Belgium (BeMSA) - Leuven
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
100000
45000
General surgery, Paediatric surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedic surgery, Urology, Traumatology, Paediatrics, Cardiothoracic surgery, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Departments can change
july 15th - august 14th, august 15th - september 14th
20 SCOPE STUDENTS
20 SCORE STUDENTS
Pocket money
Student flat
See Belgian EC
http://www.medica.be/werking/werkgroepen/bemsa-2/
LEOs
Leuven LEO
OVERVIEW

Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant and is located about 25 kilometres east of the capital Brussels. It is home to the KU Leuven, the oldest and largest university of the Low Countries and also one of the oldest Catholic universities still in existence ( since 1425). It is also home to Anheuser-Busch Inbev, the world’s largest brewing group. The world famous beer 'Stella Artois' gets brewed in Leuven

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

Our patients mainly speak Dutch. For the internship it will be sufficient if you speak English, the doctors will help you in this language and most of the patients will be able to understand you.
The clerkships are held in 3 different hospitals. Most of them are held in the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, the largest of the 3. Maxillo-facial surgery and head and neck surgery are located in University Hospital Sint-Raphaël and orthopedics is in University Hospital Pellenberg.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

The KU Leuven university is well known for it's research program, and is the place where most of the projects take place. For more info on the specific projects, please have a look at the projects database (BeMSA, KU Leuven):
http://ifmsa.org/exchange/score/explore/projects

BOARDING

We will provide you with some pocket money to cover the expenses of one meal per working day.

LODGING

You will be staying at a dormitory close to the University Hospital Gasthuisberg. Each student has their own room with a bed, desk, closet and sink. The kitchen, showers and toilets are shared between the students of each floor. Please bring your own bedlinnen.

TRANSPORTATION

Getting There
From Belguim’s main airport, Brussels National Airport, it’s very easy to take the train to Leuven, it is only a 20 minute drive. Your contact person will pick you up at the train station of Leuven.
Make sure you don’t take the train to Louvain-la-Neuve, the names are similar but it is a completely different city.

Getting Around
Most students in Leuven get around by bike. Because Leuven is a rather small city, this is often the easiest and cheapest way. The local committee will provide a bike for the students (for a fee of €20).
There is also a bus for longer distances but there is no tram.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Your contact person will be your guide through Leuven, he/she will show you Leuven’s most beautiful places and help you get around. Leuven is a typical student city, with a lot of bars, eating facilities and other facilities such as bowling alleys etc. During the weekends, we meet with the students from the other cities and go visit the more famous places of Belgium.

MUST SEE

Places to see:
o Oude markt
o Groot begijnhof
o University library
o Artois brewery
o Arenberg Castle

Museums to visit:
o Museum M
o HistarUZ

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
No specific information