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DIAMICOM, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 4 days


This DIAMICOM course is offered by University of Groningen.  The main goal of a Medical Sciences School is recruiting young potentials, i.e. enthusiastic and talented students who are attracted by combining patient care with doing scientific research. So a Medical Sciences School is targeting clinical-scientific research and strives for scientific co-operation and pre- and post-graduate education at an international level, trying to attract students already interested in research, e.g. students involved in the Junior Scienitific Masterclass. The intentions are to stimulate students’ interest in research from an early stage on, to allow PhD students the opportunity to report on their research subjects and to encourage contact between research project leaders.

Goal of the Medical Sciences Spring School DIAMICOM
  • To introduce medical students into the various aspects of vascular medicine with focus on the limitations/complications we are facing today
  • How to understand/tackle these problems by performing scientific research

Why should you join this Medical Sciences Spring School Vascular Medicine about Mechanisms of vascular disease in diabetes mellitus - Perspectives for Healthy Ageing? With the interesting Theme:

  • Development of experimental and clinical microvascular and macrovascular complications in diabetes mellitus.
  • Comprehensive introduction into the field of vascular medicine and associated complications by experts in the field.
  • You will be offered the possibility to embark your own research project or participate in ongoing vascular medicine related research projects in Groningen or Mannheim.
  • The Medical Sciences Autumn School will take place in the UMCG and at a very stimulating venue: the beautiful van Swinderenhuys right next to the Academy Building of the University of Groningen.
  • A student committee will take care of a smashing social programme.
  • No participation fee.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Teaching Methods

The format of a Medical Sciences School is based on the intense interaction between students and masters.

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.


The target audience are selected medical students from Groningen and Mannheim interested in vascular medicine.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Who can participate?
  • Selected medical students from Groningen and Mannheim interested in vascular medicine.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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