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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Rochester applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, Residence halls Area of study: Biology, Pre-Health, Social Policy & Administration
Class Status: 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Description:
Medical Practice & Policy 

Engage in a unique pre-medical experience by learning from Danish medical doctors, focusing on diagnosis and treatment of common diseases and ailments. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gain an insider view of university hospitals and clinics in Copenhagen and exposure to the daily practice of physicians, including recording patient history and solving clinical cases 
  • Perform physical examinations and procedures on medical phantoms, such as blood drawing, I.V. entry, suturing, and ultrasound 
  • Compare and contrast health care and medical practice in newly reformed countries versus welfare state systems by visiting hospitals, clinics, and research institutions on study tours in Denmark and Western and Eastern Europe 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you have a serious interest in medicine and science, and are considering pursuing a medical or graduate degree in the health professions. 

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CORE COURSE 
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
In this course, taught by physicians on site at a university hospital, you will focus on the most important human diseases, their diagnoses and treatments, and clinical working methods of Danish physicians as practiced in the Danish medical system. 
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Berlin-Poznan or Budapest-Vienna or Stockholm-Tallinn 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level. 
Note: Please be aware that this course does not provide medical training corresponding to that of medical students and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients. 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/16/2017 10/23/2017 TBA TBA
Full year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/16/2018 03/23/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.