Education, Training and 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. P. Ahmad-Nejad

Helios Universitätsklinikum Wuppertal

Dr. med. Borros Arneth

Universitätsklinikum Gießen-Marburg, Gießen

Dr. rer. nat. Manuela Bastian

Universitätsklinik Rostock

Prof. Dr. med. M. Bauer

Klinikum Ludwigshafen

Dipl.-Chemiker 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. Lutz Binder

Universitätsklinikum Göttingen

Prof. Dr. med. Korbinian Brand

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Burkhard Brandt

Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein (Kiel)

Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Brinkmann

Labor Lademannbogen MVZ Hamburg

Prof. Dr. med. Jens Brümmer

Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr. med. Frank Bühling

Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus

Prof. Dr. med. T. Chavakis

Uniklinikum Dresden

Dr. med. Rainer Dannenberg

MVZ Labor Dessau GmbH

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Demant

Klinikum Dresden-Friedrichstadt

Dr. Dipl.-Chem. Rainer Findeisen

Oberlausitz Kliniken, Bautzen

Dipl.-Chemiker Uwe Fistler

Synlab, Städtisches Klinikum Brandenburg

Prof. Dr. Dr. Norbert Gässler

St. Bernward-Krankenhaus, Hildesheim

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Geisel

Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes / Homburg / Saar

Dr. rer. nat. W. Gerhard

MDI Laboratorien GmbH, Berlin

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

Zentrum für Labormedizin und Mikrobiologie, Essen

Dr. rer. nat. Torsten Hoff

Klinikum Bremen-Nord, Bremen

Prof. Dr. med. Walter Hofmann

Städtisches Klinikum München

Prof. Dr. med. Berend Isermann

Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg

Dr. rer. nat. Nicole Jachmann

MVZ Dr. Eberhard & Partner, Dortmund

Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Junker

Uniklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel

Dr. Dr. med. Michael Kiehntopf

Universitätsklinikum Jena

Prof. Dr. med. Cornelius Knabbe

Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Bad Oeynhausen

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Klaus Kohse

Klinikum Oldenburg

Dr. rer. nat. Frank Bernhard Kraus

Universitätsklinikum Halle

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

Dr. rer. nat. Gerhard Liebisch

Uniklinikum Regensburg

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Bruno Luppa

Klinikum rechts der Isar der TU München

Dr. Dr. med. Dieter Münstermann

Labor Krone, Bad Salzuflen

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Nauck

Universitätsklinikum Greifswald

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Neumaier

Universitätsklinikum Mannheim

Dr. med. Andreas Nockher

Uniklinikum Gießen-Marburg, Standort Marburg

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

Dr. med. Andreas Pöge

Klinikum St. Georg, Leipzig

Dipl.-Chemiker Torsten Praße

Klinikum Landkreis Löbau-Zittau, Zittau

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Thomas Renné

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg

Prof. Dr. med. Harald Renz

Universitätsklinikum Marburg

Dr. rer. nat. Mohab Sabbagh

MVZ Clotten, Freiburg

Dr. med. Sven Schimanski

Klinikum Bayreuth

Dipl.-Chem. H.-O. Schmudlach

MVZ Westmecklenburg Schwerin

Dipl.-Chem. Karin Schöneborn

Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus

Prof. Dr. Peter Schuff-Werner

MDI Laboratorien GmbH, Berlin

Dr. rer. nat. Annelie Siegemund

MVZ Labor Dr. Reising-Ackermann, Leipzig

Dr. med. Gudrun Stamminger

Zentrum für Diagnostik, Chemnitz

Prof. Dr. med. Rudolf Tauber

Charité Universitätsmedizin, Virchow Klinikum Berlin

Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Teupser

Universitätsklinikum München

Dr. rer. nat. Florian Thieme

Uniklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck

Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Thiery

Universitätsklinikum Leipzig

Dr. rer. nat. Peter Thorausch

MVZ Cottbus

Dr. rer. nat. Gorrfried Töpfer

Med Lab Görlitz GmbH

Prof. Dr. 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

Dr. med. Michael Wehmeier

Marienhospital Osnabrück

Dr. med. Heike Weißer

Klinikum Fulda

Prof. Dr. med. Egon Werle

Klinikum Neubrandenburg

Prof. Dr. med. Karl Winkler

Universitätsklinikum Freiburg

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rainer Ziebig

Charité Berlin

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Zorn

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg

 

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