At Med Uni Graz and thus University Hospital Graz, teaching, research and patient care follow the principles of the biopsychosocial model. The biopsychosocial model is a holistic approach that focuses on the entire human being whose problems arise within a social environment. Accordingly, patients should receive not only the right treatment but also sufficient information to be able to participate in decision-making. As individuals that suffer, they should be taken seriously and receive care. That is why Med Uni Graz gives equal priority to a high level of communicative competence and medical know-how.