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Oncology Winter School

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.

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 course certificate is granted to international and LMU students. In addition, a certificate as an internship ("Zeugnis über die Tätigkeit als Famulus/Famula") is granted to LMU students.

Language of tuition


2023 course dates

  • Arrival international students: March 2
  • Course start: March 3 (For a certificate as an internship, LMU students already begin on the ward on February 22)
  • Course end: March 23

Maximum number of participants

20 (including LMU students)


  • 200 € administrative fee: non-refundable
  • 320 € tuition fee: students from LMU partner universities are eligible to apply for a Tuition Waiver
  • 470 € housing fee (single room, March 2–31)

Fees are due upon acceptance for the Program. Cancellation policy
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 room with ensuite bathroom and kitchen)
  • Medical campus cafeteria vouchers
  • Public transport ticket


Application deadline is December 1, 2022.

Procedure for international and LMU students


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:

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