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DIS: Medical Practice & Policy (Stockholm)
Stockholm, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Program Term(s):
Semester only
Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
Minimum GPA:
3.00
Prerequisites:
Yes
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
Swedish
Housing Options:
Dormitory, Homestay
Areas of Study:
Biology, Pre-Med, Public Health
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study
Program Description:
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. 

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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

STUDENT PROFILE
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. 

CORE COURSE 
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. 

Visit disabroad.org for a list of additional electives!



For Gustavus Adolphus students: DIS uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most DIS courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.