Lernzentrum Charité. Außenansicht des Gebäudes im Virchowweg 3.

About the Learning Center

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History of the Learning Centre

Following the introduction of the "reformed medical course" at the Charité, the so-called Trainingszentrum für ärztliche Fertigkeiten" (TÄF, training centre for medical skills) was founded in October 1999. It was inspired by similar institutions at reformed medical faculties all over the world. It was first of its kind in Germany.

The first head of the learning centre, Dr. med. Kai Schnabel, was also one of the initiators of the annual German skills lab Conference. In 2009 he moved to Bern in Switzerland to take up the position of head of the Abteilung für Unterricht und Medien (department for teaching and media) at the medical university in Bern.

In 2011 the TÄF became an independent part of the department for curricular organization. At the beginning of January 2012, the TÄF and other institutions were merged to become the Learning Center of the CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin.