Exchange Conditions of ASCEMCOL

Working Conditions
Languages
Spanish
(Good)
Required
Languages Remarks
Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
- Preclinical Clerkship
A preclinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a preclinical department at a Medical Faculty/School or Hospital, such as Biology and Chemistry
Required level of studies
For Preclinical clerkships any level of studies is required. For clinical clerkships the student must have completed at least the 3rd year or 5th semester.
Graduated students allowed
No

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 8 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- Lamp
- Reflex Hammer
- Surgical Scrubs
Academic Quality
The student will be temporarily enrolled during his or her clerkship at one of our universities and will be tested for the same skills as the Colombian students are.
Nightshifts
yes
Special Remarks
  • Preclinical students cannot attend clinical clerkships.
  • Students must have passed courses related to the discipline before applying to any desired department. There may be some exceptions to this rule, so please ask to your LEO or NEO if needed.
  • It is required an 80% attendance of the total duration of the clerkship in order to receive its certification.
  • Students can replace workdays for nightshifts or weekends to recover absent days depending on on-site arrangements with his or her tutor or university.
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
  • Pereira, ACEMRIS: http://exchange.ifmsa.org/exchange/explore/lc/12092
  • Armenia, ASEIMUQ: http://exchange.ifmsa.org/exchange/explore/lc/12098
  • Bucaramanga, ACEMUNAB: http://exchange.ifmsa.org/exchange/explore/lc/12093
  • Medellín, ACEMCES: http://exchange.ifmsa.org/exchange/explore/lc/12090
  • Cali, ACEMUSC: http://exchange.ifmsa.org/exchange/explore/lc/204034
  • Tunja, ACEMED-UPTC:http://exchange.ifmsa.org/exchange/explore/lc/44977
Calendar Remarks
We have very limited spots in december and january due to universities calendar.
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
General
Pocket money
NO COP
Boarding
- Host family
Lodging
- Host family
- Student flat
Social Program
  • Each local committee will provide all the information regarding cities tourist sites.
  • Some local committees have an established and scheduled social program for one of the weekends. If more information is needed, please contact your (our) LEO.
Student with disabilities
Yes
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
  • If you are planning to apply with a couple, please make sure that your NEO ask in advance for availabilities.
Application Form
Deadline
6Months
Unilateral fee
300 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
All the payment details will be provided after the agreement with the NMO.
Visa requirements
A student visa is MANDATORY in some local committees. Information regarding this point will be given to you by one of our LEOs once allocation has been done. For further information regarding this topic, please consult: http://www.cancilleria.gov.co/en/procedures_services/visas/types.

Once you pass through customs/immigration in Colombia, you have to ask and get a student entry/stamp. This is compulsory to be allowed to do your clerkship and have contact with patients. For more information, please ask to your correspondent LEO.
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
  • The student has to send his or her Application Form and its correspondent Card of Documents filled up and 100% complete. Applications missing information or documents will be returned to your NEO.
  • Students coming from countries in which Spanish is not a native language have to attach a language certificate in order to prove fluency/proficiency.
  • All the attached documents must be in Spanish or English (or must have a translation).
  • Some universities may requiere extra documents or a special application form. The NEO or LEO (from ASCEMCOL) will contact you. Please send those documents as soon as they are requested.
  • Original documents have to be presented by the student the first day of the clerkship.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Motivation Letter for Department 1
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment
Format
- Card of Document
- HepB Antibodies count
Format
- Card of Document
- Immunisation Record
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2
Format
- Card of Document
- Student record (Subjects passed)
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Photo
Format
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Paper
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
-Tt/Td/DaP
-HEPATITIS B
-INFLUENZA
-HEPATITIS A
-CHICKENPOX
-MMR


Insurance

HEALTH INSURANCE IS MANDATORY. It cannot be arranged in our country. Students need to arrange it in their own country ,but it has to have international coverage. 

We do not ask for travel insurance. If students still want this insurance, they have to arrange them in their own country.

Generally, we do not ask for malpractice insurance. Some universities require a malpractice insurance and it has to be arranged in our country.

Some universities require some especial coverage, it will be inform to the student by the LEO.


Deadline
6 Weeks

Special remarks
Please check the Special Remarks of the Application Form's section.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
WE DO NOT ACCEPT GRADUATED STUDENTS.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
4 weeks before the exchange date.
Cancellations
Deadline
3 Weeks
Special remarks
In case of cancellation no money will be refunded in case of unilateral exchanges.
Substitutions
Deadline
3 Weeks
Special remarks
Substitutions cam be arranged for the same exchange period.
Additional Information
Update Date
07/17/2018 15:09
Validation Date
07/16/2016 00:00
Special remarks