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ABSTRACT: Efforts to improve the quality of undergraduate medical education are commonly hampered by limited human and financial resources. This deficiency may be offset by the development of well structured and innovative teaching concepts, which optimize available assets. The newly conceived modular course "Emergency Medicine" at the University Medical Center Freiburg was conducted for the first time in the winter semester 2006/2007. The core of the course is a 3-day practical training period. It provides the possibility to teach a maximum number of medical students with only four lecturers using patient simulators, interactive case scenarios (simulation software MicroSim), and case scenarios with standardized patients. Evaluation of the course revealed standardized patients to be the best of all teaching methods with an overall average grade of 1.1 (patient simulators 1.2, computer simulation 1.4). Of the students, 88% stated that the practical training encouraged their interest in the speciality emergency medicine. The excellent student evaluation results show that the new course "Emergency Medicine" for medical students constitutes a successful balance between the constraint of resource limitation and the goal of excellent medical education.
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