THE SIRRIDGE OFFICE OF MEDICAL HUMANITIES AND BIOETHICS IN THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND THE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AND DANCE
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UMKC STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN GRAZ, AUSTRIA
"MEDICINE AND MUSIC"

JULY 1 – JULY 19, 2013
FACULTY: Stuart Munro, MD and William Everett, Ph.D.


GrazWe are delighted to invite students to participate in the UMKC Program Summer Study Abroad in Graz, Austria. This three-week program offers the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the interplay of medicine and music in Austria, using Graz and the surrounding area as a model. Graz is home to one of the largest hospitals in Austria and many prominent physicians and musicians have been to the city through the centuries. Topics include, but are not limited to, applications of music in clinical practice, depictions of medical themes and ideas in musical works (including opera and musical theater), musicians as medical case studies, and physical conditions to which musicians may be especially prone. The program will be co-directed and taught by Stuart Munro, MD, and William Everett, Ph.D.

Please note that places on the program are limited and students have to write an essay and furnish letters of recommendation to be considered for the program. No German language skills are required. All classes will be given in English.


Graz (population of 250,000) is located near the foothills of the Alps in southeastern Austria. Its old town was recently (1999) granted world cultural heritage status by UNESCO and the city was named the cultural capital of Europe in 2003. The landmark clock tower which overlooks the city gives wonderful views of the red roofs below, while the colorful architecture of the main square, surrounding cobbled streets and renaissance courtyards creates a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. In stark contrast are projects such as the new Kunsthaus, labeled by locals as the ‘friendly alien’, and the floating island in the River Mur, which bring Graz boldly into the twenty-first century. The city is just 2½ hours by train from Vienna via the stunning Semmering pass, recognized as one of the most scenic rail journeys in Europe.

Students may take the program for 5 MED units (counts as a medical humanities elective for Yrs. 1-4, or the medical humanities required course for Yrs. 5-6, and may be taken as an academic elective), or for 3 or 5 CONS (humanities) credit hours.

MED 9515 Medicine and Music (5)
CONS 5590HB Medicine and Music in Graz (3)
CONS 5598 Research Problems (2 optional units, contact Dr. Everett for details)

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT PROFESSOR WILLIAM EVERETT IN THE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AND DANCE, OR MS. MARILYN PESTO, DIRECTOR OF THE SIRRIDGE OFFICE OF MEDICAL HUMANITIES AND BIOETHICS AT THE SOM


Activities and Excursions:
1. Weekend trip to Vienna including visits to major sites important to medicine and music.
2. Visits to Graz-area historical and cultural venues.

Accommodations
Students will be housed in single rooms with shared bathroom, kitchen, and living space at university residence halls in Graz, which are in close proximity to the old town and near cafes, shops, and museums. Students will be responsible for their own meals. The lodgings will be available to you for the whole month of July, allowing for extra time in Graz and the surrounding region.

Travel to Graz
Students travel independently to Austria. Graz has its own airport, but it is also possible to fly to Vienna and then take a train to Graz. Participating students can make travel arrangements together if they so wish, as they may plan to travel around Central Europe before or after the program.

Webpages
Information from the Medical University of Graz for incoming students (Welcome Guide):
http://www.medunigraz.at/images/content/file/studium/international/Welcome_Guide_Programme_07_03_2012.pdf
Information on the city of Graz:
www.graztourism.at

Financial Aid
Participants of the Graz Abroad Program may qualify for financial aid. Students should consult the Financial Aid Office.

Approximate Costs
UMKC Tuition
3 CONS credit hours = $989.08 (undergraduate)/$1187.68 (graduate)
OR
5 MED units = $3000* this is already included in your full time summer tuition
Study Abroad Program Fee: $2,800 (includes all lodgings, excursions, train to and from Vienna, and local transportation in Graz and Vienna)
Other Estimated Costs for which you are responsible:
Travel (r/t airfare KC-Vienna) $1200 (students arrange their own travel to Graz)
Meals $1000
Spending Money (suggested) $1000


Music GrazInsurance
The University of Missouri System requires each study abroad participant to enroll in the UM HTH Worldwide Health Insurance Plan for the period of their program. HTH specializes in study abroad. The UM System has worked with them to create a comprehensive plan fitting our specific needs. Insurance is approximately $48 per month with no deductible. More information is available on the International Academic Programs website You are also required to attend a mandatory study abroad orientation at IAP before participating in any study abroad program at UMKC.

Deadlines
(Please turn in all materials to International Academic Programs – Student Success Center - Room 120)
February 1, 2013: the application, along with a $100 deposit (If you are not accepted into the program we will refund this deposit)
March 1, 2013: $1000 deposit.
April 30, 2013: Balance of program fee ($1700)


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