OMI Visiting Professorships
The OMI visiting professorships are medical meetings, which take place in the OMI fellows’ home countries. They last for one day and are a great opportunity for the OMI alumni to host the OMI faculty members. The meetings typically include three didactic lectures, case presentations, hospital visits, round table discussions, and aim to reach a larger audience of local physicians and healthcare professionals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply to organize an OMI visiting professorship?
The OMI alumni may apply to organize an OMI visiting professorship in conjunction with the OMI and the OMI local coordinator.
How can I apply for organizing an OMI visiting professorship? Which steps do I have to take?
If you are interested in organizing an OMI visiting professorship, please fill out the preliminary application form and return it by email. Organizers are advised to submit their applications as early as possible and include a program as well as a budget proposal to the OMI for approval. Once the proposal has been approved, the organizers may proceed with the planning. They must secure the location for the conference, arrange for the faculty’s accommodation, and plan a social event. They are also responsible for promoting the event locally. The OMI coordinates faculty travel.
When should an OMI Visiting Professorship take place?
An OMI visiting professorship should take place directly before or after an OMI seminar in Salzburg to save on travel time for international faculty.
Where should an OMI Visiting Professorship take place?
An OMI visiting professorship should be held at the hospital or university of the OMI alumni.
How many participants should attend an OMI Visiting Professorship?
Ideally, there should be between 30 and 40 participants, but not more than 70, otherwise the opportunity for discussion is very limited.
Who will cover the expenses?
The OMI will sponsor travel and accommodation for one OMI faculty member. The local organizers need to cover local expenses, e.g. announcements, programs, social events, and coffee breaks. Ideally, they are able to raise local funds to cover these costs.
Who will contact the OMI faculty member?
The OMI will contact the OMI faculty member to determine his/her interest and his/her ability to travel.
How is an OMI Visiting Professorship structured?
A typical OMI visiting professorship consists of three didactic lectures held by the OMI faculty member, and four case presentations, with discussion, held by fellows. Cases should be submitted for pre-selection four weeks before the OMI visiting professorship. There is a schedule template for the OMI visiting professorship available in the download section.
Before any materials (programs, documents, flyers, etc.) are printed and distributed, please send a draft to the OMI for review. The OMI logo must be included in the programs, schedules, certificates, and handouts.
The OMI will provide local organizers with a template for certificates, which should be signed by the OMI faculty members and the local organizer.