History of Medicine - Germany

This program is designed to introduce students to the historical development of human and veterinary medicine in Europe. It is heavily freighted with field trips including many overnight excursions. These include visits to museums, medical and veterinary schools, hospitals, research institutions, and sites of general cultural and historical importance throughout Germany and neighboring countries. The program is designed to maximize the international impact for students interested in pursuing careers in human or veterinary medicine or in biomedical research.

Faculty-led Program

    • Semester: Summer I
    • Dates: May 21 - June 30, 2018
    • Major: College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
    • Location: Berlin, Germany; Bonn, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Hannover, Germany; Vienna, Austria

Program Highlights

  • The proposed program schedule will provide students with the opportunity to interact with researchers, clinicians, and students at European medical and veterinary medical schools via field trips
  • Vienna: Medizinische Universitaet Wien: Sigmund Freud House and Museum, Josephinum and Narrenturm   
  • Berlin: Free University Medical faculty, Charite Hospital, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial

For more information contact

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Jeremy Wasser
(979) 862-4655
Dr. Virginia Fajt
(979) 845-7299

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Ms. Kerri Vance
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0544

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Courses Offered

VTPP 401/BMEN 400 : History of Human and Veterinary Medicine in Europe from the late 18th to 20th Centuries ( 4 cr.)

VTPP 425/465 : Pharmacology ( 3 cr.)

VTPP 485 : Directed Studies ( 1-4 cr.)

Eligibility & Requirements

Admission to this program is competitive and availability is limited. Applications will be evaluated on February 1, 2018. Evaluation will be based on academic performance, application package materials, and program goals. Only complete applications that meet all minimum admissions criteria will be accepted for evaluation.

Students who desire to study abroad must have:

  • Must have a minimum of 55 hours and 3.0 GPR or higher by May 2017
  • Must be in good academic standing with the university and receive approval from Dr. Wasser
  • Must attend all program-specific orientations during the Spring 2017 semester
  • Open to BIMS, BMEN, BIOL, ANSC, GENE, KINE and other life sciences majors (other may apply with professor permission)
  • CBK requirements must be fulfilled for BIMS majors

Foreign Language Requirement

None! All courses are taught in English by Texas A&M University Faculty.

Scholarship & Financial Aid


The Study Abroad Programs Office offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through Scholarships & Financial Aid and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M University study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236.

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.
Cost subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Housing, Tours, Excursions, Group Meals, Coordination and Administration, Faculty Expenses, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $6,800
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 6 credit hours)* $2,200
International Airfare $1,800
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Personal Spending $Varies
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $350+
Textbooks & Supplies $250+
Total Estimated Cost$11,545+

*Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.