Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Istanbul - Bezmialem LC
Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, Geriatrics, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Immunology, 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-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-Transplantation Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Sugery, Traumatology, Urology
August, July, June
Student Hostel

It is a must to have 2 negative COVID-19 PCR tests.
Passengers arriving in Turkey will be required to complete an information form and will be
checked for symptoms. Anyone suspected of having COVID-19 will be transported to a hospital
for examination or to a dormitory to self-isolate. You should be aware that you will be
quarantined in case of suspicion. In such a situation, we strongly recommend that you enter the
country at least 14 days beforehand as TurkMSIC will not extend exchanges or accommodation
should incomings get quarantined.
TurkMSIC or our LC does not cover the fees for the following situations. You must come to the
country by accepting these conditions.
You should be perfectly aware of the current situation in our country and always keep yourself
informed. In the event that an exchange has to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond
TurkMSIC’s control (such as governmental restrictions) we claim no responsibility.
The First PCR Test : All international passengers traveling to Turkey are required to have acquired
a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to their flight. You must submit
your test result to the airline at the time of check-in.We highly recommend you to have at least 2
copies of your PCR test as it can be requested by the Turkish border authorities.
The Second PCR Test : All incoming students are required to have acquired a COVID-19 PCR test
with a negative result 48 hours prior to the start of their internship at the hospital.
COVID-19 PCR tests are available for anyone who wishes to be administered one in Turkey for a
fee at the moment. The fee may vary depending on the testing location. Further information on
specific testing sites is in the following title.
COVID-19 PCR test fee
COVID-19 Vaccination fee
Boarding & lodging fees before the exchanges
Quarantine costs ( if there any)
Personal protective equipment ( masks, disinfectants…)
In addition to the aforementioned situations, we also will not be covering the fees of a potential
COVID-19 treatment should you contract it, therefore it is strongly recommended for you to get
health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatments.
Although we don’t have an official decree regarding vaccination requirements in Turkey, all of the
healthcare workers are vaccinated for COVID-19 in Turkey. So as BEZMIALEM-TÖB we require
you to get vaccinated. Also you have to prove that you have been vaccinated so don’t forget to get
a document.

Where to Have a PCR Test for COVID-19 in Istanbul

You can find the all the places you can test from in İstanbul from this website.

COVID-19 And Our Hospital :All the information will be give you through Whatsapp groups.
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Coveted by empires across the centuries, straddling both Europe and Asia, Istanbul is one of the world's great metropolises. Founded around 1000 BC, the colony of Byzantium grew into the Byzantine Empire's great capital of Constantinople and after the Ottoman conquest of the city, retained its glorious place as the heart of their empire. The city (officially renamed Istanbul after the founding of the Turkish Republic) is liberally scattered with glorious remnants of its long and illustrious history, and the sightseeing here will impress even the most monument-weary visitor

Istanbul,the historic Roman and based even before many years have served the Ottoman capital and history for many years,social and economic importance of never losing that two continents,about 55 grains of approximately 3090 mosques in the museum .The city of linking the world’s rare cities and there are 150 churchs in this incredible city.There are also many shopping centers in here about 120,the number is increasing day by day.Theaters and concert halls in some although almost all movies are also available.However,the independent cinema of the shopping center,theaters and concert halls are also available.You can enjoy this unique nature between two continents also held many ferry if you wish to type in those who want to drink something(especially turkish coffee and tea)in Bosphorus clean air going in the islands


To be a leading university in the fields of medical sciences and education, which is taken as a local and global reference point with its education, research and services and members proud of being a part of it

To serve and function as a university which bears the responsibility of producing and emitting knowledge that the people of our country and all the humankind need, which has truly grasped a university spirit, and which can meet in education, learning and development the requirements of its students, who express their thoughts freely, who have the capacity to analyze and sythesize knowledge, who contribute to the growth of individuals sensitive to the perception and solution of the social and technological needs of the future, and who respect the social values and diversity.

Bezmialem Vakıf University is one of the
first health universites in Turkey.Bezmialem
Vakıf University grew from the roots of
Vakıf Gureba Hospital which is the first
modern hospital in the Ottoman
Empire.Students at Bezmialem Vakıf
University benefit from years of health
experience gained from a hospital culture
that has witnessed many earthquakes,wars
and epidemics for nearly 200
years.Bezmialem Vakıf University provides
an ideal training environment thanks to its
cooperation with other top universities in
the field..Students have the opportunity to
practice in a real hospital and to receive
training from both local and foreign award-
winning academics.


Research Projects:


-        Reparation of severance organs

-        New fitting methods of Cardiac Pacemaker

-        Functions of brain


  • Labs:


In University:

-        Histology Lab

-        Physiology Lab

-        Anatomy Lab

-           Biotechnology and Pharmaceutic technology Lab

-           Microbiology Lab

-           Biophysic and Organic chemistry Lab

-         Biochemistry Lab 

In Hospital:

-        Medical Biochemistry Lab

-        Medical Microbiology Lab



We will be providing you meal a day
not including breakfast from our
school's dining hall. For other meals
you can eat döner,pide with delivery
(Yemeksepeti app) or the places near
our school.

It will be in the student hostel where isn't far away to the hospital.

İstanbul is the most crowded city in
Turkey.If you want to go to
hospital,see historical places or just
want to witness the beauty of the city
we recommend you to use public
Bus,subway routes change nearly
everyday,it may seem difficult for a
foreigner but there is an app called
İstanbul Ulaşım.You can see all the
routes of bus,subway.You can just
write wherever you want to go and
app will tell you how you can go there
using public transport.We really
recommend you to use it :)

Bus, metro
Basic Istanbul public transit fares are:
City bus, Metro, tram, funicular, Tünel, ferry: TL5.00
(with Istanbulkart: TL2.65); transfer to another vehicle:
Children 6 years and older must pay a fare; those younger
than six years who do not occupy a seat may travel without
a ticket. For discounted student fares, you must have a
Turkish student identification document.
The way you pay the fare affects the fare you pay. If you
travel between Atatürk Airport and Sultanahmet or Sirkeci
by Metroand tram using tokens, your total fare will be TL10;
using an Istanbulkart, TL5.30 (not counting the initial cost of
the card.)
These are the fares for most short rides on most means of
transport (Metro, bus, tram, funicular, ferryboat


Our social program will be
announced soon via our Whatsapp
groups and /or our CP’s. If you want
to see a particular place, we are open
to your suggestions all the time. You’ll
be informed about TurkMSIC’s
national tours later via a Whatsapp

1 Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya)

2 Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi)

3 Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

4 Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)

5 Hippodrome

6 Istanbul Archaeology Museum

7 Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)

8 Suleymaniye Mosque

9 Spice Bazaar (Misir Carsisi)

10 Dolmabahce Palace

11 Chora Church (Kariye Muzesi)

12 Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)

13 Istiklal Street

14 Yedikule Fortress (Yedikule Hisari)

Please remember to bring your white coats & stethoscope & handbooks with you and don't forget that 80% attendance is mandatory to get the certificate. All incomings are required to bring the following items with them, enough masks, enough alcohol based
disinfectant for the entire exchange period and all the other healthcare items.You can also buy them in
Turkey but coming here prepared would be much better in our opinion.

Research projects and departments might change.