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Excellence Program

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The program offers selected students of Medicine an opportunity to gain further international training while they are still studying. With the Excellence Program, we also enable a fruitful exchange between the international participants and their fellow students at LMU and with the faculty representatives of the network universities:

  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Jimma University, Ethiopia
  • Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • Washington University in St. Louis, USA

The students can choose between two practical clinical courses and two virtual ones. The courses "Bench to Bedside and Back" and "History Taking" are open to all Medicine students in principle, though candidates studying at LMU or the other universities of the Organizing Committee are given preference.

In the virtual Oncology course, students from the University of Toronto and LMU are given specialist support in the subject. Read more

For more information on the outgoing Excellence Program (Australia, Canada and USA), please refer to: MeCuM StEP

Bench to Bedside and Back (BBB)

BBB is devoted to translational research and includes not only expert seminars with LMU and the international partners, but also training sessions on Patient Safety and Clinical Reasoning in the form of Clinical Case Discussions. The latter is also considered from the point of view of Global Health aspects and by comparing health systems.
In addition, there is a longitudinal module where "Clinician Scientist" competences are acquired and promoted. These range from Abstract Writing to preparing for scientific conferences and the students’ later work as doctors (the doctor as a teacher in the clinical environment) and Academic Feedback.

Summer & Winter Schools, History Taking

The Schools include intensive clinical training or insights into research. In the Neurology and Oncology courses the participants get to know diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, also including expert seminars, teaching rounds and a more detailed examination of specific clinical cases. Every international student is assigned a study buddy from LMU to assist him/her.

In the History Taking course the participants practice medical history taking and decision making and train interdisciplinary/interprofessional communication. In the process, the participants meet Medicine students from all over the world and have the chance to improve their language skills.