The science Minister have managed to make a single decision-making three errors. Exactly one year ago, the Federal constitutional court had applied them, to regulate the allocation of University places in medicine. You have done: ten days Ago, the conference of education Ministers (KMK) has decided to the Reform, which is to apply for the medical courses and for the pharmacy and the beginning of enter into force in 2020. A Detail stands out. In the future, to be awarded in the so-called main procedure instead of 20 whopping 30 percent of University places solely on the GPA. The unofficial reason: at Least every 1,0-high school graduates should be able to get to the train.
mistake number one: While the explanatory power of the Abischnitts in view of the persistent grade inflation decreases the value of the KMK of its importance even further – probably mainly because she bends to the pressure of the high-school lobby. It is foreseeable that in the near future, the 30 percent for all of 1.0 will be enough. And then?
Where is the target, more experienced professionals allow?
This error number two the following: Because 60 percent of the study places, – keyword high-school-autonomy – is to be by the Unis assigned, will remain for the new "additional suitability ratio" is only ten percent. The suitability rate is the only one in the main proceedings, in which students complete, regardless of their GPA or – this is great – even without an Abitur can slip. But it was not one of the declared objectives of the Reform, considerably more people for the study of medicine, to allow the content-related vocational training, through professional experience or through their social commitment.
The third error results from the fact that scientists have tried to Minister even then, in these ten percent into it to compress a solution for the so-called Altwartenden. Those applicants who have been waiting for because of their not-so-excellent. (we are talking in many cases still is, of 2.0 or better) for ten, twelve or more semesters to a degree course. For you, the waiting time ratio was previously thought, the 20 percent of the study courses included, and now, quite rightly, has been deleted. Because it has led to absurdly long delays in the lives of thousands of young people.
For two years to get Concerned now, a Bonus depending on your waiting semesters – which is little more than a Symbolakt and will help to low the number of young people. From the long wait, legally, there is no claim may follow, but you didn't have to show himself more generous?
Positive, such as the appreciation of the Central entrance testing
All this does not guarantee a good Start for the new rules and certainly not a higher rate of acceptance. It changes little, that the KMK has provided to the printing of Thuringia, a couple of opening clauses. In addition, many of the positive aspects of the NC behind this misguided decision, Reform – be it the appreciation of the Central study aptitude tests or other Central-independent selection criteria to make the selection of candidates more objective. These aspects could even point the way for a new logic of the study place allocation also in other subjects.
The impact of the new rules would be less severe if the Countries ' Finance Ministers would finally take steps to fulfill their primary responsibility: to pay for more medical student places. The core problem is not the management of the defect, but the defect itself.More about
admission to medical school, Ministers of education of new criteria for medical studiesAnja Kühne
the author of The plan is a Journalist of education and lives in Berlin. On his Blog www.jmwiarda.de he commented on current events in schools and colleges.