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The reviews displayed here are in answer to the question 'Kindly tell us your overall impression about the teaching, faculty and organisation of this course. Please state if this course helped to focus your revision for the exam'.

I had so much fun and learnt a lot about research and audit, and really enjoyed the workshops,

ZA
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain

I think that this summer school has opened my horizons. It helped me to understand that there are many studentslike me around the world and a lot of competent teachers ready to help you and to give you their knowledge.Actually it stimulated me to apply for many more future events and to make my best to succeed. The organizationof the summer school was a high quality one: there were no empty spaces in the day timetable and they providedall the information we need to make the most of the lectures they organized. I do not want to become a surgeon( at the moment) but I found the workshops amazing: they really taught something to us and unfortunately thiskind of activities are not so spread in my country, in which we focus mainly in theory. Thank you.

GU
University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

High quality Summer school with great lectures, workshops and organisation. This Summer school will be of greatvalue for my next steps in my medical career.

MK
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The summer school was very organised, and all lectures were of excellent quality. I am uncertain of how relevantthey are since I am only a second year student and have not decided on what to do yet.

FK
Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

The overall experience was extremely formative and helpful in order to better understand what it is like to be adoctor. The lectures were of high level and very instructive.

GA
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

It was all very relevant and very well organised. I loved being in an international environment. Although all talkswere very interesting for me the best was the overall question I was faced with of where should I study and do Iwant to be a surgeon or a physician.

SH
University of Malta, Malta

The whole Summer school was a great learning experience. Very well organised and laid out.

NS
University of Malta, Malta

It was life changing and tremendously helped me in making a decision about my intending speciality in themedical field. It also gave me an opportunity to see doctors who had gone far in their careers and made me realisethat it is possible to balance almost all aspects of your life while in the medical field, especially Miss Yan Mei Gohmade me feel like I could have a little bit of fun while in the medical field without being serious all the time.

CO
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia

All was great.

HZ
American University of Beirut (AUB)

All the organizers have proved themselves professional. Thank you.

PA
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

The International Summer School has been an amazing experience. I had the opportunity to focus on sometopics, to improve my knowledge and skills, and to make new friendships, all these things in a unique andcaptivating academic context.

DT
University of Salerno, Italy

The summer school was fantastic!! It had excellent organization, standard of teaching and was very relevant tomy studies.

TM
Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

Perfect organization and teaching, great lecturers.

SS
Sapienza University of Rome

Organisation was the best, far from what we have been used to. Friendly organisers ready to help and tutorsready to explain an answer many questions. Simply AMAZING .

HT
University of Ioannina, Greece

It was an unforgettable experience because I learnt so much but also everything I knew about a career in the UKbecame much more clear to me. Also Ii liked the fact that I saw the level of other junior doctors around the worldand what they have achieved. The organisers did a great job and all of the lecturers were so helpful and amazing!Thank you so much for everything,s ee you 2018!!!!This time I will bring as many friends as possible ????

EI
University of Ioannina, Greece

I really appreciate the whole course from the beginning to the social events, I wasn't expecting so much fun in a"learning" contest. I found it all very interesting from a learning point of view, I would definitely do it again so I havereally nothing to complain about or to advice. Thank you very much.

GM
University of Florence, Italy

Overall I was very impressed. The information given was all useful, and very practical as sometimes our universitytends to not discuss certain things (e.g. research/publications) with the student body. I really enjoyed talking to thelecturers, professors and doctors as they were all very enthusiastic and keen to answer any questions.Workshops were extremely helpful and the mentors were very patient. The organising staff/administration alwaysmade sure everything ran smoothly, and solved any problems we had. I really enjoyed my time and willrecommend the summer school to any of my friends which haven't been as I believe it really added on to oureducation. I learnt a lot in a week, so thanks to everyone involved.

AC
University of Malta, Malta

I'm very glad that I followed the course! I liked the workshops the most.

JV
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Is an amazing experience, the organization was really good and the teaching methods.

MG
Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Everything was well organised and planned.

NR
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain

It has been one of the most inspirational and instructive experiences I've got involved in lately. Really eye-openingto the reality of what medical practice is in an interesting and approachable way.

MM
University of Seville, Spain

Organisation was great. The presentations were all interesting, Doctors knew how to make them entertaining. Ibelieve we all acquired new knowledges even though most of the presentations were things we already knew. Ireally enjoyed the workshops. I believe, since most of us aren't quite sure of our future specialization, that doing/-seeing a bit of everything was great. Doctors and organizers were really helpful, answering all our questions,helping us out etc.. Overall the whole week was great.

IG
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

The summer school was a great success. Teaching, organizing, and presentation staff were knowledgeable andinteresting. The timetable and breaks were perfectly timed.

AA
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain

I was very impressed with the organisation. The teaching staff was very prestigious as I learned so much fromeach and everyone there. The summer school provided what was actually missing in medical school especiallyfor early years.

RA
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland

Great instructors.

FG
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I thoroughly enjoyed the 9th International Medical Summer School. The organizers were very friendly and helpful.The doctors brought in were willing to pass on as much information as possible. I picked up many helpful tips thatI will definitely use in the future. Overall, it was a great event!

IA
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Thank you for this experience. The organisation was perfect and I really appreciated the kindness of all the peopleworking at this event.

ES
University of Turin, Italy

One of the best summer schools ever!

AG
Beirut Arab University

Organisation and teaching was great.

FS
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

I think that it was organised very well and the presentations were various and relevant.

IZ
Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

They were great. Beginning with the organization to the great lectures and ending with the warm closingceremony and the motivative keynote speech for Dr. Stuart.

AA
University of Baghdad, Iraq

It' s a wonderful and useful experience that I will suggest to every student in medicine because it's interesting theworkshop are really the top experience and also you open your mind in medicine and to be with other people fromall over the world and new cultures.

AP
University of Turin, Italy

I enjoyed the Summer School and found it to be very relevant to our education as future medical professionals. Itprovided very helpful insight into the practical life of medical professionals and they gave us the opportunity tolisten to their own personal experiences and recommendations to us students, who are still unsure about ourcareer paths. The appointed speakers were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this to otherstudents.

LM
University of Malta, Malta

The whole event was very well organized and both the organizers and the faculty members were so friendly. Idefinitely enjoyed my time and had a great experience. I also recommend this school to my friend who's comingnext year .

FA
King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia

I really enjoyed this summer school, the courses were very interesting and especially the workshop gave us theopportunity to try and practice some techniques that you don't often see during the med school years. In mypersonal opinion. The level and quality of the lectures was high and I really enjoyed the ones were the teachersmade the whole thing very interactive.

NC
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

I really enjoyed the workshops, I would have loved to attend every one of them because they proved to be reallyinteresting and engaging. The organization was always on point and I really appreciated the effort put in thecoordination of the activities. Some lectures were not of my primary interest but still they succeeded in giving mean overview of the various specializations.

AB
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

This summer school was very informative. Mostly the workshops were fantastic.

TS
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The organising staff was very involved and always ready and stand-by to help you with any questions. Thesummer school was a great experience. I am glad I had the chance to be part of it.

SB
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

I absolutely loved the whole course from start to finish - lecturers were all excellent and extremely engaging. Theorganizers were all friendly and attentive. It was really enjoyable to integrate with so many people from around theworld but with similar interests to you!

JG
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Thank you very much for the good experience.

AA
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain

This Summer School helped me with some decisions for my future and was a completely different event than theones I have assisted before. All the presentations in my point of view were very relevant. I can say that theSummer School week was one of the best I had this summer.

MS
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

I really enjoyed the summer school and I have already recommended it to many of my friends. I have also beenasked by many asking me what I was doing over the course of the week. The workshops, skills, and talks were ofan excellent standard. I learned so much during the week and wish more events like this were held.

BA
University of Leeds

I will remember this Summer School as a positive experience. It mainly helped me to think about my expectationsof my future career and I think it is important to think about it already at this time. The schedule was ok althoughI would have enjoyed some more time for the workshops.

KR
Medical University of Innsbruck

Loved it. Was very useful and very good.

