EXCHANGE STUDENTS for a semester/a year @Universitätsklinikum TÜbingen, Jerman Application Procedures: 1. Fill out the registration form at IOSS in regard to the official nomination must be sent by UGM to the Universitätsklinikum Tübingen (you could also access the online registration at http://fk.ugm.ac.id/IOSS) Get the Information Package After getting the official nomination, the student will receive the information package that includes the list of the available courses, contact data of the academic advisor responsible for the student and deadlines. Contact Academic Advisor Please choose the courses you would like to participate in from the list and contact your academic advisor in order to clarify your wishes. As soon as all is set, fill in the courses in the Learning Agreement and have it signed at your home university. Learning Agreement After the Learning Agreement has been filled; please send the original together with the application form to us. Once we receive the Learning Agreement, we will sign it and pass it on to the International Office of the University. Get the Letter of Acceptance The Letter of Acceptance will be sent to you as soon as your documents have arrived at the university’s Office of International Relations. The detailed procedures could be access at below link: http://www.medizin.uni-tuebingen.de/en Winter School 2012: Critical Care Introduction and Aim of the Course Critical care is a very important field of anaesthesiology for their further career. medicine, which is currently not very well Background of this aspect is that many integrated in the medical curriculum at least countries already face a shortage of at the University of Tübingen. However, intensivists. students who get involved in this field are often very stimulated by the variety of The course is offered for a maximum of 14 learning opportunities in an Intensive Care students (50% Germans + 50% International Unit (ICU). This includes diagnostic and Students). We would prefer advanced therapeutic challenges, the possibility to medical students in the last two years of learn non-invasive and invasive techniques their education. In case of too many as well as the discussion of ethical applicants the most qualified students should questions. An early and stimulating be selected. A German and an international exposure to critical care medicine might student always would form a team, so it will motivate students to choose this field or allow a contact to the patients without related fields such as emergency medicine or German language proficiency. Course Outline We propose a course duration of 2 weeks. After the end of the course interested students could add a clinical elective of 6 weeks for a total of 8 weeks. The course incl. the clinical elective will take part from 2/06/12 to 3/31/12 The course would consist of the following modules: 1. Interactive lectures Course material will be the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) program of the Society of Critical Care. Slides are in English. The FCCS program has been established in Tübingen for several years. Included is also a textbook in English, which the students could use for the preparation of the course. The FCCS course includes an exam and a certificate. 2. Rounds in the ICU Students would participate in teaching rounds in the ICUs which would be focused on issues covered by the actual seminars and lectures (e.g. mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, sepsis). 3. Problem-based During rounds students would formulate questions and problems based on real patient cases. learning (POL) Each team consisting of one German and one international student choses one problem and tries to solve it by internet search (Medline, UpToDate, guidelines etc.) and discussions with the ICU staff. A short presentation is prepared for the following seminar. 4. Seminars Students show their presentations, followed by a group discussion. Seminars also include discussions of ethical questions and problems in the ICU. 5. Hospitation in the Students can spend whole days in the ICU to experience the work of the medical team in the ICU. ICU 6. Hand-on training Students learn and practise invasive techniques such as insertion of central lines, oral intubation or even ultrasound and endoscopy techniques (bronchoscopy, gastroscopy) in the skills lab or experimental OR. Tübingen also has an internationally renowned Patient Safety and Simulation Center (TüPASS), which allows realistic simulation of a whole variety of emergency situations in a real ICU environment. Practical training of these situations would be an important part of the course. 7. Clinical elective After the end of the 2 weeks course interested students could add a clinical elective of variable length (max. 6 weeks). Summer School 2012 I Comparative Medical Ethics (11th of June - 22nd of June) For more then 20 years, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tübingen has maintained a successful exchange program with the Alpert Medical School of the renowned Brown University, USA. This program has evolved continuously to intensify the bilateral exchange between two partners. In the framework of this program the course on "Comparative Medical Ethics" is held at Tübingen University. Students from Brown and medical students from Tübingen discuss current ethical issues of the different national healthcare systems every summer during the two-week compact seminar. The format of this module will remain unchanged and will be integrated in the program of the new Summer School, where it will be open to students from selected partner universities. At the same time it will build a bridge to the newly added modules by providing the opportunity to discuss questions such as "Ethical Problems of Research", "Ethical Aspects of Intensive Care", "The Moral Status of the Human Embryo", etc. II Skills and Communication (25th of June - 6th f July) Medicine students must often learn a huge amount of content and put in years of hard work before meeting their first "real" patient. We believe that student-centered and patient-oriented learning calls for early contact with the clinical environment. That is why we have designed a longitudinal curriculum in which procedural skills, communication and other soft skills as well as clinical reasoning are taught from the first year till the final exams. In the Skills module we want to share this idea with our international students and give them the possibility to learn more than what they will find in textbooks. The two-week course starts with an interdisciplinary introduction to patient management, including examples for a structured anamnesis, criteria for patient safety, etc. The main focus of the following days is to train the students in procedural skills at different levels of difficulty. Starting with blood pressure measurement and taking blood samples, and going on to advanced skills like how to behave in an operation theatre or ultrasound exercises, we prepare the students for participation in high-fidelity simulations at the end of the course. The last day will focus on the clinical environment, and different tasks that are important for junior doctors on the ward will be discussed and taught.