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Winterschool in Austria, 22-26 Feburary 2010

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Expired Winterschool in Austria, 22-26 Feburary 2010

Post by sergio on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 11:36

In the heart of Europe, up in the mountains you will have the opportunity to learn the most important topics in orthopaedics. The Winterschool will be held from 22nd - 26th February 2010 in Stolzalpe, Austria. After the Winterschool you have the possibility to do a clerkship in orthopaedics for either one OR two weeks.

Date: 22nd - 26th February 2010
Venue: General & Orthopaedic Hospital Stolzalpe, Austria
Scientific Board: Univ. Prof. R. Graf, Univ. Doz. S. Hofmann, PD Ch. Tschauner
Registration Fee: 80 EUR, including boarding and lodging
Number of participants: 16 participants in total, 8 Austrians, 8 international

General Information
The Seminar „Practical Orthopaedics“ has been successfully performed for medical students from Austria during the last 10 years. This will be the first English course with international and Austrian students together. The Stolzalpe Hospital is one of the largest Orthopaedic Departments in Austria and has developed specialization in 8 different teams. It is well known as European Reference Centre for Hip and Knee Surgery and Paediatric Orthopaedics.

The one week course is based on lectures, hands on workshops and bed side teaching. The lectures presented by the different teams cover most of the important topics in orthopaedics including conservative orthopaedics, pain management, anaesthesia and management of chronic pain patients. The practical hands on includes knee arthroscopy on a model, plating and nailing, sewing and casting. Bed side teaching is performed with clinical examination of the different joints, patient’s presentation, joining the outpatient department and the OR.

Learning the basic knowledge of the most important musculoskeletal diseases (excluding tumours), understanding for diagnostic procedures, conservative and surgical pathways including new developments and future perspectives


* Medical student
* Anatomy Knowledge
* Good English Language skills

Final oral test with practical examples and certificate

After the Winterschool you CAN do a clerkship for either one OR two weeks in orthopaedics.
The costs for the clerkship will be approximately extra 8 EUR per day.

IMPORTANT: Insurance
Don't forget to get an insurance in case of illness, accident and - if you take part in the clerkship - a liability insurance!

How to apply
Send the following documents to by Friday, 4th December midnight UTC

* Letter of motivation
* Curriculum Vitae (including name, address, email, phone number and nationality)
* Proof of studies (official letter of medical college/university stating that you are a medical student and the year you are in)

Then go to our application form and fill it in:

We will send out the acceptance letters within a week after the deadline.


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