Center for Development and Assessment of Medical Competences

Sigrid Harendza

Mission Statement

“Teaching is touching the future”

— Sigrid Harendza, MD


Our projects include teaching and assessment of competences in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education with a focus on simulation-based assessment and telemedicine. Based on scientific evidence gathered by our research projects we suggest didactic improvement or redesign of courses, e.g. for communicative and social skills. Our goal is to evaluate how medical education can be realized in the most sustainable way and adapted to the needs of society. This undergoes a constant process of quality control, where educational research makes an important contribution to teaching and assessment in medicine and eventually to patient safety.

> Educational research at the UKE

Sigrid Harendza, MD


III. Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Martinistr. 52
20246 Hamburg, Germany


Current Position

W3 Professor for Internal Medicine/Educational Research and Development

University Training
1984 - 1991

Study of medicine, University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Academic qualifications
2002 - 2003

Master of Medical Education, University of Bern, Switzerland 

1993 - 1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Nephrology, University of San Francisco, USA
Selected awards and honors
2019- 2020

Hamburg Teaching Award 2018


Ars legendi – Award for excellent academic teaching


Carl Oelemann Award (Best doctoral thesis in the State of Hessen)

Selected publications


Final-year medical students' self-assessment of facets of competence for beginning residents.
Bußenius L, Harendza S, van den Bussche H, Selch S. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Feb 7;22(1):82.


Frequency of medical students' language expressing implicit uncertainty in simulated handovers.
Gärtner J, Prediger S, Berberat PO, Kadmon M, Harendza S. Int J Med Educ. 2022 Feb 25;13:28-34.


Taking responsibility.
Harendza S. GMS J Med Educ. 2022 Apr 14;39(2):Doc27.


How does multisource feedback influence residency training? A qualitative case study.
Hennel EK, Trachsel A, Subotic U, Lörwald AC, Harendza S, Huwendiek S. Med Educ. 2022 Jun;56(6):660-669.


Validation of the ComCare index for rater-based assessment of medical communication and interpersonal skills.
Gärtner J, Bußenius L, Schick K, Prediger S, Kadmon M, Berberat PO, Harendza S. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Apr;105(4):1004-1008.




June 13-16, 2024 | Coex, Seoul, Korea
June 2-4, 2024 | Hamburg, Germany
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