Harm Peters

Prof Harm Peters
Berlin (Germany)

Harm Peters is professor of medical education at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He has been actively involved in education reform initiatives for two decades, both as a teacher and curriculum developer. In 2010, Harm Peters was assigned to be the director of the project team for the new Modular Curriculum of Medicine and two years later, to become head of the Dieter Scheffner Center for Medical Education, both at the Charité. The new Modular Curriculum of Medicine is a six years’ programme that represents a fully modular, integrated, competency-based, student-centered and patients-based curriculum of undergraduate medical education. The Dieter Scheffner Center consists of a multidisciplinary team with curricular experts in the fields of curricular development, assessment, problem-based learning, communication skills, eLearning and scientific working.

Harm Peters is member of the German Association for Medical Education and chairs here the “students as teachers” committee. He is M.D. for Internal Medicine and Nephrology by training. He studied medicine at the Free University of Berlin and completed his postgraduate medical training at the Campus Benjamin Franklin and Campus Mitte, both Charité with a two year research fellowship in Salt Lake City, Utah. USA. With regard to nephrology, Harm Peters’s main research interests are in the areas of progression in chronic renal disease and the use of citrate as anticoagulant in dialysis. With regard to medical education, his main research interests are in competency-based education and the employment of entrusted professional activities.

Harm Peters joined the AMSE Executive Committee in 2014, where he was elected as Treasurer of AMSE by the General Assembly in 2014.