It is particularly important to us that our students also live their student life around their studies and have compensations for their medical studies.
It is important to us that our students
- feel well looked after,
- are supported by us in their activities in order to network (MedSoc) and show social commitment (teddy bear clinic, etc.),
- and are offered a platform to represent themselves.
Therefore, in the following section you can find everything about the student life at and around the KSM:
It is particularly important to us that our students have a student life in addition to their studies. That is why we are particularly proud that our students founded their own student council, the MedSoc Kassel. The following contents have been served by the MedSoc:
In keeping with the British model, we are active as Medsoc Kassel to look after the well-being of KSM students.
In England, the representation of students through the student council, the medical society (Medsoc), is very active and large. Medsoc is responsible for ensuring that the students are well. So the focus is on well-being and fair representation of students. But the charity work is not too little.
There is a committee and each member has a field of activity that they are primarily concerned with. The Medsoc stands for cohesion and team spirit and the best possible support of the students!
That's exactly what we wanted in Kassel - that's how the Medsoc Kassel came about in 2016!
Although we are not as big as our older brother in England, but are in no way inferior.
MedSoc Kassel endeavors to support and promote the interests, opinions and ideas of our fellow students. We put wishes and suggestions of all students into practice, and so we have organized many events in recent years. Going out, bowling and barbecues are on our agenda every year.
Cohesion plays a major role in our lives. We as students are a small family and above all cross-year. We support each other!
It is important to us that we deal with each other, not only interpersonally, but also academically. So that's why we have the Students4Studentens. Here, the older classes teach the younger ones in a multiple teaching session and pass on their knowledge and experience.
This offer is not only valid for our medical students. The Students4Nurses organize an interprofessional exchange between the nursing school at the Klinikum Kassel and our medical students. So it is possible to pass on our knowledge, but also to take the experience of our colleagues.
The connection to students in Germany is also important to us, so we are in exchange for the Federal Association of Medical Students in Germany e.V. (bvmd) and participate in the medal championships every year.
As in many German and English universities, there is also a teddy-hospital in Kassel. This was adopted by our students to playfully relieve children's worries about going to the doctor. The Teddy Doctors travel from daycare to day care and playfully teach children about the human body.
By and large, Medsoc Kassel is here to support and represent you as a student of KSM. We want interests to be represented consistently and to be a mouthpiece for our fellow students!
The city of Kassel has become world famous through the five-yearly, most important contemporary art exhibition, the "documenta". The statue of Hercules in the largest mountain park in Europe can be seen from far away over the city. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. The regional center of the region of Northern Hessen, which has around 200,000 inhabitants, also offers a variety of study and shopping opportunities as well as a high recreational value. The cityscape is characterized by a lively pedestrian area and many parks. Due to its central location in Germany and Europe with excellent rail and road connections, all important places can be reached in a short time.
Further information can be found on the website of the city of Kassel.
Between the 3rd and 5th academic year, studying at the Kassel School of Medicine takes mainly place at the Kassel Hospital and in cooperating external hospital companies. As a modern hospital and being reponsible for maximum treatment, the Klinikum Kassel is responsible for the treatment of patients from the entire region of Northern Hesse and beyond. Every year, the 31 clinics and institutes of Klinikum Kassel supply more than 55,000 inpatients and more than 175,000 outpatients. The highly specialized range of services of all medical disciplines enables interdisciplinary and holistic diagnosis and therapy concepts with a high quality.
Due to the small number of students per academic year, an individual education that meets the individual requirements as well as intensive patient and lecturer-oriented education is achieved.
In addition, the cooperation of the Kassel School of Medicine with the University of Kassel offers a wide range of opportunities for research beyond human medicine in the biomedical and biotechnological fields, in psychology and the social sciences. Furthermore, the students of the Kassel School of Medicine can use the offer of the university sport, the university library, but also the psychosocial counseling center of the Studentenwerk and feed it in the cafeteria on preferential terms.