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Education University of Groningen Summer Schools

Acute Medicine

Personalised Medicine
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Join our Summer School on Acute Medicine, designed for any students and researchers eager to explore the forefront of acute care. This program delves into personalised medicine, innovation, and the evolution of Emergency Departments (ED) for a patient-centric approach.

In our program, you will:

1. Explore how personalized medicine optimizes acute care outcomes, aligning treatments with individual patient profiles.

2. Dive into genomics and advanced diagnostics, identifying genetic factors influencing acute conditions and informing precise interventions.

3. Understand the role of biomarkers and molecular profiling in early disease detection and customizing treatment plans.

4. Discover cutting-edge technology reshaping emergency care, including AI-driven triage, telemedicine, and wearable devices, improving accuracy and efficiency.

5. Explore innovative ED designs and patient flow strategies, enhancing the overall patient experience.

Practical information

8 – 12 July 2024
Groningen, the Netherlands


including academic and social program, lunches, drinks, dinners

€ 350 for Bachelor and Master students

€ 450 for PhD candidates and Post-docs

If you choose to opt out of the social program and gifts, there is an € 80 reduction in the fee you have to pay.
Academic coordinators

Prof. dr. Hjalmar Bouma, University Medical Centre Groningen




The Summer School on Acute Medicine is open to all motivated Bachelor/Master/PhD/Postgrad students.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course schedule

Please see the course schedule below.

Learning outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

1.       Comprehensive Understanding: Develop a comprehensive understanding of acute medicine, including its principles, challenges, and evolving trends.

2.      Personalized Medicine: Gain insights into the concept of personalized medicine and its applications in acute care, enabling tailored treatments for better patient outcomes.

3.      Innovations in Acute Care: Explore the latest innovations and technologies transforming acute care, such as AI-driven diagnostics, telemedicine, and wearable devices.

4.      Emergency Department Evolution: Understand the evolving landscape of Emergency Departments, including design, workflow optimization, and patient-centric approaches.

5.      Patient-Centered Care: Develop skills in providing patient-centered care, with a focus on empathy, communication, and cultural sensitivity.

6.      Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving: Enhance critical thinking skills to analyze complex acute medical cases, make informed decisions, and develop innovative solutions.

7.       Collaborative Interdisciplinary Approach: Promote collaboration and teamwork among healthcare professionals, researchers, and students from diverse backgrounds.

8.      Ethical and Legal Considerations: Explore the ethical and legal aspects of acute medicine, including informed consent, confidentiality, and end-of-life care.

9.      Research and Innovation: Encourage research skills development and foster innovative thinking in acute care, with opportunities to engage in research projects.

10.   Communication Skills: Enhance communication skills for effectively conveying medical information to patients, families, and healthcare teams.

11.    Leadership and Adaptability: Cultivate leadership qualities and adaptability in the fast-paced and evolving field of acute medicine.

12.   Networking and Professional Growth: Build a network of peers, mentors, and professionals in the acute care field, contributing to ongoing professional growth and development.

13.   Global Health Perspective: Gain insights into global health challenges related to acute medicine and explore potential solutions and collaborations.

These learning outcomes ensure that participants leave the summer school with a well-rounded education and the skills needed to excel in the field of acute medicine while contributing to the advancement of patient care and research.


Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 40 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Application procedure

To apply, kindly fill out the online application form. Please note that you will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Motivation letter, clearly stating why you want to join this summer school, what you will bring to the school and what you hope to learn (max. 1 page)

The deadline for application is 1 April 2024. Selected applicants will be informed by 11 April 2024.

Last modified:01 May 2024 1.03 p.m.