The Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB) was granted state recognition as a university on 8 July 2014 and officially founded on 28 October 2014, under the sponsorship of Medizinische Hochschule Campus GmbH, a non-profit limited liability company. Associates are several hospitals (Ruppiner Kliniken, Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg, Immanuel Albertinen Diakonie with Immanuel Klinik Rüdersdorf and Immanuel Klinikum Bernau Herzzentrum Brandenburg), the public utility company Stadtwerke Neuruppin and the local savings bank Sparkasse Ost-Prignitz-Ruppin.
At that time, Brandenburg was the only non-city state in Germany without a medical school of its own or training facilities for physicians, and the foundation of the MHB filled this gap.
As a state-recognized non-profit institution under municipal sponsorship, the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB) pursues an integrated approach to research, student education and patient care. It offers science-based courses with strong patient and practice orientation in medicine, psychology and dental medicine which convey a comprehensive interdisciplinary picture of the healthy body and all its organs with their functions and disorders as well as resulting illnesses and treatment options, always with a focus on the human being.