Exchange Conditions of IFMSA-Palestine

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Languages Remarks
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
Any student wishes to do exchange in Palestine must be in the clinical stage of his study and finished at least 2 major courses of these (General Surgery, internal Medicine, gyn&obs, pediatrics ), for SCOPE.

FOR SCORE exchange the student can be in the preclinical stage of study. 
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
- Lamp
- Reflex Hammer
- Surgical Scrubs
Academic Quality
Officially signed certificate.
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
Exchange students work under the same conditions as Palestinian students and must obey all hospital regulations. If the exchange student does not, he/she will be expelled from the clerkship. We expect the student to actively participate in department activities.
Exchange students are not covered by malpractice insurance in Palestinian hospitals. Thus, They are allowed to dial with and examine patients under supervision.They are however required to attend and actively participate in all bedside rounds, conferences, and case discussions. Exchange students are required to attend a minimum of 6 hours per day.
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
Calendar Remarks
Exchange is available during the whole year. We prefer June to September ,social programs are available in July and August. It is preferred to start the exchange period in a calendar month, e.g.: 1st of July, 1st of August.
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
The exchange is available in the training hospitals of An-Najah National University - Nablus and Al-Quds University - Jerusalem :

An-Najah National University, Nablus
Rafidia Surgical Hospital, Nablus.
Al-Watani Hospital, Nablus.
Al Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem.
Augusta Victoria Hospital, Jerusalem.
Caritas Baby Hospital, Bethlehem.
Al Hussein Hospital, Bethlehem.
General
Pocket money
No ILS
Boarding
- Hospital
Lodging
- Student flat
Social Program
A national social program is arranged in July and August, in each weekend during the clerkship we visit some places in Palestine. Other month social program is offered depending on personal basis of each LC, but we'll guide our incoming to visit some places during the weekend.
Student with disabilities
Yes
Couples
No
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Application Form
Deadline
3Months
Unilateral fee
350 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
For unilateral incomings to Palestine, the fees must be paid up to 2 weeks after receiving the Card of Acceptance  through a bank transfer to the account of SCOPE IN IFMSA-PALESTINE OR THE ACCOUNT OF THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE OFFICER. 
THE IBAN NO WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE NEO OF THE SENDING NMO. 

Visa requirements
We can provide Invitation letters and other documents if required.

 You can obtain a B2 tourist visa if it's required (MANY COUNTRIES get visa upon arrival ) from the nearest Israeli Diplomatic Mission in your country because sadly  the boarders of Palestine are controlled by Israel ,but you have first to check your eligibility to get a visa , or you can visit http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/Pages/default.aspx  

AND BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR A VISA IT's BETTER TO CONTACT OUR NEO (NEO of IFMSA-Palestine).
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance
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
- HepB Antibodies count(*) 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
- Student record (Subjects passed)(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Health Insurance
Format
- Paper
Special documents
None
Upon Arrival documents
None
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
Hepatitis C Virus Antibodies Test

Insurance
Health insurance: It covers expenses linked to health issues (if you have to see a doctor and buy drugs on prescription), so each incoming should issue Health insurance from his country before arrival to Palestine which covers his stay which is usually 30 days, this to assure we can give the exchange student the freedom to discover the country but we don't assume the risks,and we hope he would face no risk.

we don't ask for a Malpractice insurance , but if the student still want to issue it he can issue it from his country because Palestine desn't offer this type of insurace.

No need for a travel Insurance but it could be asked from you by the Embassy for visa processing , soyou can issue it from your own country.



Deadline
8 Weeks

Special remarks

Card of document deadline is 8 weeks in advance.

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.)

Our NMO also accept Graduated Students in the Exchange program .

 


Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
CA deadline is 8 weeks in advance.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
CC deadline is 4 weeks in advance.
Cancellations
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks

In case of cancellation no money will be refunded.

Substitutions
Deadline
3 Weeks
Special remarks

Substitute student’s documents’ should be sent to Incoming NEO.

Subtitutes must be for the same period.

We prefer substitutions to cancellations.

Additional Information
Update Date
07/22/2018 00:03
Validation Date
10/10/2016 00:00
Special remarks
NO Need for a travel insuranse , but it would be asked from you by the embassy .