Aachen Instructors Receive 2013 Ars Legendi Prize in Medicine
RWTH Researchers PD Dr. Stefan Beckers and Dr. Saša Sopka receive the Award for Excellent Teaching in Medicine at Universities
Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and MFT Medizinische Fakultätentag have decided to award the price, which is worth 30000 euros, to two highly dedicated instructors who place special emphasis on strongly interdisciplinary teaching and learning with hands-on practical training from the early stages of the degree program.
For over ten years now, since the introduction of the "Modellstudiengang Medizin" (Model degree program of medicine), both awardees have been engaged in developing and designing teaching and learning experiences at the Faculty of Medicine at RWTH Aachen.
Stefan Beckers und Saša Sopka are the joint heads of the Interdisciplinary Training Center for Medical Education, AIXTRA for short. They are also responsible for various coordinative and content related tasks in teaching. Starting in the field of Emergency Medicine, they succeeded in defining overarching learning goals and continually enhancing the profile of the medical degree program.