Indonesia (CIMSA-ISMKI) - Bandung, Universitas Padjadjaran
Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Paediatrics
July, August, November, March
Host Family, Student Hostel
Bring your own white coat and stethoscope
NO: jeans, sleeveless, sandals, sneakers, t-shirt, skirt above the knee
All students must attend the clerkship and follow all hospital's schedule
Priscilla Diah Pratami

The Province of West Java, known to the locals as Land of Sunda, West Java society is diverse and multicultural, the honesty, friendliness, and openness will impress you. And the great advantage of its diverse physical, cultural, and artistic landscapes are so close to each other. Powerful and ancient kingdoms, such as Tarumanegara, Pajajaran and Cirebon, have risen, ruled and fallen in the history of this Province and provide fascinating studies for students of archaeology and history. West Java was one of the first, contact points in Indonesia for Indian traders and their cultural influences and it was here that the Dutch and British first set foot in Indonesia. The Dutch moved their center of operations to Sunda Kelapa (now Jakarta) after fierce competition and rivalry with the British, only to return at a later date.

Universitas Padjadjaran (Padjadjaran University or UNPAD) is one of the oldest government universities in Indonesia, which was built in 11 September 1957. The first faculties founded are : Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Economics, Teaching Education Faculty. The main campus is located in Jatinangor, Sumedang and 2 faculties (Economy and Law) plus most of the post-graduate programs are located in Dipati Ukur, Bandung.

Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital (RSHS) is a hospital located in Bandung, precisely in the way Pasteur 38 Bandung number 40 161. This hospital is one of the State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the form service company. Previously the hospital was named RS Rancabadak. These names are still used by the people of Bandung and its logo still visible in the form of pictures rhino having a bath in the ranch (swamp in Sundanese). This hospital is now led by a major director Prof. Cissy Rachiana Sudjana Prawira-Kartasasmita, Sp.A. (K), Ph.D. Hasan Sadikin Hospital, built during the Dutch colonial rule since 1920 but only officially opened on October 15, 1923. Was known then is Algemeene Bandoengche Het Ziekenhuis, and later amended in 1927 becomes a town Ziekenhuis Juliana. That time the new hospital capacity 300 beds.
You may be placed with a host family or a boarding house. Either way, we will make sure that the place is located near the hospital since you will have to go to work at about 7 o’clock and you must be on time

Taxi, a little bit expensive but comfortable
Angkot, cheap but less comfortable

1. Tangkuban Perahu Mountain
The main object to visit is on the social program is Tangkuban Perahu Mountain. Tangkuban Perahu is one of the active volcanoes in Indonesia with beautiful sceneries around, where you can take pictures here. Legend says that Tangkuban Perahu is formed from a boat (Perahu = Boat) made by genies and spirites ordered by Sangkuriang as a condition to marry a woman, Dayang Sumbi, who was his own mother whom he didn’t recognize. Besides taking pictures, we can tour around the site and also enjoy the sulfur water foot bathing here.
2. Saung Angklung Mang Udjo
You can watch the unique and breathtaking angklung (traditional West Java music instrument) performances, wayang (traditional Indonesian puppet), traditional dances from west java and to learn how to play angklung.
3. Kawah Putih
Kawah Putih is a striking crater lake and tourist spot in a volcanic crater about 50 km south of Bandung in West Java. A range of simple facilities exists near the lake. The scenery is pretty so you can take lots of pictures here.
4. Ciater Hot spring
It’s a hot spring recreational object in Ciater Village. The water here is known to be good for health, since it contains lots of good minerals.
5. Gedung Sate (Sate’s Building)
Called Gedung Sate, the roof-shaped ornaments thrust sate. Now, this building became the office of Governor of West Java. Designed and built in 1920, by architect J. Gerber. Building on the north, there is a field Gasibu and People’s Struggle Monument. Area Gasibu People’s Struggle Monument and will look very busy on Sunday, because in the two locations near this always be a place for sport in the morning. In addition to use as sports facilities, both locations are often used as places of music, art and culture and other activities.
6. Indonesian Traditional Restaurant
Beside known for shopping tour, Bandung is known as a great place to culinary tour. The Sudanese (residents of West Java) are great lovers of food! Sundanese food tends to be spicy (we have various kind of sauce from chili) and tasty. We’ll introduce you to various kind of delicious food and snacks special from Bandung
1. Paris van Java
Jalan Sukajadi No.137-139, Bandung
A shopping mall located near Hasan Sadikin Hospital. If you need to buy things you forget to bring, you can shop here. It has a very unique building design too Paris van Java has many restaurants, cafe, and coffee shop (Pizza e birra, Sushi groove, Pancious pancake, Kafe Halaman, Richeese factory, Burger King, Duck King, Cold stone, Baskin Robbins, J.Co donuts, Starbucks and many moore) and also there is a cinema “Blitz megaplex”.

2. Trans Studio
Jl. Gatot Subroto No 289, Bandung
The largest indoor theme park in Indonesia, located at Trans Studio Mall. There are lots of interesting games here such as giant swing, Yamaha jet coaster, etc.

3. Pangandaran Beach
Ciamis Regency, West Java
Pangandaran is known as “West Java’s Bali”. Here, you can do lots of water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, fishing, etc.

4. Green Canyon
Ciamis Regency, West Java
People says this place is “secret of java”. Because the place is so natural and beautiful. Here, you can do lots of interesting activities such as canoeing, body rafting, etc. There are lots of stalagmites and stalactites around the cliffs here, which form beautiful views. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and waterproof camera!

5. Jakarta
Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. It’s a metropolitan city. Skyscrapers, single story residential houses, modern apartment complexes, luxurious and huge mall - all coexist in this city. It’s only 148 km from Bandung by freeway and takes 2-4 hours depends on traffic condition.

Please obey all the things written below.
The clothing rule in Indonesia is extremely strict so don’t forget to bring appropriate clothes mentioned below:

  • Bring your own white coat and stethoscope, plus surgical gown if you enter Surgery Department 
  • Please wear RESPECTABLE CLOTHES: SHIRT with COLLAR (for male and female) 
  • Wear SHOES instead of SANDALS; but feminine shoe sandals for female are okay 
  • JEANS are NOT ALLOWED during your day at the hospital 
  • Female students must wear KNEE LENGTH SKIRT or longer. If not please wear TROUSERS instead of jeans. 
  • Bring your Academic Quality HANDBOOK to be confirmed to our hospitals so that you can gain more in this exchange. Supervisors will sign on your HANDBOOK if they think you participate seriously and curiously. You can ask your LEO and NEO about this HANDBOOK 
  • Please fill SCOPE EVALUATION FORM at the end of your exchange month. 
  • Take your exchange time seriously. Don’t skip any lectures. Certification from IFMSA would be only given for you who have attended at least 80% of HOSPITAL WORK EFFECTIVE DAYS.