Testimonials

Isabella studies Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Isabella, MSc AIM student (second year)

"The opportunity to learn how these disciplines are applied to real-world problems is a great advantage of the program, thanks to courses on topics such as computer vision, natural language processing, medical time series data, computer-assisted surgery, and medical robotics."

Could you describe your academic and professional background before starting your AIM Master's studies? 

I have a bachelor's in biomedical engineering and a specialization in artificial intelligence. I have also worked for a year and a half as a machine learning engineer at a software company. 

What has been your experience studying AIM at the University of Bern? 

My experience at the University of Bern has been magnificent. The program is very innovative and interesting, designed to prepare professionals for the future, and that is precisely what I have perceived during my studies. The structure of the program offers an appropriate combination of topics related to medicine and computer science, as well as artificial intelligence. Both disciplines are taught through in-depth and detailed courses. Additionally, the opportunity to learn how these disciplines are applied to real-world problems is a great advantage of the program, thanks to courses on topics such as computer vision, natural language processing, medical time series data, computer-assisted surgery, and medical robotics, among others. 

I can affirm that I have acquired a great amount of new knowledge and that my expectations have been met so far. Moreover, I have not only acquired intellectual knowledge but also learned about Swiss culture, its language, and its customs. The city of Bern is a multicultural place that allows you to develop as a well-rounded person, enjoy the beautiful nature, and savor delicious cafés and restaurants. 

If you worked part-time during your studies, how was that experience? 

I had the great opportunity to get a part-time job in the study coordination of the AIM program, which has been a great support during my studies and has allowed me to acquire new knowledge and build new relationships. I have also been able to contribute to the improvement of our program’s website and the way information is communicated, using different media such as social networks and creating engaging videos that attract more people to join the program. 

Yanis studies Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Yanis, MSc AIM student (graduate)

During my bachelor in physics, I not only learned the fundamental principles of the universe but also how to approach and solve a wide variety of problems efficiently. As a student who is keen on working in an interdisciplinary environment, the master’s program in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine offers me the perfect opportunity to apply my gained skills in a different research area. Besides preparing me to work in the field of AI – one of the most promising and innovative fields for the future – the MSc AIM also allows me to establish a good understanding of medical science and the current challenges it faces. I recommend the master’s program to anyone who wants to be a part of the future of healthcare!

Vinzenz studies Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Vinzenz, MSc AIM student (second year)

During my first semester in the master’s program Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, I attended the course “Introduction to Clinics”. Each week, we were introduced to another department of the Bern University Hospital (Inselspital). Pathology was my favorite department! So I had kind of high expectations when registering for the clinical visits that are offered in the course “Clinical Implementations of AI”. These expectations were not only completely fulfilled, but even exceeded. I was surprised how much time all the different people at the institute took to show me their work and answer my long list of questions. I particularly liked the structure of the daily schedule: processes of clinical pathology, how slides get digitalized, all the different deep learning projects with digital data. I also got to produce a digital data sample of a liver tissue. Actually, I can very much picture carrying out a master’s thesis project in the AI in pathology research group. My clinical visit to the Institute of Pathology was a perfect day! Thanks a lot to Professor Inti Zlobec and her team!