Iraq (IFMSA-Iraq) - Kirkuk
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
1365735
5000
medicine, general surgery
july, august, september
0 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
we will try to provide two meals per day
Hotels
none
www.ifmsa-iraq.org
LEOs
ahmed noor
OVERVIEW

Kirkūk, city, northeastern Iraq. The city is 145 miles (233 km) north of Baghdad, the national capital, with which it is linked by road and railway. Kirkūk is located near the foot of the Zagros Mountains in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The oldest part of the town is clustered around a citadel built on an ancient tell, or mound. During the period of Assyrian prominence (9th–10th century BCE) the city was called Arrapha. Local tradition holds that a tomb in the old quarter is that of the prophet Daniel; it has served as a synagogue and church and is now used as a mosque. The city’s population is of mixed Turkmen, Arab, and Kurdish stock. Kirkūk is a trade and export centre for the surrounding area’s agricultural produce and cattle; textiles are manufactured there. It is also a major centre of Iraq’s petroleum industry, with oil pipeline connections to Tripoli, Lebanon, and to Yumurtalik, on the Turkish coast. The crude oil production stimulated sustained expansion in the city.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
the university of kirkuk college of medicine is one of the best universities in the country, through its excellent academic and social qualities.

in kirkuk we have azadi teaching hospital which is one of the best hospitals in the city and the biggest. it has many departments and faculties.
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
the university has well equiped labs and good researches, annually they do many researches of which many of them are publish in well known journals. all of these will give the student a unique experience both educationally and socially.
BOARDING
we will try to provide two meals per day.
LODGING
Accommodation in the hospital
TRANSPORTATION
We depend on Taxis and Buses for local and national transportation. the taxi and buses are cheap and available.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
According to the local committee but im sure it will be unforgettable. we also have national social program
MUST SEE
Old City. its a city full of culture , i recommend seraching on google to see the most important places to see.
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