Rabat, is the capital and third largest city of the Kingdom of Morocco with a population of approximately 800,000. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. On the facing shore of the river lies Salé, the city's main commuter town. Together with Temara the cities account for a combined metropolitan population of 1.8 million. In addition, tourism and the presence of all foreign embassies in Morocco serve to make Rabat one of the most important cities in the country.
Our patients speak arabic, and our doctors speak french. We advise you to have at least some knowledge of French or Arabic to communicate with patients and doctors. Otherwise, we advise you to opt for a surgical department. Anyway, there will always be a teacher, resident, intern or student who can help you if you ever speak only English.
List of Hospitals
We attend our clerkship in many different university hospitals :
- 2 in Rabat :
-University Hospital Ibn Sina (Biggest hospital in Morocco) (Pediatric Hospital, Maternity Hospital, Oncology Hpspital, General Hospital, Emergency)
-University Hospital Cheikh Zayed (Semi-Private hospital, one of the best in Rabat)
There are 14 Research Projects available in Rabat:
- A comparison between urine dipstick test and UCBE (urine cytobacteriological examination) in the diagnosis of urinary tract infections of newborns (3 months to 24 months).
- A retrospective study of valvular replacement at the Ibn Sina hospital's cardiovascular surgery unit.
- A study of the social integration and medical following of patients with HIV/AIDS.
- Autonomic nervous system (ANS) and autonomic cardiovascular reflex testing.
- Blood pressure and heart rate assessment in diabetic patients
- Blood pressure and heart rate assessment in hypertensive patients
- Caracterization of Cytongenetic abnormalities in Moroccan patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- H3Abionet : the African bioinformatic network using Immunomics for antigen vaccine design againt tuberculosis
- Lumbar punction situation in infant specimen under one year old that show simple feverish convulsion
- Next generation sequencing in biomedical field
- Normal tranche of cranial perimeter in Moroccan child
- Prognosis factors of multi-resistant bacteria in ICU
- The prevalence of different types of epilepsy crisis in in neuro-pediatric departments
- The use of Neuroimaging in the study and treatment of Epilepsy.
Lodging is in a student residence for July and August
For other periods, you will be placed in a host family. If we don’t find one, you’ll be placed in an apartment.
- Rabat is accessible by train through the ONCF system and by plane through the nearby Rabat-Salé Airport. However, landing in Casablanca Airport could be the best option for you.
- If you land in Casablanca Airport, note that you can take a train from there to Rabat (1 hour and half), for only 6,5 euros. Anyway, your contact person or another member of the LC will pick you up at the airport or the train station.
- The tramway runs between Rabat and Salé. The terminus is close to the hospital, to the student hostel (Bayt Al Maarifa)where you'll live on July/August, and to the Faculty of Medicine of Rabat. You can purchase an unlimited pass for around 300 MAD (around 25 euros). You can donwload the map of the tramway here : http://rabat.agilisprod.com/rabat/uploads/File/Plan%20TRAM%20francais.pdf
- Taxis are a popular means of getting around in Morocco, with both short distance (petite) and long distance (grande) services in place. Meters are supposedly obligatory by law, but in reality you will find many cabs don’t use them, making it essential you agree on the fare before setting off on your journey.
- Buses are particularly useful if you want to save your money.
Mausoleum of Mohammed V
Kasbah of the Udayas
All times and fares of the Moroccan railways are available online on https://www.oncf.ma/en/
Tourism in Rabat : http://rabat-tourisme.org/index.php?lang=en (In English, French and Spanish)
Tourism in Rabat : http://www.visitmorocco.com/index.php/eng/I-am-going-to/RABAT/ (In English, French, Spanish, German, Italian ...)
Tourism in Rabat : http://www.toutrabat.com/tourisme/ (French)
Survival book Rabat 2017 : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MOnW45iCK3LsdNn76nsLYZHWsASRIYgd/view?usp=sharing