Greece (HelMSIC) - Thessaloniki
Anaesthesia Emergency Medicine Gynaecology/Obstetrics Intensive and Critical Care Internal Medicine-Cardiology Internal Medicine-Endocrinology Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology Internal Medicine-General Internal Medicine-Pulmonary Ophthalmology Otorhinolaryngology Paediatrics Radiology Surgery-General Surgery-Orthopedics Urology, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery
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Eva Savvidou

Thessaloniki , also known as  Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of  Macedonia .The Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area extends over an area of 1,455.62 km2 (562.02 sq mi) and its population in 2011 reached a total of 1,104,460 inhabitants.

Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece's cultural capital. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually, while the city also hosts the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora. Thessaloniki was the 2014European Youth Capital.

Thessaloniki is a popular tourist destination in Greece. In 2010, Lonely Planet ranked Thessaloniki as the world's fifth-best party city worldwide, comparable to other cities such as Dubai and Montreal. For 2013 National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations worldwide, while in 2014Financial Times FDI magazine (Foreign Direct Investments) declared Thessaloniki as the best mid-sized European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle.

Thessaloniki is easily accessible by all means of transport. Features International Airport “Macedonia” (IATA Codes SKG), Railway Station, Harbour, InterCity Bus Station and is connected by road with the rest of Greece and abroad through national and international highways.


The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 7 faculties which consist of 33 schools, 5 faculties which consist of one school each, as well as 4 independent schools. Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. A number of these facilities are located outside the city of Thessaloniki or even in other cities

About 81,500 students study at the Aristotle University (72,140 in undergraduate programmes and 8,360 in postgraduate programmes). The University Hospitals (AHEPA) and Gennimatas are next to the University, in the centre of the town. Papageorgiou Hospital is in a further location, but with excellent transportation and worth working to.

The official websites can be found below:


Microbiology- Genetic analysis of specific viral pathogens which cause hemorrhagic fever in humans

Clinical Microbiology- Phenotypic investigation of bacteria resitant to b-lactams

Molecular Biology and Genetics- Investigation of SNPs and differential expression of stemness marker genes in Gynecological Cancer


LLM Care Long Lastin Memories - Innovative elderly health care services by means of new technologies and neuroscience tools


Training Against Medical Error

Pharmacology- Determination of the LIPG Thr111Ile polymorphism frequency distribution among chronic HCV patients

Oncology- The role of DNA methylation in different subgroups of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Oncology- High-throughput sequencing analysis of the T-cell receptor repertoire in chronic lymphocytic leukemia


Students are offered one (1) meal per day in the hospital’s restaurant or in host family.


Students coming in July and August usually stay at student flats all together. All the other months, students may possibly be hosted by a student or a host family.


Transportation in town is very easy with the local buses. A monthly card costs 30 euros and offers unlimited transportation within the area of Thessaloniki. There are also buses available from the airport to the city center.

Thessaloniki is well connected with the other cities by bus.


The social program takes place in the most touristic places in Greece where you can admire the beauty of the Greek landscape. During the weekend the group usually explore another place than Thessaloniki such as islands, the capital of Greece etc. Moreover, during the week activities are organised fromhiking,sightseeeing, free walking tours and getting to know the city to mini cruises, local events, parties, coffee nights, night outs, NFDPs,  etc


The White Tower

Museums (Ataturk’s, Byzantine, Archaeological, etc)

Planetarium Thessaloniki

The Rotonda church

Agios Dimitrios church

Arch of Gallerius

The Old Town- The Old Castles

Don't forget your Logbook and your white coat!