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Orthopedics and Trauma Summer School

15th of July - 19th of July 2024

The goal of this summer school, Orthopedics and Trauma Summer School, is to teach a yearly, English taught, 5-day program using a multidisciplinary approach on the subjects of orthopaedics, traumatology and sports medicine. The week consists of both an educational and social program. The summer school will be hosted by the University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen in collaboration with the departments of orthopaedics, sports medicine, trauma surgery, movement sciences and rehabilitation medicine.

The educational program will include interactive lectures and workshops by specialist doctors from the departments of orthopedic surgery, traumatology and sports medicine. The main themes of these lectures will be:

• Joint wear and replacement and ligament injuries

• Bone fractures and surgical repair

• Sports injuries and rehabilitation

During the interactive workshops the knowledge learnt during lectures can be put into practice through arthroscopy and anatomical dissections as well as introductions to plastering and suturing, to name a few!

Besides the educational program we will also provide a strong social one with many activities to ensure a week of fun! You will get to know the other international participants both inside and outside the hospital. We will share lovely meals in the city center and experience Dutch culture at its finest.

At the end of the course, participants will be rewarded with a certificate justifying their attendance and participation.


15th of July - 19th of July 2024


University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands


Hotel The Social Hub Groningen

Application Deadline

28th of April


Bachelor-/master-/postgraduates from the fields of medicine, biomedical sciences, biomedical technology, movement sciences, physical therapy or any related study field


Dr. H. (Hugo) van der Veen

Course language





-Accommodation from July 15th until July 20th (6 nights), location: The Social Hub Groningen.

-Food & beverages (breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinners) on course days.



-Travel to and from the Netherlands (e.g. destination Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Groningen Eelde Airport)

-Travel to Groningen (e.g. by car, or train). The summer school committee can help/advise you if necessary.

-Visa costs

Max. number of participants 15 - 20 participants


You will receive an official certificate of participation




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