ICDSS 2023 Ukraine

ICDSS 2023 for Ukrainian applicants


We are thrilled to announce the International Clinical Case Discussion Summer School (ICDSS) from October 2 to October 13, 2023. This two-week intensive course on medical reasoning, organised in collaboration with TU, offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop your clinical reasoning skills while having fun and connecting with other medical students.

If you've already attended regular CCD, get ready for ICDSS, which takes the experience to the next level. Over the course of two weeks, we'll present two cases per day - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The format is the same as regular CCD, but each case lasts around four hours. Don't worry, though - the pace is more easy-going, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and participate in the discussion. We also have group activities planned for the evenings and weekend.

We are excited to welcome three guest professors from top US medical schools - WashU, Cornell, and Nagoya University in Japan - as well as local professors from LMU and TU. International students from the US, Japan and Ukraine will also be participating, making this an excellent opportunity to connect with medical students from around the world. In addition this course is completely free.

To apply, please send us your CV and a short letter of motivation (no longer than a page) to julian.benkel@med.uni-muenchen.de by August 15, 2023. While we understand that you may not be able to attend every session, we ask that you only apply if you can attend most of the sessions over the two weeks.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at any time. We'll also be hosting an introductory session to discuss the schedule, format, and answer any questions you might have.

We can't wait to see your faces at ICDSS!

Summary of information and general questions


When is the ICDSS?

From October 2 to October 13, 2023

Where is the ICDSS?

It will take place in Munich, Germany. The first week (October 2 - October 6) will be at the Technical University (TU) Munich and the second week (October 9 - October 13) will be at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.

What does the daily program look like?

From Monday to Friday (8.30 - 17.00) you will be discussing two cases daily. On the evenings and weekends there will be planned activities with the group.

Where will I stay?

The organizers will find a place to stay and sleep. Please note that you will not be sleeping in a hotel room, but instead in a guest room of a participant/student from Munich.

What does it cost me?

The following is for free:

  • The course itself
  • Lunch, Coffee and some little snacks/pastries during the course day
  • Accommodation (you are sleeping at a participants/students house/apartment)
  • In addition to this, we managed to provide you with travel grants of up to 300€. This should cover mostly, if not all, your travel expenses.

The following expenses must be covered by you:

  • Expenses for food (mainly for dinner, but talk to your host about it). Except once a week there will be dinner provided by LMU/TU
  • Social activities and drinks at the evening/weekends
How and when should I travel to Munich?

The journey to Munich and back must be organised by yourself. As the course starts on Monday, 2nd of October, you should arrive on the preceding Saturday or Sunday. But once you are matched with your host, talk to each other about how and when you can arrive.

Due to difficulties in transferring money abroad, you will receive the travel grant money in cash on site.

If you need an official document in order to be able to leave the country, we will send you an official invitation from our university.