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  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Two exchange opportunities will be granted this year by the UI Carver College of Medicine to third year medical students to pursue studies at the University of Copenhagen. The purpose of the opportunity is to expand the knowledge and experience of the selected students in both medical education and patient care in Denmark. This elective will last for a minimum of a four-week period and will be scheduled during the student's fourth year of medical school.

    To be considered for this opportunity, please submit the following materials by noon, February 23, 2015 to 1187A MERF:

    • An essay, three pages maximum, addressing why you would like to be selected for the University of Copenhagen program, and what you, as a representative of the UI Carver College of Medicine, could bring to the exchange.
    • Two letters of recommendation from persons who know you well. Although we encourage letters from College of Medicine faculty, letters may also be from undergraduate professors, mentors, etc.
    • Written permission for the Copenhagen review council members to review your academic transcript while at the Carver College of Medicine.

    * This exchange opportunity does NOT have financial support associated with it for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    The websites below will describe the University and the opportunities available. Additional details can be found at:

    If you would like greater detail on the institution or the course options, please contact me at Robin Paetzold


    This provides information on the curriculum including clinical elective rotations. In addition, it will be possible to arrange clinical rotations in English within the various specialty areas  of Internal Medicine and Surgery at Hvidovre. They have established a contact person in each department to respond to inquiries about ability to run the clinical elective in English, as well as deal with other more specific questions. 

    Housing information

    This provides information on housing and other practical matters. Click on exchange students and /or guest students.