Tailor made Summer Program on the latest worldwide trends in selected areas of medicine. Apply now!

The main goal of the Summer Program on Medicine is to cover the fields and information which are not covered at medical schools and are very helpful in the real world. The Program has a vast range of lectures and also internships to choose from. This ensures, that its graduates get a “complete package” of skills. We want students to get a grasp of medicine, that is not taught in schools and further enhance their skills, focusing both on their personal and professional development. The Medical Program will be six weeks long. The first three weeks will consist of lecture based days where local and worldwide specialists will present their expertise. The second three weeks offer work experience in local hospitals, private clinics or pharmaceutical companies.

This year’s program will take place in July 2017 in Prague

How often do medical students hear that they will understand the medical world and learn the most only after they enter the real world? It is no secret that out of all areas of education medicine is the most challenging. Universities can never convey all information and often fresh professionals find that the biggest struggles still await them.

The main goal of the ECCE Summer Program on Medicine is to bridge these difficulties in the professional world and teach young medical students how to approach them through theory as well as experience. The program further aims to broaden students’ knowledge on the latest worldwide trends in selected areas of medicine. It covers fields and information which expand beyond the extent of tuition generally provided at Medical Universities, but topics of importance for future practice of the candidates. ECCE aims to provide its graduates with an extra advantage among their colleagues. It enables them to stand out from the crowd in order to have an advantage on the job market by enabling them to taste present trends in medicine, to broaden their scope of vocational knowledge as well as practical work experience.

The Program has a vast range of lectures and also internships to choose from. This ensures that its graduates get a “complete package” of skills. We want students to get a grasp of medicine and further enhance their skills, focusing both on their personal and professional development.

What is our approach?Here is how ECCE Summer Program works.

This year’s main topics are:

This year we have decided to focus on four main pillars: 

1) Dealing with patients, oneself and knowing your way around professional bodies: A number of lectures will explore how to deal with patients of different age categories, ethics, and will provide leadership and time-management for junior doctors to avoid burn-out. Lecture topics include: Palliative care; Leadership for junior doctors; Medical law – how to protect yourself; Doctor unions and professional bodies; Big Data in medicine; Healthcare/Health insurance system in the US, UK and CZ for comparison; Ethics; Hospital Management; Psychosomatic perception and medical care in medicine; PR in medicine; Time Management for students and young professionals

2) Genetics: Topics on genetics genetic therapy. Topics include: medical genetics; Preprograming clock-genes in patients with diabetes.

3) Cancer: Prevention of cancer and alternatives of treatment. Lecture topics include: Salvestrols, including a brief introduction to CYP enzymes in drug metabolism; Curcumin, with a main focus on its anti-inflammatory and anticancer actions; how to resist the advertising blandishments of health supplement manufacturers and distributors; Treatment of cancer by proton irradiation;

4) Neuroscience: Selective topics on neuroscience.  Topics include: Functional MRI and its role in brain mapping; Effectivity of cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy as a result of brain plasticity.

5) Healthy living and prevention of illness: Latest development in prevention and treatment of diabetes or optimal nutrition for prevention of civilization disorders. Lecture topics include: Diabetes type 1 and 2 and patopfysiological mechanisms; Acute Complications in Diabetes; Chronic Complications in Diabetes; Dietary treatment of Diabetes; Bio-psycho-social model and interdisciplinary collaboration in psychiatry

Other topics which will be covered include:

Selected topics is Psychiatry

  • Selected topics is Cardiology and cardiac surgery
  • Controversy of vaccination concepts and routines
  • Latest medical research in autoimmune disorders
  • Anxiety management and therapeutic concept
  • Doctors without borders
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Development of medicines
  • Interactions between medicines
  • Nanotechnology/biochemistry

Who are the lecturers?

The program consists of three weeks of lectures of individuals as well as representatives from leading companies both in Czech and worldwide such as:

Dr. Hana Kahleova MD PhD (Director of Clinical Research, Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine Washington, DC, Diabetes Consultant Doctors at the Institute of Medical and Experimental Medicine),

Dr. Kate Barnes (GR Tutor at the University of Oxford, Integrated Medical Professional at the Health Balance Clinic, GP Appraiser at Thames Valley, GP/CBT/Hypnotherapist at the London Clinic),

Adrian Williams PhD (Lecturer at Brunel University),

Prof. Dr. Paolo Biffignandi, MD, PhD, FTOPRA, FRSM, EU QPPV (President at VI.REL Pharma, QPPV at Eudravigilance, Past President of Topra, CEO of Pharmacon, CEO of Società Editrice Medica Torinese, Chief of Regulatory Affairs Delalande Research Centre, Medical Director at Delalande Research Centre),

Pavel Laštovka (Managing Director at Proton Therapy Centre),

Josef Salač (Centre of Healthcare Law),

Adela Schicker (Happiness officer, company growth consultant and motivational speaker at GrowJob), and others.

ECCE Grand Reception

Summer Programs´ Grand Opening.

Our students and guest speakers are welcome at an ECCE gala evening. This evening gives students opportunities to meet many inspiring peers as well as network with top-level professionals, representatives, academics, and politicians from Czech and other countries who contribute to the ECCE community in various ways.

Amongst the 350  guests of the evening who have accepted our invitation last year are large names such as Graciela Chichilniski (Nobel Peace Prize laureate), Xiu Laigui  (Xiuzheng Pharmaceuticals, EY Entrepreneur of the year 2015 in China winner), and many more.


Our Program offers you the much needed experience in the form of an internship.

- The 3 week internship at either a medical or a research institution, or at a pharmaceutical company will be provided to you according to the ECCE test results.
- Internships are always under close watch and guidance of senior company representatives, who attend to students and coaches them further.
- Our partners range from the largest international companies with broad scope, large hospitals to smaller but focused clinics.

Entertainment & Graduation

What can students do beside lectures and internships?

  •  our staff arranges various team-building events for students throughout the lectures period (first month) of the Summer Program
  • our goal is to engage students in various free time activities and introduce them to European culture in an entertaining way
  • we hold escapers, karaoke, laser games, barbecues, Prague sightseeing, traditional products and souvenirs shopping, etc.
  • trips around Czech Republic and abroad such as Český Krumlov, Karlovy Vary, Vienna, Berlin, Dresden, etc.

Worldwide recognized certificate of ECCE graduation.

  • following the end of lectures, ECCE staff holds an informal certificate awarding ceremony, usually in a form of evening BBQ event
  • certificates of ECCE graduation are issued under the auspices of ECCE partner companies granting certificates of internships
Wishing to apply for one of our unique Summer Programs?

To apply simply complete the ECCE on-line form. We will respond as quickly as possible. Should you have any questions feel free to contact us at

Thank you for your interest & welcome to the world of ECCE Summer Programs!

Registration fee
2 500 €


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