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Medical Education

Globalization in all parts of life has been rapidly accelerating, which comprises the opportunity to benefit from comprehensive networks. This is true in particular for the health care field, as there is an unmet need for well-trained doctors and health professionals in many regions of the world. Capacity building for the health professions is a major challenge for all countries, since the field of medical education is developing very rapidly and causes changes, particularly for those with weak economies. Professionalization of medical education is a key factor for sustainable development of health care systems worldwide.

Facing this situation in 2002, a link was forged between the medical faculty of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and Jimma University in order to strengthen the medical education in Ethiopia. In 2009, this project became a part of the CIHLMU under the leadership of Prof. Matthias Siebeck. Furthermore the support of Prof. Martin Fischer, chair for medical education at LMU, is an optimal addition to build strong partnerships with other medical schools worldwide.


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 (CIHLMU Board member)
Consultant, Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery
Phone: +49-(0)89-4400-52511

Jacobs, FabianFabian Jacobs, M.A.
Program Coordinator MSc Health Professional Education and ATTCs
Phone: +49-(0)89-4400-52511


Ruttkowski, PaolaPaola Ruttkowski, MSc
Project supporter
Phone: +49-89-4400-52491


International Office

Dr. Tsedeke Alemu
Project Coordinator of the MSc Health Professional Education in Ethiopia

Mr. Nebiyou Solomon
Facilitator at the Jimma University


Affiliated Department at LMU

Institute for Didactics and Medical Education in Medicine (DAM)