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Are you thinking of applying to take part in an ESMO Course? Previous participants share their thoughts and experiences...


“The medical course in Naples was a unique opportunity not only from an educational but also from a cultural perspective. The lectures on high-yield topics offered an interesting insight into the future prospects of medical oncology. Most importantly we, as medical students from more than 20 countries, exchanged knowledge and ideas, and cherished the idea of transnational collaboration!”

Anastasia Sotiropoulou, Greece
ESMO Course in Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Naples 2023


“Five days in sunny Valencia have been an unforgettable experience. Saying goodbye felt much like leaving behind a cherished summer camp where you had fun and made new friendships. The lectures and workshops, led by passionate professionals deeply dedicated to their roles, made learning both informative and engaging. Furthermore, the exceptional organization of the course stood out as an additional highlight, contributing to a seamless and enriching educational journey. Thank you ESMO for supporting and motivating us at such an early stage of our careers!”

Taisya Volodina, Russian Federation
ESMO Course in Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia 2023


“The course in Valencia was definitely the highlight of my summer! Not only was the programme and the lectures highly inspiring but it was also a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow future colleagues. The course was also exceptionally well organized. I enjoyed every minute and returned home motivated to further explore the field of medical oncology. Thank you for the lovely experience!”

Ruth Nousiainen, Finland
ESMO-ESO Course in Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia 2022


“The Medical Student Course in Naples was an amazing and rewarding experience that allows you to grow not only professionally but also personally. From the astonishing lectures presented by world-renowned doctors to the multicultural exchange among all the participants, there is plenty to learn and to enjoy just in five days. An experience that you cannot miss!”

Sofia Ramalho, Portugal
ESMO-ESO Course in Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Naples 2019


“The Medical Student Course in Valencia was an outstanding opportunity to meet the leading specialists and professionals in the field of oncology, learn from them and get inspired. Meeting future colleagues and sharing intercultural experiences was invaluable! Friendly, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere made this event exceed everyone's expectations. It was an amazing experience which led potential future oncologists to realise that this is the specialisation they really want to devote their life to.”

Anna Marija Lescinska, Latvia
ESMO-ESO Course in Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia 2019


“I had the most amazing time in Naples for the Medi­cal Oncology Summer School. It was such a wonder­ful opportunity, not only to learn from leading spe­cialists in the topic from around the world, but also to meet many fellow medical students from across the continent who share the same passions. The course gave me opportunities to explore my career options, network and develop my understanding of various as­pects of oncology. I am now determined to become a medical oncologist!”

Claudia Gardiner, United Kingdom
ESMO-ESO Course in Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Naples 2018


“The Course in Valencia was an outstanding study experience and a one of a kind cultural exchange opportunity. The international atmosphere and excellent speakers in this exciting medical field were highly inspiring. I obtained invaluable insights into important aspects of Medical Oncology and undoubtedly, this course strengthened my motivation to choose this specialty for my future as a clinician. ¡Muchas gracias, ESMO!”       

Angelika Starzer, Austria
ESMO-ESO Course in Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia 2018


“It has been a tremendous five days with highly educational presentations and outstanding speakers. Very well organized, inspiring atmosphere. A definite recommendation for anyone considering a career in Medical Oncology.”

Hendrik Pott, Germany
ESMO-ESO Course in Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia 2017


“It was a wonderful experience. I came back home enthusiastic and motivated and I immediately started to be more present in the Oncology Department, having the possibility to use the newly gained knowledge in my everyday clinical practice.”

Alessandro Bruschi, Italy
ESMO-ESO Course in Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia 2016

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