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Regular Course of Study Staatsexamen


Second Component of the Ärztliche Prüfung according to the Medical Licensing Regulation from June 27, 2002/July 21, 2004


Individuals must register at the State Examination Office to take the medical examination. The forms from the State Examination Office are located in the Dean of Studies' office at the appropriate time. Individuals are informed by email when the forms are available.

Registration Deadline:

- for the spring exam is January 10

- for the fall exam is June 10

Prerequisites for Registration

at the respective State Examination Office include:

  • medical studies lasting 6 years and 3 months, including the new practical year
  • proof of medical clerkship
  • all certificates of performance from the clinical components in accordance with § 27 of the ÄAppO from June 27, 2002
  • Practical year tertial certificates
  • being an enrolled student

Students are tested both in written form and orally-practically. The second component of the Ärztliche Prüfung is considered passed, once both components are successfully completed. If an exam component is not successfully passed, then only this part must be repeated. The individual components can be repeated twice. Students can not take the exam again after re-starting medical studies. Students cannot retake an exam component they have already passed.

Written Portion of the Exam:

Examination Dates in Spring 2014:

April 8 to 10, 2014 for students who began the practical year in spring 2013 and for students, who wish to begin the practical year in spring 2014

Examination Dates in Fall 2014:

October 7 to 9, 2014 for students, who began the practical year in fall 2013 and for students, who want to begin the practical year in fall 2014

Examination Dates in Spring 2015:

April 14 to 16, 2015

Examination Dates in Fall 2015:

October 13 to 15, 2015

The practical year can only be begun in 2014, if the M2 written exam has been passed.

The written portion of the exam is case-based. Exam material particularly includes:

  • the professional demands of a doctor
  • the most important disease profiles
  • interdisciplinary and problem-oriented questions

The exam takes place on three consecutive days. It lasts five hours on each day.

There are 320 questions in the proctored written exam in the answer-selection process.

IMPP content catalogue for the written portion (de)

Oral-Practical Portion of the Exam

After the written exam, the oral-practical portion of the exam is completed during the spring period from April to June, or the fall period from October to December.

The exam takes place in the hospital, in which at least two tertials of the practical year were completed. If tertials were completed at three different hospitals, including abroad, the exam is held at the University Hospital.

The official invitation to the exam is extended no later than five calendar days before the exam date. The oral-practical exam takes place on two consecutive days in front of the same four examiners and last at least 45 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes per examinee, with a maximum of four examinees. The practical exam on the first examination day includes patient introduction. Examinees do not have the right to be examined by specific examiners.

Examinees are assigned one or more patients before the exam date for a medical history evaluation and examination. Examiness must compose a patient examination report containing medical history, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plan, and a case discussion. After the report is finished, it is counter-signed by a member of the examination committee and submitted on the exam date. It is part of the examination and is including the evaluation.

The oral-practical component of the exam is componsed of patient-related questions from internal medicine, surgery, and an elective subject. The fourth examiner performs an interdisciplinary evalution.

General Information about the Exam

Content of the Second Exam Component

see §§ 28 - 30 and addendum 15 of the ÄAppO


The overall grade for the second component of the Ärztliche Prüfung is made up of the average combined grade from the written and oral-practical portions added together and divided by two. This grade is also the overall grade for the Ärztliche Prüfung.

Withdrawal and Failing the Exam

The State Examination Office will inform students about the possiblities and formalities of withdrawing from the exam at the time of registration for the exam. The information is in the registration form.

The oral-practical section must be passed on both days. It is not possible to only repeat one part. The same goes for the three-day written section, which is considered as one unit.

If an examinee fails, it is only possible to repeat the written or the oral-practical component of the exam. It is possible to repeat each component twice.

If an examinee fails the oral-practical portion, an individual decision is made, whether or not the practical year must be repeated. If a repeat is necessary, it lasts at least four months and a maximum of six months.

You can get information from the State Examination Office website in the Medical Licensing Regulation from June 27, 2002, and the amendement from July 21, 2004.