First three years are pre-clinical and after the 3rd year begins the clinical stage. After every year the students are obligated to do a clinical clerkship for at least 20 days in the summer months. During the 6th year students are doing their undergraduate clerkship and after that they have to pass state exams - Internal Medicine, Surgery, Hygiene, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Airports in Bulgaria:
1. Sofia Airport
2. Bourgas Airport
3. Varna Airport
4. Plovdiv Airport
There is convenient transportation to each part of Bulgaria. The most preferrable way to travel around the country is by bus. The cheapest - by train. Each city provides public transportation. You can have students' discount to use buses, trains etc if you bring ISIC card with you.
You can check the train schedules here : http://razpisanie.bdz.bg/site/search.jsp
- Sunny Beach (beaches, waterparks, nightlife)
- Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia
- Rila Monastery
- National Historical Museaum, Sofia
- Archeological Museum, Varna
- Cape Kaliakra (nature reserve)
- Seven Rila lakes (mountain)
- Old town of pLOVEdiv
- Tsarevets fortress, Veliko Tarnovo
- Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex, Gabrovo
- Panorama (Pleven)
- Krushuna waterfalls
Bulgarian is a Southern Slavic language with about 12 million speakers in Bulgaria and also in Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Greece and Romania. Bulgarian is mutually intelligible with Macedonian, and fairly closely related to Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Slovene. Bulgarian was the first Slavic language to be written.
Bulgaria is still a fairly formal society - initial greetings are therefore formal and reserved. Greetings consist of a firm handshake, direct eye contact and the appropriate greeting for the time of day. Address people with their titles (if you know them) or with Mr "Gospodin" / Mrs "Gospozha" followed by the surname. Only friends and family address each other with first names and possibly a hug. One should always wait for their Bulgarian counterparts to determine when it is appropriate to become this informal.
NB! Bulgarians have the opposite meaning for head shakes compared to Westeners. Side to side means YES, up and down means NO!