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Medical Education

There is a global unmet need for well-trained doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Yet, with increasing globalization there is a great opportunity for the health care field to benefit from international networks and knowledge exchange. The Medical Education focus area of CIHLMU was established to respond to the rising global need for well-coordinated, high-quality and relevant medical education and training.

The Medical Education focus area of CIHLMU seeks to support expanding medical education by advocating for international collaboration, education, training, and capacity building. In 2002, a partnership emerged between the medical faculty of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and Jimma University in Ethiopia in an effort to strengthen medical education there. In 2009, this project became a part of the CIHLMU with a cornerstone being the development of the Master’s program (MSc) in Health Professional Education (MHPE), offered by Jimma University.

Beyond the Jimma partnership, the Medical Education area of CIHLMU supports international trainings. Academic Teacher Training Courses (ATTC), which have been offered regulary in Ethiopia, Munich, Vietnam and Latin America, focus on improving teaching, curriculum development and designing optimal evaluation methods.

Internal faculty development activities are also hosted at the Hospital at LMU. An additional project relates to International Medical Culture and encourages the development of intercultural competencies among (pre-dominantly) undergraduates. These diverse activities are centralized around one greater goal: enabling individuals and partner organizations, especially in low- and middle- income countries, to improve their own capacities to educate and train health professionals.


Team members

Munich Office

Fischer, MartinProf. Dr. med. Martin R. Fischer, MME (Bern)
Director - Institute for Didactics and Medical Education in Medicine (DAM)
Phone: +49-(0)89-4400-57201 / -57209

Siebeck, MatthiasProf. Dr. med. Matthias Siebeck, MME (Board member)
Consultant, Department of General, Visceral, and Transplantation Surgery
Phone: +49-(0)89-4400-52511

International Office

Mr. Esayas Gudina
Project support Ethiopia

Mr. Million Tesfaye
Project support Ethiopia

Affiliated Department at LMU

Institute for Didactics and Medical Education in Medicine (DAM)