Together with the Medical Centre, our faculty forms the UniversitätsMedizinMannheim - UMM. It was created in 1964 as second medical faculty of Heidelberg University. Originally it had a purely clinical focus but in 2006, the Medical Faculty Mannheim was transformed into a comprehensive medical faculty covering both pre-clinical and clinical training. It now offers an innovative curriculum for medical students from year one - which is named in short: MaReCuM.
Our medical curriculum is based on an interdisciplinary and integrative approach to teaching and has proved successful right from the start. Our students achieved high scores in the M1 (the Part 1 of the nationwide state examination for medicine), ranking in the top five among the 34 medical faculties in Germany. We also secured a top position in the student-centred national ranking by CHE (Centre for Higher Education Development), which underscores that our students do not only perform well in exams, but are also pleased with the quality of their learning environment.
In addition to medicine, our faculty offers various Master level programmes in fields closely linked to medicine. At the moment we offer: Medical Physics; Health Economics and Translational Medical Research. All three are taught in English and are internationally-oriented, and supported via a worldwide partnership network.
Research activities at our Medical Faulty Mannheim are primarily focussed on four thematic areas: Oncology, Neuronal Plasticity, Vascular Medicine and Medical Technology. The active participation of almost all clinics and institutes of the faculty in these areas reflect the strong interdisciplinary approach of our research. This is further strengthened through cooperation with the University of Mannheim, the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Medical Research and our sister medical faculty in Heidelberg, to name only a few.
Dean Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Uwe Bicker