Oncology Winter School
***In line with LMU's coronavirus guidance, the Department cancelled the 2021 Winter Schools.***
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.
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.
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.
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
Maximum Number of Participants
- € 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-January.
Participation is free for LMU medical students.
- 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
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.
|International Students||LMU Students|
Online applications will be accepted in the fall 2021 for the 2022 Program. Please complete only the section "Application International Students" and submit.
Supporting documents to be submitted:
Online applications will be accepted in the fall 2021 for the 2022 Program. Please complete only the section "Application LMU Students" and submit.
Supporting documents to be submitted:
Prospective applicants who have already graduated from medical school are not eligible to participate.
- Prof. M. Dreyling
- Prof. O. Genzel-Boroviczény
- Kai Rejeski
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!
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