SCSK 500 The Prague Experience in Medicine

Walter Kolbinger, PhD
Martin Stransky, MD
This popular two-credit selective takes place in Prague in the Czech Republic during the last three weeks of July. Students are introduced to three teaching hospitals and a private practice clinic with 25 physicians. The students gain exposure to both adult and pediatric settings, and participate in team discussions, teaching rounds, lectures, and direct patient interaction. The thinking process that clinicians use when examining patients is introduced and discussed. Students assess the medical, cultural, and economic forces impacting different medical systems. After this selective, students will have developed an increased awareness of the globalization of medicine, expanding their perspectives and knowledge bases in patient care.