This study programme is only available in Danish.
Embarking on a medical degree
The medical programme starts either September 1st or February 1st. During the first days of the study programme you will receive an introduction to the city and the university, so that you can find your way around. During the first month, our so-called social student advisors are in charge of organising a number of events for the students so they will get to know each other to the benefit of their future collaboration. Throughout the first semester, the students work in study groups of 7-10 students. A student advisor is appointed to each study group. A student advisor is an older medical student acting as an academic counsellor and supervisor to the group. During the first month of study, each group must make a small, scientific assignment.
Teaching and learning environment
The teaching in the medical programme takes place on campus, at Odense University Hospital and in Winsløwparken. The study programme emphasises independent studying as a means to acquire knowledge. Lectures, class teaching and group work are all intended to support, motivate and stimulate this process. There are also practical study elements based on lab exercises, skill training and clinical internships. You are advised to participate in study groups, where you collaborate with fellow students to describe learning objectives, solve tasks and the like.
Besides the teaching there is ample opportunity to participate in social activities. You can get involved in the students' council, the Film club, the student revue show or the lecture society. Medical students have an international organisation, IMCC, whose activities include organising clinical internships abroad . FADL (the association of Danish medical students) has information on current temporary job opportunities (locum tenens) for medical students.
Every Friday, a "Friday Bar" is organised on campus, and on certain Fridays during the semester, Epstein Bar hosts its own Friday Bar in Winsløwparken. Watch the notice boards and ads in the Faculty magazine, 'Sund & Hed', for further information.