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, 52 (2), 118-22

[Education in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy in the German Federal Republic]

[Article in German]
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[Education in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy in the German Federal Republic]

[Article in German]
V Köllner. Ther Umsch.

Abstract

The institutionalization of the subject of psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy at German universities has been implicated by the Approbationsordnung of 1970. Since then, this topic is a compulsory subject for medical students. This allowed the creation of a nearly complete covering supply of the teaching demands by various teaching organization forms, as interview groups and students' Balint groups. A study questioning 158 medical students at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn showed how this topic was assessed and accepted. The ambition of the students was to have an instruction focusing on more practical aspects and a more powerful consideration of psychosomatic aspects in the curriculum of the medical faculty. Finally, a short overview will be given on the postgraduate training of physicians as well as on the implications of psychosomatics in general health care. Also several aspects to the subtitle psychosomatics and psychotherapy as well as to the title psychotherapy in general medicine are given.

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