Exchange Conditions of CroMSIC

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Good)
Required
Croatian / other regional language
(Excellent)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
If LEOs conclude that student does not meet the expected level of English language knowledge the exchange will be cancelled.
Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
- Preclinical Clerkship
A preclinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a preclinical department at a Medical Faculty/School or Hospital, such as Biology and Chemistry
Required level of studies
We accept mostly clinical students. 
Pathology - preclinical clerkship. Available only during summer months, limited capacity (2 July, 2 August)

Graduated students allowed
yes

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 6 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
Academic Quality
Students need to bring SCOPE HandBook.
All professors speak fluent English, and it is expected the same from the incoming student.
Exchange students have the same conditions and are expected to do the same work as Croatian students (if not otherwise specified by sending NMO).
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
Please bring HOSPITAL SHOES - check LC ExPlore pages for more information.
Clerkships are given at the University hospitals or Faculty of medicine for the preclinical clerkships.
NOTE: Preclinical students cannot attend clinical clerkship! – first 3 years of Medical School – please contact NEO for more details, due to differences in curricula.
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
Please select three different cities (if available in desired month).
If the capacity of all selected LCs are reached, you will be placed in remaining available LC.
Calendar Remarks
LC Zagreb, LC Rijeka, LC Osijek, LC Split: Calendar month (from 1st to 30th/31st day of month; you may arrive/leave couple of days later/earlier depending on your university obligations and/or cheaper transportation possibilities - but to still be in the 80% needed for the certificate)


Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks

Family medicine and Psychiatry - Croatian/other regional language REQUIRED
General
Pocket money
0 HRK
Boarding
- Hospital
Lodging
- Student hostel
- Student flat
Social Program
Organized by Local Committee every month.
You'll be informed in advance about Social Program from your LEO/CP in Croatia.
National Social Program is organised in July and August.
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Couples can be placed in the same LC, but rooms are the same gender.

Upon arrival training will be organised for all incoming students during summer months.
Application Form
Deadline
3Months
Unilateral fee
350 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
The payment is done via CroMSIC bank account (all bank details and information will be given on time).

All transfer costs (exchange currency's fees, transfer charge and Bank taxes) have to be paid by the payer (meaning you need to put extra euros on the amount of the fee).

The deadline is at the latest 6 weeks before the exchange. If the payment is not done in time, the exchange will be cancelled.

You can pay the fee in two instalments, but with each has to be added the bank transfer fees, and the deadline for the second one is the same (6 weeks).

Once the transfer has been done, please send us an email to neo@cromsic.hr with a copy/scan/photo of the transfer receipt.

Money refund (350 euros, not including bank transfer fees) if cancelled one month before the exchange or anytime if the substitution is found.
Visa requirements
Every student is responsible for getting his/her own visa.
You should start the visa application process on time.

Type of visa: NOT TURISTIC BUT regular visa for the Republic of Croatia.

Please check visa requirements on the Ministry of foreign affairs official website:

                 http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/

Starting the process:
Subjects who require a visa for Croatia can fill out the visa application form online at crovisa.mvep.hr (available in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Albanian, and Turkish language). Printed and filled out the application form along with other required documents should be submitted to the competent Croatian Embassy/Consulate or visa centre or through an accredited tourist agency.

Visa applications can also be submitted at VFS Visa Application Centres in Algeria, Belarus, Egypt, Philippines, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Qatar, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Oman, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Additional information for each country is available in the drop-down menu - Visa requirements overview.

All questions regarding Croatia’s visa regime can be submitted at: vize@mvep.hr


In case you need a visa, you will need ORIGINAL and OFFICIAL invitation letter provided by CroMSIC, not the electronic one you can obtain trough this website.

If the AF is sent before the MARCH MEETING, we will bring the Invitation letter to your NEO. S/he will forward it to you.

If the AF is sent after the March Meeting, an Invitation letter will be archived in our Ministry of foreign affairs, for you to be able to apply and reach for the Invitation letter directly in the Croatian Embassy in your country/corresponding office. This brings additional cost (140 kn) for students, so I urge you to send the AF before the MM. Students should take charge and contact their hosting LEO or NEO regarding visa application on time.

The invitation letter will be given for one month exchange +2 days prior and +2 after the exchange. The Invitation letter will be given for a SINGLE ENTRY. Please note this while buying the tickets.
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
ADDITIONAL FOR LC SPLIT:
- adequate immunisation against HepB is required (mandatory document) 
- liability insurance is required; it should be sent at latest one week after receiving CA (mandatory document)

ADDITIONAL FOR LC ZAGREB:
- upon arrival - Health questionnaire, needed for accommodation facilities (LINK: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l489qg22dwsg9f1/ZAGREB%20health%20questionnaire.pdf?dl=0)

- for the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, you MUST bring a white coat, white hospital pants and shoes

- all students must have studied the field they are applying for

ADDITIONAL FOR LC RIJEKA:
- all students must have studied the field they are applying for




Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 3(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 4(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Student record (Subjects passed)(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Vaccination Card
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Paper
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
LC SPLIT: LC SPLIT: 
- adequate immunisation against HepB is required (mandatory document)

LC ZAGREB:
- upon arrival - Health questionnaire, needed for accommodation facilities (LINK: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l489qg22dwsg9f1/ZAGREB%20health%20questionnaire.pdf?dl=0)



Insurance
As NMO we require Health insurance. However, this insurance CANNOT be arranged in our country ON THE DATE OF YOUR ARRIVAL and should be arranged in your home country.

As NMO we do not ask for Travel insurance and Malpractice insurance thus the exchange student is not required to be insured for Travel insurance and Malpractice insurance. However, the exchange could get that type of insurance through http://www.crosig.hr/en/

Deadline
12 Weeks

Special remarks
AF will NOT be accepted if all Standard Documents are not uploaded - spots will not be saved.

Special documents - vaccination card must be uploaded after receiving the CA, and at latest 4 weeks before the exchange - if the student fails to do so EXCHANGE WILL BE CANCELLED.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: accepted up to 6 months after the graduation (Card of Documents - proof of enrollment - date of the graduation should be visible).

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Department, accomodation and contact person might change afterwards. Student will be noticed about a possible change.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
At latest 4 weeks before the exchange, otherwise, the exchange cannot be guaranteed.

You will be contacted by your CP 3-4 weeks before the exchange via email to be added to a Facebook private group of your exchange in Croatia - please be alert.
Cancellations
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Please inform both incoming LEO and CP - directly or NEO in - via your NEO.
Substitutions
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Please inform both incoming LEO and CP - directly or NEO in - via your NEO.

A substitute must be the same-sex student, for the same period, city and preferably the department (last could be reconsidered by the LEO).
Additional Information
Update Date
07/16/2018 20:30
Validation Date
03/31/2018 00:00
Special remarks
We DO NOT accept students trying to organise a clerkship by themselves. YOU NEED to contact an IFMSA medical student organisation in your home country, and they will help you get in contact with us. Otherwise, you will receive a NEGATIVE ANSWER.

To get the Certificate, you have to:
  1. do 80% of the working day of your clerkship
  2. have signed and stamped SCOPE Handbook
  3. fill out EF in the database (available from the 21st day of the exchange)