Czech Republic
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Czech Republic IFMSA CZ
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
Czech
English
(GMT+01:00) Belgrade, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague
Czech koruna
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
Czech Republic (IFMSA CZ) - Brno
Czech Republic (IFMSA CZ) - Hradec Kralove
Czech Republic (IFMSA CZ) - Olomouc
Czech Republic (IFMSA CZ) - Plzen
Czech Republic (IFMSA CZ) - Prague, 1. LFUK
Czech Republic (IFMSA CZ) - Prague, 2. LFUK
Czech Republic (IFMSA CZ) - Prague, 3. LFUK
Czech Republic (IFMSA CZ) - Ostrava

300 SCOPE STUDENTS
55 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
www.ifmsa.cz
NEOs
Ivana Havelkova
Martin Janku
NOREs
Barbora Rozsypalova
Markéta Hlaváčková
WELCOME NOTE
Ahoj :)

We are happy you have chosen Czech Republic for your upcoming exchange! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUnN8WwYF0U
OVERVIEW
Czech Republic itself is young country, year of foundation 1993. It was formed from Czechoslovakia, which became indenpedent in 1918 from Austria-Hungary empier. Right now is the Czech Republic parliamentary democracy with direct elected president. It is considered as one of the safest countries and also most welcoming in Europe. Please you are welcomed to read, ask and enjoy your stay in our beuatiful country. SCOPE team deeply believe, you will love czech countries and you won´t want to leave after your stay :)
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
The Czech Healthcare System is noted for the very good quality of its medical services to its citizens and provides a stable and healthy social and medical environment. Healthcare is free to Czech Citizens. It is provided through compulsory contributions to a state approved insurance fund. Recently there has been a rapid growth of high quality private healthcare facilities, equipped to the highest standards, offering world class care at a fraction of the price paid in western Europe. As a result of this boom in private healthcare facilities, the Czech Republic has become a hotspot for medical tourism, with low cost, high quality surgery attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year.
MEDICAL EDUCATION

Study programme of General Medicine in the Czech Republic lasts 6 years.

The academic year starts in the beginning of October and is divided into two semesters, each followed by an exam period. In the first two years, the course consists mostly of theoretical subjects, from the third year on students enter clinical rotations. Emphasis is put on early contact with patients and practical experience; starting from the second year, summer clerkships in clinical departments are included in the curriculum. The standard course is completed after passing 5 or 6 of final state exams, and culminates in a graduation ceremony.

This title "MUDr" allows a graduate to practice medicine in a hospital as an assistant physician (resident) or in an outpatient establishment under the supervision of another qualified doctor.

Possession of this degree enables the holder to practice medicine in the Czech Republic and in the European Union without restriction

Postgraduate medical education is lasts from 3 to 7 years depending on your speciality.First two years are the basic fields (internal base, surgical,  paediatric, OB, anestehsiologic, radiologic, etc.). The next 1 to 5 years are the specicifc specializations (neurosurgery, cardiosurgery, nephrology, hematology, orthopaedics, etc.). There are regulations as to the amounts of time the doctor needs to spend in different departments and the list and amount of different procedures he needs to perform. This is all noted in a logbook which is presented at the final exam. The final examhas a theoretical and practical part.

TRANSPORTATION

Airports

The largest airport in the Czech Republic is Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. (http://www.prg.aero/en/
It is located about 18 km outside the city centre. The airport is connected with the city by many regular bus links. The easiest way to get from the airport is to take a shuttle bus Airport Express (AE), which goes from the airport to nearest metro line and also to the Central Railway Station.
You can easily reach other cities by train from there. 
How to get from the airport Václav Havel to the centrum

Althougt the biggest number of international fligts goes to Prague, also airports in Brno and Ostrava are currently operated by international airlines.
http://www.brno-airport.cz/en/ 
http://www.airport-ostrava.cz/en/ 


Railways

Trains are also great possibility how to reach Czech Republic from other European countries. Railways in the Czech Republic are operated by 3 companies. 
https://www.le.cz/i.php?1
https://www.cd.cz/en/default.htm 

Buses 

https://www.studentagency.eu/en/ 
https://www.flixbus.com 

SOCIAL PROGRAM
Our Local Comittees do their best to make our students feel comfortable and enjoy their stay to the fullest.
Social program is available during summer months organised by each Local Committee. During the rest of the year, activities are offered by local officers and students on personal basis. In the months of January, February, and June, social program cannot be guaranteed as it is our exam period, however our students and local officers are always prepared to help and advice.
In July and August we organize also National Social Program.

MUST SEE

"Brimming with history and natural beauty, the Czech Republic is home to a host of awesome national parks, stunning small towns and medieval castles straight out a fairy tale. Check out The Culture Trip’s round-up of its most scenic spots and we’re sure you’ll agree, the Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe."

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/czech-republic/articles/the-12-most-beautiful-spots-in-czech-republic/


Visit this web page and make your own Czech traveler's checklist ;) 

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/czech-republic/places 

http://www.czechtourism.com/home/

Prague: 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM9_KZNJw8qGuEHJf4lcfIiGwpiRtcKAm&disable_polymer=true 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlbkvKbSCbI 
Czech Republic is not just about Prague: 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM9_KZNJw8qGrdv3wmU-Gs4iA2DsbinGj 

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

Czechs often eat homemade meals, and eating out is infrequent.

However young people eat outside more often then in the past times..
There are several typical food you must try! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Dd3hluSdc 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6yhnZSpavc
 

In the Czech Republic drinking alcohol is often encouraged when in good company. 

Beer is cheaper than watter in the restaurants. 

It is common to go out and have a coffee or tea with your friends for an hour or two.

Czechs are often said to have “black humor”. 

Czechs need more time to open their hearts. 

Czechs keep distance with strangers in public transportation but on the other hand kissing couples could be seen ;) 

It is normal to blow the nose in public.

Czechs are lovely <3 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION