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Medical Curriculum Munich (MeCuM)

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A detailed description of the Medical Curriculum Munich (MeCuM) in English can be downloaded here.


1st pre-clinical semester
2nd pre-clinical semester
3rd pre-clinical semester
4th pre-clinical semester


1st clinical Semester: Module 1
2nd clinical Semester: Module 23
3rd clinical Semester: Module 23
4th clinical Semester: Module 4 or Module 5
5th clinical Semester: Module 5 or Module 4
6th clinical Semester: Module 6

Longitudinal Course (L-Course)

The L-course runs parallel to the first 10 semesters of medical education and includes the following interdisciplinary subjects: Forensic Medicine, Palliative Care and Pain Therapy, Occupational Medicine, Social Medicine, and other electives.

Practical year ('Praktisches Jahr', PJ)

The PJ consists of three training periods with a duration of 4 months each:

- Internal Medicine
- Surgery
- Elective


Module 1

Fundamentals of clinical medicine

Pathology, Imaging Techniques, Radiotherapy, Radiation Protection, Human Genetics, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Pharmacology

Module 23

Module 23 is an interdisciplinary clinical basic year which integrates internal medicine and surgery. It is made up of 8 blocks, each covering a major aspect from both the conservative and the surgical perspective. Every block has a duration of 4 weeks and is offered 4 times during the semester, effectively allowing foreign students to choose only the topics they want or need. Students who stay for two semesters have the chance to finish internal and surgical medicine, orthopedics, urology and anesthesiology by completing Module 23.

Blocks: Blood & Immunology, Endocrine system, Cardiovascular system, Gastrointestinal system, AINS (Anesthesiology, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine, pain therapy), Muscoloskeletal system, Respiratory system, Nephrourogenital system

During the organ blocks as well as in the course of comprehensive lectures several cross-field disciplines will be taught as well: radiology und nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, infectiology, rheumatology, emergency medicine, clinical pharmacology and pathology.

Module 4

Nervous system and sensory

Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Venereology, ENT Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine

Module 5

The Tides - Stages of Life

Pediatrics, Gynecology, Physical Medicine, General Medicine, Geriatrics, Pharmacology

Module 6