Summer Mini-Courses in Germany


Language Requirement: Courses taught in English – no German language requirement

Eligibility: Currently enrolled PLME and students from Alpert Medical School 
Enrollment Limit: Up to 15 
Tuition: No charge to Brown students 
Travel Expenses:

Each student is responsible for all travel expenses to/from and within Germany

Rostock, Germany: June 1-12, 2020

Course Coordintation:  Timothy Empkie, MD
Rostock University Faculty of Medicine BIOL 6510 - Growing Old – Aging and its Medical Challenges: Provide students with cross-cultural perspectives on medical topics such as aging in the US and Germany contexts. During the morning seminars, specialists in aging provide information on the physiology of aging and on prominent diseases afflicting the elderly such as hypertension and diabetes. During the afternoon, students undertake field trips, labs, and visits to institutions of aging as well as engage in cultural activities.
Rostock Housing Off-campus housing and provided by Rostock
Rostock Meals Small stipend provided by Rostock
Tuebingen, Germany: June 15-26, 2020
Course Coordination Julianne Ip, MD
Eberhard Karls University BIOL 6511-Comparative Medical Ethics The goal of this intensive two-week seminar is to bring pre-medical and medical students from Brown and Tuebingen together to discuss ethical issues of medical practice in a comparative perspective. The seminar will consist of small group discussions and study periods, and will include the students preparing short presentations for the group sessions. By comparing different ethical standards and positions from the US, Germany, and selected other countries, the students will not only receive a basic training in medical ethics but also get a sense for the cultural relativity of moral reasoning, the co-existence of alternative and competing ethical frameworks, calibrated to different civilizational traditions and socio-political conditions. The participants will be offered clinical cases to discuss the implications of different ethical positions. The seminar will be highly interactive to induce a stimulating exchange of ideas and arguments between the medical students from the US and Germany. 

Tuebingen Housing Rooms booked at a nearby youth hostel (breakfast included).
Tuebingen Meals Stipend for food at commissary.

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