“This event series further strengthens the prestige of Semmelweis University in Germany,” rector Dr. Béla Merkely told Hungarian state news agency MTI. The 250-year-old Budapest university is already well respected in Germany, therefore hospitals and university clinics welcome students who graduated from here, he added. He also noted that there is a significant lack of doctors in Germany, which can only be alleviated by training highly capable medical doctors in sufficient numbers.
He emphasized that the Hamburg campus is an organic part of Semmelweis University. The series of events goes beyond undergraduate lectures, with participants presenting the latest results from their fields and sharing their scientific observations and innovations, the rector added.
In his lecture opening the series, he talked as a cardiologist about his new study that will shortly be published in the journal of the European Society of Cardiology, which concerns the use of the methods of machine learning, an arm of artificial intelligence, in everyday clinical practice.
Through the end of the academic year in 2023, Semmelweis professors will hold 35 presentations in a wide range of fields covering everything from immunology, through urology, radiology, respiratory care, oncology and endocrinology, all the way to traumatology.
This year, 270 German students were accepted to Semmelweis University’s Faculty of Medicine, the highest number ever. German students studying at Semmelweis or other Hungarian universities can continue their training at ACH starting from the third year, where they will follow the Semmelweis curriculum and teaching is conducted in close cooperation with professors from Budapest, said Dr. Béla Merkely.
ACH was established in 2008 by Semmelweis University and the Hamburg-based Asklepios Kliniken group, one of Europe’s largest hospital operators. The institution conferred doctoral degrees for the eighth time this year, and altogether 1500 new physicians have received the diploma of the Budapest university’s German-language program.
Eszter Keresztes (Source: MTI)
Translation: Tamás Deme
Photo: Directorate of International Relations