One Week Medical School


Participants register for the full-week course (Oct. 31st – Nov. 4th)
The course is taught in English and is organized in the following format:

1. Lectures


Monday October 31st: «In the mind of a doctor»

Follow the daily work of a medical doctor and learn about medical reasoning, clinical examination and investigations leading to diagnosis, about the doctor-patient relationship, the place of uncertainty and the role of medical ethics in medicine. You also get an overview of the basics of pharmacology.

Lecturers: T. Fassier, M. Nendaz, O. Braillard, A. Perrier, S. Hurst, M. Besson

Tuesday November 1st: «Family medicine & preventative healthcare»


Explore clinical and physiological approaches to major public health challenges such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, mental diseases, drug use and role of family medicine.

Lecturers: F. Jornayvaz, E. Tessitore, L. Curtis, B. Broers, J. Sommer.

Wednesday November 2nd: «From clinical presentation to disease management»

Engage with numerous aspects of patient care including clinical aspects in neurology, diagnostic imaging, treatment options in oncology and the importance of pain management and palliative care. Get an overview of forensic and legal medicine.

Lecturers: S. Vulliémoz, P.-A. Poletti, A. Hottinger, D. Zoccatelli, S. Pautex, C. Egger, A. Hamdan.

Thursday November 3rd: «The pathway of life»


Get an insight into medical specialties following all stages of life - from preconception to advanced age -with lectures on genetics, obstetrics, pediatrics, gynecology and geriatrics.

Lecturers: G. Van Winckel, M. Boulvain, C. Sahyoun, P. Petignat, C. Graf.

Friday November 4th: «Global health & Tropical medicine»


Learn the fundamentals of microbiology and infectious diseases. Understand their practical application with lectures on tropical medicine, humanitarian medicine and global health crisis management.

Lecturers: P. Linder, M. Schibler, G. Eperon, S. Aebischer Perone, A. Flahault.


 2. Workshop with manNequins and simulated patients


Two practical half-days with simulation: Be a doctor for a few hours! Carry out investigations and make diagnoses using the right communication tools with your patients in two different clinical situations.

Supervisors: T. Fassier, A. Dugerdil, K. Blondon, K. Lister.