Palestine (PMSA-Palestine) - Nablus
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
415606
2000
General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology, Family medicine, Orthopedics
All the year
10 SCOPE STUDENTS
4 SCORE STUDENTS
Student Flat , Host family if available.
• One hot meal per working day Also during weekends you will be hosted by a Palestinian family to try the traditional food of Palestinians.
Only clinical students who have graduated the basic year of MD can do internship at Nablus LC.

Vaccines required:

  • Td/Tdap
  • MMR
  • HBV

Vaccines required:

  • Flu
  • Chickenpox
  • PPD/ C-X-ray
  • HCV
  • HBs Ab titer
  • HIV
  • Covid19
Facebook Page - IFMSA-PS-Nablus
LEOs
Yazan Dumaidi
OVERVIEW

Nablus, also known as the “Uncrowned Queen of Palestine” or ‘the small Damascus, is situated 60 km north of Jerusalem, between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim. As one of Palestine’s largest cities, Nablus has lots to offer. The city is famous for its sweets, traditional olive oil soap, and busy markets. Nablus is also considered as the home of the Palestinian industry and commerce. Among the main attractions in Nablus are Jacob’s Well and the Old City of Nablus.

Nablus’ rich history lies in its Old City with its distinct stone facades, beautiful architecture, narrow streets and old urban spaces. The population of the old city today numbers around 20,000. There are two churches, twelve mosques, and a Samaritan synagogue in and around the densely populated residential areas.

The areas in and around Nablus are also filled with sites to visit with many landmarks, such as: Nabulsi Soap, Jacob’s Well (The first church built on this site dates back to the end of the 4th century. The well inside the church forms the centerpiece of the crypt beneath the high altar),Mount Gerizim -The Samaritans,Sebastia Village (Around 12 km northwest of Nablus ),Tell Balata and the old city of Nablus.


The relatively temperate Mediterranean climate brings hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters to Nablus. Spring arrives around March–April and the hottest months in Nablus are July and August with the average high being 29.6 °C (85.3 °F).



UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

An-Najah National University: is a Palestinian non-governmental public university governed by a board of Trustees. It is located in Nablus, in the northern West Bank. The university has 22,000 students and 300 professors in 19 faculties. It is the largest Palestinian university.

An-Najah National University Hospital was established in 2013 in cooperation with the ‎Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at An-Najah National University. The Hospital is ‎considered one of Palestine’s leading institutions in the field of health care. Since the ‎establishment of An-Najah’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1999, the university ‎has achieved numerous accomplishments in terms of medical care and health sciences, most ‎recent of which is establishing Najah National University Hospital in Nablus.‎



RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Incidence of Toxoplasmosis within slaughtered sheep and cattle in the north part of Palestine.
 
BOARDING

Regular flat
Host family (if available by the time of your exchange)

LODGING
  • One hot meal per working day .
  • Also during weekends you will be hosted by a palestinian family to taste the traditional food of palestinians.
  • All facilities will be provided in the flat, but you may need to wash your clothes in a dryclean, which you can easily find, also bring you towel and personal stuff with you.


TRANSPORTATION

Anywhere in Nablus, you can find a public taxis that can transport you between the city, or directly to the center of the town and from where you can go to any part of the city.
Mobile apps such as : Kareem and Rocab are also available for private taxis. 

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Nablus social program will be distinctive by its archaeological sites which will give you a unique experience during your tour in this ancient city, a tour in the old city of Nablus discovering the history of these sites with our guides describing the history of each place you visit. BEFORE starting your tour, its preferred to leave your diet behind, many desserts and dishes will droll you saliva down, from Kunaffah, Zalabiah, Falafel, Humus, Tamreyeh and Katayef, your stomach as well as you heart will fall in love with this city. At the end your tour you will have a quality time in the turkish bath.

The second part of our social program will be in the 12km away from the center of Nablus a village called Sebastya, with its historical background being surrounded with rich olive groves and lush hills that, during the springtime, colourfully bloom with flowers, making a worthy day spent at this place.

MUST SEE

Mount Gerizim’s Samaritan community

Venture up Mount Gerizim and observe the Samaritan community settled there. The Samaritans live quiet lives atop this mountain. These Samaritans have lived alongside the Muslims of Nablus for hundreds of years, and their lifestyle is quite remarkable. According to the Samaritans of Gerizim, theirs is the true religion of the ancient Israelites. Remarkably, of the approximately 700 Samaritans remaining today, just under half live on Mount Gerizim. The Samaritans also maintain the oldest language on the planet, Ancient Hebrew, and keep it alive. The views from the mountain are wonderful, and the Samaritan museum is very informative.

Nablus Bazaar

In the heart of Nablus’s Old City, you can experience true Palestinian culture. The bazaar is full of hustle and bustle, with shop after shop lining the walls with brilliant deals. This is the ideal place to pick up authentic souvenirs, to buy falafel makers and enormous pans and dishes. They sell everything you could possibly imagine needing in an Arabic home, so that you can feel like a local of Nablus even when you return to your home country.

Ebal Mountain

Sama Nablus is a park situated at the top of Ebal Mountain, which boasts some of the best views in the city. To make the most of this unique viewing spot, go to the top just before sunset, and watch it go down behind the Gerizim mountain opposite. This is a truly beautiful sight. The views across the city itself are also very memorable. At night, the city is lit up with colors and is unforgettably beautiful. This modern beauty is set against the natural beauty of the mountain and makes for something quite unusual.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
For enquiries;
contact LEO-Nablus
Email: Leo.pmsa.nablus@gmail.com
or LORE-Nablus
Email: Lore.pmsa.nablus@gmail.com