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    International Summer School in Surgery 2013

    With great pleasure we invite you to participate in the International Summer School in Surgery 2013 (ISSS’13) that will take place from 5th till 16th of August in Moscow, Russia.

    The two-week program is aimed to give participants an outstanding clinical practical experience in the field of General Surgery and help them choosing their future specialization in a more sensible way under the auspices of experienced faculty.

    The I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University has designed the program for abroad medical students as a unique opportunity to broaden academic and professional horizons, as well as to enjoy international cultural activities which are an integral part of the curriculum.
    Target group
    The program addresses 3rd and 4th-year medical students.

    Language of the program

    During the elective, participants will follow patients from admission through diagnostics to operation, including visits and assistance in the operating theatre. They will become active members of the Surgical Team and will participate in the daily routine on the Surgical Wards.

    Furthermore, participants will attend practical seminars, devoted to blood transfusion technique, wound healing, as well as workshops in the University Simulation Center (USC) and learn from physicians in small-group settings. During the workshops, students will learn how to perform such procedures as nasogastric intubation, orotracheal intubation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as well as train endo- and laparoscopic procedures on the specially designed simulators.

    August 5–16, 2013

    Maximum number of participants

    The ISSS’13 participation fee is €800. It includes registration fee €50, tuition, accomodation in the University hostel, hot lunches on week days, and cultural programme.

    German students can apply for a financial support at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the Go East-Sommerschulen 2013. For more details please visit: http:/

    Please, use the ISSS'13 Student Guide for more details.

    Application deadline
    June 10, 2013

    To apply for the International Surgery Summer School 2013 please fill in the required personal information and attach relevant documents at the ISSS'13 Application Form.

    Contact us
    You are always welcome to email any questions or comments to

    Tatiana V. Gerasimova (German-speaking)
    International Office
    I.M. Sechenov First MSMU
    tel: +7 (495) 622-95-86

    Igor S. Lunkov (English-speaking)
    International Office
    I.M. Sechenov First MSMU
    tel: +7 (495) 622-96-43