Increase in medical knowledge during the final year of undergraduate medical education in Germany

Tobias Raupach, Daniela Vogel, Sarah Schiekirka, Carolina Keijsers, Olle Ten Cate & Sigrid Harendza
Aims: In Germany, the final year of undergraduate medical education (‘practice year’) consists of three 16-week clinical attachments, two of which are internal medicine and surgery. Students can choose a specific specialty for their third 16-week attachment. Practice year students do not receive specific teaching to prepare them for the National Licensing Examination. It is unknown whether knowledge levels increase during this year. This study aimed at assessing knowledge at the beginning and the end...