Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Istanbul - Marmara LC
Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, 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, 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
july, june
Student Hostel
Mahmut Ozturk
Metin Harlak

Summertime in Istanbul is also the busiest time of year for tourists to visit. July and August see daily temperatures of 28 degree and very mild evenings. November through until February is winter and rainfall can be heavy in Istanbul, especially in December. Springtime is the best time of year to visit Istanbul. Temperatures are cooler than in the hot summer months and rainfall is rare, while this period is also just before peak season, so the city is quieter. Temperatures from April to June range from 15 to 25 degree with pleasant evenings.


Our hospital, Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital, is one of the most important medical institutions in Istanbul. Since our hospital was newly built in Pendik, it is considered as one of the most technologically well developed hospitals in Istanbul. It meets the contemporary requirements quite nicely. The hospital is big enough to serve an important part of Istanbul’s population. Each day a high number of patients choose this hosiptal for treatment and care, which makes this hospital one of the most attractive health centers of the country. All of our clinical training is given in Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital.

1)Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathy
Department: Biochemistry Tutor: Betul Karademir

2) Experimental Parkonsonian Rat Models

  Department: Anatomy Tutor: Umit Suleyman Sehirli 

3) Determination of cooperative effect of Diosgenin and dactolisib in breast cancer cell lines

Department: Biophysics Tutor: Pinar Mega Tiber and Oya orun

Our Labs:

Our labs were recently constructed and were equipted with newest technology instruments. Every department has their own labs, which all were designed considering the department's special requirements and needs. In the multidisiplinary lab every table have two touch-sensitive screens. There are also extra labs, which were built for more important researches carried out by our teachers. Our school buildings are new, as our labs. The labs have the all facility required for carrying out a sophisticated, advanced research.


You will be staying in a student hostel, so we will provide you one meal at hospital.


You will be staying in a student dormitory.


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

To reach our hospital, Marmara University Pendik Research and Training Hospital, you can easily use the metro line M4, Kadikoy-Tavsantepe, by getting off at the last station, Tavsantepe. After getting off you can use different buses to get directly to the hospital, as 16KH, KM2 and etc.

Taxis are also a useful way of transportation but sometimes they try to get more money from the foreign tourists by taking a longer route. So the best way for foreign tourists is the public transportation in Istanbul.

You should also see the historical trams around Istanbul, especially the ones at Moda and Istiklal street.


Your contact person will inform you more about the social programme, which we organise. You can always attend the concerts and festivals during your Exchange. You can learn more about concerts, theatre, cinema and etc. from your contact person.
prince ıslands
blue mosque
pera museum
saint antunua church
santa maria church
ortaköy mosque
bosphorus tour
hagia sophia
pierre loti
galata tower/salt galata
istanbul modern art museum


Hagia Sophia

Translated, this means ‘church of divine wisdom’. The church is considered by many to be one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture. Sanctified in 537 AD, its enormous dome is representative of heaven. When Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453, he was so impressed by the design that he turned it into a mosque. It remained a mosque until the founding of the Turkish Republic, when it thus became a museum. Highlights of the museum include Byzantine mosaics and huge shields from the Ottoman era, which contain verses from the Koran. The museum is divided into two parts, the church and the mosaic gallery, each requiring a separate ticket.

For more information: http://ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr/en


Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and 5,000 shops, and attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

This famous bazaar was first erected in 1493 and includes places for silk traders to rest themselves and their camels while selling their goods. The beautifully decorated ceilings and maze-like alleyways date back to the 15th century and are still in excellent condition. Luckily, the stalls do not date back that far and instead of selling slaves, as they once did, they now sell souvenirs, Turkish crafts and traditional rugs. All stall owners expect you to haggle with them over prices, so if you want the best price, you had better practice your bargaining skills. The bazaar is also home to a police station, two mosques, money changing facilities, numerous cafés and an information point. The bazaar is open Mondays to Saturdays from 08:30 to 19:00.

For more information: http://www.grandbazaaristanbul.org/Grand_Bazaar_Istanbul.html


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