OMI Seminars

The OMI seminars are one-week intensive courses in all areas of medicine, which take place 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. Each seminar consists of state-of-the-art lectures, case presentations, workshops, and in many instances, hands-on training. The OMI seminars 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

Dates and Topics

January 2023

Pulmonology

January 8-14, 2023

Pulmonology

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

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

Bone and Joint Surgery

January 15-21, 2023

Bone and Joint Surgery

Mathias Bostrom, MD
Reinhard Windhager, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
Medical University of Vienna

CHOP Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

January 22-28, 2023

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology*

Rushani W. Saltzman, MD
Zsolt Szepfalusi, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Vienna

Internal Medicine

January 29 – February 4, 2023

Internal Medicine

Kristin M. Burkart, MD
Guenter Weiss, MD

Columbia University-NYP
Medical University of Innsbruck

February 2023

Family Medicine

February 5-11, 2023

Family Medicine*

John W. Ragsdale III, MD
Kathryn Hoffmann, MD

Duke University Medical Center
Medical University of Vienna

Trauma and Emergency Surgery

February 12-18, 2023

Trauma and Emergency Surgery

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

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

CHOP Pediatric Orthopedics

February 19-25, 2023

Pediatric Palliative Care*

Shefali Parikh, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Rehabilitation Medicine

February 26 – March 4, 2023

Rehabilitation Medicine

Joel Stein, MD
Richard Crevenna, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

March 2023

Neurology

March 5-11, 2023

Neurology

Matthew E. Fink, MD
Eugen Trinka, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
General Hospital of Salzburg

Otolaryngology

March 12-18, 2023

Otolaryngology

Michael G. Stewart, MD
Gerhard Rasp, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
General Hospital of Salzburg

CHOP Pediatric Endocrinology and Nephrology

March 19-25, 2023

Pediatric Endocrinology and Nephrology*

Andrew C. Calabria, MD
Madhura Pradhan, MD
Christoph J. Mache, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Graz

Medical Education

March 26 – April 1, 2023

Drug Policy at Global Programs Partner Convening

Kasia Malinowska

By invitation only

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April 2023

Medical Education

April 2-8, 2023

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

Silvia Evers, PhD
Milena Pavlova, PhD

Maastricht University

Medical Education

April 9-15, 2023

Clinical Research Methods*

Allison E. Curry, PhD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Medical Education

April 16-22, 2023

Taste of Palliative Medicine

Frank D. Ferris, MD

By invitation only

Ophthalmology

April 23-29, 2023

Ophthalmology

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

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
General Hospital of Salzburg

Oncology

April 30 – May 6, 2023

Oncology A: Gastrointestinal Cancers*

David G. Pfister, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

May 2023

CHOP Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

May 7-13, 2023

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology*

Alix E. Seif, MD
Michele P. Lambert, MD
Leo Kager, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Saint Anna Children’s Hospital

Maternal and Infant Health

May 14-20, 2023

Maternal and Infant Health

Richard A. Polin, MD

Columbia University-NYP
Medical University of Graz

Pathology

May 21-27, 2023

Pathology

Scott E. Kilpatrick, MD
Renate Kain, MD

Cleveland Clinic
Medical University of Vienna

Infectious Diseases

May 28 – June 3, 2023

Infectious Diseases

Roy M. Gulick, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP

June 2023

Otology and Temporal Bone Surgery

June 4-10, 2023

Otology and Temporal Bone Surgery

Samuel H. Selesnick, MD
Gerhard Rasp, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
General Hospital of Salzburg

Psychiatry

June 11-17, 2023

Psychiatry

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

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Innsbruck

Medical Leadership

June 18-24, 2023

Medical Leadership*

Evan S. Fieldston, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Obstetrics and Gynecology

June 25 – July 1, 2023

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stephen T. Chasen, MD
Petra Kohlberger, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

July 2023

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

July 2-8, 2023

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr., MD
Kane O. Pryor, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Vienna

ESU Master Class in Urology

July 9-15, 2023

ESU Master Class in Urology*

Christopher Chapple, MD
Douglas S. Scherr, 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 19, 2023

August 2023

Palliative Care (ELNEC)

August 27 – September 2, 2023

Palliative Care (ELNEC)

Betty Ferrell, PhD

By invitation only

September 2023

Global Health

September 3-9, 2023

Global Health: Vector-Borne Diseases

Anna-Bella Failloux, PhD

Institut Pasteur

Neurosurgery (Brain)

September 10-16, 2023

Neurosurgery (Brain)

Jared Knopman, MD
Claudius Thomé, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Innsbruck

Neurosurgery (Spine)

September 17-23, 2023

Neurosurgery (Spine)

Roger Haertl, MD
Claudius Thomé, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine-NYP
Medical University of Innsbruck

Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis

September 24-30, 2023

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, 2023

Medical Leadership

September 30 – October 4, 2023

Coordinators’ Meeting

October 2023

Cardiology

October 8-14, 2023

Cardiology

Robert J. Kim, MD
Gerald Maurer, 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, 2023

Dermatology

October 15-21, 2023

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: May 31, 2023

Oncology

October 22-28, 2023

Oncology B: Thoracic, and Head and Neck Cancers*

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, 2023

Diagnostic Imaging

October 29 – November 4, 2023

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, 2023

November 2023

Cardiac Surgery

November 5-11, 2023

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, 2023

CHOP Adolescent Medicine

November 19-25, 2023

Adolescent Medicine*

Carol A. Ford, 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, 2023

Palliative Care (ELNEC)

November 26 – December 2, 2023

Pediatric Palliative Care

Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD

By invitation only

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

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

December 2023

Global Health

December 3-9, 2023

Public Health Strategy I

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, 2023

CHOP Pediatric Infectious Diseases

December 10-16, 2023

Pediatric Infectious Diseases*

Paul J. Planet, MD
Volker Strenger, 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, 2023

* CME Credit Seminar