A field in constant development
You want to help human beings, you have the skills to work with human beings and you have the will to learn from and about human beings. These are important prerequisites for becoming a medical doctor. But standing alone they do not suffice.
Medicine is the sub-field of the health sciences research bringing together a vast biological knowledge and knowledge about human diseases. As a doctor you are expected to be able to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases with the use of the latest knowledge and technologies. Becoming a doctor is therefore a constant process without a fixed end-point, implying an obligation to keep abreast with field developments. Involvement in and motivation for lifelong learning is therefore a necessity if you want to become a doctor. The medical programme at the University of Southern Denmark is the first step in this direction.
The medical programme at SDU is unique
Here at the university you will acquire the necessary scientific foundation for your future work as a doctor. You will learn the principles for searching for new knowledge and research results in a critical and analytical fashion. And in the medical programme you will have ample opportunity to demonstrate your learning in this respect.
At the university you will begin to train and improve skills that will enable you to develop professionally as a doctor. The medical programme at the University of Southern Denmark is unique, because theory and practice are combined in patient-oriented types of examination at the end of each course module.
Meet patients already during the study programme
But acquiring dry, theoretical knowledge does not suffice unless you can use it in the real world where the patients exist, and where the doctors work. This process of learning to use your theoretical knowledge takes place already during the study programme, as you will be introduced to patients and confronted with clinical problem-solving tasks in relation to many different pathological case histories. You will train communicative and practical skills in both skill labs and the real world.
During the study programme you are required to do medical internships at a hospital or in a doctor's practice, during which you will learn to communicate with real patients as you learn to formulate and carry out their examination and treatment plans.
How to become a doctor at the University of Southern Denmark
In order to become a doctor, you have to complete a study programme that consists of the following components: