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Transplantation Medicine, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days


  • This summer school will be filled with presentations by world-leading doctors in the field of transplantation from the University of Groningen itself, as well as from our partner schools located in South America as well as within Europe. Special transplant patients present at the summer school will also share their own experiences as a transplant donor, or recipient, to give us an even greater understanding of whats at stake in transplanation. In addition, a live donor-nephrectomy and kidney transplant operation will be displayed during the summer school, which is a great insight into what exactly goes on during transplantation. 
  • Our summer school functions to stimulate students’ interest in research from an early stage and to give students the opportunity to discuss their research findings with others while also encouraging contact between themselves and transplantation medicine specialists at our summer school.
  • A variety of lectures will be given by experts in the field of transplantation medicine. Furthermore, transplant recipients will contribute by giving lectures or interviews to illustrate the view of the patient. Also, examples of the challenges of organ transplantation will be collectively discussed, hence stressing the need for improvement of patient care as a whole. Additionally, participants will actively discuss and present scientific articles amongst each other in groups.

Goals of the Medical Sciences Summer School Transplantation Medicine

  • To introduce medically educated students to the various aspects of solid organ transplantation with focus on the limitations/complications we are facing today.
  • Collaboratively find ways to understand/tackle these problems through clinical and scientific research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
    • Duration description
      10-14 June 2019
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  •  The Problem: What does it mean if you have end stage organ failure? Are you able to study? Do you have hobbies? Live a life? 
  • The solution of organ failure: Transplantation! 
  •  The donor: from which donor do you prefer your organ?
For the duration of summer school, we will get into the nitty gritty of transplantation medicine with focus on the current advancements, and new research that has been undertaken. Students will also gather together in small groups to complete transplantation-medicine related assignments that are based on the presentations and other miscallaneous events throughout the day to further consolidate their understanding of the matters at hand. 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Who can participate?
  • The Summer School is open to advanced undergraduate students and master students in Medicine or Biomedical Sciences.
  • Also starting PhD students in a transplantation related project are encouraged to participate
  • Selected medical students interested in transplantation medicine/transplantation research from preferred partners of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of the University of Groningen.
  • Also students whose abstract on transplantation medicine has been selected for a presentation at the ISCOMS (International Student Congress of Medical Sciences) are cordially invited to participate.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    300 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    300 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
(inludes: accommodation, meals, educational and leisure activities, transport between Groningen and Zuidkaap)

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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