International Exchange in Germany

University of Rostock, Germany

Brown Faculty Liaison: Dr. Timothy Empkie
Rostock  Faculty Liaison: Dr. Emil C. Reisinger

Up to 15 PLME/medical students may attend a 2-week mini-course in aging (preference for first-year meds, PLME seniors and juniors). Topic changes from time to time. No pre-requisites but PLME undergraduates sometimes find the material is more medical than they are ready for, however, there are excellent hospital visitations. Tuition is waived and room is provided in a hostel. Some provision is made for board but students must provide their own transportation costs.  Medical students who are in the Aging Scholarly Concentration may apply for an SA.

An additional 4 students may spend up to 2 months doing clinical electives or research.

To express interest, please contact  Dr. Timothy Empkie prior to applying.

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University Of Tuebingen, Germany

Brown Faculty Liaison:  Dr. Gerardo Carino
Tuebingen Faculty LiaisonDr. Martina Ebi


SUMMER ELECTIVE:  Up to 15 PLME/Brown medical students (preference for first-year meds, PLME seniors and juniors) may attend a 2-week mini-course in comparative health care systems and medical ethics held during the summer. Tuition is waived and room is provided. Some provision is made for board but students must provide their own transportation costs. Medical students in the Global Health Scholarly Concentration may apply for an SA.  

CLINICAL ELECTIVES/RESEARCH: An additional 4 medical students may spend up to 2 months in Tuebingen doing clinical electives, research, or a new 1-month summer elective program in Ethics, Clinical Practice and Research.


CRITICAL CARE COURSE:  Available to fourth year medical students. The course has a duration of two weeks (Feb/Mar).  After the end of the course interested students could add a clinical elective of variable (max. 6 week) length.  Tuition for participation in the program is waived and includes accommodation, lunch money (10 Euro per Day), a ticket for the local transportation, a number of free time activities, books and certificate.  Food for reasonable prices is available in the cafeteria at the university’s hospitals. Participants will be provided with single rooms in a guest house.  Travel funds of upto $500 may be available from the Department of Medicine (Dr. Gerardo Carino).

Course program

  1. Interactive lectures
  2. Course material will be the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) program of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

  3. Rounds in the ICU
  4. Students would participate in teaching rounds in the ICUs which would be focused on issues covered by the actual seminars and lectures.

  5. Problem-based learning (POL)
  6. During rounds students would formulate questions and problems. Each team consisting of one German and one international student chooses one problem and tries to solve it by internet search and discussions with the ICU staff.

  7. Seminars
  8. Hand-on training
  9. Students learn and practice invasive techniques such as insertion of central lines, oral intubation or even ultrasound and endoscopy techniques (bronchoscopy, gastroscopy) in the skills lab or experimental OR

  10. Clinical elective

After the end of the course interested students could add a clinical elective of variable length.

Read

Student's Guide to Tuebingen put together by Grace Sun, PLME'16.

To express interest, please contact Dr. Carino prior to applying.

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