Jimma University-LMU Link for Medical Education
We are proud to say that the Jimma University (JU) – Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) link is a cooperation with a long tradition, which was founded in 2002. The undergraduate exchange is a unique bilateral program that enables both Ethiopian and German medical students to gain an insight into the healthcare system of the partner university's country.
The exchange is based on collaboration with students from the other university, the mutual nature of the visits and initiatives by the students.
The program consists of two phases and is accompanied by a group project that aims to improve the curriculum at both universities. Past generations worked on the creation of an OSCE for gynaecology for example, or on the implementation of clinical case discussions in the curriculum of their respective home university.
Ethiopian students visit the LMU for two months
The students participate in two 4-week clinical electives. They may choose two out of the following three departments: Pediatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics or Visceral Surgery.
The electives include ward rounds, outpatient clinics, routine ward work and surgical assistance. Additionally, the students attend seminars organized especially for the JU students and a weekly course in Problem-Oriented Learning (PBL) together with LMU students. Each incoming student is assigned a study buddy from the LMU. This promotes an in-depth exchange of both cultural experience and professional knowledge.
German students visit JU for one month
The students continue working on the group project. With the experience gained at the Munich LMU, the Ethiopian students will have learned to approach a different culture in a sensitive way. During the last month of the programme they have an opportunity to apply their knowledge and help the LMU students learn more about the Ethiopian Healthcare System, culture and demographics.
The students will continue the work on the group project. With the experience gained at LMU Munich the Ethiopian students will have learned to approach a different culture in a sensible way. During the last month of the program they have the chance to apply their knowledge and help the LMU students learn more about the Ethiopian Healthcare System, culture and demographics.
Application JU students
|Elective Assignment||Students may choose between two program lines:
1. Pediatrics and Visceral Surgery
|Target Group||JU Medical Students nominated for the Program|
|Elective Dates||8-9 weeks from April-June or October-December 2022|
|Fees||The program is financed by ERASMUS+, which covers accommodation, flights and insurance for the duration of the stay in Germany.|
|Maximum Number of Participants||
|Application Deadline||Set by Jimma University no later than 12 weeks prior to the start of the program.|
Applicants should submit any inquiries or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information see JU-LMU Link
Program Director at LMU
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Siebeck