Egypt
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Egypt IFMSA - Egypt
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
Arabic
Arabic, English
(GMT+02:00) Cairo
Egyptian pound
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Ainshams University, Cairo
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Alexandria
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Assiut
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Azhar University - Cairo
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Azhar University, Assiut
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Benha
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Beni Sweif University, Beni Sweif
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Elkasr University, Cairo
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Ismailia
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Mansoura
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Menia
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Menoufeia
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - MUST, Cairo
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Quena University, Quena
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Sohag
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Tanta -Tanta University
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Zagazig
Egypt (IFMSA-Egypt) - Damietta, Azhar Unievrsity
Egypt (IFMSA-Egypt) - 6th October city, October 6 University
Egypt (IFMSA-Egypt) - Fayoum, Fayoum University
Egypt (IFMSA - Egypt) - Aswan University

200 SCOPE STUDENTS
120 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
http://www.ifmsa-egypt.org.eg
NEOs
Omar ElNaggar
Omar Nasr
NOREs
Amr Tarek Habib
WELCOME NOTE

IFMSA-Egypt Exchange:

IFMSA-Egypt Exchange consists of Professional Exchange and Research Exchange. Through the IFMSA network IFMSA-Egypt Exchange operates between Egyptian Medical students and IFMSA members around the world.

 

 

OVERVIEW

The IFMSA Exchange Program:

The IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students' Associations) arranges the largest student exchange program in the world with almost a 100 countries participating and available for clerkship.

IFMSA represents 1.2 million medical students in more than 100 countries. Around 10,000 medical students each year participate in international medical student exchanges which run under two divisions:

  1. SCOPE: Standing Committee on Professional Exchange.
  2. SCORE: Standing Committee on Research Exchange.

SCOPE gives you the opportunity to experience a different health care system and cultural diversity in a very personalized manner. You will establish international connections with other health care professionals and develop awareness towards global health issues. SCOPE aims to have its exchanges accredited by medical faculties across the world and to give all students the opportunity to learn about global health and the effects of globalization.

SCORE provides medical students from around the world the unique opportunity to participate in exceptionally rewarding and affordable clinical or preclinical research projects in a foreign country. Through this international exchange program, SCORE aspires to contribute to the international co-operation and understanding between the medical faculties, research institutes and among the students and health care professionals.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Vision

ACCREDITED  UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS ARE THE MOST RECOGNIZED AMONG EGYPTIAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS AND THEY ARE A SOURCES OF REGIONAL RESEARCHES AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL PROVIDING EVIDENCE BASED HEALTH CARE SERVICES THAT UTILIZE TOPNOTCH TECHNOLOGY. THESE SERVICES MAKE THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE PROUD AND ARE PROVIDED IN A CONTEXT OF PROFESSIONALISM AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR WORKING STAFF AND TRAINEE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

Mission

 UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS ARE AFFILIATED TO THE FACULTIES OF MEDICINE - ALL OVER EGYPT. PROVIDING HEALTH SERVICES AT ALL LEVELS (PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND TERTIARY) IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CONTEXT THAT IS ORIENTED TO THE COMMUNITIES OF EGYPT. THESE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH INTEGRATED MEDICAL TEAMS WHO STRIVE FOR CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES.  UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS COOPERATE WITH OTHER HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AS WELL AS CIVIC SOCIETY TO PROMOTE HEALTH IN EGYPTIANS COMMUNITIES.

MEDICAL EDUCATION
PROBLEM BASED LEARNING EDUCATION SYSTEM :

ACCREDITED  UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS ARE THE MOST RECOGNIZED AMONG EGYPTIAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS AND THEY ARE A SOURCES OF REGIONAL RESEARCHES AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL PROVIDING EVIDENCE BASED HEALTH CARE SERVICES THAT UTILIZE TOPNOTCH TECHNOLOGY. THESE SERVICES MAKE THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE PROUD AND ARE PROVIDED IN A CONTEXT OF PROFESSIONALISM AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR WORKING STAFF AND TRAINEE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

A Community Oriented/Based, Problem-Based, Student-Centered School, has a reputable history in the field of medical education since 1977. It has provided a repository for resources such as consultants, experts, innovative curricula, data sets, syllabi and instructional material. It also held numerous workshops and conferences and conducted research to make available to the health education community nationally, regionally, and internationally. In 2001, the Medical Education Department at the Suez Canal University (MED-SCU) located in Ismailia, Egypt, was established. It is the first department to be founded in medical education in all the Egyptian universities and the Middle East as a whole. MED-SCU addresses the challenges that threaten the delivery of the proper medical education and hence, the promotion of better health care and service.

Have You Ever heard of Problem-Based Learning?

