Dear students of all around the world.
We are very pleased that you consider comming to France for your SCOPE/SCORE Exchange.
Please read our exchange conditions to know more about SCOPE/SCORE in France.
Best from France,
The National Exchange Officers of ANEMF France.
France is situated in Western Europe; sharing borders with Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Swiss, Italy and Spain; and is surrounded by North Sea, Channel Sea, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
"L'Hexagone", as it is usually called, hosts the world's 4th-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and receives around 83 million foreign tourists every year, the most of any country in the world.
The french Health Care System is one of the best of the world.
We have a free insurance compagny which takes care of about 70% of our medical expences. We can complete it with a personal insurance.
The medical studies in France are highly selective.
The system begins with a first year in common with students in pharmacy, midwifery and dentistry, which selects, by means of an entry exam, about 13% of these students, so as to integrate second year.
Then, students go through two years of pre-clinical studies, before enter in the second cycle, where clinical studies begin.
This period lasts 3 years, combining clinical practice and lectures.
At the end of the sixth year, all students have a new huge competitive exam, national this time. The rank obtained to it determines the order of priority for interns posts to be filled and in wich city they will be affected for their residency.
The third cycle starts as you become an intern.
Internal cycle can vary from 3 to 5 years.
To get in France you can :
- take the plane : their is a few airport in all the country, the biggest are in Paris
- take the train : we have a well developped train network : https://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/#/
- take the bus : there is more and more bus in France, it is one of the cheapest way of traveling in France, with Ouibus, flexibus.
- share a car : we recommand you this website : https://www.blablacar.fr
There are so many things to see, as France is a vaste country, that it would be impossible to list everything.
Anyway, you can not reasonably leave France without having visited Paris and its surroundings : Tour Eiffel, Arc de Triomphe, Cathédrale Notre-Dâme, Château de Versailles, Quartier Latin, Musée du Louvre, Champs-Elysées etc.. Unavoidable
All our local commitee has beautiful things to offer : don't miss the Loire's castel (see bellow), our seasides, our montains and our volcanos !
You also will discover of our food specialties, we do love cheese and a good pastry.
France is a secular country.
Please do remember that veils are not allowed for the medical staff in our public hospitals.
ANY EXCEPTION CAN BE MADE.
You have to choose 3 cities that can welcome you when you want to do your clerkship in France, otherwise we will send you back the AF !
Please read all of our exchange conditions, it is really important. Their is some rules specific to LCs. You can fin them here : http://ifmsa.org/exchange/scope/explore/conditions