TA
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Summer School. I felt thoroughly privileged to having been taught byexperts in various fields and has been an eye-opening experience not to limit my prospects, and it reminded meof what drew me to Medicine in the first place, its ever-improving techniques and the fact that you will never knoweverything. I felt thoroughly privileged to have had a session with Professor Enoch, whose tutorials I had followeddiligently on You tube prior to every exam, and who helped me in so many ways. It was a great experience, whichI shall surely recommend to my fellow peers.

CC
University of Malta, Malta

It was an amazing experience that really made understand how to better prepare for my future career. It alsoopened my eyes to the many roles we have as doctors. The organisation was amazing and the teachers inspiring.Overall I think it was one of the absolute best experiences of my life and it inspired me to pursue a moreinternational career. Thank you so much for everything !

MM
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

I thought the majority of the lectures given were of great quality and were very interesting. It was nice to beexposed to different fields, some of which students have not yet come across. The workshops were the highlight,being able to practice clinical skills was a main reason for attending as in my university we do not get enough of it.

VN
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

I found this summer school very interesting in general. I made new friends, met people from all around the world,and I would definitely recommend it to friends. I'm about to start the 5th year of medical school, and although Iliked the way it was organised, I think this is something students have to attend before they have chosen whatspecialty they want to take because It gives like an overview of almost all specialties. Another thing I found veryimportant is the fact that we could familiarize with the organization of the medical training in UK.

VG
Università degli studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

The summer school was well organised and the presentations were well informative. They increased myknowledge in the medical career and helped me to further my studies.

CD
University of Malta, Malta

It was a fun week to attend and extremely informative. Everything was of a high standard and relevant to currentmedicine, touching on a lot of topics in a short space of time.

BM
University of Malta, Malta

Everybody was really friendly. It was a very nice experience for me to attend the summer school.

RS
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Really organised.

DG
University of Malta, Malta

It was a very well organised week. Everyone was very kind and helpful. I enjoyed meeting people from all over theworld. It's great that you can follow a stream with the subjects that you're most interested in! The only thing thatwould be good in my opinion, is one extra workshop instead of lectures.

LW
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

The organization was pretty good, everything was as I expected. Maybe the last day a little bit generic but still veryinteresting.

MC
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

It was excellent.

RA
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain

I thought the organisation was such impeccable: all the organizers were always there to help and to giveinformation, both at university and at social events. All the workshops were very interesting, with the right balancebetween theory and practice. The lectures were interesting too, even if less involving. But among the lectures Iparticularly loved the last day, when we Skyped with a doctor from the US.

AO
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

This is my first medical summer school and my first experience in any international activities. It was well organizedfrom the groups to the lectures to the workshops! It was the best experience I will ever have! " a week in the lifeof " this topic was great! so many new ideas about the specialties. The lectures was very nice I had an idea abouta new specialty, the cases that I will encounter in the other specialties and how to deal with them in a simple waythat made me love and want to do it myself! my final lecture was the clinical anatomy is was perfect! I hope youmake it at least 2 hours, thank you Professor Stuart and Miss Mai you were awesome! The best part was theworkshops, I have loved it so much It was great!! specially the suturing skills the teachers were dedicated to teachus the correct way in handling the instruments and suturing! But I would love to have more time on practicing theskills, for example in the laparoscopic I wanted to do more it was very interesting. The staff in the reception therewere very friendly! Thank you all for this great opportunity, I have learned a lot. Thank you Doctors Academyeverything was perfect! I want to join you in the 10th Medical Summer School to see the other fields of medicineand workshops but unfortunately the final Medical year in Iraq starts on 15/07/2018, I would be very happy torecommend and pass my perfect experience to all my colleagues in the College of Medicine, Baghdad University.As your Ambassador.

AN
Baghdad University, Iraq

I've had a very interesting week. The Summer School was well organised and everybody was very friendly, helpfuland approachable.

AF
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

A great opportunity and one that gives vital knowledge to all who attend.

CS
University of Malta, Malta

It has been a great experience that allowed me to know the NHS and the UK university system. The most usefulaspect of this course has been networking and comparing my knowledge with other students.

ED
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Very well organised sessions, teaching and presentations the course was very relevant to my studies.

SA
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain

I am honoured to have had the opportunity to attend the Doctors Academy 2017. From the very first day I wasvery surprised by the professionalism, the organization and the topics dealt with. All the lectures were veryinteresting and stimulating because they allowed me to open my horizons on some branches of medicine. Theworkshops were beautiful because besides the theoretical part there was a practical part that made me verycurious since so far I had never done anything of this. Thanks to all the organizers for giving me this opportunityin my career.

MM
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

The summer school was very well organized. All our needs were catered for and everything went to plan. I amvery grateful that the organizers were there to help at any moment in time and they were so friendly.

CC
University of Malta, Malta

The summer school was very well organised, with adequate time allocated to every lecture as well as breaks inbetween. Lecturers and lectures were excellent, with almost every lecture mentioning very relevant information tous. The summer school is very relevant overall to all medical students, involving a lot of workshops, having ahands on experience, which we may not have as much of in the preclinical medical school years, as well aslectures about the basics in each field of medicine.

AD
University of Malta, Malta

Perfect organization / timing. Interesting workshops, engaging lectures. unforgettable socials!

JH
Ghent University

I enjoyed the Summer School and I learned a lot of things that I didn't know before. In particular, really appreciatedpractical lessons (because in my university we have only theory) and the ability of the surgeon. Finally, Iappreciated the level of the student from other countries: I think that the Summer School is a beautiful way tocompare with other study methods and knowledge.

RC
University of Siena, Italy

The summer school gave me the opportunity to have more insight about my future interests in medicine, and theopportunity to practically try it out.

KA
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain

Overall it was a wonderful experience, great learning opportunity . Interesting lectures, presentations, discussionsand amazing practical skill workshops, all very much beneficial and needed workshops as a medical student.Good and helpful organising committee members.

TV
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Organisation: fantastic, always people on standby ready to help and answer questions. at some point Teachers,organizers and the girls at the reception were all so kind and polite. I will suggest that summer school to all myfriends.

SL
University of Pavia, Italy

I was pleasantly surprised with summer school. Everybody was very nice, helpful and open.

ZB
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

I think this was a great organisation! It was a little early for me to come because I did not understand some of thesubjects although I think I was able to understand if I would understand them if I knew more, and I certainly would!So the teaching was really good!

DA
Duzce University

An amazing event that really opened my mind and my future career choices. I left the summer school having abetter understanding of where I want to be after medical school and how I should get there. Thank you so muchfor a great week!

SA
Keele University

The summer school was absolutely brilliant. The organisation was flawless and there was always someone athand to speak to if we were facing any problems. I learnt so much in just one week, and not just about medicine,but about the lives and stories of the other international students too - which I think is a really unique touch to thissummer school and makes it as amazing as it is.

SM
King's College London

It was a very well organised and interesting summer school where we had the opportunity to be exposed to manyfields and helped us to have a better idea of the specialities.

MF
Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

Very well organised, thank you.

GX
University of Malta, Malta

The summer school was a platform for me to realise what I am interested in and where I would like to be. It reigniteda spark inside of me and reminded me why I originally stepped on this career path. The organisation wasgreat considering how many people there were, the teaching and presentations were spectacular and reallyinspirational.

WL
University of Birmingham

The organization of the summer school was excellent and the organizers were very friendly and helpful. Thelectures were very interesting and miscellaneous and cover a big part of what I wanted to get form the summerschool and the doctors where very respectful and patient with our questions and I think that the whole content wasrelevant to a successful medical summer school.

MK
Nahrain university college of medicine-iraq

The summer school was very interesting, with in particular the workshops. Also the organizers were very kind.

TS
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The organisation of the summer school was really good and the committee members helpful and friendly.

GG
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

A summer school of high standard.

EF
University of Edinburgh

Very pleased. Excellent.

HY
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A great way to spend your summer with excellent lectures, fantastic workshops and getting to know internationalstudents.

MA
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University ( Previously known as University of Dammam)

Very well thought of and planned! Keep it up.

BF
University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry

Although I only attended the event for one day it was obvious that the students were enthused and engaged withwhat was going on. It was a pleasure and honour to present at the event and I hope to be involved in some otherway in the future.

JN
Hull York Medical School

All part of summer school was perfect, teachers were so friendly and answered all questions and organisershelped us in every situation.

DA
yeditepe University Istanbul

The Summer School was really helpful for me since I just started with my 2nd year in medical school. Theworkshops were amazing. They were procedures that I will be doing in the future and it's nice to be able toexperience and learn it early. The lectures were very informative. Even though some of the topics were not yetdiscussed in our school, it's good to have a glimpse of what is it about and I got more excited to study them in thefuture. It was also nice that we had session where we heard the life/experiences of the different physicians/surgeons in the UK with different backgrounds. Overall, it was a very good decision to join the Summer School.

JM
University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc.

The quality of presentations was very good! Thank you for the summer school, it was the best part of the summer!

KK
University of Tartu

I thought the summer school was absolutely amazing. The presentations were interesting and the organizationwas very good. I met a lot of great people there and I would definitely recommend it.

MR
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

It was good to get an overall view on the different specialities.

CL
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

The Organisation was great I really enjoyed that every member of the organisation committee was so passionateand motivating about Medicine and about bringing all the students together to have a great, communicative andeducative time. That is awesome and I thank you very much for that!!

AF
University of Ulm, Germany

Organised very well. The teaching was great and it was nice to be around so many students from around theworld.

LA
University of Malta, Malta

Very good event.

ZJ
Cardiff University

Wonderful educational and entertaining experience.

SM
University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Great work, very well organised.

IA
Cardiff University

This summer school meet my expectations. It was truly a wonderful experience in which I learnt quite a lot. I wouldhave preferred if everyone has all the workshops as through the workshops one learns more than through alecture.

JC
University of Malta

It was a whole new experience for me but it was totally worth it and I'd definitely think of attending again. Thelectures provided information that we wouldn't have quite touched upon in my University. It gave me a broadersense of the subjects and provided me with a better idea of what the subjects/jobs entail. The lecturers were veryapproachable and although it was quite an intense week, we all had a great time.

DB
University of Malta, Malta

It was great.

DA
yeditepe University Istanbul

Very great experience. Friendly and helpful staff and organisers. The lectures and the workshops provide a greatvalue of learning.

NWN
King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia

It was a very good experience, I learned a lot about practical skills (in my country they are not very well taught),and I came home with will of studying and learning, which in my opinion is a really good feedback. Lectures werevery interesting too, not very specific but fair enough, I enjoyed the fact that lectures were so interactive.

BM
University of Turin, Italy

Well done to all the team of Doctors Academy for the wonderful week packed with activities that they organised.The lectures were in general very interesting and to the point. With regards to workshops, they were also very welldelivered with individual attention.

MM
University of Malta, Malta

At first, it was an experience which I applied to simply to get an extra line in my CV. However, this week providedme with great fun, experience and information which made it hugely exceed my expectations. The anatomychallenge was also very fun. The last talk was also extremely touching. 10/10 overall!

DLF
University of Malta, Malta

The Summer School was very well organised and all the subject matter was taught in a very professional manner.It also shed some light as to where our medical career can take us in the future.

GC
University of Malta, Malta

The summer school was excellently organised making it more enjoyable for us students. The week offered avaluable insight into different paths that we as future doctors could take, that would surely impact the studentswho attended. The workshops were very useful as they provided practical skills that are relevant to our line ofwork.

LF
University of Malta, Malta

I really enjoyed the summer school. It was fantastic and it was very well organised. I also liked the fact that therewas a drop in stream.

AKV
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

This was my second time attending the summer school. The overall organisation was excellent. The quality of thepresentations was excellent. The tutors and all staff were interactive and friendly. I really enjoy the concept of thesummer school and my experiences have been most relevant for my future career.

SMKS
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

The summer school is of great relevance. Since I am still a pre-clinical student, what I enjoyed most were theclinical skills as I could savour what I will be doing in the near future.

JP
University of Malta, Malta

Very organised programme. I enjoy certain presentations very much and I found some workshops extremelyhelpful.

AA
University of Patras,Greece

The summer school was a great opportunity to meet new people of the same field from all over the world. It wasamazing how passionate each individual I've met is about their course.

AB
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

My overall experience was great. It was such a pleasant experience to attend the summer school. I am actuallyvery much considering attending it again in the future.

AKA
University of Malta, Malta

Overall the experience was mesmerising; the level of organisation and teaching was shockingly good in n coursewhere everyone helped during their free time. Such professional hardworking individuals are what encourages meto return to the UK and work there. Especially after seeing the political decline of the NHS and the profession ingeneral. Would love to be back next year to help organise!

AK
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Overall, the summer school was fantastic. However, I think it would be nice if its duration was longer than 5 days.

SOA
Stavropol State Medical University,Russia

Amazing experience. Good teaching and faculty. Highly informative lectures.

SRN
Hamdard Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi,India

The event run very well organized, I got so much information both from lecture and clinical course. Great atmosphereand value for money!

RKG
YARSI University, Indonesia

Everything was good organised, which you can expect because it is the 8th year they do it I think. Teaching wasvery good, they were patient and tried to answer every question.

TD
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Summer school was a great experience. Made a lot of friends around the world, learned a lot of new skills. Tutorswere so friendly and helpful. Teaching activities are organised well and interesting. Definitely worth the price andthe distance travelled!

BMP
Pelita Harapan University, Indonesia

I really enjoyed the summer school, especially for this price.

HDR
University of Antwerp, Belgium

The place which we can find a good experience for international medical students. We can share our particularknowledge, learn more the medical things and communicate to expand our relation with others in this summerschool.

RAA
King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia

It was awesome. The skills activity was so amazing.

NMP
YARSI University, Indonesia

Organisation: fantastic. I think this was a real strong element that carried the event forward. Especially during thefirst 3 days. Teaching: the standard of teaching was fantastic, especially during the practical sessions. Some ofthe talks were also very interesting and unique to the summer school. Special mentions to Dr. Wong and the ENTteam. Presentation: The events presentation was professional but very friendly. The presentation of the lecturerswas mostly superb. Overall, the event was fantastic and I would recommend others going to it again!

CJWG
University of Southampton UK

It was organized very good. Everything from lectures, breaks, social events went smoothly. In my opinion, it wasvery good, as I got to learn new things and at the same time repeat already learned things (anatomy ...). All in all,I found the summer school as very good and would gladly recommend it to others.

PR
University of Maribor, Slovenia

As last year medical student, I see this course as a great opportunity to learn about many different things just inone week, including clinical management of common medical situations, basic surgical skills, structure of otherhealth services and learning about medical education in other countries. At the same time, it perfectly combinesa more focused view on your chosen speciality that in my case was general surgery. Courses like the InternationalMedical Summer School allow medical students to realise of the importance of an international medicine and alsothe need for global collaboration. As future doctors and surgeons, we all will pursue the same aim, "to improvepatients' health", no matter where you come from.

RB
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

The skills I have learned and information I gleamed plus the motivation I have gathered were all absolutelyfantastic. The organization was extremely smooth.

MG
Mansoura Manchester Medical Programme, Egypt

Very helpful and organized.

MS
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I'm really happy I participated in this summer school. I have learnt a lot and it motivated me once more to becomethe best doctor I can be. The organisation was excellent. Thank you so much. Also for making it so affordable andhigh quality at the same time! I missed that in other summer schools!

EVH
University of Antwerp, Belgium

So good organization.

ARMA
Al Azhar Medical School,Cairo,Egypt

I found this course to be quite enlightening both from an academic point of view as well as a social aspect since Iwas able to meet other foreign medical students and learn their points of view about certain aspects.

DD
University of Malta, Malta

What was particularly striking was the approachability and friendliness of the organisers which made this eventparticularly enjoyable. Moreover, everything I attended was very interesting and relevant to my studies. It gave mea quick overview of all the different specialities I was interested in and helped me to form new friendships whichare also extremely important.

