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Oncology, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 11 days
University rank #65 (ARWU) Groningen, Netherlands
The Medical University of Vienna and the University of Groningen / University Medical Center Groningen collaborate in the organization of the annual Medical Sciences Summer School Oncology for Medical Students. The Oncology programme is organized alternatingly in Groningen (even years) and Vienna (odd years).
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The goal of the Oncology programme at the University of Groningen is to teach a multidisciplinary approach to oncology to medical students before they enter the clinic. 

Students that participated in the Summer schools have been extremely satisfied with the organization, scientific content and topic range.

Course aims

  • To teach a multidisciplinary approach to oncology to medical students in the final phase of their studies.
  • To help students become familiar with cancer care in general health practice, to reduce the fear of patients with a malignant disease and to learn more about cancer-related problems in other countries.
  • To introduce cancer-related research & development, new technologies in diagnostic procedures (invasive and non-invasive) and modern multi-disciplinary treatment approaches.
  • To become familiar with preparing abstracts and posters and presenting at an international meeting.
  • To encourage critical scientific reasoning and the development of collaboration, and communication skills with peers from all around the world and to help establish an international network.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

About The Course:

  • The educational program consists of interactive lectures and workshops. Students will focus on general aspects of cancer including biological aspects, diagnostic approaches, clinical issues and psycho-oncology. The lectures are given by medical, radiation and surgical oncologist, radiologists, physicists and psycho-oncologists.
  • The workshops and interactive courses go in into more depth on the topics discussed in the lectures. The aim is to teach students how to deal with daily problems in clinical practice. In addition, students will have time to improve their abstract and prepare a poster at the end of the course. Writing and presentation skills will be practiced and improved during tutor guided sessions.
  • Students make an informative exam before and at the end of the summer school covering the main course contents in order to evaluate and document the learning experience and knowledge obtained.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A motivational pitch on video of 1 minute
  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of recommendation from a physician or supervisor of yours
  • A filled-in form for all personal and practical information.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    650 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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