Exchange Conditions of LaMSA Latvia

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Russian
(Good)
Not Required
Latvian
(Good)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
Most of the patients speak and understand only Latvian or Russian. 
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.
Required level of studies
Higher years generally have better experience, hence younger students are advised to adjust their choices (e.g. maybe not necessarily Neurosurgery for 2nd year students:)
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

COAT IS A MUST. Things like jeans, t-shirts (that are not very professional) may even be allowed, as long as your coat is nice and serious looking.

The students are required to bring with them the Student's Handbook. It is necessary to be completely filled and signed by the tutor in order to get a certificate.
To obtain the SCOPE certificate the student has to attend 16 full days as a minimum.

Arrangements with long weekends may be discused but the wishes of department must be prioritized. E.g. Surgical departments and more serious mentors may not be cool with leaving early, etc, hence respecting their wishes is a priority to maintain the integrity of exchanges in future.

Nightshifts
yes
Special Remarks
Duration of clerkship in total: 20 days, 6-8 hours a day (may vary according to departments). Surgical departments can have earlier mornings.
There can be more than one supervisor!
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
Riga is the largest and only LC we offer. You will be in contact with locals from both Medical Universities here in Riga.
Calendar Remarks
There can be made exceptions - but before sending the AF, student must confirm it by writing to neo@lamsa.lv. The social program is only provided to the students of July and August!
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
Gyn/Ob & Psych may require Russian language skills. Depending on your social skills in general - consider the general mood in these fields.
General
Pocket money
60 EUR
Boarding
- Pocket Money
Lodging
- Student hostel
- Student flat
- Dormitory
Social Program
Social program is provided and usually you can get to know activities a few weeks before the start of the clerkship.
Student with disabilities
Yes
Couples
No
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
See you soon :)
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
300 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
In cash to NEO/LEO upon arrival.
Visa requirements
If you need a visa, apply for TOURIST VISA.
We can provide invitation letters and other documents if required! 
Consular information of Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/consular-information
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
All of the above documents must be sent on time, otherwise the clerkship can be cancelled.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae(*) 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
- Vaccination Card(*) 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
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- MRSA Test
Format
- Card of Document
- Tuberculosis test
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
Not present.

Insurance
Health insurance is mandatory.
As NMO we do not ask for travel insurance, but it should be arranged in your home country if wanted.
As NMO we do not ask for malpractice insurance, but it should be arranged in your home country if wanted, because in our country we do not have this type of insurance for medical students.

Deadline
8 Weeks

Special remarks
We accept graduated students.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Please make sure your passport data is valid.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Please update us about ANY changes in arrival information.
Cancellations
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Prefering moving July students to August if possible, rather than cancel. Many doctors react badly regarding cancelations, while delay is more acceptable.
Substitutions
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Substitutes must be for the same period, department. Prefer substitutes (even late) over cancelations. 
Additional Information
Update Date
07/08/2019 03:31
Validation Date
07/01/2018 00:00
Special remarks

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