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.
→ View all OMI curricula

Contact

seminars@​openmedicalinstitute.org

Calendar

January 2024

Pulmonology

January 7-13, 2024

Pulmonology

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD
Fernando J. Martinez, MD
Marco Idzko, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

Rehabilitation Medicine

January 14-20, 2024

Rehabilitation Medicine

Jaspal R. Singh, MD
Richard Crevenna, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

Dermatology

January 28 – February 3, 2024

Dermatology

Richard D. Granstein, MD
Georg Stary, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

February 2024

Trauma and Emergency Surgery

February 11-17, 2024

Trauma and Emergency Surgery

Robert J. Winchell, MD
Harald K. Widhalm, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum

Pathology

February 18-24, 2024

Pathology

Jennifer Brainard, MD
Renate Kain, MD

Cleveland Clinic
Medical University of Vienna

February 25 – March 2, 2024

Bone and Joint Surgery

Daniel W. Green, MD
Reinhard Windhager, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
Medical University of Vienna

March 2024

OB/GYN

March 3-9, 2024

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stephen T. Chasen, MD
Petra Kohlberger, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

CHOP Neonatology

March 17-23, 2024

Neonatology*

Eric C. Eichenwald, MD
Berndt Urlesberger, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Graz

CHOP Pediatric Urology

March 31 – April 6, 2024

Pediatric Urology*

Christopher J. Long, MD
Josef Oswald, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Sisters of Mercy Linz

April 2024

CHOP Pediatric Cardiology

April 7-13, 2024

Pediatric Cardiology*

Chitra Ravishankar, MD
Ina Michel-Behnke, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Vienna

Oncology

April 14-20, 2024

Oncology A: Hematologic Malignancies*

David G. Pfister, MD
Raajit K. Rampal, MD, PhD
Paul A. Hamlin, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Family Medicine

April 21-27, 2024

Family Medicine*

John W. Ragsdale III, MD
Kathryn Hoffmann, MD

Duke University Medical Center
Medical University of Vienna

Medical Education

April 28 – May 4, 2024

Medical Education*

Beth Rezet, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

May 2024

Palliative Care (ELNEC)

May 5-11, 2024

Palliative Care in Neurology and Neuro-Oncology

Alan Carver, MD

Open Society Foundations

Medical Education

May 12-18, 2024

Medical Quality and Safety*

Ron Keren, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Medical Education

May 19-25, 2024

Drug Policy I

TBD

By invitation only

Medical Education

May 26 – June 1, 2024

Public Health Strategy II

Katarzyna Czabanowska, PhD
Scott Burris, JD

Maastricht University

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics

June 2024

Global Health

June 2-8, 2024

Global Health: Viruses, Liver and Cancers

Jean-Pierre Vartanian, PhD

Institut Pasteur

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics

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

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Internal Medicine

June 9-15, 2024

Internal Medicine

Kristin M. Burkart, MD
Guenter Weiss, 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: January 31, 2024

Otology and Temporal Bone Surgery

June 16-22, 2024

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: January 31, 2024

CHOP General Pediatrics

June 23-29, 2024

General Pediatrics*

Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, MD
Reinhold Kerbl, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
General Hospital of Leoben

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

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Cardiology

June 30 – July 6, 2024

Cardiology

Robert J. Kim, 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, 2024

July 2024

ESU Master Class in Urology

July 7-13, 2024

ESU Master Class in Urology*

Joan Palou Redorta, MD
Jonathan A. Coleman, 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 17, 2024

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

July 14-20, 2024

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr., MD
Kane O. Pryor, 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: January 31, 2024

August 2024

Psychiatry

August 25-31, 2024

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: January 31, 2024

September 2024

Infectious Diseases

September 1-7, 2024

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: January 31, 2024

Maternal and Infant Health

September 8-14, 2024

Maternal and Infant Health

Richard A. Polin, MD
Andreas W. Flemmer, MD

Columbia University-NYP
Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

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

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

CHOP Behavioral Pediatrics and Child Development

September 15-21, 2024

Behavioral Pediatrics and Child Development*

Nathan Blum, MD
Claudia M. Klier, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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, 2024

Diagnostic Imaging

September 22-28, 2024

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: January 31, 2024

Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis

September 29 – October 5, 2024

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, 2024

October 2024

Neurosurgery (Spine)

October 6-12, 2024

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: May 31, 2024

Neurology

October 13-19, 2024

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: May 31, 2024

Oncology

October 20-26, 2024

Oncology B: Soft Tissue, Bone, and Skin Malignancies*

David G. Pfister, 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: May 31, 2024

Otolaryngology

October 27 – November 2, 2024

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: May 31, 2024

November 2024

Cardiac Surgery

November 3-9, 2024

Palliative Care (ELNEC)

Betty Ferrell, PhD

By invitation only

Cardiac Surgery

November 10-16, 2024

Cardiac Surgery

Edward G. Soltesz, MD
Nikolaos J. Skubas, MD
Guenther Laufer, 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, 2024

CHOP Pediatric Emergency Medicine

November 17-23, 2024

Pediatric Emergency Medicine*

Joseph J. Zorc, MD
Burkhard Simma, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children‘s Hospital of Feldkirch

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

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

December 2024

Ophthalmology

December 1-7, 2024

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, 2024

Medical Education

December 8-14, 2024

Drug Policy II

TBD

By invitation only

* CME Credit Seminar