University education is an integral component of the Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery at the Medical University of Graz. It is anchored in the required modules of the diploma programs in medicine (XX: Medizin des Kindes- und Jugendalters/Medicine in Childhood and Adolescence) and in dentistry (XIV: Chirurgische Medizin/Surgical Medicine). We also give students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of pediatric surgery in electives, journal clubs and dissertation seminars.


Research-led teaching

Recent research results should also be reflected in university teaching. Therefore we offer the "Journal Club of Pediatric Surgery" as a free elective course in which international as well as own research results are presented and can be discussed (interdisciplinary). This course also includes our regular prenatal journal clubs and the pedopathology conferences.


Postgraduate training

The wide range of professional development opportunities at the Medical University of Graz is directed at a variety of occupational groups in the fields of medicine, science and research, nursing and health services. Most of the professional development courses can be completed while the participant is regularly employed and provide him/her with a valuable additional qualification.

The Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery actively participates in the Doctoral Program in Medical Sciences and offers the dissertation seminar "Pediatric Traumatology in Clinics and Science" through the Doctoral School "Bone, Muscle and Joint".



Students from Austria

Rotations at University Hospital Graz by students enrolled at an university in Austria are organized in coordination with the head of the department.                          


Students from abroad

Rotations at University Hospital Graz by international students (home university abroad) are only possible as part of a mobility program (e.g., Erasmus+). All requests must go through the Med Uni Graz International Office. At peripheral KAGes hospitals, rotations can be organized directly by students. If a Med Uni Graz confirmation is required, students must fulfill the requirements of the mobility program and register in the Med Uni Graz International Office before the stay starts.


Univ. FA Dr.
Paolo Gasparella  

Student Office – information on rotations

Mon.-Fri.: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Gudrun Raber / Jacqueline Lafer 
T: +43 316 385 13761
T: +43 316 385 13762