Italy (SISM) - Bari
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
325056
43848
SURGERY - General, SURGERY - Cardiac, SURGERY - Thoracic, SURGERY - Cardiovascular, SURGERY - Transplant, SURGERY - Plastic, SURGERY - Urology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - General, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, PSYCHIATRY, NEONATOLOGY, GYNECOLOGY, EMERGENCY MEDICINE, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Pneumology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Hematology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Endocrinology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Neurology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Gastroenterology, INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Cardiology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Dermatology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Rheumatology, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Nephrology, OPHTALMOLOGY, INTERNAL MEDICINE - Oncology, MORPHOPATHOLOGY (preclinical), RADIOLOGY, SURGERY - Neuro
23 SCOPE july, 23 SCOPE march, 2 SCORE july, 2 SCORE march
46 SCOPE STUDENTS
4 SCORE STUDENTS
Pocket money €60
Residence Visa - Via Dante Alighieri, 461/a, 70123 Bari
PREGNANCY TEST RESULTS upon arrival (taken max 1 week before arrival), TBC test
http://www.bari.sism.org
LEOs
Silvana Hajdari
Mara Velati
OVERVIEW

Bari, ancient (Latin) Barium, is a port on the Adriatic Sea, northwest of Brindisi. The site may have been inhabited since 1500 BC.

Greek influence was strong, and under the Romans, who called it Barium, it became an important port, the harbour being mentioned as early as 180 BC. Fishing was also significant in Roman times. A Saracen stronghold in the 9th century AD, the city became the seat of the Byzantine governor of Apulia in 885. It was captured for the Normans by Robert Guiscard in 1071. Peter the Hermit preached the First Crusade there in 1096, and a large party of crusaders embarked from its port. Razed by William the Bad of Sicily in 1156, Bari acquired new greatness under Emperor Frederick II (reigned 1220–50). An independent duchy under a succession of rulers from the 14th century, it passed from the Sforza family to the kingdom of Naples in 1558 and became part of the Italian kingdom in 1860.

Modern Bari consists of the old city on the peninsula dividing the old from the new harbours; the new city along the coast on either side; and the industrial area inland. The chief features of historic interest are in the old city, notably the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral; the Norman castle, rebuilt by Frederick II and later extended; and the Basilica of San Nicola, founded in 1087 to house the relics of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of Bari. The seat of an archbishop and of a university (founded 1924), the city has a provincial picture gallery and archaeological museum. The annual Fiera del Levante, an Occidental-Oriental trade fair, has been held since 1930.

On the east coast railway from Milan and Bologna to Brindisi, Bari has international air services from nearby Palese airport and steamer services to Adriatic ports, the Black Sea, and the Mediterranean. Bari is connected by motorway to other Adriatic cities and to Naples on Italy’s western coast. The city is an agricultural centre; its industries include food processingpetroleum refining, textile milling, printing, and the production of tobacco, sulfide, building materials, machinery, aluminum, and ironwork. A busy centre for sea trade with the Balkans and the Middle East, the Porto Nuovo exports wine, olive oil, and almonds. Pop. (2006 est.) mun., 326,915.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

Bari Med School

•The School of Medicine in Bari was established in 1924 together with the Faculty of Pharmacy and Law.

•The first Hospital was based in the Old city at the Hospita San Peter’s and moved afterwards 
to the Ateneum building in the Murat quarter and, subsequentely, to the large Hospital 
Policlinico at Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, since the ‘50s. Since then, the Hospital has been largely renovated and hosts all Clinical Departments and Specialties, the Dean’s Office, the Aula Magna “G. De Benedictis”, the Emergency Asclepios block and students’ facilities, rooms, libraries, internet access, and Academic Departments.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Early detection of psychiatric risk (IPRP - Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program protocol):
Longitudinal study of 36 months with 5 follow-up visits. The main object is to identify biomarker that differentiate individual at risk of mental states (ARMS) who convert to the diagnosis (Schizophrenia of bipolar disorder) from those who do not become ill. The collection of anamnestics, socio-demographics data, clinical, neuropsychological, instrumental (fMRI, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and genetic evolution will be performed.
BOARDING
 
