The Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB) is a state-recognized university, a non-profit institution under municipal sponsorship. With three university hospitals – Ruppiner Kliniken, Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg, and Immanuel Klinikum Bernau / Herzzentrum Brandenburg – and currently more than 30 cooperating clinics and around 150 teaching practices we pool science-based expertise and practice-oriented know-how to educate a new generation of physicians and psychologists.
"Personality counts!" This is the motto for how we select our students. Not the grade average of the school-leaving certificate decides whether an applicant can start studies of medicine or psychology, but personal criteria like, motivation, work experience and character.
After careful analysis of research activities and strengths at the three university clinic locations, cooperating hospitals and practices and upon recommendation of the Science Council, the Brandenburg Medical School has focused its research efforts on health and illness of ageing with an emphasis on health services research. Health services research at the MHB primarily addresses the specific requirements in Brandenburg which result, among other things, from a shrinking population and increased percentage of the elderly with a corresponding growth of age-related illness and care dependency. The Brandenburg Medical School intends to sharpen its profile with translational projects to integrate basic research, clinical research and health services research.
Studies at the MHB are science based and therefore research oriented. Numerous university teachers pursue scientific activities either in basic research, clinical research or health services research. They acquaint their students with scientific fundamentals and methodology. In the context of 8-week compulsory elective internships students address a scientific project of their own choice under supervision and present results at an MHB congress. They have the option to further pursue and expand their projects in doctoral studies. Courses in scientific work and methodology form part of the curricula and support students in their research avticities on a long-term basis.