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Oncology Winter School

In the course of a four-week program at LMU, medical students from around the world get a close-up view of the everyday routines in an oncology clinic.

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Getting prepared for the Teaching Round (Photo: LMU Communications and Media Relations)

Programmed for practice

Under the direction of experienced faculty members, the students are taken through a challenging but highly stimulating learning program. They spend the first part of the day on the oncology wards, learning the daily routines, accompanying patients from reception through diagnostic procedures to therapy sessions. The afternoons are taken up with courses on the latest diagnostic methods or therapeutic approaches, and discussion of individual case studies in small groups.

In addition, they work with actors on aspects of problem-oriented communication, a vital element of the medical professional’s skill set. This gives them the opportunity to learn how to handle tasks such as breaking bad news to a patient or helping patients to cope with their fears as they face the prospect of stressful treatments. read more

As well as getting to know the day-to-day routines on the wards, the students are introduced to clinical laboratory work, familiarize themselves with radiology or hyperthermia, try their hand at image-based functional diagnostics and attend the weekly oncological review conducted by the staff specialists at the Medical Center.

Taught by eminent medical specialists, they also receive invaluable help from their German "study buddies". read more

On weekends, there’s time to relax and enjoy what Munich and its surroundings have to offer: Students go on skiing trips together, attend a concert or a ballet, view the paintings in the Pinakothek, or visit nearby attractions such as Neuschwanstein Castle and the city of Nuremberg.

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Target Group / Prerequisites

The elective addresses senior medical students, particularly those from LMU Partner Universities, who attend this four-week rotation together with senior medical students from LMU.

A German "study buddy" is assigned to each participant from abroad, and helps to pilot his or her partner through the complexities of hospital practice.

Upon completion of the elective, a certificate is granted to international as well as LMU students. In addition, the "Zeugnis über die Tätigkeit als Famulus/Famula (Certificate concerning practical clinical experience) gemäß Anlage 6 zu § 7 Abs. 4 Satz 2 ÄAppO" is granted to LMU students.

Language of Instruction

English

Dates

March 3 - 27, 2020
Arrival international students: March 2, 4-6 pm
Course start: March 3, 8 am
Course end: March 27, 4 pm
Departure international students: March 31, 10 am the latest

Maximum Number of Participants

20

Fees

  • € 320 tuition fee
  • € 200 MISU registration fee
  • € 430 housing fee

Participation is free for LMU medical students.

Application Procedure

International Students LMU Students

Online applications will be accepted until November 1, 2019. Please complete only the section "Application International Students" and submit.

Supporting documents to be submitted:

  • CV (in English)
  • Confirmation of Student Status (Certificate of Enrolment or equivalent)
  • Most recent official Transcript of Records
  • Documentation of English language proficiency (non-native speakers)
  • Statement of Intent: A one-page statement (in English) written by the applicant that can include reasons for pursuing a medical career, for choosing the Winter School, etc.

Online applications will be accepted until November 1, 2019. Please complete only the section "Application LMU Students" and submit.

Supporting documents to be submitted:

  • CV (in German)
  • LSF-Notenauszug
  • Statement of Intent: A one-page statement (in English) written by the applicant that can include reasons for pursuing a medical career, for choosing the Winter School, etc.

Prospective applicants who have already graduated from medical school are not eligible to participate.


Directors

  • Prof. M. Dreyling
  • Prof. O. Genzel-Boroviczény

Academic Supervisors

  • Margarete Greither
  • Lydia Schön

Contact us

Please send us an email if you are interested in the program so we can provide further details or answer questions you may have: Lisa.Lechner@med.uni-muenchen.de

We look forward to having you visit us!