We will give you pocket money to get your meal.  The first part of it in the very first days and the second one at midmonth.
LODGING
You will stay at the “Visa Residence”, located in Via Dante Aliighieri 461, situated quite close to the Hospital “Policlinico di Bari”, where you will do your medical practice. In this residence you will stay in some apartments for 3,4 or 5 people each.
All the apartments have a kitchen, this allows you to buy some food and cook for your dinner. 
About kitchen, you have to clear it when you leave the hostel 
Your rooms are available from 1st to 30th of the month, so if you’ll come before or leave later you have to find a hotel or a hostel where you could stay, asking us in advance could make us in the way to help you to find a place (anyway it’s often possible to stay at Visa even without paying anything)
TRANSPORTATION

Bus ticket: €1,00 for one way ride.  €1,20 for 90 min ride. €2,50 for a daily ticket.

We recommend you to buy it in shops called “Tabaccaio” (you can find it buy them by checking a big T on their banner) because sometimes they are not available on board.
If you have your ID CARD you can buy a monthly ticket.
The BUS COMPANY is A.M.T.A.B., we will help you in doing this kind of ticket.


By plane
There are approximately 40 cheap flights into Bari (BRI) from different European airports. Taxi to downtown costs €25-30, but there are buses (line 16, 1€, ~35min) and a new metro service (5€, 
~20min) connecting the airport to central Bari and the train station.


By train
Check www.trenitalia.com for time tables and prices.

By bus
You can use Onbus Company to travel from Sicily to Puglia. Touring buses connect Germany to 
Puglia.


By boat
Bari is the destination for ferries incoming from the Greek port of Patra and Igoumenitsa. If you are traveling on a Eurorail during the low season, the cost is €16, during the mid season it's €31. A normal ticket to Igoumenitsa is about €29 on the deck and in low - season. There are also ships to 
Bar and Kotor (Montenegro), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and to Durrës (Albania).

SOCIAL PROGRAM

During your staying, we’ll try to show you how we live, how we have fun and how we socialize with other students. We will plan the social program and you'll know it soon.
Furthermore, if someone of the local committee is going somewhere to have fun (concert, disco, party) you will be invited and have the chance to join local students’ life.

Trips to the post important cities of Apulia and Basilicata are organized by us. Trips to Rome and Naples are included in the social program, too.

MUST SEE

There a lot of places to see in Bari, especially in the ancient part of the city, called Bari Vecchia by locals. It's a beautiful mediaeval quarter in which there are a lot of important churches. The cathedral of Saint Nicolaus, for instance, has a gold ceiling and a crypt.

 

Sight Seeing

Other place to see in Bari are Cathedral of St. SabinusPetruzzelli TheatreCastello Normanno SvevoThe Russian Church.

 

Museums

Museo della Cattedrale (Cathedral Museum): hosted in Palazzo Episcopale near to the Cathedral of S. Nicola. It preserves a marvellous “Exultet,” a roll of parchment dating back to the first thirty years of 1000, with ancient prayers and miniatures in the Byzantine style; it’s 530 cm in length. The collection also includes sculptures and paintings, as well as a rich Treasure of objects from Neapolitan liturgics workmanship, dating back to the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Museo Storico Civico (Historical Civic Museum): re-opened in 2002 after almost 25 years of closure, is located at N°13 Strada Sagges in a construction formed from a three-floored tower of mediaeval origins. It conserves relics and documents with particular reference to the First World War period. The chronological documentation begins in the period of the Garibaldina ruling until the Second World War.

Museo Archeologico Provinciale (Provincial Archaeological Museum): is located inside the University complex. At the moment it’s in a phase of re-arrangement. It includes the most complete collection of archaeological material present in Puglia, with rich collections of antique vases, bronzes, inscriptions, jewellery and amber as well as sculpture.

Pinacoteca Provinciale (Provincial Art Gallery): known as Corrado Giaquinto, is housed on the last floor of the Palazzo della Provincia, and presents an ample documentation of art from Puglia (or connected to it) from the 11th to the 19th Century. The last donation was in 1987 – a Grieco donation – which completed the collection with paintings from the 19th Century, in particular by the Macchiaoli artists from Tuscany, and a variety of art from the 20th Century (Carr°, Castrati, De Pisis, Morandi, Mafai).

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