Education, Training & Further Education
Laboratory medicine: Confirming diagnoses and supporting treatments – quickly, efficiently and correctly.

Clinical Chemist

Training as a clinical chemist

Although laboratory tests of patient samples are usually required to be provided personally by a medical laboratory, the entire provision process involves further professions such as medical-technical assistants. Natural scientists, e.g. clinical chemists trained in laboratory diagnostics, are also frequently involved at the management level alongside medical practitioners. Due to modern laboratory automation and computer technology, the current work environment of an academic laboratory specialist is highly technological. Specialist knowledge of pre-analytics to post-analytics processes, including - according to RiliBÄK - modern quality management knowledge, is absolutely necessary. In addition to the various analysis options for early disease detection, diagnosis and therapy management, findings have to be interpreted and differential diagnostic references established.

The Continuing Education Commission of the DGKL, whose members are appointed by the DGKL executive committee, has defined examination guidelines and compiled these into a catalogue of topics for clinical chemists. This catalogue is based on the European EFLM Syllabus, the most recent version of which was published in 2018. Recognition as a clinical chemist takes place through an oral examination before the DGKL Examination Commission. Details can be found in the Guidelines and in the Rules of Procedure of the Commission for Continuing Education in Clinical Chemistry.

The five-year training course to become a clinical chemist requires a university degree either in medicine (approbation) or in a scientific course of studies (diploma or M.Sc. in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or a comparable subject). If possible, the comparability of a degree should have been confirmed by the Continuing Education Commission at the beginning of the continuing education period with the completed registration. At least four years in total must be completed at a clinical chemistry laboratory recognised as a training centre under the direction of a laboratory head authorised for further training. A further year of further training can also take place at another diagnostic or scientifically active laboratory and may be recognised accordingly by the Continuing Education Commission.

The DGKL offers an annual one-week revision course in Hannover to support examination preparations.

