Serbia (IFMSA-Serbia) - Kragujevac
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
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Dermatovenerology, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pathology, General Surgery, Plastic surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic surgery, Traumatology, Vascular surgery, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology
July, August, September
30 SCOPE STUDENTS
10 SCORE STUDENTS
Restaurant
Student's dormitory, Hostel, Apartment
There is no specific exchange conditions.
www.ifmsa-serbia.org
LEOs
Mihailo Cvetkovic
OVERVIEW

Kragujevac (founded in 1476.) is the largest city of the Šumadija region and the administrative centre of Šumadija District. It is situated on the banks of the Lepenica River. The name of the town derived from Serbian word "kraguj", which is a name used for one sort of the bird (hunting hawk). Despite its late foundation (1476), Kragujevac is the city of many firsts. Being the firstcapital of modern Serbia (1818- 1839), the first  constitution in the Balkans was proclaimed in this city in 1835. Further on, the first full- fledged university in the newly independent Serbia was founded in 1838, preceded by the first grammar school (Gimnazija), Print works (both in 1833), professional National theatre (1835) and the Military academy (1837).

Contemporary Kragujevac is known for its Zastava weapons and Zastava car factory (now is FIAT Cars Serbia). It is the fourth largest city in the country after Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš with the population of around 180,000. Serbian language is in the official use in both Latin and Cyrillic alphabet. Visitors from abroad can use English to communicate. Kragujevac is big city full with young people (university city) but also small because you can go wherever by foot, with many places to go out, many parks, lakes...

Kragujevac is in the Central European Time(CET) zone (GMT+1 hour). Summer time(GMT+2 hours) lasts from the end of March until the end of October.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

The foreign students on profesional exchange will have their practice in Clinical Center of Kragujevac according to the available disciplines in the Exchange Conditions of IFMSA Serbia. Clinical Center of Kragujevac is the main hospital complex of the Šumadija region, which covers the area of 2 million people. It is a main educational base for the students of Faculty of medical sciences  at the University of Kragujevac. More at: http://www.kc-kg.rs/, http://www.medf.kg.ac.rs/en/about_us.php

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
More info soon...
BOARDING

We provide one meal per day, lunch in a restaurant. If the incoming student has a specific diet regimen, allergies to certain food or drinks or due to the religion cannot eat certain food, please let us know in advance. There will be no problem in providing the student suitable boarding according to the health or other indications.

LODGING

Main season for the incoming students is during summer (July and August). We place incoming students  in student’s dormitory called “Paviljon III”, but everybody call it “Ferijalac” . No bed, sheets or towels are needed.  In the hostel there is Wi-Fi. There is also a laundry.
Other options are lodging in hostel or apartments near the hospital or the city centre.

TRANSPORTATION

The city is small enough that you do not need public transportation. Hospital is 15min by foot far from center of the city. Kragujevac is well connected with Belgrade (the capital) and all surrounding cities by bus. 

SOCIAL PROGRAM
Practically all incoming students come in summer months. Every student has a contact person who waits for him/her at the bus/train station and will take care of the exchangee during the exchange period. The social program consists of visiting monuments in the Kragujevac city area, such as Memorial Šumarice and the Memorial museum. The first Serbian highschool, The National Museum and many excursions to the monasteries Zica, Studenica UNESCO heritage site, Mileševa, Trumpet festival in Guca , EXIT festival, Sumadijafest, City of Jagodina. The cultural sphere of the city is very rich! The same goes for the night life. Traditionaly,One night we organize National food and drinking party, where everybody prepare food from their country. So we promice you lot of fun as well as good organisation of your exchange! Also there is oranized National Weekend trip where all incomings in Serbia travel to see the amazing landscapes of Serbia!
MUST SEE
Milosev venac- Cultural historical complex "Milosev venac" is in the central city area, where the most important buildings constructed during the period when Kragujevac was the first capital of the modern Serbian state (1818-1841), are located. More at: http://www.gtokg.org.rs/en/milosev_venac.php

Memorial park "21st October"- Memorial park "21st October" is situated in the area in which a few thousands of citizens of Kragujevac, men, women and children, were shot during World War Two on October 21st 1941. More at:  http://www.gtokg.org.rs/en/memorial_park_21.octobar.php

Prince's arsenal- Prince's arsenal is a military, industrial and architectural complex, unique in Serbia and in Europe. This sort of ambient unit consists of fabric building and workshops, from the late 19th and early 20th century. In year 1979. it was declared a cultural good of great importance. More at: http://www.gtokg.org.rs/en/princs_arsenal.php

The Cathedral Church- this church is located in the center of the city and it is dedicated to Assumption of the Holy Mother of God. It is one of the most beautiful religious buildings from the second half of the 19th century.

Sumarice lake- Sumarice lake, with it's own beach and a large area of green-forest park in the background, is a very attractive location in Kragujevac. Lake is located in the national park "Sumarice". Not too far away from the beach there are different restaurants and cafes which complete the tourist offer. 

Aquarium "Kragujevac"- Aquarium "Kragujevac" was opened in 1999 as part of the Institute of Biology, Faculty of Science in Kragujevac and it is the first public aquarium in Serbia.  In the aquarium you can see more than 600 plant and animal species of the aquatic ecosystem from all parts of the Earth.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The Serbian currency is the Dinar (or RSD). One euro is approximately 120 RSD and one US dollar approximately 116 RSD. You can exchange Euros or Dollars at any Serbian Bank or Exchange Office. Also, most everywhere you will be able to find ATM's or shops accepting Credit Cards VISA, MAESTRO and MASTER.