Biomedical Education Program (BMEP)

Biomedical Education Program (BMEP)


Michael Marschollek

Project partners

Universitätsklinikum Jena, Prof. Dr. Torsten Doenst
Universitätsspital Zürich, Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Pape


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


The BMEP is a science network that aims to promote young academics from medicine and life sciences in terms of international network building and academic performance. It works with various centers of excellence and universities, mainly in the USA, but also with institutions in South Africa, Canada and Israel. The aim of this program is to give the students who have been rated as outstanding through a strict selection process an early start in a successful academic career. Early international experiences and contacts are crucial for this.
*The special feature of the program is the continuation of existing and the establishment of new, intensive, personal interactions and support for the selected students from outstanding university teachers at both the home and the foreign partner university. This mentor-to-mentor concept is unique to the medical field at this early stage of education and offers students an excellent early development opportunity - an opportunity that is often critical to later success in today's global academic world is. Unfortunately, personal support for medical students is not part of everyday life.
The BMEP is a continuation of the scientific network of physiology, medicine and biology in Germany (International Academy for Life Sciences, with over 30 universities) and North America (with over 54 universities) that has existed since 1979. This network was set up by the nephrologist Prof. Dr. Hilmar Stolte in Hanover and managed it until his death in 2015. The unique concept described above, coupled with the continuous support from the DAAD, has made the program a great success. So far, more than 750 students have been sponsored.
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7/2021 - 8/2025