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Choice of subjects

The University of Cologne divides the final year of clinical training into three periods (PJ-Tertiale). Students from universities in other countries do not have to adhere to these periods.
If you will be doing your final year of clinical training (PJ) or a short-term clinical traineeship (Famulatur) here in Cologne you are free to choose the time period as well as the departments.

You must spend at least 2 weeks in one department!

However, please note that the following departments require evidence of knowledge of the German language at level B2 (CEFR):

  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Ophtalmology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry (min. C1 necessary)

These departments will not accept students who do not provide the necessary evidence of their German language skills before the start of the traineeship.