PD Dr. med. Sebastian Kuhn, MME, is a trauma surgeon and orthopedist who conducts research in medical training and higher education didactics. He is currently a senior resident at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz. His work focuses on interprofessional collaboration, expertise development and digital medicine. He is a member of the “Reform des Medizinischen Staatsexamen” (Medical State Exam Reform) working group at IMPP as well as the “Curriculumentwicklung im 21. Jahrhundert” (Curriculum Development in the 21st Century) working group at the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung.
The degree to which digital services and technologies can successfully make their way into the realm of healthcare depends not least on the digital proficiency of users themselves. This is yet another issue “The Digital Patient” project has chosen to explore. For example, after examining the results of our study on video consultations, we concluded that new communication techniques should be integrated into the medical training and continuing education of physicians. Starting next week, the University Medical Center Mainz will be the first faculty in Germany to introduce a special curriculum for medical students. We asked the head of the project, PD Dr. Sebastian Kuhn, to describe the scope and goals of this special curriculum.