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Medical Sciences Summer Schools Groningen of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2011.

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Medical Sciences Summer Schools Groningen of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2011.

With the Summer Schools program, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) of the University of Groningen, is aiming towards international acknowledgement for medical education and research. In order to facilitate this, the UMCG offers foreign students the opportunity to get acquainted with the patient-oriented curriculum and scientific research, which are directed towards specific fields of interest. These Summer Schools take place during the summer holidays and thus do not coincide with the regular curriculum.

 

Medical Sciences Summer School Global Health

 

The Universal Aspects of Reproductive Health

 

From 8-18 July 2011, a summer school on Global Health will be organized by IFMSA-Groningen, part of IFMSA-NL. During this interactive 10-day summer school, students from all over the world will learn about both the basic and more advanced aspects of global health. During the course, various topics will be discussed:

 

  • Gynaecology and Urology
  • Infertility
  • Genital mutilations
  • Abortion
  • Sexual transmittable diseases

 

The lectures will be given in an interactive way by professors and doctors from the University Medical Center Groningen. Many workshops, excursions and patient demonstrations are a part of the programme.

 

Costs: 465 Euro per participant. This fee includes educational course, meals, accommodation in a student guesthouse, as well as several social activities.

Deadline for application: April 1st, 2011. Have a look at: www.summer-schools-groningen.nl

 

Participants also get to know the Dutch way of having good fun by means of an exciting social program. Another goal of the summer school is to get to know more about the Dutch culture, and to meet many friends! It’s a lot of fun learning and interacting together!

 

Please email to ssgh@ifmsagroningen.nl, if you have any questions regarding the Summer School on Global Health.

 

Medical Sciences Summer School Translational Neurosciences

 

From 9-18 July 2011, a summer school on Translational Neurosciences will be organized for undergraduate medical students, with a special interest in Neurosciences.

 

The lectures are interactive and there are problem-solving conferences. Other activities are demonstrations of patients and site visits. This year’s course will give a general introduction to different aspects of neurology.

 

Topics:

  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral vascular diseases
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuropsychology
  • Intensive care neurology
  • Neuro-imaging
  • Pediatric neurology

 

Costs: 445 Euro per participant. This fee includes educational course, meals, accommodation in a student guesthouse, as well as several social activities.

Deadline for application: April 1st, 2011. Have a look at: www.summer-schools-groningen.nl

 

Please email to summerschoolneuro@gmail.com, if you have any questions regarding the Summer School on Translational Neurosciences.

 

 

Medical Sciences Summer School Pediatrics

 

From 9-18 July 2011, a summer school on Pediatrics will be organized for medical students in the last pre-clinical year, first clinical year(s).

 

During the course the pediatricians of the Beatrix Children’s Hospital will provide demonstration of patients, lectures, workshops etc. to point out several aspects of the subject. In general this means that the morning program tends to be rather passive (patient demonstration, lectures) and the afternoon program rather active (workshops, visits). The social program will include an introduction weekend in Groningen and a visit to Amsterdam (the last weekend).

 

Topics:

 

  • Metabolic diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology

 

Costs: 465 Euro per participant. This fee includes educational course, meals, accommodation in a student guesthouse, as well as several social activities.

Deadline for application: April 1st, 2011. Have a look at: www.summer-schools-groningen.nl

 

Please email to summerschoolpediatrics@gmail.com, if you have any questions regarding the Summer School on Pediatrics.

 

Medical Sciences Summer School Palliative Medicine

 

From 12-15 July 2011, a summer school on Palliative Medicine will be organized for medical students.

 

A variety of lectures will be given by experts in the field on topics given below. The participant will actively discuss and present scientifically articles in small groups. A course book will be composed.

Topics:

  • Pain control
  • Responding to difficult questions
  • Emergencies in palliative care
  • Difficult symptoms
  • End of life decisions

 

The main goal of this Medical Sciences Summer School is:

  1. To introduce medical students into the various aspects of palliative medicine with focus on the limitations/complications we are facing today.
  2. How to understand/tackle these problems by performing scientific research.

Costs: 175 Euro per participant. This fee includes educational course, meals, accommodation in a student guesthouse, as well as several social activities.

Deadline for application: April 1st, 2011. Have a look at: www.summer-schools-groningen.nl

 

Who can participate?

  • Selected medical students (from Groningen, Cardiff and Mannheim) interested in palliative medicine/palliative medicine research.
  • Selected medical students interested in palliative medicine/palliative medicine research from preferred partners of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of the University of Groningen.

Please email to summer.schools@med.umcg.nl, if you have any questions regarding the Summer School on Palliative Medicine.