MAB
University of Malta, Malta

The summer school has given me wider horizon and has made me know the parts in my life I need to improve.It's a great platform and I'm sure I would attend this a second or third time even.

FMA
Stavropol State Medical University, Russia

The experience exceeded my expectations; there was an excellent range of topics taught. Although my topics ofinterest spanned more than 1 stream, I feel that I learnt so much because there were still sessions everyone couldattend for example BLS & ALS. It was really great getting to know other medical students from around the world

EOB
Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, United Kingdom

It provided me with good education and the staff there was very kind and respectful.

FSR
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Saudi Arabia

I really liked the workshops. I think it was the most interesting think in the summer school. I liked the presentationvery much.

NZ
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

8th International Medical Summer School 2016 was amazing experience I ever had. I got too much knowledges,new experiences, and I got insight about future speciality that I want to choose, and I'm increasingly convinced tobe pediatrician. I am very glad to this organisation that has established a summer program that should bemaintained.

RMZ
YARSI University, Indonesia

Everything was so good.

AA
Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, Romania

The summer school was an enjoyable experience, very well organized, and all organizers were very friendly andhelpful. The university is nice, definitely a place I would want to study in.

FHA
King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Very good very organised and really fun overall.

JRY
University of Malta, Malta

Polite, friendly, helpful committee and organisation, you always tried to do your best- thank you for that!

HMB
Medical University of Graz, Austria

Everybody were very kind.

ES
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Perfect.

SAB
Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Saudi Arabia

I loved it. I think it is a very relevant career enhancing opportunity. I left there inspired and also with my love formedicine rekindled and bolstered. I had a difficult year and I was seriously questioning whether to leave the(medicine) course but the summer school helped me rediscover why I applied in the first place and I am returningnext year to pursue my fourth year with more determination and vigour than ever.

MG
University of Malta, Malta

The summer school was great! Good organization, excellent topics and teaching. I have really appreciated (the)workshops.

BM
University of Padua, Italy

The teachers were all very passionate about their subject, which made listing to them so easy and everything theysaid seemed interesting. Having those passionate teachers was a big, BIG plus! I loved meeting new people fromall over the world and learning about their medical educational system. All in all, I LOVED the whole week andwouldn't have missed it for the world!

KJ
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

I recommend this Summer school because it gives Medical students the possibility to learn practical skills and tounderstand something more about all the specialities of Medicine. Social events were well organised andenjoyable, they gave the possibility to socialise with students from other countries. It has been very interesting andinteractive.

AC
Medicine a churgia di Pisa” to University of Pisa, Italy

I really liked the wide availability of each organizer. The most important issue for me was the opportunity given tome to compare myself with the opportunity to continue my studies in the UK. The anatomy challenge is a veryinteresting initiative, it is very useful to go over many anatomical concepts.

GF
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

I think almost all the lectures/classes were very useful. I learned a lot of things I didn't know yet!

EV
University of Antwerp, Belgium

Excellent. It was an excellent overall (summary) of what's been happening in Medicine today. Also it gives theopportunity to see different specialties and also experiences showing us what a doctor can do is limitless. I lovedit!

ARPM
University of Lisbon, Portugal

Medical summer school was well organized, informative and beyond expectation . thank you in advance for givingus this great opportunity to improve our knowledge. The debate topics were perfectly chosen, and structured verywell, and gave us a great opportunity to share our opinion. The anatomy challenge competition was excellent.

AA
Batterjee Medical College

It was a really good experience and very helpful. I have the best impression for the summer school. Very goodorganisation from your team, all the doctors(speakers) were really professional and experienced. I really liked theworkshops because you could learn many things and they were fully equipped. Definitely I am thinking to comeagain.

DV
Sofia Medical University, Bulgaria

It was very well organised and flowing. It most certainly exceeded my expectations. All the tutors and leaders werevery friendly and helpful. It was a week which surely broadened my horizons and made me more aware of whatlies ahead and also gave me a better idea of the different medical specialties. Meeting people and future doctorsfrom all over the globe is simply amazing. What an experience! In Maltese we say, Prosit (well done)!!

LAB
University of Malta, Malta

The teachers and organisers were very enthusiastic and helpful. There were some very interesting lectures on theprogramme such as the lecture about publishing, that I am sure I will use later in my career.

MVL
University of Ghent Belgium

Very good and unique summer school.

BPD
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

It was well-organised, useful, and everyone was very friendly and helpful.

LKP
University of Antwerp, Belgium

My overall impression about the summer school was excellent. The presentation and the teaching were veryuseful for my personal career and I enjoyed a lot the social events.

GB
University of Padua, Italy

Staff were very friendly, organisation was excellent and lectures and workshops were very interesting. I learneda lot during this summer school. The social events were very nice! They were the ideal occasion to meet lots ofnew people and to have fun. The organisation of the social events was also excellent.

LC
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

The IMSS is very well organised and all the team is suited as well as an IMS could imagine. Teaching activity wasincredibly interesting and balanced within the specialties. . The IMSS, at the end, helped me - and lots of mycolleagues - (to) understand the future of the specialty I chose and what I'm in going to do in my life. Before I camethere I had been thinking a lot about what I really needed to understand (for) my future and (for me) IMSS is thebest event in the world for a med student to do this.

LT
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Organisation, teaching, presentation and relevance of the summer school were very good. The staff were reallykind.

CLR
University of Padua, Italy

Overall it was a great experience to attend the summer school. I'll remember it for a long time as a really nice timewith lots of new people I've met. Also the skills i've learnt may come very well in hand, some of the skills we neverlearnt in medical school so far, so that may come in handy some day! Social events were great! Not only to meetnew people from over the whole world but also to connect with people from your own country. E.g., we were witha lot of Belgians at the summer school without knowing all of them, now I know all of them who were there presentat the socials, really nice to meet some students from the other universities from our country! Also the team whoorganised the socials were very nice and kind. Special thanks to them for the great organisation and the wonderfulevenings!

LP
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

The summer school was very well organised. Teaching and presentations were up to standard on the whole. Itwas really relevant to my career. A lovely experience indeed! (Social events) provided us with the opportunity toget to know more and interact with the other students attending the course. The debate was very interesting andthere was ample time for discussion.

MG
University of Malta, Malta

I attended this International Medical Summer School in Manchester because as a fifth year medical student Iwanted to find inspiration and motivation to pursue my goal. I found extraordinary people and professor(s) thatmotivate me to push myself over and over. Certainly, I would suggest all my colleague(s) and medical staff to joinin, in order to broaden their minds and update themselves. Medicine is always changing so it is our responsibilityto update (ourselves) and this International Medical Summer School helped me to achieve that goal.

EGL
Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, Romania

Overall I was really satisfied with the outcome. Everyone was friendly and the material given was user friendly.Everything was well-planned and enjoyed it till the end.

MCF
University of Malta, Malta

The event was absolutely perfect for me: schedule, organisation, teaching, workshops...Organisation team, theywere always looking (out) for our comfort, so congratulations to all of them!

ZRA
Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

It was such a perfect experience, the kindness of every single tutor, all these brilliant workshops and lectures andthe perfect organisation shared with amazing people from all over the world. I will never forget it, it was great thankyou.

DP
University of Perugia, Italy

We were really very well cared for and I felt included and wanted to be involved. A first one for me. It was veryinteresting and informative.

DC
University of Malta, Malta

It is a nice team of people, all very friendly. A fun mix of students and physicians, surgeons... The workshops werethe most fun part.

MCSW
University of Antwerp, Belgium

To me, as a medical student in Italy, being able to attend this course and see all of those workshops that I couldnever see before has been such a great and unique experience. Meeting different cultures and uniting them withthis programme is a great idea. Thanks to you and to your idea there will be future doctors that will unite theirknowledges and will improve each other. Thank you so much.

FM
University of Cagliari, Italy

Excellent experience. Fantastic speakers & great workshops. A most valuable experience!

SMS
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

It was a good experience and an great exposure to meet medical students from different parts of the world. I learntsomething new and informative. Most of all thanks for this great opportunity and hope you keep doing this somany more can benefit!

HA
Oman Medical College,Oman

The summer school was well organised. The organising committee anticipated for any delays or mishaps in theprogramme, which was great. There were many great speakers invited to come and talk to us. I think the summerschool gives us a good mix of everything, both theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills. It was definitelymotivating and interesting. I think the Summer school is definitely relevant since medicine is such (a) broad fieldand it gives medical student(s) a good overall impression of the field they are interested in. It also provides usefulinformation on topics such as publishing, which is relevant to pretty much every medical student nowadays.Overall just a great well rounded programme to attend.

MVT
Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

The event was organised very well. It was really a full immersion and it gave me more inspiration than knowledge,and inspiration is what normal universities often lack.

FP
Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy

Overall the event was well planned and well organised, the organisers and helpers were really friendly and helpful- keep it up!!! I found this summer school worth attending since I did learn some new things that up till now I didn't.I would still recommend it to other medical students, especially those who are about to start their clinical years.Thank you :)

MC
University of Malta, Malta

I really enjoyed the Summer School, much more than I expected! I also learnt a lot from the summer school, Ialready recommended it to many of friends which (have) already decided that they are going to attend theSummer School next year! It was very relevant to me (a student who is going to start my clinical years thisSeptember). The Summer School was also very well organised.

PC
University of Malta, Malta

Workshops were very instructive and stimulating, though. My favourite one was the suturing workshop, definitelythe most stimulating for me. Teaching overall was really good. I had the chance to listen to many inspired andmotivating surgeons and doctors. What I found most motivating for me and my career was to really know what aprofessional's life looks like. Listening to what drove them to become doctors was really stimulating. I also had thechance to know some specialities better. Definitely would recommend. Really cool, had the chance of meetingmany great people. Also having the chance of spending part of the night with the Summer School Team wasgreat. All of you were really cool guys.

AJN
University of Padua, Italy

Everything was incredible! I liked a lot the organisation from the leaders. I loved the social programs. I reallyenjoyed the course. Congratulations!

VNM
Universidad De Guadalajara,Mexico

I have no further comments about the organisation: it was close to perfection. The activities were on time, thestream leaders had everything under control and knew where we'd have to head. It was also important tounderstand how the education system and medical practice works in all of these different countries. It was anunforgettable experience and valuable both personally and for the curriculum.

BPBV
Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

The summer school was a great experience, it introduces you to the way medicine is practiced in foreigncountries, personally, I found the publications lecture very insightful, due to the fact that I had never been told howimportant publications are in the field of medicine. Apart from that, the workshops were very well organised andsuited towards the chosen specialities. The equipment provided during the surgical workshops were of a highstandard.

JLP
University of Malta, Malta

It was very well organised, and so varied - there was something to interest everyone. It was not just in thestructure of formal lecture, but hands on and interactive which I loved!

RS
Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

I found the whole organization of the summer school very impressive! The quality of the presentations wasextremely good and the teaching part was very effective. I found all people from the organizing committee veryfriendly and willing to help. Generally it was a very inspiring experience! I would recommended it for sure!!

MAN
Sofia Medical University, Bulgaria

I really enjoyed the summer school. The best days were Tuesday and Wednesday. The workshops were excellentand very relevant. The lectures were very good as well. It was organised really well.

JP
Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

The summer school was all we expected it to be. Very well structured and based on what the fact that we all needa look into each specialty and get a taste of what life includes when you are actually working. Overall it was veryinspiring and motivating and for me the best way to spend part of my summer break. All the lecturers hadsomething unique to share and the insight we all got was priceless.

LZ
Sofia Medical University, Bulgaria

Very well organised. Brilliant speakers and great opportunity to get a first taste of surgical skills practice and othertechnical skills. Very funny at times as well so had lots of laughs.

SH
University of Malta, Malta

I enjoyed the summer school in every aspect. The organisation was excellent, the teaching very inspiring and allthe people of organisation very kind. It is exciting to share the same passion for medicine with people from all overthe world.

CS
University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

The entire organisation, presentation and way of teaching was impeccable! I think the summer medical school isa perfect excuse to improve your knowledge and at the same time meet new colleges and friends from all (over)the world, plus you can compare yourself with others.

CZ
Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, Romania

There is a very stimulating atmosphere in the Summer School, I felt very motivated! All is professionallyorganised, teachers and organisers are very competent and friendly! I felt like home and I have learned not onlynotions, I received life advice. I am always more confident about how beautiful it is to became a doctor!

PP
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

I enjoyed the workshops - especially laparoscopic and basic orthopaedic skills. Most lectures were also very good as I gained a few tips from the lecturers on how to strengthen my CV. All in all, I had fun and met a lot of new people.

DJV
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The overall experience was fantastic. Most of the presentations were excellent, there was a great mix of different topics, lecturers, activities, skills and theory packed into one week. Clinically relevant knowledge, importance to future advancements was given and the last day in particular had fantastic talks, both those which were inspirational and also informative as to what are next step is as medical students.

CB
University of Malta, Malta

I have just one word for the summer school program which is, perfect. I think every aspiring medical doctor should participate in this program. I was really inspired.

OC
National Medical University, Kiev

Perfect time in summer medical school!

KB
Belarusian state medical university, Belarus

Thank you so much for such a great opportunity to meet different people from different countries, to see how medicine is organized in the UK, to visit lectures of excellent and very talented people! The workshops were great, especially the surgical skills and laparoscopy with ultrasound skills, because it's impossible to find such equipment for students in my country. The organising committee was great! Always very friendly and smiling =).The last day was probably my favourite one! Very inspiring and motivating! Thank you so much once again and my best wishes and good luck to you!

AP
Belarussian State Medical University, Belarus

Very comfortable, interesting, involving experience. Excellent organisation. Professional, available, friendly staff.

MDRI
Università degli Studi "Gabriele d'Annunzio" Chieti e Pescara, Italy

From my point of view, the organisers and the teachers have done a remarkable job, given the fact that all of them were volunteers and some of them were doctors. I appreciate the effort of the student organisers who helped me solve a few issues. There were no delays and I was always well guided by the stream leader. The workshops were fantastic and I would have liked more of them (maybe basic intestinal surgery, basic vascular surgery, basic plastic surgery, after the basic surgery skills workshop). I am thanking all of the organisers and I wish that this Summer School will get better and better.

VV
Ovidius University Constanta,Romania

In my opinion the organization was quite good. The people were friendly and almost everything went accordingly to schedule. However, For me the best part of the summer school were the parts that gave me a perspective of the NHS, how to work there, how it is to be a physician not only in the UK, but in other parts of the world and in different circumstances, and what is the future of medicine and how to be part of it.

JM
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Everything was perfect, everyone was very friendly, with a close relation between us students and the doctors and very well prepared. It is definitely a very interesting summer school to do again

AF
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

The workshop standards were excellent and even better organized than last year so...keep it that way!!! The Anatomy Challenge was much smoother and quicker and somehow much more captivating!!! As for the organizers they did a very good job planning and keeping an eye on the schedules of lectures, workshops etc. They were also keen to help if problems arose. Thanks, it was truly amazing

RZ
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Very good all round, well organised, punctual, friendly yet firm. I had a fantastic week and found it incredibly helpful for me, as a pre-medical student it provided an insight to people and the profession of which I feel I would struggle to find elsewhere. The presentations were good and informative although sometimes rushed, Dr Swee Ang's presentation about her experiences in Gaza was one of the most moving and inspirational things I have ever seen.

AHD
University of South Wales, UK

FANTASTIC. Professors were very helpful and prepared.

FN
Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

I have found an excellent organization, everything has been perfectly calculated. I enjoyed this opportunity very much!

DDB
University of Padova, Italy

It was the best summer school I have ever been. I learned a lot things.

YME
Near East University, turkey

It was a very open and friendly environment. It was nice to meet a lot of people from different nationalities.

AD
University of Antwerp, Belgium

It helped me figure out my area of interest and enlightened me on a lot of areas that l didn't care about.

MC
Crimea State Medical University Simferopol, Russia

I consider the Summer School a truly relevant event for any Medical student all over the world. It provided lots of essential information about many medical fields and it also gave me the opportunity to meet people from many different countries.

RMR
University of Seville, Spain

This summer school was a great experience for me. I learned a lot and enjoyed all week. The organization was excellent and all the people were very nice. I really liked the surgical skills workshop. Before I came to the summer school, I thought that I will benefit from day 2 and 3 the most. And I really learnt a lot those two days, but the best and the most inspiring day for me was the last day, because those lectures made me think about other things that are also important and I am grateful that I could be a part of this.

PR
Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, Slovenia

I am very impressed with the overall quality of the summer school. The suggestion I have is to increase the allotted time for the practical sessions by sacrificing a few of the presentations. This is not because I did not enjoy the presentations, but I genuinely feel that I learnt the most when doing something hands on.

GM
University of Malta Medical School, Malta

It has been overall a quote enjoyable and useful experience. I appreciate very much the effort put into that. The stream topic's lectures were good and all in all relevant, although of course it is impossible for them to be equally engaging for all students, depending on the amount of knowledge they might have already acquired. The workshops were one of the most valuable things of this summer school. I particularly liked some of the lectures given in the final days, namely those concerning global issues and global perspectives on the medical profession. Given the very international background of most of the faculty and tutors, I would encourage even more lectures on those doctors' experiences of practicing medicine in their own country.

AP
Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy

Organisation was very good. The teachers were of a high level. Dr. Swee Ang was absolutely magnificent. You learn a lot of relevant skills, so overall I think Summer School was amazing.

MB
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands

Organisation was excellent, there was always someone at the desk to help out if I was in difficulty, lecturers were approachable, and teaching was high standard, very relevant to medical course and what specialties I enjoy.

NS
University of Malta, Malta

There is not much to say... Just that it was a fantastic experience! I thank you for everything you gave us. The organization was impeccable, the lessons interesting and lecturers and tutors were very helpful and ready to answer any of our questions and any of our doubt. Thanks again

GES
Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università di Cagliari, Italy

I really did enjoy the whole experience. All the staff, from the teachers to the tutors, was very friendly and prone to help and to answer to any question.

MM
Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia - Catania (Italy), Italy

I want to say THANK YOU for a great week, very well organised! Teaching and presentation were on a high-quality standard, every member of the organising committee was always willing to help. Please keep on the good work, I would definitely recommend Summer School to every Med Student.

MK
Medical University Vienna, Austria

The Summer School was a great opportunity to improve my human and technical skills. It was very helpful for deciding my future path. The organization was very Well done, lectures and workshops were interesting and useful. Great experience!

EP
Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università di Cagliari, Italy

The overall organisation was impressive and smooth (when seen from the outside). The lectures varied with the approach of the lecturer. Personally I was most interested and impressed in/with the lectures that really delved into a subject and provided case-studies on it, rather than the ones aimed at giving a 'general overview' of what it's like or what you can expect.

FK
United Kingdom

This summer school was great. I loved all activities, lectures and workshops proposed. Overall I suggest everyone to attend this school because it's really a good chance to learn and make new friends.

VD
Università degli Studi of Milan, Italy

Top class lectures and brilliant organization!

AM
Western University Vasile Goldis, Romania

Very good organised! Enjoyable.

AVC
University Of Valladolid, Spain

I appreciate that the Summer School conveyed high quality lectures and workshops, but also the value of cooperation and help among students. Doctors/Professors were friendly and spread their love for Medicine! Thank you for everything!!

SV
Università di Padova, Italy

I think it was a very well-structured programme. I really enjoyed the enthusiasm which most of the speakers had and the fact that they allowed time for questions. I think that I learnt a lot of useful things from the lectures especially when; they were interactive- the subject material being student level, and also when cases were included. However, I feel that I learnt the most from the workshops. They were excellent in terms of teaching, time to practice and supervision.

EM
University of Malta, Malta

Very well impressed by structure academic and social aspect. And very useful workshops the highlight of the week

AS
University of Malta, Malta

This course was amazing! It was well put together; you can tell that a lot of time went into organising this event. I believe it was very useful & relevant to medical students, although I haven't started medicine yet. I had a great time, obtained crucial knowledge for my future medical career. What is more, the organizers are so kind and full of energy. I recommend this summer school to everybody! This course bestows everything you need for your future occupation. Not only does it give you a new medical experience, but allows you to meet people from all over the world. So I would give them a round of applause for giving me such a great opportunity to attend this summer school. Keep up the good work.

KA
University of Bradford, UK

I really loved the summer school!

JB
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands

I really enjoyed the Summer School, first of all because it gave me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world that share my passion for medicine. The organisation was very good and I would like to thank all of the people from the organising committee for their energy and their efficiency, I was very impressed. The lectures were interesting and well-prepared. I've appreciated the workshops, I was really excited to finally learn some practical skills. The Summer School was an amazing experience in both medical and social ways. Although the thing I loved the most was Dr. Ang's speech, it was profoundly touching and so unexpected, it brought me to tears and made me see lots of things, even the Summer School from a different perspective. I'd like to thank very much who made that great encounter happen. In general, I'm glad I was there and once again thank you all for the great opportunity!

LTT
Università di Padova, Italy

Well organized and structured. Possibility to choose the lecture you are interested in = perfect. Staff really kind and available to any kinds of questions or doubts. Registration desk to be slightly improved in order to make things faster, giving maybe the possibility to register for all the week. I would be really interested in participating again and maybe become an organizing committee member.

AC
San Luigi Gonzaga, Italy

I loved the organisation and the doctors involved; they made the course seem light yet informative. I've learnt so much and made so many international friends. The speakers were passionate and were successful at transferring that passion to us. The skills workshops were interesting and great to learn

MEA
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - MUB

First of all, I really enjoyed this summer school and I thank you all very much!

AC
University of Milan, Italy

It was excellent...you guys are awesome ;)

HE
Benha University, Egypt

Excellent

AJ
Crimea state medical university Simferopol, Nigeria

Everything was perfect

MK
Comenius University in Bratislava, Greece

It was very useful, especially if you want to be a surgeon. I came from Italy and here school doesn't provide you practical competences but only theoretical ones. I haven't no idea about how to do a suture or how it's complex to fix a broken bone before coming to the Summer School! Besides, we have learnt people from all over the world and talking each other you can learn a lot of things, i.e., about differences in the organization of the Medical University and the way to major. I began to think seriously to major abroad after this experience! Besides, the School was very well organized and all the staff members were polite, even if we didn’t understand something (for example how to suture). The only defect was food: I'm sorry but English food is not good (or anyway you can't compare it with Italian food...)

EB
Università di Pisa, Italy

I really liked the summer school. It was very well organized. The teaching was excellent.

MAMF
Mansoura University, Egypt

The organisation was very good. The organizers were very friendly and helpful. The Summer School is very good for medical students. It is very good that you can choose a stream so you can get more information about topics that interest you. The last day of the Summer School was excellent. Especially the topics: world health/ working in resource-poor settings, practicing medicine in war-torn areas and in conflict zones and the Wounded Healer. Don't change it, it was excellent! Thank you for organizing such an interesting Summer School!

EL
University of Antwerp, Belgium

Very good about the lectures maybe more practice and it will be amazing.

GD
Universitate de West Vasile Goldis, Italy

It was a good thing and very beneficial for me starting by knowing many people from different countries, and by learning and practicing. The most thing I liked was the workshops that we tried and do by our hands and it was practical. The organizing committee and the doctors how taught as were great they are friendly and I learned allot from them.

ASD
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

I think more workshops should be included.

OCF
Crimea State Medical University, Ukraine

Even though it was a bit too advanced for my current studies (just about to begin 3rd year) I learnt a whole lot. Could have been better if there was less lecture and more hands on experience.

DJM
University of Malta, Malta

Attending the international summer course has been an amazing experience, so exciting, stimulating, inspiring and touching. First of all , we had the opportunity to meet lot of students coming from all over the world (although I am Italian and we were surrounded by Italian people !! ), to enlarge our net of friendship, to make a comparison between the medical education we are acquiring in our countries and the one of other students . Moreover it has been relevant to underline the difference between our practical skills and our clinical knowledge. The workshops were very well organized and the professors and the tutors were absolutely available, kind, and very professional. They were very good at explaining what to do in the most comprehensible way, at giving assistance to us and at encouraging us during the practical activities. The lectures were so stimulating and aimed at giving us more information about the lifestyle of a surgeon, I have appreciated that all the Doctors were very available and humble, accurate while answering the students' questions. They allowed us to go deeper inside the surgical field taking in consideration all the different aspects of it; they underlined the most relevant challenges of surgery, I think it has been very worthwhile to be divided in streams because we had the opportunity to focus on some clinical and surgical fields we were more interested in to understand what kind of skills and experience must be acquired to become a very good vascular surgeon or neurosurgeon. Furthermore, talking with doctors (whose availability has been total and really appreciated), asking them suggestions about our future professional experiences has been very important and inspiring. The lectures I have been more interested in were the one about the response to international disasters by Dr. Redmond and the one of Dr. Michelle Ting-Ching Tang. They were really professional and they showed us a strong, very deep-rooted passion for their job in situations which are very hard to cope with. They taught us something more about the humanitarian spirit that we need to keep to go on with our medical pathway, aimed at providing medical cares but also at improving our world ( in a certain way) . I will join an IFMSA medical project in Sudan during the month of November 2014 and their advices have been very beneficial. Of course, I have been very impressed and touched by Dr. Swee Ang, an amazing woman, a heroine of our times, an unforgettable source of inspiration! I found in her words a great humanitarian spirit, courage, a strong wish of helping people and defending their rights, of giving peace a chance, of staying where there is a deep need of primary healthcare and where war, famine, poverty and tragic situations destroyed the hope for the future. I saw all my values and my deep motivation to become a doctor in her experiences, I understood I made the right choice, I' m travelling towards the correct pathway! In conclusion I have been so happy and satisfied of taking part to this summer course, which has been very beneficial and worthwhile, not only from a professional and educational point of view but also from a human one. Thank you so much for this great opportunity!

CB
School of Medicine and Surgery, Padua

The organization was excellent and I particularly appreciated every kind of workshop. Professors were very kind and good at teaching. Above all, every lecture was quite interesting and I think this Summer School is a very positive experience I will suggest to my classmates, especially to have an idea of how things run somewhere else.

MA
University of Pisa, Italy

The organizing committee and volunteers were extremely helpful, willing and energetic during the whole duration of the event. Lectures had a solid scientific approach, were adapted to the knowledge of the students regardless of their year in medical school and provided a very accurate insight on specializing in the UK even chasing an academic career.

NL
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Keep the workshops, most interesting!

CDL
University of Antwerp, Belgium

First of all I would like to thank all of the people involved in organizing this medical school. It was a great experience! It was well organized and the emails preceding the medical school were extremely helpful since I had to travel from Malta to attend. The lecturers chosen were incredibly great and very easy to understand. I chose stream 8 and although I haven't covered the areas yet, every lecture helped me to understand more what I was in for. Every lecture was a perfect summary of all the important subjects I need to know in the respective area of study. I'm certainly going to check the presentations while studying the subject. I was really pleased that the presentations are going to be available because I'm sure they will be a good studying companion. The clinical sessions were PERFECT especially the orthopaedic and paediatric ones. They were very interactive and I really enjoyed them. If I had to experience them again I would love if they were a little bit longer so that I have plenty of time to repeat the manoeuvers and techniques. I found the suturing session very helpful since this was the first time I had the opportunity to do it. How relevant the medical school is? I believe that is a rhetorical question! It’s perfect, a great way how I can now feel more confident about areas in my future career that were still vague and full of questions. Although it is only a 5 day summer school, it’s a perfect crash course to help you visualize what your future/dream career is like. The clinical sessions were a great introduction to stuff we have to do in our early years as doctors and being able to experience them when I'm only half way through my medical studies, are a great boost of confidence and of better understanding. Thanks for the opportunity :)

JB
University of Malta, Malta

It was extremely well organised, the level of information and knowledge was very appropriate! Organisers were extremely helpful, willing to assist and always with a smile. The catering was equally great, exceptional standard and professionalism. It was overall a phenomenal experience and I would recommend it to someone else.

EO
Pavol Jozef Safarik University, Kosice. Slovakia

The Summer school was very good. The organisation, teaching, relevance and presentation of the summer school were all great. I learned essential skills which would have not been taught to me if I had not come to this summer school.

AB
University of Malta, Malta

The organising committee was amazing especially Ms Kay. Loveliest person ever:)

MN
University of Oxford, UK

I think the whole summer school was very well organized and most of the people of the committee were very friendly and helpful! Most of the presentations were really good and relevant for my studies! The best day of the week was Friday for me! Thanks to all the presenters! I was so happy to have had the possibility to attend to this summer school and I will definitely recommend it to my other colleagues!

SA
Medical University of Vienna, UK

Perfect organization, interesting lectures and workshops and very good teachers.

VL
Universita' Degli Studi Di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy

It was really well organized, I was amazed by the teachers and tutors and how much they cared for us and our understanding.

FD
Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy

Well-organised, good teaching.

GT
University of Catania, Italy

The organisation has been excellent, teaching and presentation very interesting, relevance of the Summer School excellent.

GL
Universita' Degli Studi Di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy

Quite relevant

MK
Alexandria University of Medicine, Egypt

Thank you very much for this very interesting and useful week. The organizing committee was friendly and very helpful. I will definitely recommend this course to my friends. Social programme was great! I really enjoyed my stay in Manchester!

YT
M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia

I think that we did not have enough time for the practical skills, especially for gynaecology.

RB
Sapienza, University of Rome

The presentations were perfect, the workshops should last longer. The organization of the Summer School was really nice.

EK
Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

The organizing committee and volunteers were extremely helpful and energetic at all times. The scientific content of the summer school suited all students well, regardless of their year of studies in medicine.

NL
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

It was a very positive learning experience on the whole, full of enjoyable learning. What I learnt most from were the interactive bits, mainly the workshops and debates. The last 2 days were important for me to attend, most especially to hear the inspiring and mentality-changing stories of Dr Ang Swee and Dr Ahmed Hankir. They instilled in me a sense of action, bravery and responsibility and I truly God Himself meant for me to hear these enlightening words. I also greatly appreciate Dr Halder's lecture on publishing as I am attempting at it myself. A truly marvellous job was done by the organisers to fit in anything ranging from workshops to debates within just 5 days. Thank You and truly God bless you wherever you are :)

PL
University of Malta, Malta

I really enjoyed myself!

MF
Vrije universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Good organisation, very good teaching.

NG
Università degli studi di Parma - Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Egypt

The organisation is really good. The people are well organised, helpful and friendly. The doctors are excellent at their specialties.

MS
Mansoura University, Egypt

It was an interesting experience, well done organized and the lectures were most of all absolutely interesting and formative for my study. Presentations were very well done, explicative and easily understandable.

AB
Universitatea de Vest Vasile Goldis, Italy

The overall impression of the summer school is a very positive one. The summer school is an excellent way to get a clearer understanding of what you want to do in the future and a more vivid visualization of how your career path will affect your everyday life.

ZB
University of Malta, Malta

This summer school was really useful and relevant for me to understand my future way and predispositions, and to highlight the areas and the topics that may be of future interest in my specialty. This was due to your very good organisation of the event and most of all to a really relaxed but at the same time keen and exciting, almost friendly, way of teaching.

FA
Università degli Studi di Foggia, Italy

Everything was more than I imagined and expected.

BO
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Superbly organised, well presented, and highly relevant teaching to the modern day. Most importantly got to meet loads of new people from different parts of the world, which made the week spectacular. Very happy.

DV
University of East Anglia, UK

All of it was very interesting and worth the money.

SC
University of Malta, Malta

One of the best experiences of my life. The Summer School improved myself and helped me to discover new information and learn about different subjects. I loved workshops, they were very interesting and exciting!

IQ
Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy

The organisation is perfect. I had an asthma attack and the tutors were very helpful. I didn't want to go home.

DC
Università degli Studi di Bari- Aldo Moro, Italy

Smooth running of the program was evidence of great planning. The workshops provided hands-on learning which many of us are not fortunate to have in our schools. The teachers took their time to explain basic principles behind what we were learning. That gives a student direction as to the relevance in practice

HK
College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Sierra Leone

Superb!

AE
Belarusian State Medical University, Belarus

Don’t change anything! Everything was perfect.

VG
Parma Italy

The summer school was a new experience for me, especially that I was away from my family, but the staff were very friendly which made me feel better. The best thing about the summer school was the workshops, I really enjoyed every workshop, but I didn't like all of the lectures and I found some of them irrelevant to my study. I would highly recommend my classmates to attend the summer school in the future.

FA
Royal College of Surgeons In Irland - MUB

I think that the medical summer school was well organised. All people around us have tried to help us understanding as much as we can and they tried to catch our attention in many ways. I found these days very useful for my university. Hope to repeat the experience.

LCL
Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy

Very good, was very impressed. Really enjoyed the international lectures! I learnt a lot and made really good friends. Thanks so much for your efforts in organising such a good event.

LM
University of Liverpool, UK

Well organized I'd say, teachings impacted knowledge, I got very sure of what area of medicine I'm most interested in and an idea of what it would look like for practicing specialists, and a huge idea about the competition in the outside world, I got to make useful friends. I wasn't disappointed at all, even as it was my first summer school.

JCM
Crimea State Medical University, Simferopol, Ukraine

Everything was very nice and well organised .I learned a lot and my best wishes for summer school team for coming events.

WH
Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine

Great experience!

SC
University of Malta, Malta

From all aspects the experience was excellent, especially the practical workshops.

JB
University of Malta

It was a great experience. It will certainly help me to achieve my future career.

SA
University of Malta

Great course, it was well organized, lectures were from top class doctors or academics... It was an extraordinary event for me, thank you to everyone at Doctors Academy!

AO
Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

All teaching was great... And the practical sessions were brilliant. Keep up the great work!

MAG
University of Malta

I think the workshops were fantastic and the days about the specialties were excellent too. Everyone was very friendly and I now have a better understanding of what I wish to do in my future.

YK
University Of Dundee

Words can't express my happiness and my satisfaction of the summer school as a whole and the organizing committee specially. It was worth every pound and every effort even though I was fasting but your kindness let me feel nothing. Thanks a lot!

IJ
University of Khartoum, Sudan

The organization by Doctors Academy was wonderful. I was very impressed with the teaching skills and the patience of all the doctors. This was a great experience. Learnt a lot and will never forget the good time in England!

GMS
Università Degli Studi Del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro

Very well organized, friendly people, very helpful...great social programme. Very glad that I attended.

KL
Charité Berlin, Germany

I think that the lectures were organized very well and helped me decide on my career path. Thank you!

RG
University of Malta

A very good insight on how to develop and excel in your chosen career.

MSS
Year 3 Medical Student

The course provided much advice and guidance that is lacking in the UK medical schools. I feel I am now more equipped to start developing my portfolio and choosing a specialty. Thank you every one.

KH
University of Leicester

This course was amazing! I had a great time, obtained crucial knowledge for my future medical career. What is more, the organizers are so kind and full of energy. I recommend this summer school to everybody! This course gave me wings for my future career. Not only did I gain new medical experience, I had an wonderful social experience as well. I met people from all over the world and got to compare education in my country with the education pathways in their countries

TF
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Impressive event and its the most interesting event in my life. I advise everyone to take the step and to attend the school

MA
Medical School at Cairo University, Egypt

It was a good course which was very helpful and the quality and dedication of the speakers/doctors was amazing. Fantastic event. Excellent info provided, some very inspirational speakers - has really motivated me in my pursuit for a career in medicine and the ACCS program – Thank you!

DC
University of Manchester

Great event. Very good in all aspects. Glad I came half way across the world!

FTAS
Universitas Indonesia

The organization was perfect. I loved all activities especially laparoscopy and surgical skills, but the others were very interesting too. I want to thank all of you, I am very proud to make this summer school. I've met a lot of people and now I have more new friends from all parts of Europe/World...Great social events... see you next year!

CP
University of Medicine and Surgery of Palermo, Italy

Organization very good... Teaching and presentations excellent. Socials good and cheap tickets, faculty superb! Overall this was an excellent course, extremely informative, great fun and a great way to talk to teaching professionals. Thank you!

HC
University of Birmingham

Well organized. Quite a young organization team but with great potential and I'm most certain it has a brilliant future. The teaching was fantastic... The course was just amazing, thanks so much

SB
University of Malta

Workshops were extremely useful. Would be good if there could be 2 days for workshops. Great experience

AS
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Everything was awesome, you guys rock!

KA
Tehran University of Medical Sciences

I thought the organisation was excellent. Everyone involved was enthusiastic, helpful and very friendly.

EW
University Of Dundee

Actually far more breadth needed! Really good idea, very useful & relevant to me although I havn’t started medicine yet. Very easy to follow lectures, although some lecturers were far more engaging than others. Staff friendly.

OA
University Of Leeds

Excellent. Lecturers all turned up, excellent opportunities to ask questions & interact. Fantastic emphasis put on research & careers. Something that is not really taught in the curriculum. Overall fantastic job. Social events were good. Well done.

EJB
The University Of Birmingham

Very well organised. Staff extremely friendly & helpful. Lectures were all relevant and short and to the point. Socials were really enjoyable.

JF
The University Of Manchester

Overall I felt that the course was very well organised. All the speakers were friendly and approachable

NH
University Of Leicester

Organisation: top!!! - school & social events. Teaching: some top and some more top. Presentation: Top

CB
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

I found that the organisation was excellent and the quality of teaching and presentations, very useful for the future. Was very valuable to be able to talk to so many doctors etc in many different specialities. All the student leads were really friendly and made the week really fun.

LC
University Of Nottingham

Very well organised, great quality of speakers and I would love to help with organising the next course.

HT
Universities Of Bristol

Very friendly faculty & definitely useful for future career ahead.

ATMA
The University Of Sheffield

Very well organised and professional.

AW
The University Of Sheffield

The course seemed very well organised. There were always people to ask for help. The lectures seemed well planned.

SRA
University Of Liverpool

Run by good friendly people and was good to see the registrars and other doctors come to the social events, where it would be possible easier to get a personal account and opinions as to the difficulties they faced as well as their road to success.

SN
Medical School Outside

I believe the surgical leads - the plastics SpRs were fantastic. I think the course in general was very good

AN
The University Of Birmingham

I am so glad that I took this course. The lectures, the material & other sessions have been both informative and inspiring.

IB
The Hull York Medical School

Very friendly & helpful people in the organisation. Very informative lectures. I would very much like to attend such events again in the future.

DM
University Of Glasgow

The course was fantastic and the committee members are very friendly and helpful.

ZS
Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland

Good! I think it’s best to do the summer school in your 2nd/3rd year so you will have enough time left to work on the things you’ve taken home.

LVD
Medical School Outside

Academic teaching sessions were interesting but it was difficult to pitch them at a level suitable for all. Overall, wellorganised, informative and relevant.

NJ
The Hull York Medical School

Well organised, ran like clockwork. Teaching varied but the Gaussian distribution of quality is to be expected.

NP
Universities Of Bristol

Excellent faculty of Doctors! I made some good contacts! Very well organised & the lectures regarding career development were most useful. The lecture regarding portfolios was quite difficult to digest.

ST
Universities Of Bristol

Very informative & opened me up to a whole array of new subspecialities that I wasn’t sure of before which I can now explore over the rest of my medical schools career. Thanks!

HK
University Of Liverpool

Great organisation. Excellent standard of teaching

JB
The University Of Manchester