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Oncology Winter School

Covid-19 Update: Please note that all international rotations at LMU have been canceled until further notice.

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

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.

Exemplary schedule

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 tuition

English

2022 course dates

Arrival international students: March 2
Course start: March 3 (LMU students begin their "Famulatur" on February 24 in order to get credit)
Course end: March 25
Departure international students: March 31

Maximum number of participants

20 (including LMU students)

Fees

  • € 320 tuition fee: students from LMU partner universities are eligible to apply for a Tuition Waiver
  • € 200 administrative fee: non-refundable
  • € 430 housing fee

Fees are due upon acceptance for the Program, by mid-January.
Participation is free for LMU 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 ensuite bathroom and kitchen)
  • Medical campus cafeteria vouchers
  • Public transport ticket

Cancellation policy

If you wish to cancel, please contact us immediately. Please be advised that a € 200 administrative fee will be deducted for all cancellations.

If you notify us at least 4 weeks before the start of the course, 100% of your tuition payment will be refunded. If accommodation has been booked, the deposit for the rent may not be refundable.
If you notify us less than 4 weeks before the start of the course, 50% of your tuition payment will be refunded. If accommodation has been booked, the deposit for the rent is not refundable.
If you notify us 3 days before the start of the course, 20% of your tuition payment will be refunded. If accommodation has been booked, the housing fee will is not refundable.
No refund will be made if you withdraw after the course has begun.

Application procedure

International students LMU students

The online application system for the 2022 course will re-open on August 1, 2021. Application deadline is November 1, 2021.

Supporting documents to be submitted:

  • CV (in English)
  • Confirmation of Student Status
    Nationals of a Member State of the EU or one of the following countries: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland: Please submit a study certificate or equivalent.
    All other nationals: Please submit the 
    Declaration certifying that you are matriculated, to be filled in by your home university.
    Help when filling in
    Item 10: "Medicine"
    Item 11: Duration of the Medical Degree Program
    Please put a cross in the bottom part of the form indicating that approval is being sought for an internship relating to a degree course and answer questions 16 to 18.
  • Most recent official Transcript of Records
  • Copy of passport or identity card (page with personal data)
  • Documentation of English language proficiency (non-native speakers):
    Official language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) or LMU Confirmation of Language Skills, especially if the instruction language 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 Winter School, etc.

The online application system for the 2022 course will re-open on August 1, 2021. Application deadline is November 2, 2021.

Supporting documents to be submitted:

  • CV (in German)
  • LSF-Notenauszug (grades shown in the study portal)
  • Statement of Intent: A 1/2 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.

 International students: Documents to be submitted only after you have been admitted

  • Visiting Student Immunization Record (Medical certificate) required by the LMU Klinikum for all students participating in clinical rotations.

    A certificate, completely filled in, is a necessary precondition for your deployment in the hospital and serves to protect both the student and the patient against infectious diseases. Your attention is drawn to the fact that a possible consequence of incomplete details or a lack of immune protection is that you will not be able to take up your deployment.
    • The form includes tests and immunizations and must be filled in by your GP/attending physician.
    • We request the tests are performed within 3–2 months before the beginning of the internship.
    • Please note that under "Employment as…" you must enter "Medical student at a university abroad".
      Under "department" you must state "Oncology". In addition, your full name as shown in your passport or identity card must be entered.
      Next to the doctor’s signature, he/she must also enter his/her name and stamp the form.

Internships in Germany relating to a degree course, even in the context of the Winter School, require the approval of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit). LMU will obtain this approval for you.

Exception: You are a national of a Member State of the EU or one of the following countries: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland.

The following documents are needed for this purpose, which you enclose with your online application by December 15, 2021 the latest:

  1. Consent to having a copy of your passport uploaded. Here you declare that you consent to having the scan or picture of your passport transmitted. Note: Alternatively, you can send a copy of your passport to the Employment Agency by post. Please let us know if you decide on this alternative.
  2. Evidence that the intern can support himself/herself independently. For this purpose, please submit the relevant undertaking, i.e. the guarantee provided to the Federal Employment Agency by a third party on your behalf.

Director

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Dreyling

Contact us

Please send us an email if you are interested in the program so that we can provide further details or answer any questions you may have: international.office@med.lmu.de

We look forward to having you visit us!

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