Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Istanbul - Istanbul LC
Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, Geriatrics, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Invasive Cardiolog, Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Microbiology, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Paediatrics, Parasitology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Respiratory Medicine, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Transplantation Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Sugery, Traumatology, Urology
Lunch will be provided in hospital.
Students will be staying in dorms or student flats.
Ufuk Gokcek
Betül Hillesiz

We are tiny collection of countries in the grand scale of the world,  Istanbul is a multicultural city by itself so we have a lot to offer.

In summary we tried to reach the point of basics in the city and our program! Istanbul Faculty of Medicine is a member of TurkMSIC for tens of years and  our experience on exchanges will lead us to enjoy the city with people for a month together.


For more information about Istanbul University: Click here

Istanbul University was established in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II. Education in a number of sciences and fields (such as medicine, mathematics, astronomy, cartography, geography, history, philosophy, religion, literature, philology, law, etc.) became available, and, until the 19th century, they were instrumental in educating the ruling cadres of the Ottoman society. However, when the medreses were no longer able to meet the needs of the modern world, a restructuring process began, and as a result, the institutions of higher education called Darulfunûn, the core of Istanbul University, was established. On 1 August 1933, 

Research Projects:

Neuroscience: The effect of Fingolimad Treatment on Peripheral Blood Cell Immunophenotypes in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Molecular Medicine(Only in Turkish): Larenks kanserinde T hücreli cevabı.

Labs: microbiology lab/histology lab/pathology lab/pharmacology lab/biochemistry lab/biophysic lab/physiologhy lab


Only lunch will be provided in university hospital cafeteria during weekdays. But luckily, Turkish cuisine offers you wide range variety of food and there are lots of good restaurants outside of school with fair prices. I hope you’ll try all kind of food, It’s a bit hard to be hungry in Turkey honestly :)


As it mentioned before, students will be staying at dorms or student flats. Both provides free accessible internet connection. There is no kitchen for students. 


Public transport in Istanbul comprises a bus network, various rail systems, funiculars, and maritime services.

Istanbul has an integrated electronic ticket system for bus, funiculars, LRT, metro, commuter trains, ferryboats and trams. The system uses smart RFID cards, called Istanbulkart, as tickets.

Detailed indormation about the routes can be found: http://www.istanbul-ulasim.com.tr/media/24900/ag_2200px_1546px-01.jpg


Istanbul Kart (Istanbul Card) is in essence an all-round public transportation boarding pass. It’s absolutely worth getting one unless you prefer to do everything on foot or take a taxi to get around. By using the card, you already benefit from a 40% discount over the normal fare. Instead of paying 4 TL per ride, you pay 2,30. And there is more. You can make until five transfers/connections within a two hour period, and you’ll pay less for every transfer, already only 1.75 TL for the first transfer.


Istanbul Faculty of Medicine is in Historical Peninsula area and only 20 minutes far from popular attractions.(This is why i chose here :D ) We have to say that only 20 minutes is pretty good time to reach somewhere in Istanbul when you count traffic jam :/  And you can get the hospital via tram, metro, buses which often passes.


For sure, we would be happy to help you more for your further questions :)


Even there are lots of “To do list” for Istanbul, we also want to implement “How to think like an Istanbuller”. So you become a real citizen instead of just a tourist ;) Mid-week social programs will be available!


Grand Bazaar: Number one stop for a tourist in Istanbul! Grand Bazaar, so big as the name gives it off, has everything inside that a tourist might weant to buy. There are all kinds of souvenirs, carpets, scarves, shoes, bags, and jewelries. The architecture is also one of a kind and those big doors welcome you to a journey full of wonders.

Sultanahmet Mosque: Sultanahmet Mosque gives its name to the region Sultanahmet. It is located on the heart of touristic places in Istanbul. Inside is a classic Ottomaon mosque style, and outside is a garden, leading out to Hagia Sophia. Not to mention that it is a walking distance to Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern.

Hippodrome of Constantinople : It was actually called circus of Constantinople. It was the social and cultural centre of Istanbul. It’s actually called Sultanahmet square now. There are 2 obelisks and one column. One of the obelisk has survived nearly 3500 years.

Hagia Sophia: Istanbul does not only bring Western and European cultures together, but also brings all kinds of religions together. A great example of this is Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia was a church back in Byzantion times. After Istanbul was conquered, it was turned into a Mosque. What is very amazing about Hagia Sophia is thatis, even though it hawas minares and is called as a mosque, it still has Christian frescos inside it and sustains the architecture of both a church and a mosque.

Carpet museum: Shows the motivs used in the Turkish traditional carpet weaving. The museum is actually found in the soup kitchen inside Hagia Sophia.There are floor to ceiling length carpets.

The Basilica Cistern: Th Basilica Cistern is an underground water sustainer cistern. It is so old that it was used in Byzantion Empire to for filtrateing water for palaces in 4th century. Nowadays, with an amazing lightning and mystical fishes swimming inside, the Basilica Cistern is a place to visit for tourists.

Topkapi Palace: Showing every detail of a classic Ottoman Empire architecture, this palace is a must see. There are swords, guns, jewelries of that time, as well as gardens and rooms which the emperors stayed in. Harem has a different ticket but is still located inside of the palace.

Dolmabahce Palace: It is tThe very last palace to hostof the Ottoman Emperor and his familyire. Despite the Topkapi Palace, it was a bit modern sense but still very tasteful to see. It is located on the seaside of Besiktas region. It could be reached by Kabatas tramvay stop.

Maiden Tower: Legend says, once upon a time, a king had a dear daughter. A fortuneteller told the king that his daughter was cursed and would be poisoned and dead, so the king decided to move his daughter away. He made this tower in the middle of the sea so no one could sneak in there; however, a snake managed to get in the boat which was carrying food to the tower. After sneaking in to the tower, the snake bit the princess to death. We won't know if the legend is true or not, but we for sure now that Maiden Tower is a place to visit for sure! It can be reached from Uskudar region in the Asian side. tower.