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Germany is situated in the heart of Europe. Here you will find a high clinical and scientific standard in medicine to make your exchange - either clinical clerkship and research project - a highly valuable experience.
In Germany you also find a huge cultural diversity. Wheather you will experience Prussian correctness or Bavarian “Gemütlichkeit”, you will have a great time! Just remember: Germany is the home country of some of the most influencial scientists in medical history, e.g. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923, inventor of the X-ray) and Robert Koch.
Unlike other countries where there can be found a single city considered to be more important and more influential than all the others in the country, Germany has several distinctly important and influential cities and states within it. In accordance to this we have 32 local committes in Germany which are offering IFMSA exchanges to you! Have a look at them before making your city-wishlist. There is not only Berlin and Munich, we have a lot more to offer. To enjoy the atmosphere of Germany’s typical student’s towns you should consider going to Freiburg, Tübingen, Mainz, Marburg or Bochum, but EVERY city with a medical faculty in Germany has it's attractions. As we have a well established train system you can get around easily within Germany to visit all the places you want to explore.
Almost all inhabitants of Germany have health insurance (88% on statutory and just under 12 % in private insurance schemes). Given total outlays on health of 11% of GDP, Germany is well above the OECD average of 9.0%
All our 39 medical universities have belonging teaching hospitals. Clerkships will be provided in one of these universities or an associated teaching hospital. Research Exchange will mostly be located at the university or an associated reseach center.
Germany ranked 20th in the world in life expectancy and a very low infant mortality.
It is ranked 6th in the Human Development Index.
We have a well established train system, so that you can get around easily within Germany to visit all the places you want to explore.
To check out train connections within Germany and also for international connections you should check the homepage of the German Railway: www.bahn.de
European residents can purchase an “Interrail Ticket” for Germany or the whole of Europe: www.interrailnet.com
Non European residents can buy a “Eurail Ticket” for Germany (one neighbouring country included) or the whole of Europe:www.eurail.com
Most Germans are really punctual and expect others to be so too. Don't be late to your exchange on the first day. Casual wear is common.
Smoking in workplaces, bars and restaurants is prohibited, there are some exceptions
Germany is the only country in the world with no speed limit on the freeways
We love our beer! You should try a lot different ones while enjoying your stay here.