Medical Practice & Policy
Engage in a unique pre-medical experience by learning from Swedish medical doctors and researchers, focusing on how research translates into medical practices, and how patient data translates back into research.
- Gain an insider’s view of the life of a research doctor and insight into clinical practices and health care in Europe through visits to clinical and diagnostic hospital departments and research institutions
- Explore case studies that bridge research and clinical breakthroughs within acute and chronic diseases, and investigate how diagnostic tools and treatment strategies are developed through the dynamic relationship between clinicians, physicians, and scientists
- Travel with DIS on course-integrated study tours that will take you on the trajectory from lab bench to clinic, and give you an opportunity to compare different translational research practices in Europe
This program is right for you if you have a serious interest in medicine and science and are considering a medical or graduate degree in the health sciences.
Translational Medicine: From Bench to Bedside
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course has an emphasis on the dynamic relationship between laboratory research and bedside application with the purpose of providing optimal patient therapies. You will gain insight into state-of-the-art research application in the field of translational medicine. You will interact with medical researchers who specialize in selected acute and chronic diseases.
Week-Long Study Tour: London
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
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.
Special Note for Auggies:
DIS applications are processed on a rolling basis, and they often reach capacity before published deadlines. In addition, some core courses fill up faster than others. So in order to have a strong application and the best chance of being offered a place on their program, and taking the core course you want, we suggest the following:
1. Apply early!
2. Submit a high quality application with an outstanding personal essay that addresses all of the points requested
3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements below, especially the 3.0 GPA
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at a four-year college or university in the United States or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
- Academically compelling reason why DIS is a good fit for you
- Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad
- Enthusiasm for cultural engagement
- Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad