Exchange Conditions of IFMSA-Thailand

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
Students who have already started clinical clerkship.
Graduated students allowed
No

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
Full status, we take Academic Quality very seriously and expect you to work in the hospital as a full member of the clinician's team.
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
- Hospital attendance required: 100%
- You may take up to 20% off if you reach a prior agreement with your professor.
- Incoming should be aware that seniority is highly concerned in Thailand. Respect, good conduct, academic curiosity, and puctuality are values we would like our incoming to have and perform especially to professors and hospital officers.
- Students should bring their own white shirt, black skirt/trousers and a white coat. For specific uniform please contact the LEO or contact person of your hosting LC.
- Failure to fulfill clinical duty (80-100 percent of attendance, depends on an agreement with your professor), misbehavior, or neglect of warning and condition notified by staffs of LCs can result in immediate cancellation of clinical clerkship.
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
  1. Be aware that the desired city is only a list of preferences and that we can NOT guarantee that you will be placed in one of those desired cities.
  2. Please choose 3 different LCs.
  3. Incomings can only choose up to TWO of the following Local Committees (we actually recommend not choosing more than one) :
    Chulalongkorn, Ramathibodi, Siriraj (choosing one of those LCs is not mandatory)

Specific remarks from each LC:

  • For LC Chulalongkorn, the Department of Surgery and Department of Emergency Medicine, there is a limited number of clerkships providable per month, thus we only accept applications for FULL CALENDAR MONTHS. In case choosing one of those, you are highly recommended to send the application form as early as possible.
  • LC Chaing Mai only accept students from universities with Faculty of Medicine, Chaing Mai University MOU (memorandum of understanding/ contract of exchanging students between university). Please check with your International Relation or contact us for further details.
Calendar Remarks
We prefer CALENDAR MONTH and every LC is available all year
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
  • If your home university requires you to practise only in any specific department, please make sure the condition is clearly stated on your AF to spare the LCs of any extra work in case your department of choice is not available.
  • Each department of each LC may have specific preference for students. We strongly recommend you to choose at least one General/Surgical department.
General
Pocket money
3000 Baht THB
Boarding
- Hospital
Lodging
- Dormitory
Social Program
Social program will be provided by your contact person and LC as optional.
We normally provide a national social program in July and August.
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
No
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Male and Female dormitories are separated and outsiders are not allowed in the dormitories.
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
300 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
The student brings the fee to the LEO of his/her LC upon arrival. If fail to do so, the student should have the amount transferred to the LEO as soon as possible. The transcation fee must be covered by the student.
Visa requirements
The visa type required for doing a clerkship in Thailand is the Non-immigrant visa subtype ED.
To check your visa requirement, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Knigdom of Thailand website: http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en


We can provide an Invitation Letters and other documents, if required, please contact us through your NEO.

Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
Unilateral Fee: 300 EUR (pay upon arrival to the LEO)
AFs must reach NEO-incoming 4 months before the starting date of clerkship stated on the database.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) 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
- Curriculum Vitae(*) 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
Special documents
None
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
No, but advisable to have vaccine for Tetanus and Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Rabies, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B.

Insurance
As NMO, we require travel insurance, health insurance, and malpractice insurance.
However, this insurance CANNOT be arranged in our country and should be arranged in your home country.
For Songkla, please submit the health insurance with your AF. 
For other LC, the deadline is together with the CC.

Please upload the health insurance document to the database and send a copy to the LEO or contact person.
If you do not have any health insurance, you will have to cover all the expenses by yourself.
The LC and and IFMSA-Thailand will not be responsible for your health care costs.

Students applying for Ramathibodi and Khonkaen should fill out extra forms (Document can be found in this link) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3dcyh8t7bmr1s1f/FDvsKalNCA and send them to neoifmsath@yahoo.com - (Please don't send the form to the hospital office unless we had contacted you to do so.)

Deadline
12 Weeks

Special remarks
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.

Graduated students cannot participate in an exchange in Thailand. We can only accept students whose exchange period is before their graduation date.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Please reply the LEO emails as we have to process the doucements. Otherwise, the CA would be late.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Cancellations
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
4 weeks in advance. In case of cancellation no money will be refunded
Substitutions
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Deadline: 4-8 weeks

Substitute student’s documents should be sent to the NEO-incoming after an agreement.

The substitute LC and department may differ from the previous students. In Thailand, professors accept students one by one so substitutes do not have rights to instantly replace the previous student.
Additional Information
Update Date
07/27/2018 13:43
Validation Date
03/31/2017 00:00
Special remarks