Medical students who started their first year of medicine at Charité in the fall of 2010/11 were enrolled on the New Revised Medical Curriculum program. Prior to the winter semester 2010/11, medical students had the option of enrolling on either the Traditional Medical Curriculum or the Revised Medical Curriculum.
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Traditional Medical Curriculum
Since the introduction of the New Revised Medical Curriculum, the Traditional Medical Curriculum has no longer been available to new students at Charité. However, the Traditional degree program is still available at many of the other medical schools in Germany. Throughout Germany, the program is strictly regulated by the Licensing Regulations for Physicians, ensuring consistency in the content and teaching of pre-clinical and clinical medicine, and the examinations (Staatsexamen) taken at the end of each of these sections of the course.
Revised Medical Curriculum
In the winter semester 1999/2000, Charité began to offer students the option of enrolling on either the Revised Medical Curriculum (Reformstudiengang, or RSM) or the Traditional Medical Curriculum. The addition of this new curriculum was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as well as other funding institutions. The aim of running both programs concurrently was to determine the extent to which internationally successful, multidisciplinary, problem-oriented medical courses might be integrated into the German educational system. The results led to many elements of the First Revised Medical Curriculum program being adopted as part of the current Revised Medical Curriculum, which has been in place since the winter semester of 2010/2011. The Revised Medical Curriculum program was withdrawn, with its successes celebrated as part of an expert symposium entitled "From Teaching to Learning" (Vom Lehren zum Lernen), which was held on 11th July 2015.