Malta (MMSA) - Malta
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
450000
700
All
All year except January May and June
80 SCOPE STUDENTS
15 SCORE STUDENTS
1 meal a day
Student flats or hostel
Please refer to the general exchange conditions
www.mmsa.org.mt
LEOs
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OVERVIEW
On behalf of MMSA-Malta we are glad you chose Malta as your exchange destination!  A Professional exchange in Malta provides you with the opportunity to work in the largest hospital on the island. However our aim is not only to help you grow academically but also to welcome you in the MMSA family and allow you to embrace our diverse culture.

Malta is ranked 5th in the world for its standards in medical care by the World Health Organisation (WHO).  Health services are entirely free for Maltese citizens.  However most foreign citizens have to pay, except for British passport holders for instance, since a reciprocal agreement for the provision of health care between Britain and Malta exists.

Malta's health service is tuned by general taxation.  Despite the fact there is no obligatory health insurance for Maltese citizens, all workers and employers must pay National Insurance on a weekly basis.

The MD course in Malta is one of the few which are still based on the British system, being only 5 years long.  After these 5 years doctors start their 2 year foundation programme and ultimately continue their studies which vary depending on the specialty they are interested in.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Mater Dei Hospital, University of Malta
Sir Paul Boffa Hospital (Dermatology)
Karin Grech Hospital (Geriatrics and Rehabilitation)
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

University of Malta

Directorate for Health Information & Research (DHIR)

Projects vary

BOARDING
1 meal a day
LODGING
Student flats or hostels
TRANSPORTATION
The main mode of public transportation on the island are buses. However this will only be required if students wish to visit places of interest since Mater Dei Hospital is within walking distance of the exchange students' lodging areas.
SOCIAL PROGRAM

An absolutely fun-packed social program is another factor which attracts students from all over the globe from one year to the next.  The social program is aimed at allowing students to soak as much of the Maltese culture as possible with events including the Welcome BBQ, trips to the famous Blue Lagoon in Comino, Gozo and the Blue Grotto, Valletta, Mdina treasure hunt and much more.  We will also allow you to indulge in Maltese cuisine by taking you for a traditional "Fenkata" and we will allow you to experience night-life in Paceville.  This social program will however only be available during the months of July and August.  During the other months however the exchange students will meet Maltese students who will still allow them to indulge in Maltese culture!

Please find one of our past social programs hereunder:

MUST SEE
You can rest assured that Malta has something in store for everyone, be it culture, sandy beaches or nightlife. Being a small country, you can easily do a lot of sight seeing even during a short stay. Spending a month here will allow you to go off the beaten track and visit and see more than the average tourist would.

Some recommended places to visit:

- Valletta 
- Mdina 
- Ghajn Tuffieha
- Gozo 
- Comino
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We have a 3-pin plug system, so an adapter would be useful for your exchange.