Medical Practice & Policy Medical Practice & Policy

Gain unique pre-medical experience, such as clinical lab exercises, as well as insight into clinical practices and healthcare in Europe.



This program is right for you if you have a serious interest in medicine and science and are considering pursing a graduate degree in the health professions.


>> Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
In this course, taught by physicians on site at a university hospital, you will focus on the most important human diseases, their diagnoses and treatments, and clinical working methods of Danish physicians as practiced in the Danish medical system.


DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to biology, pre-medicine/health science, public health, and biomedicine/biotechnology.

DIS Student Bloggers

Wonder what it is like to study Medical Practice & Policy in Copenhagen? 

Find out here on Sarah's blog!


During our first clinical lab session at Copenhagen’s main hospital, Rigshospitalet, we learned how to use ultrasound to see the aorta, liver, kidney, heart, and bladder.

Our session was led by two Danish medical students, who brought us into an ultrasound training room with four exam tables and four ultrasounds, which we used to find the different structures inside one another. We could see a cross section of the aorta in the center of the body – and my favorite part was watching the heart pump and even seeing the four separate chambers.

Ally Flessel Bucknell University

It’s been an honor and a privilege to learn from doctors who not only care about their patients, but also about their students. Their enthusiasm to teach our class, making sure we are excited about learning the symptoms/treatments of diabetes, COPD, cardiovascular system, etc. was always so evident.

I will never have such diverse clinical experiences again until I actually enter medical school. From visiting different departments, talking to so many different doctors, nurses, and patients, I could finally imagine myself becoming a part of ‘the team’.

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