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BACKGROUND Skills labs provide a sheltered learning environment. As close supervision and individual feedback were proven to be important in ensuring effective skills training, we implemented a cross-year peer tutor system in our skills lab of internal medicine that allowed intense training sessions with small learning groups (3-4 students) taught by one(More)
BACKGROUND The amended German license to practice medicine (AAppO) focuses on practically oriented, patient-centred medical education. After the cancellation of the former medical doctor traineeship "Arzt im Praktikum" (AiP) qualification period in October 2004, the final year of medical education, the so-called "practical year" (PJ), has become a key(More)
The nuclear architecture is considered an important contributor to genome function. Although the fine structural features of the cell nucleus have been investigated extensively by means of ultrastructural cytochemistry, mainly on ultrathin sections in two dimensions (2D), there was a of lack routine methods for a rapid reconstruction of three-dimensional(More)
INTRODUCTION Following the recent amendment to the Medical Education Act in Germany (Approbationsordnung 2002) and the abolition of the preliminary approbation for early residency (AiP), the discussion increasingly focuses on the restructuring of German post-graduate medical training. The training should include well-defined learning objectives and an(More)
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Innsbruck,A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria a Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany b Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TW, UK c H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, UK d BRIMS,(More)
INTRODUCTION Integrating medical students into their future working environment is of utmost importance in order to ensure a smooth transition from university life to clinical practice. In the German-speaking area, there has so far been no quantitative analysis of the extent or the quality of supervision received by medical students during their ward(More)
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