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COHRICE project: Challenges of human reproductive medicine in a changing Europe: an innovative professional curriculum for graduate medical education.

The Division of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Medical University Vienna participates in a trilateral Erasmus-Plus project since the end of 2021. The project leader of the center in this project is Priv. Doz. Klara Rosta, Ph.D.

The COHRICE project was acquired by three collaborating partners in the field of obstetrics and gynecology (University of Pecs, Hungary; Universitatea de Medicina, Farmacie, Stinte si Tehnologie George Emil Palade din Tirgu Mures, Romania; and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria) to develop a new innovative study guide for medical students and residents, as well as their teaching staff, addressing socioeconomic issues affecting reproductive trends in Europe.

The consortium represents three Central European countries with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Increasing migration trends can be observed from east to west, as well as more resources for medical care and education. Despite all these differences, a decline in reproductive trends can be observed for the Central European region, as well as for Europe as a whole.

The aim of this project to link expertise and advances in reproductive medicine and obstetrics with cultural and socioeconomic contexts.

We want to make a relevant contribution to the medical student curriculum to contextualize their knowledge, awaken their interest in societal changes and how they affect health, patient attitudes and health care strategies.

This type of knowledge makes students more innovative, curious, and motivated. We believe that innovative, problem-oriented thinkers can only emerge from medical students whose training is interdisciplinary and in the context of culture and society.

This aspect challenges the limits of conventional concepts of medical education.