One Week Medical School


We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva’s Faculty of Medicine, has developed an innovative, one week, full time training in medicine: the One Week Medical School.

The application site is now open. Please note that, in order to ensure a high quality of teaching, the number of places is restricted to 20. Applications will be dealt with on a “first come, first served” basis.

In close collaboration with the University Hospitals of Geneva, this full time intensive medical course will take place at the CIS Geneva (Centre Interprofessionnel de Simulation, 76B av de la Roseraie, on the site of the Geneva Cantonal Hospital) , during the week of March 6th-10th, 2017. 

The One week Medical School programme is a short but intensive medical training designed for postgraduate students and for all professionals with an interest and involvement in the field of health (except for medical doctors). The course will allow participants to gain a better grasp of the main issues and challenges faced by doctors.

Key questions addressed will be: How do doctors make decisions? What can be done to avoid medical jargon? What are the cutting edge issues in the main medical specialities? Why is uncertainty so important in medicine? To what extent evidence based medicine leads doctors in their practice?

A wide variety of medical specialists will be teaching, professors and practitioners from the Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital of Geneva. Training methods will be close to those used for medical students in Geneva. For example, participants will be challenged by exposure to practical cases simulated by professional actors. Participants will also be proposed to spend half a day’s bedside teaching in a hospital ward in Geneva in the week prior to the One Week Medical School.


Participants completing the course will receive 2 ECTS.


Fees will be 6000 CHF for the whole week plus the half day of clinical experience (bedside teaching).

For  students fees will be 1800 CHF for the whole week plus the half day of clinical experience (bedside teaching).