We are happy you have chosen the Czech Republic for your upcoming exchange!
The study programme of General Medicine in the Czech Republic lasts 6 years.
The academic year starts at the beginning of October and is divided into two semesters, each followed by an exam period. In the first two years, the course consists mostly of theoretical subjects, from the third year on students enter clinical rotations. Emphasis is put on early contact with patients and practical experience; starting from the second year, summer clerkships in clinical departments are included in the curriculum. The standard course is completed after passing 5 or 6 of final state exams and culminates in a graduation ceremony.
This title "MUDr" allows a graduate to practice medicine in a hospital as an assistant physician (resident) or in an outpatient establishment under the supervision of another qualified doctor.
Possession of this degree enables the holder to practice medicine in the Czech Republic and in the European Union without restriction
Postgraduate medical education lasts from 3 to 7 years depending on your speciality. The first two years are the basic fields (internal base, surgical, paediatric, OB, anesthesiology, radiology, etc.). The next 1 to 5 years are the specific specializations (neurosurgery, cardio surgery, nephrology, haematology, orthopaedics, etc.). There are regulations as to the amounts of time the doctor needs to spend in different departments and the list and amount of different procedures he needs to perform. This is all noted in a logbook which is presented at the final exam. The final exams a theoretical and practical part.
The largest airport in the Czech Republic is Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. (http://www.prg.aero/en/)
It is located about 18 km outside the city centre. The airport is connected with the city by many regular bus links. The easiest way to get from the airport is to take a shuttle bus Airport Express (AE), which goes from the airport to the nearest metro line and also to the Central Railway Station.
You can easily reach other cities by train from there.
How to get from the airport Václav Havel to the centrum
Although the biggest number of international flights go to Prague, also airports in Brno and Ostrava are currently operated by international airlines.
Trains are also a great possibility how to reach the Czech Republic from other European countries. Railways in the Czech Republic are operated by 3 companies.
"Brimming with history and natural beauty, the Czech Republic is home to a host of awesome national parks, stunning small towns and medieval castles straight out a fairy tale. Check out The Culture Trip’s round-up of its most scenic spots and we’re sure you’ll agree, the Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe."
Visit this web page and make your own Czech traveller's checklist ;)
Czech Republic is not just about Prague:
Czechs often eat homemade meals, and eating out is infrequent.
However young people eat outside more often than in the past times.
There are several typical foods you must try!
In the Czech Republic drinking alcohol is often encouraged when in good company.
Beer is cheaper than watter in the restaurants.
It is common to go out and have a coffee or tea with your friends for an hour or two.
Czechs are often said to have “black humor”.
Czechs need more time to open their hearts.
Czechs keep distance with strangers in public transportation but on the other hand kissing couples could be seen ;)
It is normal to blow the nose in public.
Czechs are lovely <3