about teaching and training.