OMI Seminars

The OMI seminars are one-week courses in all areas of medicine held at Schloss Arenberg in Salzburg, Austria throughout the calendar year. Each medical specialty is divided into two or three related modules, which rotate on an annual basis. The seminars are a mix of state-of-the-art lectures, case presentations, workshops, and in many instances, hands-on training. They are offered to highly qualified English-speaking physicians from countries in transition and are by invitation only.

Fellowships

Countries

First-time applicants must be under the age of 40, fluent in English, have either completed their specialization or are in the final phase, and plan to pursue a professional career in their home countries. Each OMI seminar is limited to a maximum of 36 participants. This allows for intense interaction during lectures, discussions, case presentations, and hands-on training sessions. The OMI seminars are taught by physicians from leading American and European institutions who donate their time and expertise. The selection of participants is competitive and based on merit. Fellowships cover travel, tuition, a set of teaching materials, and full board.

All OMI fellows must contribute academically by presenting an interesting case study. The best cases are subsequently published electronically on the OMI Case Library. Each OMI fellow takes a test at the beginning and end of the seminar. This measures what they have learned. Fellows in the top 50% are eligible to participate in the OMI observership program and apply for additional seminars. The OMI seminar content is accessible through the OMI Handbook Online, which is a free e-learning source for the OMI alumni.

Apply

Please apply for the seminars on the OMI Portal. Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected or not.

Curricula

Most OMI seminars follow a two or three year curriculum according to related medical topics. The area of pediatrics is divided into 19 different subspecialities. Six modules are offered every year. Please refer to the curriculum of your medical speciality before applying for a seminar in order to make sure that the topics being offered correspond ideally to your interests.
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Contact

seminars@​openmedicalinstitute.org

Calendar

January 2025

Pulmonology

January 12–18, 2025

Pulmonology

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD
Marco Idzko, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

Rehabilitation Medicine

January 19–25, 2025

Bone and Joint Surgery

Mathias Bostrom, MD
Reinhard Windhager, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
Medical University of Vienna

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

February 2025

Otolaryngology

February 2–8, 2025

Otolaryngology

Michael G. Stewart, MD
Gerhard Rasp, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
General Hospital of Salzburg

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

Pediatric-Orthopedics

February 9–15, 2025

Pediatric Orthopedics*

Apurva S. Shah, MD
Tanja Kraus, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Graz

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

March 2025

Neurology

March 2–8, 2025

Neurology

Matthew E. Fink, MD
Joshua J. Weaver, MD
Eugen Trinka, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
General Hospital of Salzburg

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

Cardiac Surgery

March 9–15, 2025

Cardiac Surgery

Edward G. Soltesz, MD
Nikolaos J. Skubas, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

Psychiatry

March 16–22, 2025

Psychiatry

John W. Barnhill, MD
W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Innsbruck

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

Neurosurgery (Brain)

March 23–29, 2025

Neurosurgery (Brain)

Jared Knopman, MD
Claudius Thomé, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Innsbruck
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

Internal Medicine

March 30 – April 5, 2025

Internal Medicine

Kristin M. Burkart, MD
Guenter Weiss, MD, MD

Columbia University-NYP
Medical University of Innsbruck
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

April 2025

Family Medicine

April 6–12, 2025

Family Medicine*

John W. Ragsdale III, MD

Duke University Medical Center

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

Medical Education

April 13–19, 2025

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

Silvia Evers, PhD
Milena Pavlova, PhD
Maastricht University

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

Pediatric Pulmonology

April 27 – May 3, 2025

Pediatric Pulmonology*

Danna Tauber, MD
Ernst Eber, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Graz
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

May 2025

Oncology A: Breast and Gynecologic Cancers*

May 4–10, 2025

Oncology A: Breast and Gynecologic Cancers*

David G. Pfister, MD
William P. Tew, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

May 11–17, 2025

Pediatric Emergency Medicine*

Jill Posner, MD
Burkhard Simma, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Hospital Feldkirch
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

"Maternal

May 18–24, 2025

Maternal and Infant Health

Richard A. Polin, MD
Andreas W. Flemmer, MD
Columbia University-NYP
LMU Munich

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

Infectious Diseases

May 25–31, 2025

Infectious Diseases

Roy M. Gulick, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2024

June 2025

Pediatric Gastroenterology*

June 1–7, 2025

Pediatric Gastroenterology*

Chris A. Liacouras, MD
Petar Mamula, MD
Almuthe C. Hauer, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Graz
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2025

General Surgery

June 8–14, 2025

General Surgery

Michael D. Lieberman, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2025

Global Health: Pandemics (Origin, Response, and Preparedness)

June 15–21, 2025

Global Health: Pandemics (Origin, Response, and Preparedness)

Arnaud Fontanet, MD
Institut Pasteur
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2025

Dermatology

June 22–28, 2025

Dermatology

Richard D. Granstein, MD
Georg Stary, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2025

Obstetrics and Gynecology

June 29 – July 5, 2025

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Zev Rosenwaks, MD
Glenn L. Schattman, MD
Andrea Weghofer, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2025

July 2025

Oncology

July 6–12, 2025

Oncology B: Uro-Oncology*

David G. Pfister, MD
Timothy Donahue, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2025

ESU Master Class in Urology*

July 13–19, 2025

ESU Master Class in Urology*

Evangelos N. Liatsikos, MD
Peter N. Schlegel, MD
European School of Urology
Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: March 16, 2025

September 2025

Medical Informatics

September 7–13, 2025

Medical Informatics*

Sansanee Craig, MD
Anthony Luberti, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2025

Neurosurgery (Spine)

September 21–27, 2025

Neurosurgery (Spine)

Roger Härtl, MD
Claudius Thomé, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Innsbruck
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2025

Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis

September 28 – October 4, 2025

Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis

Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
International Atherosclerosis Society

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

October 2025

Cardiology

October 5–11, 2025

Cardiology

Robert J. Kim, MD
Irene Marthe Lang, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

Pediatric Neurology

October 12–18, 2025

Pediatric Neurology*

Alyssa R. Rosen, MD
Barbara Plecko, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Graz
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

Pediatric Radiology

October 19–25, 2025

Pediatric Radiology*

Abass Noor, MD
Sebastian Tschauner, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Graz
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

Medical Education

October 26 – November 1

Public Health Strategy

Katarzyna Czabanowska, PhD
Scott Burris, JD
Maastricht University

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

November 2025

Diagnostic Imaging

November 2–8, 2025

Diagnostic Imaging

David W. Trost, MD
Franz Kainberger, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

Otology and Temporal Bone Surgery

November 9–15, 2025

Otology and Temporal Bone Surgery

Samuel H. Selesnick, MD
Gerhard Rasp, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
General Hospital of Salzburg
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

November 16–22, 2025

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr., MD
Oliver Kimberger, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

November 23–29, 2025

Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care*

Amy J. Romer, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

Pathology

November 30 – December 6, 2025

Pathology

Jesse McKenney, MD
Renate Kain, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Medical University of Vienna
Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

December 2025

Ophthalmology

December 7–13, 2025

Ophthalmology

Gary J. Lelli, Jr., MD
Herbert A. Reitsamer, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
General Hospital of Salzburg

Please apply for the seminar at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2025

* CME Credit Seminar