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From Bench to Bedside – Medical Research Summer School

Application deadline extended to May 1.

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Examining samples as part of a forensic genetics seminar

The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich are among Europe’s leading centers of scholarly medicine. LMU offers medical students from around the world the chance to gain insight into medical research. In a four-week programm, students get a better understanding of the diversity of medical research.

Read more: A summer full of research

Physicians have to make their treatment desicions based on empirically proven evidence. But to do so they need to understand the medical literature and to interpret the data published in different studies.

From Bench to Bedside students:

  • are exposed to medical research in an academic medical environment.
  • learn about the different research methods as well as the pros and cons of using them for various scientific problems.
  • meet international scientists undertaking research at LMU.

During lab visits, students familiarize themselves with lab work and get the chance to ask questions and discuss ideas with experts in different fields.
The opportunity to have ethical discussions with other international students from different cultural backgrounds and healthcare delivery systems about the benefits and limitations of research will be an enriching experience. They will also be able to learn more about scientific career development, and how research findings are incorporated in patient care.

The Summer School also features an entertaining social and cultural program. On weekends, students visit nearby attractions such as Neuschwanstein Castle and the city of Nuremberg.

Topics

  • Lab visits
  • Legal medicine: Forensic DNA typing, forensic toxicology, biomechenic autopsy
  • "Happy together - unhappy divided": Cell adhesion in health and disease
  • Clinical pathology: Precision medicine
  • Immunotherapy of cancer
  • Ethics and medical history
  • Presentation skills

Participating Institutes

  • Institute of Pathology
  • Institute of Legal Medicine
  • Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Environmental Epidemiology Department
  • Institute for Public Health
  • Biomedical Center Munich

Language of Instruction

English

Dates

August 3-28, 2020
Arrival international students: August 2
Course start: August 3
Course end: August 28
Departure international students: August 29, 10 am the latest

Maximum Number of Participants

20

Fees

  • € 320 tuition fee: students enrolled at a LMU Partner University are eligible to apply for a Tuition Waiver
  • € 200 administrative fee: non-refundable
  • € 430 housing fee

Fees are due upon acceptance on the Program, by mid-May.
Participation is free for LMU medical students.

Fees include

  • Academic program
  • Excursions (Munich Sightseeing Tour by bus, Neuschwanstein Castle, city of Nuremberg, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site)
  • Student residence (single apartment with own bathroom and kitchen)
  • Medical campus cafeteria vouchers
  • Public transport ticket

Cancellation policy

Please be advised that a € 200 administrative fee will be deducted for all kinds of cancellations.

Cancellation more than 4 weeks prior to course start:

The tuition fee will be refunded. If accommodation was booked, the deposit for the rent may not be refunded.

Cancellation 4 weeks prior to course start:

50% of the tuition fee will be refunded. If accommodation was booked, the deposit for the rent will not be refunded.

Cancellation 3 days prior to course start:

20% of the tuition fee will be refunded. If an accommodation was booked, the housing fee will not be refunded.

In the event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances (including COVID-19), LMU Munich will fully refund tuition and housing fees but cannot offer assistance with reimbursement for travel or any other expenses, such as cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Application Procedure

International Students LMU Students

Online applications will be accepted until May 1, 2020 (extended deadline).

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):
    Official language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) or LMU Confirmation of Language Skills, especially if the language of instruction at the home university is English.
  • 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 Summer School, etc.

Online applications will be accepted until May  1, 2020 (extended deadline).

Please complete only the section "Application LMU Students" and submit.

Supporting documents to be submitted:

  • CV (in English)
  • 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 Summer School, etc.

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

Director

Prof. Orsolya Genzel-Boroviczény

Academic Supervisor

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!