Dr. med. Michaela Adam MVZ Labor München GmbH 
Prof. Dr. med. Parviz Ahmad-Nejad Helios Universitätsklinikum Wuppertal
Dr. med. Borros Arneth Uniklinikum Gießen-Marburg, Standort Gießen
Dr. rer. nat. Manuela Bastian Universitätsklinikum Rostock
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Bauer Klinikum Ludwigshafen
Dipl. Chem. Ekkehart Bauer Medizinisches Labor Dresden/ Elsterwerda
Prof. Dr. med. Hannsjörg Baum RHK Regionale Kliniken Holding Ludwigsburg
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Bertsch Klinikum Nürnberg
Dr. med. Katrin Borucki Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg
Prof. Dr. med. Korbinian Brand Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Burkhardt Brandt Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein (Kiel)
Dr. rer. nat. Jessica Brehm MVZ Labor Dessau GmbH
Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Brinkmann Labor Lademannbogen MVZ Hamburg
Prof. Dr. med. Jens Brümmer Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. med. Ralph Burkhardt Uniklinikum Regensburg
Prof. Dr. med. Triantafyllos Chavakis Uniklinikum Dresden
Prof. Dr. med. Paul Cullen MVZ Labor Münster Hafenweg GmbH
Dr. med. Rainer Dannenberg MVZ Labor Dessau GmbH
Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Thomas Demant Krankenhaus Dresden-Friedrichstadt
Dr. rer. nat. Gry Helene Dihazi Universitätsklinikum Göttingen
Dr. rer. medic. Thomas Eller Labor Krone, Bad Salzuflen
Dr. rer. medic. Rainer Findeisen Oberlausitz Kliniken, Bautzen
Dipl. Chem. Uwe Fistler Synlab, Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg
Dr. rer. nat. Manfred Fobker Universitätsklinikum Münster
Prof. Dr. Dr. Norbert Gässler St. Bernward-Krankenhaus, Hildesheim
Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Geisel Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes /Homburg/ Saar
Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Gerhard MDI Laboratorien GmbH, Berlin
Dr. rer. nat. Heinz-Detlef Gremmels Klinikum Niederlausitz, Senftenberg
Prof. Dr. med. Axel Gressner Labor Wisplinghoff, Berlin
Dr. med. Olav Gressner Labor Wisplinghoff, Köln
Prof. Dr. med. Hans Jürgen Groß Universitätsklinikum Ulm
Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Hafner Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel, Bielefeld
Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Hein Univeritätsklinikum Köln
Dr. rer. nat. Torsten Hoff Laborarztpraxis Osnabrück
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Imöhl Universitätsklinikum RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. med. Berend Isermann Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
Dr. rer. nat. Nicole Jachmann MVZ Dr. Eberhard & Partner, Dortmund
Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Junker Uniklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel
Prof. Dr. med. Kai Kappert Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
PD Dr. Dr. med. Michael Kiehntopf Universitätsklinikum Jena
Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Klatt Universitätsklinikum Köln
Prof. Dr. med. Cornelius Knabbe Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Bad Oeynhausen
Dr. rer. nat. Bernhard Kraus Universitätsklinikum Halle/Saale
Prof. Dr. med. Karl Lackner Universitätsklinikum Mainz
Dr. rer. nat. Claus Langer Zentrum für Labormedizin und Mikrobiologie, Essen
Dr. med. Irmhild Lehmann Labor Dr. Staber & Kollegen, Klipphausen
Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Liebisch Uniklinikum Regensburg
Prof. Dr. med. Peter Luppa Klinikum rechts der Isar der TU München
Dr. rer. nat. Sonina Mindt Zentrallabor Klinikum Passau
Dr. med. Diethard Müller MVZ Labor Ravensburg Dr. Gärtner
Dr. Dr. med. Dieter Münstermann Labor Krone, Bad Salzuflen
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Nauck Universitätsklinikum Greifswald
Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Neubeck Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Neumaier Universitätsklinikum Mannheim
Dr. med. Andreas Nockher Uniklinikum Gießen-Marburg, Standort Marburg
Dr. med. Klaus-Martin Otte Medilys Laborgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. med. Dirk Peetz Helios-Klinikum Berlin-Buch
Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Peter Zentrallabor des Universitätsklinikums Tübingen
Dr. med. Detlev Heinrich Petersen Diakonissenkrankenhaus Flensburg
Prof. Dr. med. Dipl. Bio. Astrid Petersmann Universitätsklinikum Oldenburg
Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Plecko Katharinenhospital Stuttgart
Dr. med. Andreas Pöge Klinikum St. Georg Leipzig
Dipl. Chem. Torsten Praße Klinikum Landkreis Löbau-Zittau, Zittau
Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Thomas Renné Universitätsklinikum Hamburg
Prof. Dr. med. Harald Renz Universitätsklinikum Marburg
Dr. med. Boris Rolinski Elblab, Elblandklinikum Meißen
Dr. rer. nat. Mohab Sabbagh MVZ Clotten, Freiburg
Dr. rer. nat. Michael Schaab MVZ Labor Dr. Reising-Ackermann, Leipzig
Dr. med. Sven Schimanski Klinikum Bayreuth
Dipl. Chem. Hans-Otto Schmudlach MVZ Westmecklenburg Schwerin
Dipl. Chem. Karin Schöneborn Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus
Prof. Dr. med. Peter Schuff-Werner Laborarztpraxis Osnabrück
Dr. med. Gudrun Stamminger Zentrum für Diagnostik, Chemnitz
Prof. Dr. med. Rudolf Tauber Charite Universitätsmedizin, Virchow Klinikum Berlin
Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Teupser Universitätsklinikum München
Dr. rer. nat. Florian Thieme Uniklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck
Dr. rer. nat. Peter Thorausch MVZ Cottbus
Dr. rer. nat. Gottfried Töpfer Med Lab Görlitz
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Torzewski Robert-Bosch- Krankenhaus Stuttgart
Dr. med. Josef van Helden MVZ Stein und Kollegen, Mönchengladbach
Dr. med. Lothar Volbracht Universitätsklinikum Essen
Dr. med. Martin Volkmann MVZ Labor Volkmann / Sankt Vincentius- Kliniken, Karlsruhe
Dr. med. Hans Günther Wahl Medizinisches Labor Wahl, Lüdenscheid
Dr. med. Rüdiger Walscheid MVZ für Laboratoriumsmedizin und Mikrobiologie Koblenz –Mittelrhein
Dr. med. Michael Wehmeier Klinikum Bielefeld, Standort Mitte
PD Dr. med. Heike Weißer Klinikum Fulda
Prof. Dr. med. Egon Werle Klinikum Neubrandenburg
Prof. Dr. med. Eberhard Wieland Synlab MVZ Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Prof. Dr. med. Karl Winkler Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Reinhard Ziebig Charite Berlin
Dipl. Ing. Markus Zorn Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg


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