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Medical Study BM(EU) Programme

The Kassel School of Medicine has been taking a year group since the winter semester 2013. Each year, 24 students and a maximum of 30 students are admitted, all of whom are enrolled at the University of Southampton. We reiterate that it is not a private study course, but a state-approved medical study program.

In cooperation with the experienced team from the University of Southampton, the KSM team has set up and implemented the BM (EU) Medicine Program. This means:

  • Dual language study course: English and German
  • 5 years, 5,500 teaching hours in total, 1 Foundation Year
  • small, effective learning groups, a great practical approach and an innovative scientific environment

Starting Your Studies

At the beginning of the study, the introductory days take place in Kassel, where students get an overview of their studies, get to know the KSM team and, above all, get to know each other. After the introductory days, our students have about 2 weeks to independently organise their move to Southampton.

1st and 2nd Years of Study in Southampton

In the first two years of study, the basis for the subsequent medical activity is achieved. In addition to learning theoretical and practical clincic skills, the focus is on teaching the different roles of a physician as a student, teacher and scientist as well as a responsible, independent freelancer and professional healthcare provider. This is to prepare the students for practicing the medical profession. The early contact with patients already from the beginning of studies is beyond question.

In addition, in everyday life with their English classmates, professors and patients, the students improve their English language skills, which are becoming increasingly important in modern medicine and research. 

3rd Year of Study in Kassel

From the third year, students move to Kassel. The first step is to complete the 16-week research project, which, while challenging, provides a first glimpse of medical research and, upon graduation, will fill all students and mentors with pride. After passing this course, students are eligible for the additional academic degree (Bologna Bachelor) of the Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc).

After the research project, initial clinical work in the German health system continues. We deliberately send our students to our "smaller" houses in Bad Arolsen, Wolfhagen and Hofgeismar, as well as local colleagues. 

At the end of the third year of study, you head to Southampton for the final examinations, which will be intensively prepared in Germany beforehand.

4th and 5th Years of Study in Kassel

The 4th and 5th years of study are primarily completed in Klinikum Kassel. At Klinikum Kassel, where around 73,000 inpatients and more than 200,000 outpatients are treated each year, the students refine their knowledge and receive excellent clinically oriented training. In addition, there is a close connection to Southampton, in that video conferences are held and some experts from England come to Kassel to teach. In addition, another assignment with a resident colleague is included, as well as a module where the student / student decides in which hospital anywhere in the world he / she would like to take a sneak peek.

Our students expand their knowledge of clinical medicine including diagnostics and therapy. Through lectures, case-based seminars, workshops and the use of simulated patients, our students are also provided with comprehensive theoretical knowledge. The focus is first on getting to know diseases and their effects on the patient and their family. As studies progress, our students develop appropriate therapeutic treatment strategies in multiprofessional teams. As a result, they will develop the clinical skills that will allow them to begin the structured Foundation Year program. 

After the degree ...

... comes the Foundation Year. All relevant information about the Foundation Year Program is summarised here.

Upon successful completion of the study program and the Foundation Years, our students will be awarded the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) degree from the University of Southampton, accredited by the General Medical Council. 

Quality assurance

KSM is subject to strict quality assurance criteria. The content, structure and course of the study program are regularly reviewed by the British General Medical Council as part of quality audits. This ensures that the study program implements the high standards and learning objectives of the so-called “Promoting Excellence Concepts” at all times of the medical training. The GMC report for the Kassel School of Medicine 2017 - 2018 can be found here.

Furthermore, the KSM is regularly reviewed by the University of Southampton Quality Management Team. The reports are sent to the General Medical Council and are incorporated in the audits. 

Also from the German side, the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art pays attention to compliance with quality standards every year and grants permission to carry out the medical study program.

Important information about KSM

  • The BM(EU) Programme stands for “Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Europe Medicine Programme”
  • The degree “Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery” is not a Bologna degree, but the traditional British medical degree.
  • The KSM team always implies the University of Southampton team. We can only be strong together!
  • The KSM is not a private university. Course fees are generally paid in Great Britain.
  • The KSM is an innovative medical study program and is characterised by its patient focus and modern teaching methods. 

Contact

Amelie Becher

Lead Administration

Amelie Becher

Lead Administration

Mira Pflanz

Education Managerin für Jahr 3

Mira Pflanz

Education Managerin für Jahr 3

Andrea Gerling

Education Managerin für Jahr 4 und 5

Andrea Gerling

Education Managerin für Jahr 4 und 5