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Medical Preparatory Year

In consultation with professors, medical practitioners and career counselors, we have designed a program that offers you the best possible preparation for medical studies and that provides optimal guidance for your applications to medical schools. As a MedPrep student, you create your own personal study plan based on your background and your personal career goals. Central elements of the study program include:

-- Expert guidance in your transition to medical studies: Prepare an excellent application to the German medical school system, learn about other possibilities to pursue medical studies outside of Germany and be sure not to miss any important registration deadlines.
-- Medical basics: Prepare yourself for the challenge of studying medicine; brush up and expand your knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics and acquire first knowledge in physiology and anatomy while earning up to 45 transferable ECTS credits in university level courses.
-- Practical experience: Gain hands-on lab experience and apply your acquired knowledge during a short internship in medical care. 
-- Academic and professional skills training: Obtain effective learning strategies for medical school and prepare for your career with courses in medical ethics, medical English, an introduction to the German health system and much more. 
-- Test Preparation: Get ready for your university entrance examinations! MedPrep offers intensive training for the most common medical entrance examination tests such as the TMS, the HAM-Nat or the Austrian MedAT. Furthermore, the program will give you the opportunity to prepare for university admission tests to English-language programs such as the SAT.
-- Professional orientation and career counselling: The field of health care offers a variety of diverse career opportunities. Explore different professional fields and - together with our instructors - determine the path that is right for you. Seize the opportunity to participate in the various orientation possibilities that the curriculum at Jacobs University offers. Explore majors outside the field of medicine to learn more about alternative career opportunities in psychology, business, the natural sciences and many more.