Courses and internships

In the medical degree

The Institute of Medical Education (IML) is involved in the training of medical students:

  • with specialised and elective internships conducted together with other clinics and institutions
  • in the training of tutors as lecturers for PBL tutor training
  • as PBL tutors in the Bachelor degree course
  • with interprofessional teaching courses together with the Berner Bildungszentrum Pflege and the Bern University of Applied Sciences Health Section:
    • Elective internship “interprofessional learning with nursing students” in the 1st and 2nd study year
    • Interprofessional seminar “confidentiality” in the 1st study year
    • Venous puncture course with interprofessional peer tutors in the 1st study year
  • Together with the Bern Institute for Family Medicine (BIHAM) and various clinics of the Insel University Hospital, the Education and Media Unit (AUM) organises and supervises various communication training courses which are spread across the whole degree course:
    • Feedback training in role-plays in the 2nd study year
    • Communication training with simulated patients, with four scenarios in the 4th study year
    • Geriatric assessment and consultation with simulated patients, with two scenarios in the 4th study year
    • Preoperative medical information consultation with simulated patients in the framework of the anaesthesiology block internship in the 4th and 5th study years
    • Telephone emergency consultation with simulated patients, with three scenarios in the 5th study year
    • Communication training with simulated patients, with four scenarios in the 6th study year
  • Supervision of students from various subject areas in the framework of the development and research projects of the institute

Continuing education

The IML is actively involved in various continuing education programmes:

  • The Assessment and Evaluation Unit (AAE) regularly conducts workshops on written, practical and innovative examination procedures. The focus can be either on summative faculty examinations (Federal Licensing Examinations, specialist physician examinations) or formative examinations (e.g. workplace-based assessment, multi-source feedback).
  • Employees of the IML are actively involved as lecturers in the postgraduate programme Master of Medical Education.
    • In module 1: Setting the stage for medical Education, “Fundamentals of Learning”
    • In module 4: Learning Environment, ‘Blended Learning’
    • In module 5: Assessment, ‘Methodological issues’
    • In module 8: Thesis Workshop
  • The AUM holds communication courses at congresses and hospitals.
  • Supervision of qualification works in postgraduate education
    • Master of Medical Education
    • Dr. med. and PhD