Groningen, Netherlands


when 6 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 650

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, all programmes for 2020 have been cancelled.

In 2020 the 27th edition of the Summer School on Pediatrics will take place in Groningen! For two weeks, medical students from various countries all over the world will come to Groningen and the University Medical Center of Groningen (UMCG).

During this Summer School the participants are offered a varied educational program. The school combines clinics and research in many different fields of pediatrics. This is presented in the form of lectures and workshops given by some of our finest professors and doctors. In addition, students will be divided into small groups to perform research.

These groups will benefit from daily supervision by experienced research coaches. The coaches will be present to familiarise the participants with the research process and programs. They will also guide them in their efforts to come up with a proposal that will be presented at the end of the program. Besides the interesting and challenging educational program, there is a fun social program. During various activities the participating students will get to know each other. They will become acquainted with the Dutch culture and the student life in Groningen.

In addition, all participants are given the opportunity to share their own foreign habits during events such as the international cooking event that will take place during the summer school.

Target group

(bio)medical students in year 3 or 4 of their University programme

Course aim

The main goals of the Summer School on Pediatrics are:

1. To introduce (bio)medical students into the various fields of clinical pediatrics

2. To discuss current limitations/complications we are facing today

3. To demonstrate their translation into clinical/fundamental research questions

4. To get to know the Dutch culture and other medical students from all over the world

Credits info

3 EC
Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 84 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 650: per participant, including educational activities, housing, 3 meals/day, accommodation and several social activities including a trip to Amsterdam

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