welcome to the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg, a joint venture of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD). The Department of Medical Oncology (Medical Clinic VI) is part of the Center for Internal Medicine at the UKHD and a core area of the NCT Heidelberg. Medical Director of the Department of Medical Oncology at the UKHD is Prof. Dr. Dirk Jäger.
Within the Heidelberg Curriculum Medicinale (HeiCuMed), we participate in the training of medical students in Block I (internal medicine) as well as in the Sozietät Czerny and in compulsory tracks such as the track "Interdisciplinary Oncology".
In our outpatient and in-patient areas of patient care we offer students the opportunity to complete both their clinical traineeship ("Famulatur") as well as their practical year ("Praktisches Jahr").
Current information (as of 20.12.2021): The vaccination requirement for medical staff in the new Infection Protection Act ("Infektionsschutzgesetz"), which comes into force on 16.3.2022, also applies to medical and dental students working in hospitals for the purpose of training. Accordingly, patient training as part of medical studies, including clinical traineeships ("Famulaturen") and practical years ("Praktische Jahre"), can then only be offered to those who have been vaccinated and recovered. The only exception to the vaccination requirement is for students who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical contraindication.
Student Education at NCT