Exchange Conditions of BoHeMSA

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Good)
Required
Bosnian
(Fair)
Not Required
Croatian
(Fair)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
The required language in our hospitals is English or Bosnian, but the spoken language in the hospitals is Bosnian.

All mentors speak good English and same is expected from the incoming student.
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
We accept students in each year of studies. Check LC pages for special cases.

Students must be enrolled at least in the first year.

We accept students on the 6th year and recently graduated 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, 5 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- White trousers
- White shoes
Academic Quality
1. Students need to bring printed copies of SCOPE handbook. It is necessary to be completely filled and signed by the tutor in order to get a certificate.

2. Exchange students have the same conditions, and are expected to do the same work as our students in clerkship (if not otherwise specified by sending NMO).

3. A minimum of 80% attendance of the clerkship is required in order to obtain the certificate.

4. We regularly organize workshops such as: Surgical Suturing, First Aid Training, BLS and Pediatric BLS, Pathology Course etc. Also, we give incoming students a tour and an opportunity to do some lab work at the Faculty, if they wish to.

5.  In order to receive the certificate incoming students must:
  • attend the hospital
  • fill up the handbook and evaluation form

Please remember that this clerkship is not a vacation period.

The LEOs may cancel the clerkship, as well as the lodging, boarding and social program if you do not follow these rules.
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
1. Students in all departments  must bring white pants, white T-shirt, white coat, and white hospital shoes.

2. All students must be tested upon arrival for microorganisms in both nasal and oral cavity. Hospitals don't recognize swabs done in foreign coutries.

You will not be able to enter a hospital without a sanitation card that states that the student has no pathological microorganisms in nasal/oral flora. The swab check is done on the 1st or 2nd day of arrival, and if negative, students receive a sanitation card that states that the student has had nose, and throat swab done and is free of pathological microorganisms.
The swab costs 10 EUR.
Towns
Calendar

Click here to see the calendar

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 the city that was your first choice.

2. If you selected to be placed with a friend/another student, we will prioritize placement together over LC choice.

3. Please choose the LCs by your preference (1st option, 2nd option, 3rd option). Choosing the same LC three times doesn’t improve your chance of acceptance.

4. Application form for LC Sarajevo can be downloaded from this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VGSOLGL7RuVLpxTXXtmrkNqtCv6YyfHO/view?usp=sharing . Students who do not send the LC Application Form filled out will not be accepted in Sarajevo. 

5. Keep in mind that the sooner you send your AF the higher is chance to be placed in LC of your first choice.
Calendar Remarks
We accept students in  June, July and August. For the specifics, check the availability of each LC. 

It is possible to accept students in other months but it has to be agreed between NEOs before the March Meeting.

We only provide clerkships by full calendar months (1st day in the month until 30th or 31st day in the month).
Disciplines
Disciplines

Click here to see all Disciplines

Disciplines Remarks
The student must choose 4 DIFFERENT departments when filling the AF. Students who choose less than 4, and the chosen specialties are full/not available for the moment, will be positioned in any other discipline that is available.
General
Pocket money
0 BAM
Boarding
- Hospital
Lodging
- Student flat
- Dormitory
Social Program

We offer our incoming students 3 NATIONAL SOCIAL PROGRAMS that include both nature-oriented and urban activities, and we give our exchange students an opportunity to explore the most beautiful parts of our heart-shaped country. 

Besides National, we have Local Social Programs in every LC, that consists of everyday activities such as bike tour or swimming, to visiting museums and pubs or hiking to nearby mountains or waterfalls.

Student with disabilities
No
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
1. Information about the social program for the LCs can be found on our website: www.bohemsa.org
2. Couples can be placed in the same LC, but rooms are same gender.
3. If arriving as a couple, placement together is prioritized over the LC choice.
4. Any damages made in the place of lodging by the incoming student MUST be paid by him/her.
5. It is not allowed to host friends or family during the clerkship.
6. Pets are not allowed.
7. Upon arrival training is organised for all incoming students.
Application Form
Deadline
3Months
Unilateral fee
250 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
Each unilateral student will be provided with payment information via e-mail, after receiving their complete Application Form. The unilateral fee must be transferred to the bank account at least two months before the beginning of your clerkship, it is not possible to pay upon arriving.
Visa requirements
Every student is responsible for getting his/her own visa.

The information about visas is available at the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mvp.gov.ba/konzularne_informacije/vize/Default.aspx (don't forget to switch the website's language to English).  By selecting the country of your citizenship, appropriate information will be provided about the visa requirements and where you can obtain it. As an exchange student, your visa choice should be a multiple-entry tourist visa.

We will provide you the official invitation letters only upon request. Contact your LEO/NEO in order to request Invitation letters as soon as you get BoHeMSA as your destination NMO. 

Please keep in mind that all students who need visa to enter BiH must send AFs before the March Meeting. 
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
1. AF must be sent at least 3 months before the start of the clerkship both for bilateral and unilateral incomings. Otherwise, the student can not be accepted.

2. Please keep in mind that all students who need visa to enter BiH must send AFs before the March Meeting, regardless the incoming month.

3. Please do not send the AF before all the mandatory documents are uploaded.

4. Please read the instructions in “Cities remarks” completely and thoroughly.
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
- 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
- LC Application form(*) 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
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 4
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
- Passport copy(*) 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
- Immunisation Form(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Immunisation Record(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
None
Upon Arrival documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
- 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
Students must present standard immunisation card upon arriving.

Insurance

As an NMO we require Health insurance, and it must be arranged in the student's home country.
As an NMO we do not require Malpractice and Travel insurance but students can be insured if he/she wants in their home country, as it can't be provided in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Deadline
5 Weeks

Special remarks
1. Standard documents marked with an asterisk (*) must be uploaded before sending application form (AF). If documents are missing, AF will be returned.

2. Special documents can be uploaded after receiving Card of acceptance (CA).

3. We accept graduated students.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
1. CA will be sent at least 8 weeks in advance.

2. After the CA is sent no changes of the LC can be made.

3. Note that we only provide lodging for the period mentioned in the CA. If the student wishes to arrive before or stay after this period, the student must cover the expenses. 

4. Please be aware that the department may not be definitive by the time of sending the CA, however the student will be notified of the change if they happen.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
1. If your date of arrival is more than 1 day before the 1st of the upcoming month, you may need to look for accomodation on your own (hostel or hotel) until the 1st day of the month you're doing clerkship in.

2. CC must be sent at least 4 weeks before start of the exchange or we might cancel it!
Cancellations
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
In case of cancellation no money will be refunded.
Substitutions
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
1. Substitute student’s documents’ should be sent to the NEO.

2. Substitutes must be for the same period and department.
Additional Information
Update Date
12/29/2018 23:52
Validation Date
07/03/2018 00:00
Special remarks
For more information on BoHeMSA's exchange program, please check bohemsa.org/exchange.

We DO NOT accept students trying to organize a clerkship by themselves. YOU NEED to contact an IFMSA in your home country and they will help you get in contact with us, otherwise you will receive a NEGATIVE ANSWER.