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Medical Progress Test

The Progress Test Medicine (PTM) is an interdisciplinary knowledge test for students of human medicine. It consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that represent a cross-section of the knowledge expected of physicians at the beginning of their professional lives. The test offers students the opportunity to check their current level of knowledge, to view it separately according to sub-areas (subjects, organ systems, etc.) and to compare it with students at HHU and other universities throughout Germany and Austria.

Track your Progress

The PTM provides objective feedback on your personal level of knowledge. If you participate regularly, you can track your own growth in knowledge over the course of your medical studies and check the sustainability of the medical knowledge you have acquired.

There is no need and no preparation for the PTM, as it is designed to measure your spontaneously retrievable knowledge. Participation is voluntary. Your individual performance will be kept strictly confidential and will not be taken into account in your academic performance. 


In the winter semester 2023/24, the Progress Test Medicine will take place from Monday, 06.11.2023 to Sunday, 12.11.2023.

Implementation of the PTM

The PTM is offered as an online version at our faculty. Within the test period, you can participate in the PTM from the comfort of your own home or from another location of your choice with an Internet connection. You have a maximum of three hours to complete the test. 

New: You no longer need to register for the test via HIS-LSF. All students will receive individual, non-transferable login data for the PTM by e-mail 1 - 2 weeks before the start of the test period. These can be used during the entire period. 

They can decide for themselves whether or not to use them and participate in the test. Within the test period, spontaneous participation is therefore also possible. 

A few weeks after completing the test, you will receive an individual evaluation from us with your results (knowledge profile) in tabular and graphical form. Here you can see your current test result, get a comparison to the results of other test participants, see how your knowledge has developed and where your strengths and weaknesses lie.

More information

The Charité website offers further, descriptive information on the test. Here you will also find a sample evaluation for a knowledge profile.


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