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Oncology Winter School

In the course of a four-week program at LMU, medical students from around the world get a close-up view of the everyday routines in an oncology clinic.


Programmed for practice

Under the direction of experienced faculty members, the students are taken through a challenging but highly stimulating learning program. They spend the first part of the day on the oncology wards, learning the daily routines, accompanying patients from reception through diagnostic procedures to therapy sessions. The afternoons are taken up with courses on the latest diagnostic methods or therapeutic approaches, and discussion of individual case studies in small groups.

In addition, they work with actors on aspects of problem-oriented communication, a vital element of the medical professional’s skill set. This gives them the opportunity to learn how to handle tasks such as breaking bad news to a patient or helping patients to cope with their fears as they face the prospect of stressful treatments. read more

As well as getting to know the day-to-day routines on the wards, the students are introduced to clinical laboratory work, familiarize themselves with radiology or hyperthermia, try their hand at image-based functional diagnostics and attend the weekly oncological review conducted by the staff specialists at the Medical Center.

Taught by eminent medical specialists, they also receive invaluable help from their German “study buddies”. read more

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 Nuremberg.

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Target Group / Prerequisites

The elective addresses senior medical students, particularly those from LMU Partner Universities, who attend this four-week rotation together with senior medical students from LMU.

A German "study buddy" is assigned to each participant from abroad, and helps to pilot his or her partner through the complexities of hospital practice.

Upon completion of the elective, the certificate "Zeugnis über die Tätigkeit als Famulus/Famula (Certificate concerning practical clinical experience) gemäß Anlage 6 zu § 7 Abs. 4 Satz 2 ÄAppO" is granted to LMU students.

Language of Instruction



March 11 - 29, 2019
Arrival international students: March 8, 2-6 pm
Course start: March 11, 8 am
Course end: March 29, 4 pm
Departure international students: March 29

Maximum Number of Participants



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

  • € 200 MISU registration fee

  • € 410 housing fee

Participation is free for LMU medical students.

Application for International Students

Online applications will be accepted until November 1, 2018. Please complete only the section "Application International Students" and submit.

Supporting documents to be submitted:

  • CV (in English)
  • Confirmation of Student Status (Certificate of Enrolment or equivalent)

  • Most recent official Transcript of Records

  • Documentation of English language proficiency (non-native speakers)

  • Statement of Intent: A one-page statement (in English) written by the applicant that can include reasons for pursuing a medical career, for choosing the Winter School, etc.

Prospective applicants who have already graduated from medical school are not eligible to participate.

Application for LMU Students

Online applications will be accepted until February 8, 2019. Please complete only the section "Application LMU Students" and submit.

Supporting documents to be submitted:

  • CV (in German)
  • Statement of Intent: A one-page statement (in English) written by the applicant that can include reasons for pursuing a medical career, for choosing the Winter School, etc.
  • LSF-Notenliste


Prof. M. Dreyling
Prof. O. Genzel-Boroviczény

Academic Supervisors

Margarete Greither
Dr. Lydia Schön
Dr. Benedikt Christoph Westphalen


Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Lisa Lechner