Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Istanbul- Bahcesehir
Cardiology, Biophysics
School - Hospital Cafeteriaa
Student Dormitory
The incoming students are expected to get 2 negative PCR tests and 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine prior to their arrival to Turkey.
Curriculum Vitae is mandatory by our professors, also a white coat and stethoscope can be necessary.
Selin / Sidika Naz Unal / Daglı

Istanbul dialect, also called Istanbul Turkish, is the standard form of Turkish and the Turkish written language is based on this dialect. However, there are various Turkish dialects in Southeast Europe and the Middle East, and these dialects have various phonetic differences with Istanbul Turkish. Istanbul will also surround the Golden Horn in northwest Turkey, along the Marmara coast and the Bosphorus. Istanbul is a transcontinental city and its part in Europe is on the European side, The Asian part is called the Anatolian Side. Istanbul, Turkey's most populous city, has hosted different civilizations throughout history. One of the oldest cities in the world, Istanbul, M.S. Roman Empire from 330 to 395 Eastern Roman Empire from 395 to 1204 and 1261 to 1453, Latin from 1204 to 1261. It was the capital of the Ottoman Empire and finally the Ottoman Empire between 1453 and 1922. From 1517, when the caliphate passed to the Ottoman Empire, until 1924 when it was abolished, Istanbul was also a part of Islam. Economically, it is one of the most developed cities in Turkey. In tourism, industry, trade economy predominantly. Although the vast majority of industrial establishments move out of the province, the city's manufacturing industry maintains its importance. Marmara climate, which is known as the transition climate between the Mediterranean and Black Sea climates in Istanbul dominates. In the south, on the shores of Marmara, the summers are hot and dry and the winters are mild. On the coasts, summers are warmer and rainier, and winters are cool. It has a temperate climate.


Bahcesehir University is the most suitable university for the slogan of “the heart of Istanbul”. University has 4 campuses; Beşiktaş, Göztepe, Şişli, Galata. This slogan applies to all 4 campuses, not just the Beşiktaş campus. The medicine Faculty is in Göztepe Campus.

Our school is in a region called Göztepe. It is easily accessible through public transport. Two subway stops that are close by are göztepe and Yeni Sahra. There is a shopping mall called optimum that takes approximately 20 minutes to walk to from the hospital. You can access the website of the campus via the following link: https://bau.edu.tr/

Our hospital is really close to the medicine faculty (5-7 minutes by foot). It has 293 patient beds, 9 operating rooms, 64 intensive care beds, more than 150 doctors, and nearly 1,000 employees. You can access the website of the hospital via the following link: https://medicalparkinternational.com/en-us/Pages/Goztepe.aspx?hospitalId=344

 University’s hospitals are Medical Park Hospitals which are all around Turkey but the main hospital is in Göztepe. MEDICAL PARK Goztepe Hospital Complex features 353 beds,12 operation rooms, 64 ICU beds, more than 150 physicians. This is the largest private hospital in Turkey concerning bed capacity. Furthermore, the Cancer Hospital is the first private cancer hospital in Turkey. In MEDICAL PARK Goztepe Cancer Hospital, specialized Departments like Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Cancer Surgery, Genetics, Complementary Medicine, Psychology, Nutrition, and Diet provide excellent clinical and service quality. All clinics necessary to combat various cases of cancer are here under the same roof, and the annexed General Hospital provides further consultation and additional facilities. MEDICAL PARK Goztepe Dental Hospital, all oral and teeth health cases, ranging from endodontics to most severe jaw surgical interventions are covered.
Our native language is Turkish and generally, doctors also speak the same language. But in our hospital, your responsible doctor will speak English with you.

Project: Discovering HDAC6 selective inhibitors using deep machine learning methods ( basic research )

We will be providing you breakfast. Open buffet breakfast will be served 7 days a week in the cafeteria of the dormitory. You can eat in the hospital’s cafeteria and The Q cafe & restaurant near the hospital for other meals. We highly recommend you to have your dinner in the center of Kadıköy. Also, we will have a meeting dinner.

You will be staying at Zorlu Higher Education Student Dormitory in Kadıköy. Here is the full address of the place: Hasanpaşa Mahallesi Nabizade Sk. No:70 34722 Kadıköy İstanbul Tel: 0552 361 31 71. You can access the website of the dormitory via the following link: https://zorlukizyurdu.com/

Arriving Istanbul: We have two airports in Istanbul; Istanbul Airpot and Sabiha Gökçen Airport. You can also  use special buses called 'havatas ' and 'havaist' they will cost you about 8-15 liras to go central places(Taksim for Ataturk/Kadikoy ) from airports here : http://www.havatas.com/

You can also use the metro line of the European side, you can find more information from this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IstanbulMetro

Our hospital and campus are in a central location in Istanbul. We will inform you further on this issue upon your arrival by welcome e-mail.

From dormitory to the hospital:  The address of Medical Park Göztepe Hospital is: Merdivenköy, E5 Üzeri, 23 Nisan Sokağı No:17, 34732 Kadıköy/İstanbul. Here is the way you can go to the hospital from your accommodation place: You can take any of the buses with numbers 14ŞB, 20K, 19T, and E-11. It takes 20-30 minutes between the dormitory and the hospital.
We are planning to organize a yacht and a villa party, a traditional food night, and cultural tours in Istanbul. Our social program will be announced in detail 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  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 or you can search them from http://www.biletix.com/anasayfa/TURKIYE/en.
On weekends you can attend National Tours. Information about National Tours will be given by our NMO

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.

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.

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.

Ortakoy, Besiktas, Kadikoy, Taksim etc. is the most favorite parts of Istanbul

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