International Medical Summer School
At Medical Faculty Masaryk University, we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students.
Incoming students have an opportunity to learn and work (4 hours a day, 4 days a week, 3 weeks in total) in specific workplaces and projects under the supervision of the Faculty's doctors. Each week focuses on a different area of studies, outlined below.
In addition to this, you can look forward to a cultural program introducing Brno, the Czech Republic and Central Europe. The program consists of movie screening, concerts, shows, museum and historical sites visits, as well as in-town and out-of-town excursions. Finally, there will be three-day trips to the regional capitals (Prague, Vienna and Budapest). Each trip includes transportation, 2-night accommodation as well as the professional tours and cultural program.
Summer School Perks: an Orientation; 14/7 on-site assistance; local student assistant at the residence; access to the libraries, cafeterias, PC labs, and gym facilities available for the whole duration of the program
Why this program: Interactive classes in high-tech facilities, exciting social and cultural activities, opportunities to travel and explore peculiar local cuisine, fascinating history and rich traditions
- Anatomy Dissection of the Extremities
- Practice in Physiology Labs
- Clinical skills in Acute Patient
Credits: Students will receive 15 ECTS upon successful completion of this course.
Dates and Fees
Dates: June 14-July 5, 2020
Cost: The cost of this program is €4000
- Tuition for the summer school
- Lab fees and access
- Transportation for the weekend trips (Prague, Vienna, Budapest)
- Accommodation in Brno and weekend trips
- Academic site visits
- Breakfast on weekend trips (at the hotel only)
- Opening and Closing receptions
- Culture activities around Brno
Students should budget an additional €400-1000 depending on their spending habits for food in Brno (breakfast, lunch, dinner), weekend trips (lunch and dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest (the underground labyrinth in Brno, Budapest baths, bars, etc.)
1st week – Human anatomy
Human Anatomy is descriptive discipline focused on morphology of the human body, relations between individual structures and particularly on their function. Anatomical dissection gives a unique chance to evaluate theoretical knowledge on real cadaverous material. In the Anatomical Lab, students will dissect upper and lower extremity with focuses on position of the nerves, vessels and muscles as well as topographical anatomy.
2nd week – Human physiology
Human physiology focuses functions of particular systems of human body and their control as well as their integration. Students will perform clinically relevant methods (e.g. spirometry and spiroergometry, methods of continuous measurement of blood pressure, measurement of basal metabolic rate, stabilometry, EEG and EOG), become acquainted with their importance for clinical physiology and their interpretation as well as their position in clinical medicine.
3rd week – Practical skills in acute patient
Practical Skills in Acute Patient
The goal of the course is to support practical skills based on comprehensive simulation of acute situations.
- Airway management (bag-mask ventilation, supraglottic airway devices, tracheal intubation)
- Securing peripheral venous catheters
- Advanced life suppport - practical skills and complex simulation
- A practical approach to the patient with circulation failure – complex simulation
This is a sample schedule for the course. Culture activities are subject to change, but the academic trips will stay the same.
Classes take place Monday-Thursday from 9:00-13:00. Culture/social activities will take place in the afternoons/nights.
Students are expected to arrive in Brno on Sunday, June 14. The program ends in Prague on Sunday, July 5, however students can depart on that Saturday. For information on getting to Brno, see our Practical Information.
Students in this program are housed in one of our Residence Halls where both international and Czech students live during the school year. This is a great opportunity to see how student housing is different all around the world (or is similar, depending on what country you are from!). In Brno, students share a room with one other student, while on trips, students are three per room.
Bedding is provided; however, students should bring their own towels. Students will have an opportunity to cook their own meals, some cooking supplies will be provided, as supplies last.
Meet our Team
Erin Anna SmithSummer School Manager
Life in Brno
Brno is a great place to live, even if just for a short period of time. As a student city (1/5 of the population are students) and an international city there is always something to do, and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. This means that exploring cafes, teahouses, restaurants and the local sites is easy, even without our amazing assistants. However, because we want you to get the most out of your experience, we have a team of local Czech students to show you their favorite things in Brno!