Welcome to "Cetatea Banilor", Craiova, Romania! We invite you to come and enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the country, a cultural symbol and a place where you can find great food, nice cityscapes, and most important, nice and warm people.
Craiova is Romania's 6th largest city and capital of Dolj County, and it is situated near the east bank of the river Jiu in central Oltenia. Craiova is a longstanding political center and it is located approximately equal distances from the Southern Carpathians and the Danube. Craiova is the chief commercial city west of Bucharest and the most important city of Oltenia.
Your clerkship will be taking place either in the Emergency County Hospital of Craiova, the largest hospital in Craiova, or in the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova (for a part of SCORE students).
Both the hospital and the University are in 5 minutes of walking distance from your hostel. The working day is mainly 5 hours each day from Monday to Friday. You need to complete at least 80% of your clerkship to receive a certificate.
- Restore cell balance in the perilesional of the aged brain after stroke by direct in vivo reprogramming technology - Biochemistry
- Minimal-invasive assessment of neo-angiogenesis in digestive cancer patients by endoscopic ultrasound and optical coherence tomography - Biology (Cell,Medical,Micro,Neuro)
The food will be provided by the UMF Craiova Students' Cafeteria, located in the campus, near the dorm.
You will recieve one hot meal per day during working days (from Monday to Friday), the food also being suitable for vegetarians.
You will be staying in the Students` Dormitory, in rooms of 2, 3 or 4 students. All the rooms have internet access and a bathroom, and some of the rooms have a TV. The dorm is also providing laundry, a tennis field and kitchens (private or public).
Most likely your plane will land in Bucharest`s airport, but we will give you directions to the Bucharest`s train station upon your request, and a contact person will surely be waiting for you in Craiova`s train station. The train ride from Bucharest to Craiova takes around 4 hours. We also have in our city an airport, but mainly with flights to/from Spain, Italy, Israel, Germany and Great Britain.
In the city there are several busses and trams, and a ticket costs around € 0.5.The city`s taxi cabs are very cheap. Usually you do not pay more than €1-€2 (around €0.3/km)
Marin Sorescu National Theatre - A. I. Cuza Street, No 11
The National Theatre in Craiova was founded in mid 1800s and functioned in more locations along time. The present-day building was inaugurated in 1973 and comprimes two performance halls totaling 820 seats and a multifunctional foyer. Starting with 1989, the acting staff start their co-operation with the director Silviu Purcarete, and since then the performances staged in Craiova have become world wide known. Other cultural events that gather great actors from abroad and the country also perform here. Marin Sorescu National Theatre is the first theatre in eastern Europe to become a member of the European Theatre Convention, as a token of its acknowledgement and artistic value.
Alexandru Buia Botanical Garden - Iancu Jianu Street
Alexandru Buia Botanical Garden in Craiova was founded in 1952 by the PhD University Professor Alexandru Buia, who was teaching botany at the time, and later became the Rector of the Agronomy Institute of Craiova. It was arranged on an area of about 17 ha on the place of the former city park, following the model of the great university botanical gardens in the country and abroad.
The English Park - A. I. Cuza Street
The English Park was laid between the two world wars and is part of the urban pile including the former Commercial Bank, now the Town Hall, and the White House. Its arrangement started in 1930, according to the designs of the French architect Emile Pinard, while the landscape is created in English style, with solar spaces and small sized bushes.
The Nicolae Romanescu Park
Craiova takes pride in one of the most picturesque parks in the country and the third largest in Eastern Europe. This wonderful green place bears the name of Nicolae Romanescu, Craiova’s Mayor at the beginning of the 20s Century, who initiated its creation. Its arrangement was made according to architect Edoard Redont’s designs, a project that was awarded the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris, in 1900.
Romanians are full of energy and enthusiasm and we are always into getting to know different people with different traditions and cultural overviews. We are waiting for you to have fun with us, party, travel and also, expand your medical knowledges.