Due to the current Situation (COVID-19-Pandemic) there will be no summerschool Stolzalpe 2020. Further information about our Winterschool in 2021 will be published on our website.
International Orthopaedic Summer&Winterschool Stolzalpe
You always wanted to gain deeper insights into the world of an orthopaedist and improve your sewing, plating and nailing skills? You have already worn or at least signed a fancy cast, but never had the chance to create one yourself? Then this is your opportunity. The registration for the International Orthopaedic Winterschool Stolzalpe is now closed. The results have already been published. Please check your email account. Workshops are for free! The registration fee of 90 € will pay for your food and accommodation. Don´t miss out on this opportunity!
Our Seminar „Practical Orthopaedics“ has been successfully performed for medical students from Austria for more than ten years now and we’ve been exceptionally happy to be able to include international students in the last few years. A group size of only 16 participants ensures the high quality of our program. The Stolzalpe Hospital is one of the largest orthopaedic departments in Austria and is famous for hip and knee surgery as well as paediatric orthopaedics.
Date: Due to the current Situation (COVID-19-Pandemic) there will be no summerschool Stolzalpe 2020. Further information about our Winterschool in 2021 will be published on our website.
Venue: General Orthopaedic, Hospital Stolzalpe, Austria
Scientific Board: Dr. Markus Hochegger MSc, Univ. Doz. S. Hofmann, PD Ch. Tschauner
Guest lectures: Prof. Dr. Graf, Prof. Dr. Leithner
General time table
International Orthopaedic Winterschool (February)
International Orthopaedic Summerschool (September)
This one-week course includes interactive lectures, as well as hands-on-workshops. The lectures will be presented by the different teams and will cover the most important topics in orthopeadics including conservative orthopaedics, radiology, physical medicine and hip-sonography for newborns. The practical hands-on-workshops include knee arthroscopy on a model, plating, nailing, sewing and casting. Bed side teaching is performed with clinical examination of the different joints, patient’s presentation, joining the outpatient department and the OR.
Get to know the most important musculoskeletal diseases and develop an overview of diagnostic procedures, conservative therapies and surgical procedures. Receive an insight into new developments and future perspectives in the field of orthopaedics.
* Advanced English language skills (B2) – certificate not needed
* registered as a medical university student
* Anatomical knowledge
* Successfully passed Orthopaedics at medical school
Medical students worldwide, who fulfill the points listed beneath – graduates/doctors cannot be considered
International students: Please fill out this registration form: Link
Austrian Students: Please write an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes feel free to apply!
We would like to inform you that it is generally recommended to have the orthopaedic exam, as this will increase your ranking in our evaluation.
In case you will take your exam between our deadline and the start of our program, please mention this situation in your application.
The program starts on Monday at 08:00 am, so we recommend to arrive on Sunday afternoon/evening. It will end on Friday afternoon around 3 pm after the final oral exam, so you can plan your departure on Friday afternoon/evening.
A language certificate is not required, as we trust the standards of the Matura/A levels
Please keep in mind that you might need to apply for a visa in order to enter the EU. We generally recommend applying at least 2-3 months in advance. After you have been elected, we will gladly help you by issuing an invitation letter certified by the Stolzalpe hospital or feel free to contact the stolzalpe hospital directly via email@example.com
If you are from an EU member state also a valid ID is okay! For other countries we prefer passports.
The accommodation will be provided by the hospital and is located in the nurses dormitory only 5 minutes walking from the hospital. You will have a single room, fully equipped with a standard sized bed, wardrobe, table, chairs and a sink. Shared bathrooms on the corridor.
Unfortunately the connection with public transport is not the best and probably it is necessary to change trains. If you take a plane to Austria we recommend to go to Vienna Airport as the flights to Vienna are the cheapest normally. You can check out https://www.oebb.at/en/ in order to see the train schedules, the train station at Stolzalpe is called “Murau“. We will then pick you up from the station.
Parking facilities are provided for free and we generally recommend to go by car.
The fees cover accommodation at the hospital from Sunday to Friday and food from Monday morning to Friday midday.
The costs for the journey and for visa (if needed) must be covered by yourself.
Please note that the participation fee is only refundable up to 2 months before the start of the program. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Please check the following points:
-you filled out all obligatory points (marked with *)
-you didn´t cross the limit of the maximum allowed words (e.g. 100 words)
-you uploaded the files in the right file format (e.g. pdf)
-check the size of the pdf files.Please try to reduce the amount of data if it is too high! Maximum 15MB
-after pressing “send” you have good internet connection and waited for at least 3 minutes.
After successful registration the page should show something like “form has been successfully submitted”
Only elected students will have the possibility to add an internship at the Orthopaedic & Trauma Department of the Stolzalpe hospital 2 weeks before or after the program. Please keep in mind that all additional costs during this period have to be covered by yourself and that we can not provide transportation to or from the venue.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org!
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