1. What is Dubrovnik Summer School?
Dubrovnik Summer School is a project organized by EMSA Zagreb and SSCMA (Student Section of Croatian Medical Association) 14 years ago. Being realized 13 years in a row, it is a longest running Summer School organized by EMSA. The main topic is emergency medicine.
It consists of an educational part; which includes lectures, interactive seminars, practical skills and problem based learning and of numerous social activities offered to participants.
2. Where is DSS held?
Summer School 2017 will take place in Dubrovnik, in the premises of the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS), situated mere minutes away from the old city.
3. Who organizes Dubrovnik Summer School?
DSS is organized by EMSA Zagreb and SSCMA(Student Section of Croatian Medical Association). Since founded, these two organizations have together realized more than 20 successful projects in which participated more than 2 500 medical students. The entire project is endorsed by University of Zagreb School of Medicine.
4. Who can attend Dubrovnik Summer School?
DSS is meant for medical students who are in 3rd, 4th, 5th and final year and would like to expand their knowledge in this particular field of medicine.
5. Why choose Dubrovnik Summer School?
Faculty of DSS is comprised of Croatian (University of Zagreb School of Medicine) and international (Netcare 911, South Africa and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York) top experts in this field of medicine. Classes are held in small groups (10 participants), allowing individual approach to each student.
As it takes place in high summer season in Dubrovnik, one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean, there are numerous things to do and see during your stay in Dubrovnik. You can soak up some sun on nearby beaches, enjoy world-class music, dance and theatre performances at the famous annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival, stroll along the top of the fortified walls that encircle the old town nucleus etc.
For those in search of nightlife, there are discotheques where you can dance till dawn and often there are parties organized in the open, and need we explain any more? Warm summer nights, good music, cheerful atmosphere and that's it!
6. Where are classes held?
Classes are held at Centre for Advanced Academic Studies(CAAS). Each lecture room is equipped with essential educational tools and also air conditioning.
7. What are course aims?
At the conclusion of the course the student should develop basic knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ILS), Traumatic Brain Injury, Basic surgical skills, Pediatric emergencies, Management of trauma patient, Diverse emergencies (drowning, poisoning, hypothermia, etc.) and Principles of critical medical thinking.
8. Are there organised social activities I can participate in?
Dubrovnik Summer school students can participate in a range of social activities running alongside the classes:
- Dubrovnik Summer Festival
- EMSA village party
- Trip to island of Lokrum, where according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was cast ashore after being shipwrecked
- Guided sightseeing
- Stroll along Dubrovnik’s city walls, which are among the best preserved and most attractive in the world and the city's most famous feature
- Gala dinner
All social programme activities are included in the tuition fee and you can choose to do as many, or as few as you prefer.
9. If I cancel my place on the Summer School will I receive a refund?
Participants who withdraw prior to May 15th 2017 will be refunded 100% of tuition fee paid.
Those who withdraw until June 1st 2017 will be refunded 50% and those who withdraw until June 15th 2017 25% of tuition fee paid.
After this date no refunds will be given. Also, failure to attend the course will not result in a refund. (All refunds are reduced for any foreign bank transfers or any similar expenses.)