Selective Utrecht Medical Master (SUMMA): During this four-year master program, students with a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical- or life sciences are trained in the field of clinical medicine and research. Thus, aside from medical knowledge and clinical practice, the SUMMA curriculum includes a substantial research component. Once students have graduated, they meet the requirements for registration as a medical doctor, and are also formally qualified as a researcher.

The SUMMA Symposium is organized every year by a group of enthusiastic students. Since SUMMA is a graduate medicine course, which focuses both on clinical practice and fundamental research, the symposium aims at making a link between patient care and basic scientific inquiry.