.Problem-based learning is especially suitable for medical education, since professional medical practice in all its forms is primarily dealing with health problems of individuals and communities. This requires recall of appropriate knowledge and skills to understand and solve the problem, necessitating a cognitive structure which cannot be acquired except through a system for gaining knowledge through problem solving Problem-based learning necessitates reformulation of educational topics to be integrated into health problems drawn from actual professional practice rather than presenting them to the students separate from each other horizontally and vertically. Topics are linked as areas or concepts. In this context, the student acquires knowledge in biomedical and psychosocial sciences in an integrated way through working in small groups, to study, analyze, comprehend and solve the given problems. The group has to determine the knowledge and skills required for solving the tackled problems in the form of educational objectives.
The students search for these objectives through different resources which include: the library, laboratories, clinical skills laboratory, or consultation of subject matter experts who are considered important educational sources, but not the only ones. Tutors are essential for the educational process, its development and enrichment. Each group of students is assigned a trained tutor. The role of the tutors is subtle and restricted to facilitation of students' activities and their motivation to solve the given problem through self-learning at an adequate depth. The whole process is subjected to careful planning including selection and sequence of problems, adequate learning resources and evaluation.

Problem-based learning is especially suitable for medical education, since professional medical practice in all its forms is primarily dealing with health problems of individuals and communities. This requires recall of appropriate knowledge and skills to understand and solve the problem, necessitating a cognitive structure which cannot be acquired except through a system for gaining knowledge through problem solving.We can also call it Student-Centered Education .One of the fundamental concepts of the educational process .
is that the student is the pivot of his/her own learning process. In problem-based learning whether in classes, field work or hospitals, it is the student who determines which information or skills are needed to solve the addressed problems. At first, the tutors guide their students so that they acquire the necessary experience for determining learning objectives. Gradually, the students take over the whole responsibility for specification of knowledge and skills conducive to achievement of educational objectives. This method motivates students and gives them a positive role in the educational process. They search and investigate
through reading books and references, consulting with subject area experts, using audiovisuals and computers as well as attending some lectures and seminars and practice of different examination skills. This active approach helps students retain their knowledge and skills, recall and apply them in a better way than if acquired passively. It helps them also keep abreast of rapid evolution of information since they are well-trained to reach the information items they want.

Types of clerkship:

  • Clinical Clerkship.
  • Research Clerkship.

Duration:
4 (clinical) & 6-8 (research) weeks.

Working conditions:

  • Five hours a day, five days a week. 
  • Weekend: Thursday and Friday. 
  • The student must complete at least three weeks of the clerkship in order to get a certificate.
  • The student must bring the Academic Quality logbook of his/her corresponding National Member Organization/University.

Departments:

  • Internal Medicine (haematology, cardiology, pulmonary disease, etc.).
  • Surgery (general -, cardiovascular -, plastic -, orthopedics, etc).
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics.
  • Tropical Medicine.
  • Emergency Medicine.
  • Radiology.
  • Pathology.
  • Dermatology.
  • Ophthalmology.
  • And many more ..
TRANSPORTATION

Transportations :
-Buses: will be provided with the Hosting Organization
-Taxi: all over the city you can take taxi with 20-30 EGP
-Uber
-Careem

SOCIAL PROGRAM
Social program details
First Try to get your ISIC (International Student Identity Card) to get 50 % Discounts on most on the

tickets of touristic places..e.g. pyramids, museum,…etc.

(1)Cairo Trip (2 days, one night)

- Transportation during the whole trip
- 3 stars air-conditioned Hotel, very close to Tahrir Square at high city center.
- Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Saladin Citadel.
- Khan El Khalili, for Souvenirs.
- Lunch in a restaurant just next to the great Nile River.
- Nile Cruise D.J.
- City stars shopping mall

(2)Alexandria 2 day trip

It's the second largest city in Egypt, and it's so beautiful that the whole city is on the beach ;)

- Transportation during the whole trip.
- Qaitbay citadel
- Bibliotheca Alexandrina
- Jewelry museum
- Green plaza shopping mall
- El montazah Park (King Farouk's park)
- Yacht trip in the Mediterranean Sea

(3) Ein el Sokhna (RED SEA) (Half day Trip)

- Transportation
- Day-use in a hotel to enjoy swimming in the Red sea crystal clear water
- Open buffet lunch

(4)Port-said Trip (half day trip)

It's a beautiful city on the Suez Canal and the Midetarian Sea.

- Transportation during the whole trip.
- Semsemeya show in a cafe directly on the sea.
- Traditional Egyptian food lunch (Koshari)
- Carriage ride through the city.
-Down town tour

(5)Aswan & Luxor (4 days ,3 nights):
MUST SEE

1-Pyramids

2-Old cairo

3-Red sea

4-Alexandria

5-Luxor and Aswan 

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
About 90% of the population is Muslim, with the majority of the remainder being Christian,
including followers of the Coptic Christian faith. There is also a small Jewish population.

Islam is part of all aspects of daily life with many social conventions stemming from the
teachings of the Holy Quran , the Muslims’ holy book. Hospitality is a significant element,
especially to visitors. Shaking hands is the normal greeting but male visitors should wait for a
woman to offer her hand first.

People here are so popular especially with foreigners so don’t get surprised to get saluted by everyone in the street.

Dressing should always be conservative and women should cover upper arms and legs when
visiting religious buildings - when hair should also be covered - and conservative towns.

Dress standards tend to be more relaxed in moderncities, nightclubs, restaurants, hotels and bars
in Cairo, Alexandria and other tourist resorts.
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