Bosnia and Herzegovina (BoHeMSA) - Mostar
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
113169
21000
Dermatovenerology, Emergency Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Invasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics-Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Surgery-General, Surgery-Maxillo-facial Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Urology, Internal Medicine - Immunology and Rheumatology, Surgery-Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Othropaedics and traumatology, Anaesthesiology, Internal Medicine-Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
June, July
9 SCOPE STUDENTS
2 SCORE STUDENTS
Hospital
Student flat/Dormitory
We only accept students that have finished at least 3rd year of studies.
www.bohemsa.org
LEOs
Monika Glibic
OVERVIEW
mostar old bridgeMostar is a city and municipality in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inhabited by 113,169 people, it is the most important city in the Herzegovina region, its cultural capital, and the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mostar is situated on the Neretva River and is the fifth-largest city in the country. Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks, and is considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.Mostar Panorama
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

University of Mostar is the second largest university in the country and the only Croatian language university in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was founded in 1977 as the University "Dzemal Bijedic" of Mostar, but changed name in 1992. The origin of the university can be traced back to the Herzegovina Franciscan Theological School, which was founded in 1895 and closed in 1945, was the first higher education institution in Mostar. Today's University seal shows the building of the Franciscan Monastery. University has 10 faculties and 1 Academy with over 50 different study programs.

Faculty of Medicine was founded in 1996. It is located right next to the Clinical University Hospital. Fourteen generations of doctors already graduated from this school, which equals around 400 medical doctors. The Faculty also has post graduate programs.

Internship is being held during the last three years of school in the University Hospital. The proximity of the Hospital and constant interactions between students and doctors helps in the learning process as well as team building. We will help you to experience this collaboration.

University Clinical Hospital Mostar (Bosnian, Croatian: Sveucilisna klinicka bolnica Mostar) is the largest hospital in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the Bijeli Brijeg neighbourhood of the city. The hospital was originally built as a regional medical centre in 1977. However, the building incurred damage during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and upon its repairs, it was upgraded into a hospital in 1997.

Since 1997, the hospital has cooperated with the University of Mostar's Medical Faculty in training medical professionals.Hospital and Medical School

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Project (Subject)Seroprevalence of Cytomegalovirus Infection Among Pediatric Population in Herzegovina (Department of Medical Biology and Genetics)

Number of students: 1

Tutor: Ass. Prof. Jurica Arapović, MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Month: July OR September
BOARDING

One free meal per day (lunch) is provided by the hospital from Monday to Friday.

The students' house has kitchen, fridge, an electric kettle and there is as supermarket not far from the house, so you’ll be able to cook for yourselves and for us to try your local couisine. :)

All incoming students will be provided by details about the boarding before they arrive to Mostar.

Eating in restaurants in Mostar is very affordable, the prices good and there are different types of food to find in the city, from traditional to international and fast food.

LODGING

Students are placed in a student dorm or a student flat, within walking distance to the hospital. We will inform you prior to your arrival where you will be lodged.

The place is located close to the city center and has washing facilities.
Rooms are with 2, 3 or 4 beds, so note that you’ll have to share with someone. There is also Fast speed Wi-Fi connection available for everybody. The house has kitchen, fridge, an electric kettle and/or a microwave oven.

It is necessary that you bring your own bath towels, and it is forbidden to smoke inside the house.

TRANSPORTATION

Mostar is an important tourist destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina, so it is very easy to reach the city. Mostar International Airport serves the city as well as the railway and bus stations which connect it to a number of national and international destinations.

Regular bus lines are available from every nearby city in Croatia, Serbia or Montenegro that has an Airport. You can obtain that information directly at the airport, or you can contact us to help you arrange transportation. Bus tickets are relatively cheap and most students would use them.

If you are arriving at Mostar Bus Station or Railway Station:
Information will be given on proper time.

If you're landing in Mostar, you can get to the city by shuttle bus from the airport.

If you are flying to Sarajevo: You can spend a night in Sarajevo to take a rest or you can take a bus or taxi to Mostar on the same day. If you decide to go to Mostar on the same day you arrive in Sarajevo, we suggest you take a taxi from the Airport to the Sarajevo Bus Station. Taxi fare should be no more than 8 euro (around 15 KM/7.5 Euros) and make sure that the driver turns the taximeter on as soon as you enter the taxi!
From the Sarajevo bus station you can take a bus to Mostar. Buses leave almost every 2 hours. The timetable changes according to the season and you can check it online. You can also contact the bus station, or youcan do it by contacting us. The bus fare is approx. 18KM (9 Euro). The duration of the bus trip from Sarajevo to Mostar is approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are flying to Tuzla or Banja Luka: You can spend a night there to take a rest or you can take a bus to Mostar on the same day. If there are no shuttle busses from the airport to the city and/or the bus station, you can always take a taxi. There are buses from these cities Mostar several times a day. You can check the timetables online or you can contact us to help you with it. The ride to Mostar takes about 5-7 hours.

If you are flying to Dubrovnik or Split: You can spend a night there to take a rest or you can take a bus to Mostar on the same day. There are shuttle buses from Dubrovnik Airport and Split Airport to bus stations in both cities. From there, you can take a bus to Mostar. The busses leave few times a day. You can check the timetables online or you can contact us to help you with it. The ride to Mostar takes about 3-4 hours.

Bus station East
Mostar Airport

SOCIAL PROGRAM
Each year we organize various activities through the whole month, including trips and hanging out with zou in the city.

In cooperation with IFMSA-Serbia we organize a 2-day trip to Belgrade and the next weekend we host students from Belgrade who come to visit Mostar. Together with them, we have a sightseeing tour with a tourist guide and lunch in a local restaurant in the old town.

As a part of BoHeMSA's National Social Programme, we meet with students from orther LCs (Sarajevo and Tuzla) for a rafting trip on the river of Neretva, which is a unique experience.

There are various organised one-day trips to nearby towns of Siroki Brijeg, Ljubuski, Medjugorje, with sightseeing tours and/or trying traditional food from Herzegovina region. We also take ur students to visit the medieval town of Pocitelj, the river Buna's source in Blagaj and the Vjetrenica cave.

We will also have the National Food and Drink Party organised, where you will present us with your local food and drinks from your countries.

Mostar

Belgrade
Rafting on Neretva river
MUST SEE
Mostar's old town is an important tourist destination with the Stari Most (the Old Bridge) being its most recognizable feature. Stari Most diving is a traditional annual competition in diving organized every year in mid summer (end of July). It has been done 477 times as of 2013. It is traditional for the young men of the town to leap from the bridge into the Neretva. As the Neretva is very cold, this is a very risky feat and only the most skilled and best trained divers will attempt it. The practice dates back to the time the bridge was built, but the first recorded instance of someone diving off the bridge is from 1664. In 1968 a formal diving competition was inaugurated and held every summer. The first person to jump from the bridge since it was re-opened was Enej Kelecija.

Some noteworthy sites include Bishop’s Ordinariate building, the remains of an early Christian basilica, a hamam (Ottoman public bath), clock tower (sahat-kula), Synagogue (1889) and Jewish Memorial Cemetery, Nesuh-aga Vucjakovic Mosque, Hadzi-Kurt Mosque or Tabacica, Metropolitan's Palace (1908), Karagoz Bey Mosque (1557), Orthodox Church, Catholic Church and Franciscan Monastery, Ottoman Residences (16th–19th century), Crooked Bridge, Tara and Halebija Towers.

The Catholic pilgrimage site of Medjugorje is also nearby as well as the Tekija Dervish Monastery in Blagaj, 13th-century town of Pocitelj, Blagaj Fort (Stjepan-grad), Kravice Falls, seaside town of Neum, Roman villa rustica from the early fourth century Mogorjelo, Stolac with its famous stecak necropolis and the remains of an ancient Greek town of Daorson. Nearby sites also include the nature park called Hutovo Blato, archeological site Desilo, Lake Boracko as well as Vjetrenica cave, the largest and most important cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

If you want to go shopping, bowling, to the cinema, Mepas Mall is the place to visit. It is the biggest shopping mall in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it is located in the city centre.

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

It is necessary that you bring your own white coat, white trousers, stethoscope, and shoes.

It is a MUST to have health insurance for the exchange period. BoHeMSA cannot provide it. We do not bear any responsibility for students who have no medical coverage. A proof of Hepatitis B, Tetanus, TBC and Rubella vaccination is needed in all the cities, as well as the insurance certificate. Hard copy of the health insurance and vaccination proof will be asked upon arrival.