Exchange courses in English
Neurology & Oncology Winter School
The aim of the four-week program at LMU is to acquaint students with everyday routines in an oncology or neurology hospital. The mornings are taken up with ward visits and teaching rounds, in the afternoons the students attend seminars from a wide range of specialist disciplines and learn from leading experts. The courses also feature clinical case discussions, lab visits and workshops on topics such as Breaking Bad News. Each incoming student is paired with a Study Buddy from LMU to help them settle in as well as to assist on the wards. Along with clinical training and insights into research at LMU and the German healthcare system, the participants can look forward to an interesting accompanying and social program in and around Munich. The courses can count toward the clinical elective (Famulatur) for LMU students.
International cooperation to teach practical skills
In this online course, students learn and practice structured and comprehensive methods of collecting a patient’s medical history. Since each teaching unit is accompanied by experienced clinicians from various disciplines at LMU and the international network universities, the students have an opportunity to discuss cases in a differentiated manner. In addition to purely medical topics, the course also covers such subjects as Equal Opportunities, Intercultural Communication or Racism in Medicine and, as a highlight, a simulation game in which the students play different roles in a virtual emergency department and enhance their skills in conducting consultations, patient presentation during ward rounds, time management, structuring within the team and providing feedback. Additional peer-teaching groups cultivate a dialogue between medical students. Among other things the course offers ideal preparation for OSCEs.