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From Bench to Bedside - Medical Research Summer School

The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich are among Europe’s leading centers of scholarly medicine.

For the first time, LMU offers medical students from around the world the chance to gain insight into medical research. In a four-week programm, students will get a better understanding of the diversity of medical research. The Summer School has a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Ludwig-Maximilans-University tutors. It involves a series of lectures, tutorials, seminars, bedside teaching and lab visits.

Physicians have to make their treatment desicions based on empirically proven evidence. But to do so they need to understand the medical literature and to interpret the data published in different studies.

From Bench to Bedside students:

  • are exposed to medical research in an academic medical environment.
  • learn about the different research methods as well as the pros and cons of using them for various scientific problems.
  • meet international scientists undertaking research at LMU.

During Lab Visits, students familiarize themselves with lab work and get the chance to ask questions and discuss ideas with experts in different fields.
The opportunity to have ethical discussions with other international students from different cultural backgrounds and healthcare delivery systems about the benefits and limitations of research will be an enriching experience. They will also be able to learn more about scientific career development, and how research findings are incorporated in patient care.


  • Lab visits
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Statistical skills
  • Public Health
  • Basic research
  • Vaccination
  • History, theory, and ethics of medicine
  • Presentation skills

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August/September 2019 (exact dates tbc)


  • € 300 tuition fee (students enrolled at a LMU Partner University are eligible to apply for a LMU Tuition Waiver)
  • € 200 registration fee
  • € 390 housing fee

Participation is free for LMU medical students.


Online applications will be accepted until December 1, 2018.

Study Buddies

During their stay, LMU students help to pilot international participants through the complexities of hospital practice.

On weekends, there’s time to relax and enjoy what Munich and its surroundings have to offer: Students go on skiing trips together, attend a concert or a ballet, view the paintings in the Pinakothek, or visit nearby attractions such as Neuschwanstein Castle and Nürnberg.

Contact us

Please send us an email if you are interested in the program so we can provide further details or answer questions you may have: