International Winterschool Stolzalpe

You always wanted to gain deeper insights into the world of an orthopaedist and improve your sewing, plating and nailing skills? You have already worn or at least signed a fancy cast, but never had the chance to create one yourself? Then this is your opportunity. Registration for the International Orthopaedic Winterschool Stolzalpe has begun and is open until So, 20.11.16. Workshops are for free! The registration fee of 90 € will pay for your food and accommodation.  Don´t miss out on this opportunity!

Our Seminar „Practical Orthopedics“ has been successfully performed for medical students from Austria for more than ten years now and we’ve been exceptionally happy to be able to include international students in the last few years. The Stolzalpe Hospital is one of the largest orthopedic departments in Austria and is famous for hip and knee surgery as well as paediatric orthopaedics. The highly motivated staff will also hold presentations and seminars for the students.


This one week course includes interactive lectures, as well as hands-on-workshops. The lectures will be presented by the different teams and will cover the most important topics in orthopeadics including conservative orthopedics, radiology, physical medicine and hip-sonography for newborns. The practical hands-on-workshops include knee arthroscopy on a model, plating, nailing, sewing and casting. Bed side teaching is performed with clinical examination of the different joints, patient’s presentation, joining the outpatient department and the OR.


Get to know the most important musculoskeletal diseases and develop an  overview of diagnostic procedures, conservative therapies and surgical procedures. Receive an insight into new developments and future perspectives in the field of orthopaedics.


* Advanced English language skills (B2)

* registered as a medical university student

* Anatomical knowledge

* Successfully passed Orthopaedics at medical school


Final oral test with practical examples and a certificate.


As a special offer the LKH Stolzalpe makes it possible for international students to complete a clinical elective in orthopedics. Two to three students are able to work in the hospital 2 weeks before the Winterschool and other two to three students have the possibility to pass the clinical elective 2 weeks after the Winterschool. You will be asked to decide if you want to take this chance in the registration process for international students.



Date: 13.2. – 17.2.2017
Venue: General Orthopaedic, Hospital Stolzalpe, Austria
Scientific Board: Univ. Prof. R. Graf, Univ. Doz. S. Hofmann, PD Ch. Tschauner


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