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The desire to study medicine and to be able to treat patients is a truly honorable endeavor. Since foundation, the Berlin Medical Academy has been helping prospective students gain acceptance to medical schools in Germany and fulfill their dream of a career in medicine.

The university admissions for medicine programs are limited in Germany. Every year there are more applicants than places available. Being accepted to a German university is not solely dependent on grades. Meaningful preparation and an impressive CV go a long way to securing a place at a German medical school. The pre-med semester at the Berlin Medical Academy goes a long way in helping students secure their place at medical university. The Council for Higher Education Admission grants university places every year according to the following criteria:

20% are allocated according to final school grade
20% are allocated through waiting time ratio (the time in which one student place is waited for but no enrollment is available for another degree course)
60% are selected by the college or university (interviews, tests) 

If you are not chosen by the Council for Higher Education Admission or from the college or university itself, in most instances you have the chance to undergo entrance examination. These exams require a well-founded personal scientific knowledge (biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy). Exams are complemented by personal selection interviews. 

This is where Berlin Medical Academy’s pre-med course is so important. IIt is not only considered equivalent with the subjects biology, chemistry and physics as taught in most secondary schools, but can add value to your CV and increase the chances of getting a place at university. 

A completed Pre-Med course from the Berlin Medical Academy also shows the strong desire to take up the study of medicine in Germany and the willingness to prepare greatly. 

The most important universities for studying Medicine in Germany are:

  • The Charité Medical University in Berlin
  • University of Hamburg
  • Medical Faculty of Magdeburg
The Charité is Berlin’s oldest hospital and one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. For three centuries Charité – University of Medicine Berlin  has been known for its progressive cutting-edge medicine. A medical degree from Charité – University of Medicine Berlin is recognized worldwide as a top education and sure to impress when seeking career employment. Primarily known for its being a pioneer in the field of research and teaching, Charité – University of Medicine Berlin enjoys an excellent international reputation. The teaching program includes various courses in the field of human medicine, dentistry and health sciences. What makes a medical degree in Berlin at the Charité particularly attractive is the variety of possibilities.Students can influence the development of study and actively shape the future of the faculty through involvement in student councils and committees. As one of the largest employers in Berlin, the Charité also offers various career opportunities in an international environment. For more information visit the university website.
The University of Hamburg is still a relatively young university, but its roots date back to the early 17th century. In 1613 the school was founded in Hamburg, called the “Academic Gymnasium”.  Today it is a modern, well-respected university with an excellent medical school. The University of Hamburg is especially known as a research institution, including excellent basic research as well as application-oriented research and transfer projects and has been awarded numerous prizes. In many international rankings, the University of Hamburg is listed among the top 200 universities worldwide. Medical studies in Hamburg are integrated from the first semester with theoretical-clinical and clinical-practical aspects, so that theory and practice can be continuously connected. University of Hamburg has also strengthened its online teaching with content, files and interactive elements such as online exams readily available. The program includes ten medical semesters at the University as well as a practical year (11th and 12th semester). For more information visit the university website.
The Alma Mater in Magdeburg is one of the youngest universities in Germany. On October 3, 1993, the Technical University, the College of Education and the Medical Academy of Magdeburg united to form Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. About 200 students are enrolled each year at the Medical Faculty. Since 2015, a master’s degree program has been offered in immunology.  The medical school in Magdeburg offers optimal conditions for the entry into a medical career with its intimate campus and small class sizes. The university’s study objective is a physician scientifically and practically trained in medicine who is able to continue training independently and autonomously. The Medical Faculty of Magdeburg closely combines research, general teaching, the academic training of doctors and the treatment of particularly serious diseases. The University Hospital is now considered the second campus of the University of Magdeburg, with its training center used by about 1,500 prospective doctors as well as being a center for medical care in Saxony-Anhalt. For more information visit the university website.

About Germany

Officially called The Federal Republic of Germany, the country is located in north-central Europe and is a major hub for travel and business throughout Europe. Technically, Germany is a young country as reunification between East and West Germany took place less than 30 years ago. Despite the logistics of unifying two politically different countries into one, Germany has become a major economic and cultural powerhouse. Home to over 80 million people, Germany has a diverse population with its capital being artistic, liberal Berlin while tradition still abounds in southern part of Germany, including Bavaria. Education is an important part of German culture and history and students from all over the world have been, and continue to be welcome at universities all over the country.

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