One Week Medical School

 Given the current circumstances concerning the spread of COVID-19 in Switzerland and in line with the recommendations of the Swiss Federal Council and the Council of State of the Canton of Geneva, the Institute of Global Health has taken the decision to postpone the One Week Medical School to June 2023.

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The One Week Medical School is an innovative, one week, full time training in medical thinking and practice for non-physicians developed by the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva’s Faculty of Medicine.  

In close collaboration with the University Hospitals of Geneva, this full time intensive medical course will take place at the CIS Geneva (Centre Interprofessionnel de Simulation), 76B av de la Roseraie, on the site of the Geneva University Hospital (HUG)

The One week Medical School programme is a short but intensive medical training course designed for postgraduate students and professionals involved in the field of health (except for medical doctors). This highly interdisciplinary course will allow participants to gain a better grasp of the main issues and challenges faced by doctors. There are no prerequisites in terms of medical and scientific knowledge.

Key questions addressed will be: How do doctors make decisions? What are the cutting edge issues in the main medical specialties? What is the importance of evidence-based medicine and of uncertainty in the practice of medicine ?

A wide variety of medical specialists will be teaching, professors and practitioners from the Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital of Geneva. Training methods will be close to those used for medical students in Geneva. For example, participants will be challenged by exposure to practical cases simulated by professional actors. Participants will also be proposed to spend half a day’s bedside teaching in a hospital ward in Geneva in the week prior to the One Week Medical School.


Participants can register for the full week  or a shorter 3 day course 

Participants completing the full course will receive 2 ECTS.

Participants completing the 3 day course will receive 1 ECTS


for the full course 

  • General: 2000 CHF
  • SSPH+ members or UNIGE PhD students: 1400 CHF

for 3 day course 

  • General : 1300 CHF
  • SSPH+ members or UNIGE PhD students: 900 CHF