Greece (HelMSIC) - Larisa
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
284325
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Anaesthesiology, Dermatology, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine- Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Radiology, Hematology, Neurology, Surgery-General, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery
June, July, February, October, March, August
50 SCOPE STUDENTS
8 SCORE STUDENTS
Hospital Restaurant
Student flat, Hotel
No specific ECs.
www.helmsic.gr/en
LEOs
Christina Pournara
OVERVIEW

Larissa is the fifth most populated city in Greece and the capital of the Thessaly region. It is a principal agricultural centre and a major commercial and industrial centre in Greece. Legend has it that Achilles was born here, and that Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, died here. In recent years, the centre has been pedestrianized, making it ideal for a pleasant stroll!

 In the northern outskirts of the city you can glimpse the soaring peak of Mount Olympus. Volos, a nearby coastal port city, can be reached with the train in just under an hour. Last but not least, if you are into swimming, Agiokampos, Platamon and Neoi Poroi are nearby and accessible by train or bus.

In the northern outskirts of the city you can glimpse the soaring peak of Mount Olympus. Volos, a nearby coastal port city, can be reached with the train in just under an hour. Last but not least, if you are into swimming, Agiokampos, Platamon and Neoi Poroi are nearby and accessible by train or bus.



UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

University

The Medical Faculty of the University of Thessaly is located in the outskirts of Larissa but it can be easily reached by bus, in just 15 minutes from the town centre. The Faculty is the newest Medical Faculty in Greece, founded in 1985, and welcoming students in the academic year 1990-1991 for the first time.

At the moment, there are 758 registered medical students, throughout the six-year programme.


Hospital(s)

The University Hospital is located next to the Medical Faculty and it can be reached by the same bus as the Medical Faculty.

The departments which we collaborate with are:


Anaesthesiology, Dermatology, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine- Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Radiology, Hematology, Neurology,  Surgery-General, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery



Our incoming students are mostly in observatory programmes but are also able to gain some clinical skills such suturing wounds,etc.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

The laboratories are situated in the main building of the Medical Faculty. Last year our incoming students had the chance to be part of a research project in one of the following departments:


-Biochemistry: “Molecular Mechanisms of the Cellular Response to Hypoxia”

-Hematology: “Investigation of the possible link between the interaction of genes encoding HHV-6 proteins    and host immune response”

-Neurology: “Genetics in neurological diseases (Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis)”

-Pathology: “Genetics and epigenetics in prostate cancer”

-Physiology: “The effect of preconditioning on the expression of the Nitric oxide synthetase (NOS)”

BOARDING

One meal is provided each day at the Hospital Restaurant, usually for lunch (but if needed, it can be arranged for dinner instead). The Restaurant operates every day from 13:00 to 16:00.

LODGING

Incoming students will either be hosted by other students in student flats or otherwise a shared hotel room will be provided. The hotel is located in the city centre, and usually flats as close to the city centre as well.

TRANSPORTATION

The nearest airport is in Thessaloniki (SKG) and offers all-year round international trips. From the airport you can take either bus 78 (or 78N if it is at night) or a taxi (around 15 euros), in order to reach either the train or bus station to Larissa.


Both the train and the bus routes usually take 1.5 hours to Larissa and the ticket is around 10 euros for the train and 16 euros for the bus.


Train:http://www.trainose.gr/en/

Bus: http://www.ktellarisas.gr/index.php


Both the train and the bus station in Larissa are found nearby the centre, so the best way to reach your accommodation from the bus/train station is by foot!


In order to reach the University Hospital or the Medical Faculty from the city centre you will need to take the bus number 4. As there are different terminating points for bus number 4. For students, the price for one-way ticket is 0.60 euros.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

We collaborate with other Local Committees and organize a National Social Programme to famous Greek islands.

At a local level, we organize nights out, local trips and parties with the National Food and Drinking Party being the highlight of all!

MUST SEE

1.Ancient Greek Theater:
Built by the Macedonian King Philip V in 3rd century BC. It sits at the foot of the ancient Acropolis. The Acropolis during classical times held the temple of Polias Athena and during medieval times the Kastro (Castle). The theater is on the north end of the central district. It is not open to the public but can be well seen from along Elftheriou Venizelou street.

2.Second Theater:
Dating from the Roman period. Smaller and not as well preserved as the Greek Theater nearby. Two rows of seats remain along with a portion of the stage. The site is not open but can viewed from the streets nearby.

3.Municipal Art Gallery - G I Katsigras Museum Greek:
Contains a collection of modern Greek art (19th and 20th century).

4.Diachronic Museum of Larisa

5.Alcazar National Stadium and Alcazar park.


You can check more about the city and what there is to see here!

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please DO NOT FORGET to bring with you your Handbook (for SCOPE exchange) or your Logbook (for SCORE exchange). Remember also to bring a white coat, and for SCOPE exchanges a stethoscope and scrubs.


Respect the place you will stay and try to avoid accidents.

Traditional street food in Greece is pita gyros and souvlaki, while ouzo and tsipouro are our traditional drinks. An umbrella may seem useful during non summer months.