International Tropical Medicine Summer School (ITMSS) is an annual event organized by Muhammadiyah Medical Students' Activities (MMSA) in Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY). MMSA is non-political and non-profit organization and it has an affiliation with CIMSA (Center for Indonesian Medical Students' Activities) and IFMSA (International Federation Medical Students’ Associations). MMSA produced the first medical summer school and now become the biggest one in Indonesia which we called International Tropical Medical Summer School.
ITMSS is a unique summer school program combining the academic and student’s activities. The aims of the summer school are to broaden the students’ knowledge in the emerging tropical medicine diseases, able to perform physical examinations, laboratory findings, diagnose and treatments in the modified Problem Based Learning (PBL) system. ITMSS was first held on the year 2005, as the first ever summer school has been held in Indonesia and is currently the leading and the biggest. This year it will be the 11th ITMSS and as usual, it will be held at the Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta around the period of 10th until 27th of August 2015. Approximately 40 students from worldwide are welcome to participate in ITMSS 2015, though each country’s quota is limited.
ITMSS has two main activities: academic and tourism (social programs). For the academic activities, the main topics are Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), Malaria, and Tuberculosis (TBC). Participants will be given lectures by experts, have tutorials, plenary discussions, hospital visits to affiliated hospitals, laboratory works, and endemic/non-endemic area visiting. As for the social programs, participants will be able to go to cultural places in Yogyakarta such as the Sultan Palace, Taman Sari Water Castle, Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, Ramayana Ballet performances, and many more.
Throughout the program, participants will stay with host families whom are students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science of University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. They will be given meals twice a day, and also transportation for the activities. This way, participants are able to know about the people and culture of Indonesia, especially Yogyakarta.
Many participants have said that ITMSS is an experience that cannot be forgotten. Something different that every medical student from all around the world should try.
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