Iraq
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Iraq IFMSA-Kurdistan
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
Kurdish, Arabic, English
English
(GMT+03:00) Kuwait, Riyadh, Baghdad
Iraqi dinar
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
Kurdistan/Iraq (IFMSA-Kurdistan) - Erbil
Kurdistan/Iraq (IFMSA-Kurdistan) - Sulaimania
Kurdistan/Iraq (IFMSA-Kurdistan) - Duhok

15 SCOPE STUDENTS
3 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
http://www.ifmsakurdistan.org/index.php/about-us
NEOs
Shanga Salihi
Nali Ahmed
Kani Salih
NOREs
Dhulfiqar Gheni Abed
Ayat Ahmed
Ayat Ahmed
WELCOME NOTE
dear student thank you for visiting our explore page! we would like to Welcome you to our beloved mountainous KURDISTAN!
OVERVIEW
kurdistan literally means land of Kurds, in the IRAQI constitution, referred to Kurdistan region, the regional capital is Erbil.it has the population of 5.2 million and increasing, the three governorate of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Duhok covers approximately 40000 square kilometers.
the region geographically diverse from hot and dry plains to cool mountainous area, with colorful spring and snowfall in the winter.
kurdish heritage is rooted in one of the world's oldest culters.
foreign visitors have always been warmly welcomed by Kurdish people.
the Kurdish language is of eno-europian origin and is distinct from Arabic, the two main dialects are Kurmanji and Sorani. 
IFMSA-Kurdistan is A member of the IFMSA family. It was established in 2009 in Hawler city of Iraqi Kurdistan region of Iraq.It is run by medical students and Today IFMSA Kurdistan has members in ;
-HAWLER (ERBIL)
-SULAIMANYA
-DUHOK 
-KOYA
   
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Healthcare in Kurdistan is largely funded by the government under supervision of ministry of health/KRG

and while local services may not quite meet the standards of some thoroughly developed and established systems, care is readily available in all major cities and towns.

Medical exams and lab diagnostics are easily obtained and only require a small co-pay of a few thousand ID (usually not more than $5-10). Almost everyone in the healthcare field – from pharmacists to physicians to nurses – understands and speaks good English.

Kurdistan has several Hospitals in each city, (which are listed in each city on the map) and is honorable to accept students from anywhere for practice. Most of the Doctors speak English very well but patients probably don’t know English, you can ask your colleague medical students who are taking the same training course or the Doctors for translation and they will be more than happy to help.

all hospital contact information is provided on their city page!

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Kurdistan has 4 governmental medical universities, The duration of medical college is 6 years ( 3 years for medical basics and 3 years of clinical medicine and surgery), the last year is mainly practical sessions … then the students graduate with a M.B.Ch.B degree and have to work as a doctor-in-training for 3 years ( the 3rd year will be working outside the main city ) with a small salary, then they have to continue the postgraduate study.

 
TRANSPORTATION
kurdistan has two main International airports (Erbil and Sulaimanyah) International airports. and inside Kurdistan, we depend on Taxis and buses for local and national transportation, which are affordable and available.
SOCIAL PROGRAM

The region is very rich with its agriculture and tradition and touristic places that you do not want to miss!
Also, cities are usually active till 11 pm and in some places till late night.more and more is waiting for you , well prepared by our active members! 

MUST SEE

There are lots of nice and amazing places to visit in Sulaymaniyah, in brief:


1- Chavi Land:

2- Shari Jwan Hotel and restaurant:


1. Ahmad Awa 

2. Dokan

 

You can wonder around through Erbil and there are lots and lots of things to do there,

Ancient Archaeological sites in Hawler (Erbil), there is about (636) ancient archaeological sites.

The most important are as below:

1- Erbil Castle (Citadel)

2- Choly Minaret ( Al- Mudhafferiya Minaret)

1. Bekhal 

2. Shaqlawa

3. Gali Ali Bag Waterfalls

 

 



Duhok has many resorts to visit, Dream city amusement park, Duhok Valley, Azady park, Barzani Park, the bazaar in downtown. Other towns, like Sulav in Amedi city, Dalal bridge in Zaxo, historical caves in Khanis.

1- Dream City: 

2- Duhok Valley:

1. Sulav in Amedi city:

2. Dalal bridge in Zaxo (Pira Delal).

3. Historical caves in Khanis.

 
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Kurdish culture is a group of distinctive cultural traits practiced by Kurdish people. The Kurdish culture is a legacy from the various ancient peoples who shaped modern Kurds and their society, they celebrate Newroz as the new year day, which is celebrated on March 21 . It is the first day of the month of Xakelêwe in Kurdish calendar and the first day of spring . 

Other peoples such as Assyrians, Armenians, Shabaks and Mandeans have their own distinctive cultures


Music Traditionally, there are three types of Kurdish classical performers

1-music performed in night gatherings (

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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