A full house
Neuruppin, 17 June 2019
The Neuruppin campus hosted the MHB Higher Education Information Day (HIT) again last Saturday. Prospective students with an interest in medicine and psychology were invited to lectures and interactive presentations, to learn more about the MHB concept, and get a personal impression on site. About 800 school-leavers and accompanying persons had registered for presentations of the programmes in medicine and psychology. Building D was the central location of the event this year.
MHB president Prof. Dr. Edmund Neugebauer mentioned various stations and programme items on the day’s agenda. Visitors received detailed information on the Brandenburg medical model curriculum and the Bachelor course in psychology. This includes special features of Problem Oriented Learning (POL) as a teaching and learning format, insights into the weekly schedule at the LUK (Teaching and Communication Centre), and options such as grants to finance tuition fees at MHB. The latter, so Neugebauer, aim to ensure that studies at the MHB will remain a question not so much of money but rather of personality, suitability and motivation.
According to Dr. Eric Alexander Hoffmann, head of MHB communications, visitors received information on what to expect, on formal and individual application requirements, and on admission criteria. In addition, MHB students were available to describe their personal impressions and experiences.
He pointed out that the logistical and organisational challenge was again considerable in view of the large demand (about 800 registrations) and limited capacities. Unlike Open Days when visitors move freely on the campus facilities, the HIT concept is to form visitor groups and guide them through a scheduled agenda in order to present all aspects relevant to studies at the MHB.
Alina was interested in the Brandenburg medical model curriculum, and she liked very much what she saw and heard in Neuruppin: “I would love to start here immediately!” A prospective Bachelor student of psychology had much praise for the informative event, and for the dedicated and motivated students and instructors he met.
MHB students again played an important role in drawing up the programme and organising the entire event. They were available for questions of all kinds, and they manned the cake counter and the barbecue.
In addition to presentations on MHB programmes, visitors were also invited to guided tours on the clinic premises, or to learn details about various student initiatives.
The next Higher Education Information Day at the MHB is scheduled to take place on 2 May 2020.