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The Medical Faculty is one of the largest in Switzerland with about 2,100 students in Bachelor, Master and further education programs (CAS, DAS, MAS). It consists of University clinics and institutes from 3 organizations (University of Bern, University Psychiatric Services UPD and Insel Hospital).

The Medical Faculty actively promotes research and teaching in the area of human medicine and has an important contribution in scientific knowledge transfer and its progress. Furthermore, it is responsible for the education of students as well as for tasks in the area of continuing training and further education of physicians and dentists. Undergraduate teaching at the highest level, practical relevance and intensive support of the students are some of the central tasks of the Medical Faculty. The popularity of our teaching is reflected by the number of medical students enrolled, which has increased continuously in the last decade and is the highest in Switzerland. Beginning in September 2018, we have accepted an additional 100 first-year students. The University Hospitals (Insel Hospital and UPD) as well as the Dental School offer a well-founded theoretical, broadly diversified and practice-oriented study.

In addition, the Faculty of Medicine of Bern provides excellent opportunities for high-quality and future-oriented research. The spectrum extends from basic research in the pre-clinical institutions and the Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR) – which offers all researchers from the clinics of the Insel Hospital and UPD excellent opportunities including infrastructure and technical support – to translational and clinical research. Clinical research by the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU), affiliated to the Departement of Clinical Research (DCR), which is being developed, supports and offers possibility for cooperation in large international trials.

News and Events

Dean's office will be closed effective immediately and until further notice

The Dean's Office will be closed effective immediately and until further notice due to the spread of the coronavirus.

You can also reach us via: info@meddek.unibe.ch
The letterbox "Dekanat" is accessible until 18:00 o'clock.


Vicepresident Division Biology & Medicine SNSF

Congratulations to Prof. Claudia Kühni for being re-elected as Vicepresident of the Biology and Medicine division at Swiss National Science Foundation.

Sinergia Grant

A Sinergia grant has been awarded to a team headed by Prof Andrew Macpherson to explore microbiota establishment during weaning.

Dr. Lutz and Dr. Celia Zwillenberg Prizes of the University of Bern

One of this year's three Dr. Lutz and Dr. Celia Zwillenberg Prizes of the University of Bern has been awarded to Andrés Sanz-Morejón for the PhD thesis "Role of macrophages and epigenetic inheritance during cardiac regeneration in the zebrafish" at the Institute of Anatomy (group of Prof. Mercader). Congratulations!

New professorship in cranio-maxillofacial surgery

The Medical Faculty congratulates Prof. Benoît Schaller on his election as Full Professor in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery by the University Executive Board as of 1.10.2021. He will simultaneously succeed Prof. T. Iizuka and become Clinic Director of the University Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery.


New endowed professorship for clinical pharmacy

Prof. Carla Meyer-Massetti has been elected by the University Executive Board as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy as of October 1, 2021. The assistant professorship was established thanks to the support of the Swiss Pharmacists Association pharmaSuisse. The Faculty of Medicine congratulates Ms. Meyer-Massetti on her election!


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