Exchange Conditions of EstMSA

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Estonian
(Native)
Not Required
Russian
(Good)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
In Estonia, patients usually speak Estonian as their first language, about 30% speak Russian as their first language. Younger patients tend to know English quite well, but this cannot be expected from the older ones.
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.
Required level of studies

Clinical clerkship only, preclinical students are not accepted. It is compulsory that you should have finished at least two of the subjects that you choose as your departments.

Graduated students allowed
yes

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, 6 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
Academic Quality
All the doctors and supervisors have been notified about the conditions in the handbook and it follows Estonian medical education guidelines quite well. All incoming students will have an exchange what looks closely like the typical schoolday of an estonian student
To get the certificate each student has to fill out their SCOPE Handbook and the EstMSA Summer Exchange Attendance sheet. Hospital attendance required: 100%. You may take 20% off, if you reach a prior agreement with your supervising doctor. Each student has to attend at least 80% of the exchange to get the certificate.


Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
Inside shoes are compulsory.
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
Exchanges will be conducted in Tartu LC only.
Calendar Remarks
JULY and AUGUST
Exchanges can be conducted only in the calendar month of July and August.
All exchanges must start on the first day of the month, otherwise the AF will be sent back.
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
Please be considerate of the fact that all departments will only take one student per department. This means that sometimes we have to place the student to the department that was not in their 4 choices - usually after consulting with the incoming.

If you don't apply for 4 different departments or more than 3 Internal Medicine/Surgery departments your AF will be sent back.
General
Pocket money
0 EUR
Boarding
- Hospital
Lodging
- Dormitory
- Host family
Social Program
Social program consists of various parties (National Food and Drink party, Goodbye party, etc) and different trips in Estonia and neighbouring countries (Finland, Latvia, etc).
Student with disabilities
Yes
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Graduated students are allowed to participate in our program and will therefore be accepted.
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
400 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
Will be specified by the NEO.
Visa requirements

Should you require a visa, please apply for a tourist visa.

Nationals of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national holding a residence permit of a Schengen State do not need a visa to enter Estonia.

The citizens of the non-Schengen member countries are requested a mandatory Schengen Visa in order to enter the Schengen Zone. There are exceptions to this rule, however: for some countries that are not part of the Schengen Agreement yet aren’t required a visa to enter the Schengen zone.

http://vm.ee/en/who-does-not-need-visa-visit-estonia

Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
All application forms have to be sent before the start of March Meeting
AFs sent after the March Meeting will be sent back. 
This is necessary in order to ensure best cooperation with the departments in our hospital.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Student record (Subjects passed)(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo
Format
- Card of Document
- Immunisation Record(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Tuberculosis test(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
None
Upon Arrival documents
- MRSA Test
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
With the AF we require your immunization records: Hepatitis B, diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), Haemophilus influenzae B, measles, mumps, rubella. (Known as the childhood vaccinations in most countries)

Upom arrival: nasal swab MRSA test results (done no longer than 2 weeks before your exchange starts).

Insurance

As an NMO we require health insurance (EU health insurance) and travel insurance, however these cannot be obtained in our country and must be obtained in your home country. Malpractice insurance is not required and cannot be obtained in our country. Should you wish to obtain malpractice insurance, you must do so in your home country or do it via IFMSA homepage. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience to you!

 

 


Deadline
8 Weeks

Special remarks
*All documents must be in English or have a translation with them.

*MRSA test will have to be made 2 weeks or less prior to the exchange. The results HAVE to be sent to the NEO via email (eays.neo@gmail.com) before the exchange starts. It is also necessary to bring the results on paper and present them at the hospital, if needed.

*For Tuberculosis test you can either do X-ray and let you physician write a sertificate or do a Mantoux test (if you're not vaccinated) or quantiFERON test(if Mantoux test is positive) and send proof of that.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
We reserve the right to change the departments after the CA is sent.
After CA, the contract cannot be postponed to the next season, in case of cancellation; only substitution or cancellation can be available.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
-
Cancellations
Deadline
6 Weeks
Special remarks
In case of an unilateral cancellation, the sending NMO will agree to cover all our expenses up to the cancellation.
Substitutions
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Substitutions have to accept whatever department we can offer. We try to accommodate the wishes of the student, but in the case of a substitution, we reserve the right to place the student in the available departments.
Additional Information
Update Date
07/10/2019 19:45
Validation Date
07/10/2019 00:00
Special remarks

Instead of pocket money, we offer a meal card for workday lunches. In cases of special diets (Halal, vegan) we cannot ensure that the lunches will be to your expectations and instead, we can arrange pocket money of 65 eur, but only if it has been agreed on at least 2 months before the exchange.