Expand your knowledge and skills in modern medicine by attending our summer program and elective. #GiveYourselfAHeadStart #ECCEsmart

Give yourself an advantage and experience your elective in one of the top 10 safest cities in the world, nicknamed the Heart of Europe. The main goal of the Summer Program on Medicine is to improve world medicine by educating medical students on various theoretical and practical topics and innovative research not covered in depth at medical schools. These topics are to be complementary to current education at universities. The Program has a vast range of lectures and also internships to choose from which give students the abroad experience they wished for. This ensures, that its graduates get a “complete package” of skills. We want to develop our students in a professional but also at a personal level by focusing on the needs of each individual. 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 and August 2018 in Prague

With research in medicine moving at tremendous speed, how can students keep their knowledge up to date? 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 practical 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:

  • Latest Medical Trends in the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer
  • Big Data in Medicine
  • Dealing with Patients
  • Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Healthy Living and Prevention of Illness


Other topics which will be covered include:

  • Time Management
  • Management of Medical Institutions
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Selected Topics in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
  • Medical Law
  • Development of Medicines
  • Wholistic Medicine
  • Alternative Medical Concepts

Who are the lecturers?

Each is a Pioneer in their Fields:

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

Prof. Dr. Dan Burke (Head of Research for Salvestrol Natural Products Ltd in Syston, Leicester, England)

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)

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)

MUDr. Tomáš Šebek (Doctor Without Borders, Entrepreneur and ATLS Consultant under the American College of Surgeons)

Pavel Laštovka (Managing Director at Proton Therapy Centre)

PhDr. Martin Loučka (Director of Centre for Palliative Care and Assistant professor at the 3rd Medical Faculty at Charles University)

Jiří Kůs (President of the Association od the Nanotechnology Industry in the Czech Republic and an Entrepreneur)

Pavel Vepřek (Medical Director and Head at Healthcare 2.0 Initiative)

Adrian Williams PhD. (Director Functional Neuroimaging Programme, Brunel University London)

Nupur Kohli (Advisor, Health Advisory Services, EY, Ambassador of the Dutch Sustainable Healthcare Challenge, Winner of the National VIVA400 Award for Most Inspiring Woman of The Netherlands)

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
1 350 € Early registration fee until 31 March


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