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 AdamMVZ Labor München GmbH 
Prof. Dr. med. Parviz Ahmad-NejadHelios Universitätsklinikum Wuppertal
Dr. med. Borros ArnethUniklinikum Gießen-Marburg, Standort Gießen
Dr. rer. nat. Manuela BastianUniversitätsklinikum Rostock
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias BauerKlinikum Ludwigshafen
Dipl. Chem. Ekkehart BauerMedizinisches Labor Dresden/ Elsterwerda
Prof. Dr. med. Hannsjörg BaumRHK Regionale Kliniken Holding Ludwigsburg
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas BertschKlinikum Nürnberg
Dr. med. Lutz BinderUniversitätsklinikum Göttingen
Dr. med. Katrin BoruckiUniversitätsklinikum Magdeburg
Prof. Dr. med. Korbinian BrandMedizinische Hochschule Hannover
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Burkhardt BrandtUniversitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein (Kiel)
Dr. rer. nat. Jessica BrehmMVZ Labor Dessau GmbH
Dr. rer. nat. Thomas BrinkmannLabor Lademannbogen MVZ Hamburg
Prof. Dr. med. Jens BrümmerStädtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. med. Ralph BurkhardtUniklinikum Regensburg
Prof. Dr. med. Triantafyllos ChavakisUniklinikum Dresden
Dr. med. Rainer DannenbergMVZ Labor Dessau GmbH
Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Thomas DemantKrankenhaus Dresden-Friedrichstadt
Dr. rer. medic. Thomas EllerLabor Krone, Bad Salzuflen
Dr. rer. medic. Rainer FindeisenOberlausitz Kliniken, Bautzen
Dipl. Chem. Uwe FistlerSynlab, Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg
Dr. rer. nat. Manfred FobkerUniversitätsklinikum Münster
Prof. Dr. Dr. Norbert GässlerSt. Bernward-Krankenhaus, Hildesheim
Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen GeiselUniversitätsklinikum des Saarlandes /Homburg/ Saar
Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang GerhardMDI Laboratorien GmbH, Berlin
Dr. rer. nat. Heinz-Detlef GremmelsKlinikum Niederlausitz, Senftenberg
Prof. Dr. med. Axel GressnerLabor Wisplinghoff, Berlin
Dr. med. Olav GressnerLabor Wisplinghoff, Köln
Prof. Dr. med. Hans Jürgen GroßUniversitätsklinikum Ulm
Prof. Dr. med. Gerd HafnerEvangelisches Klinikum Bethel, Bielefeld
Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang HeinUniveritätsklinikum Köln
Dr. rer. nat. Torsten HoffKlinikum Bremen-Nord, Bremen
Prof. Dr. med. Walter HofmannStädtisches Klinikum München
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias ImöhlUniversitätsklinikum RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. med. Berend IsermannUniversitätsklinikum Leipzig
Dr. rer. nat. Nicole JachmannMVZ Dr. Eberhard & Partner, Dortmund
Prof. Dr. med. Ralf JunkerUniklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel
Dr.Dr. med. Michael KiehntopfUniversitätsklinikum Jena
Dr. rer. nat. Andreas KlattUniversitätsklinikum Köln
Prof. Dr. med. Cornelius KnabbeHerz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Bad Oeynhausen
Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Klaus-Peter KohseKlinikum Oldenburg
Dr. rer. nat. Bernhard KrausUniversitätsklinikum Halle/Saale
Prof. Dr. med. Karl LacknerUniversitätsklinikum Mainz
Dr. rer. nat. Claus LangerZentrum für Labormedizin und Mikrobiologie, Essen
Dr. med. Irmhild LehmannLabor Dr. Staber & Kollegen, Klipphausen
Prof. Dr. med. Peter LuppaKlinikum rechts der Isar der TU München
Dr. med. Diethard MüllerMVZ Labor Ravensburg Dr. Gärtner
Dr. Dr. med. Dieter MünstermannLabor Krone, Bad Salzuflen
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias NauckUniversitätsklinikum Greifswald
Dr. rer. nat. Stefan NeubeckCarl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus
Prof. Dr. med. Michael NeumaierUniversitätsklinikum Mannheim
Dr. med. Andreas NockherUniklinikum Gießen-Marburg, Standort Marburg
Dr. med. Klaus-Martin OtteMedilys Laborgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. med. Dirk PeetzHelios-Klinikum Berlin-Buch
Prof. Dr. med. Andreas PeterZentrallabor des Universitätsklinikums Tübingen
Dr. med. Detlev Heinrich PetersenDiakonissenkrankenhaus Flensburg
Dr. rer. nat. Thomas PleckoKatharinenhospital Stuttgart
Dr. med. Andreas PögeKlinikum St. Georg Leipzig
Dipl. Chem. Torsten PraßeKlinikum Landkreis Löbau-Zittau, Zittau
Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Thomas RennéUniversitätsklinikum Hamburg
Prof. Dr. med. Harald RenzUniversitätsklinikum Marburg
Dr. rer. nat. Mohab SabbaghMVZ Clotten, Freiburg
Dr. rer. nat. Michael SchaabMVZ Labor Dr. Reising-Ackermann, Leipzig
Dr. med. Sven SchimanskiKlinikum Bayreuth
Dipl. Chem. Hans-Otto SchmudlachMVZ Westmecklenburg Schwerin
Dipl. Chem. Karin SchönebornCarl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus
Prof. Dr. med. Peter Schuff-WernerMDI Laboratorien GmbH, Berlin
Dr. med. Gudrun StammingerZentrum für Diagnostik, Chemnitz
Prof. Dr. med. Rudolf TauberCharite Universitätsmedizin, Virchow Klinikum Berlin
Prof. Dr. med. Daniel TeupserUniversitätsklinikum München
Dr. rer. nat. Florian ThiemeUniklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck
Dr. rer. nat. Peter ThorauschMVZ Cottbus
Dr. rer. nat. Gottfried TöpferMed Lab Görlitz
Prof. Dr. med. Michael TorzewskiRobert-Bosch- Krankenhaus Stuttgart
Dr. med. Josef van HeldenMVZ Stein und Kollegen, Mönchengladbach
Dr. med. Lothar VolbrachtUniversitätsklinikum Essen
Dr. med. Martin VolkmannMVZ Labor Volkmann / Sankt Vincentius- Kliniken, Karlsruhe
Dr. med. Hans Günther WahlMedizinisches Labor Wahl, Lüdenscheid
Dr. med. Rüdiger WalscheidMVZ für Laboratoriumsmedizin und Mikrobiologie Koblenz –Mittelrhein
Dr. med. Michael WehmeierKlinikum Bielefeld, Standort Mitte
Dr. med. Heike WeißerKlinikum Fulda
Prof. Dr. med. Egon WerleKlinikum Neubrandenburg
Prof. Dr. med. Karl WinklerUniversitätsklinikum Freiburg
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Reinhard ZiebigCharite Berlin
Dipl. Ing. Markus ZornUniversitätsklinikum Heidelberg


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