Exchange Conditions of MMSA

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Good)
Required
Languages Remarks

Students who do not speak English as a first language need to submit an official letter of recommendation from their home University stating that their level of English is adequate for them to be able to participate in the clerkship.

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 Medical Student and able to speak English.
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, 5 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- Stethoscope
Academic Quality
Students are expected by our consultants to have a high level of knowledge in the specialty and to be fully interested in furthering their knowledge during the attachment.
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
No white coats are needed.
Towns
Calendar

Click here to see the calendar

Cities Remarks
All students will be living in the Msida/Swatar area of Malta, which is very close to the hospitals and research centres.
Calendar Remarks
Disciplines
Disciplines

Click here to see all Disciplines

Disciplines Remarks
Disciplines chosen are subject to change. The clerkships are allocated on a first come first serve basis, therefore students may not receive any of their desired preferences. It is recommended that you send your AF early if you wish to be assigned to one of your desired departments.

Students who have graduated or have a special requirement by their university for a particular department must specify this in their AF.

If you are applying for a Public Health Exchange, please check the Public Health Exchange Internship Database with our internship proposals: CLICK HERE.
General
Pocket money
None EUR
Boarding
- Student flat
Lodging
- Student flat
Social Program
An absolutely fun-packed social program is another factor which attracts students from all over the globe from one year to the next. The social program is aimed at allowing students to soak as much of the Maltese culture as possible with events including the Welcome BBQ, trips to the famous Blue Lagoon in Comino, Gozo, Valletta, Mdina treasure hunt and much more. We will also allow you to indulge in Maltese cuisine by taking you for a traditional "Fenkata" and we will allow you to experience night-life in Paceville. This social program will however only be available during the months of July and August, with some slowly being included in September also. During the other months, however, the exchange students will meet Maltese students who will still allow them to indulge in Maltese culture!
Student with disabilities
Yes
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Students who have graduated or have a special requirement by their university for a particular department must specify this in their AF.
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
450 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
If more bank details are required, please send me an email and I will get back to you.
Visa requirements
Please contact the Maltese embassy/consulate in your country for more information

Type of visa: student visa

Invitation letters provided upon request.

http://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Home_Page.aspx
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
Please make sure to send the COMPLETE Health Form via email to neo.nore-in@mmsa.org.mt and robert.a.galea@gov.mt. The student must then present the original health form on arrival in Malta.

The vaccination card is equivalent to the Exchanges Health Form. Required immunisations/tests include Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, TB, Varicella, Rubella and HIV. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THE NEW / LATEST DOCUMENT IS DOWNLOADED AND USED. Tests need to be done 3 months before the start of the exchange.

This must be sent not earlier than 8 weeks and not later than 5 weeks before start of exchange or it may be subject to cancellation.

Exchanges are held only during one month ie. the whole of July or the whole of August.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) 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
- Language certificate(*) 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
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Liability Insurance(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter(*) 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
- Police clearance report(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Vaccination Card
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
None
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

Hepatitis B 
Hepatitis C
Tuberculosis
Rubella
Varicella
Human Immunodeficiency Virus


A health form will be sent to each student to fill in.


Insurance
Travel Insurance is required from your own country.

Health Insurance is required from your own country.

Malpractice Insurance is required from your own country.

Deadline
8 Weeks

Special remarks
Health insurance: It covers expenses linked to health issues (if you have to see a doctor and buy drugs on prescription)

Please make sure to send the COMPLETE Health Form via email to neo.nore@mmsa.org.mt. The student must then present the original health form on arrival in Malta.

The vaccination card is equivalent to the Exchanges Health Form. Required immunisations/tests include Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, TB, Varicella, Rubella and HIV. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THE NEW / LATEST DOCUMENT IS DOWNLOADED AND USED.

This must be sent not earlier than 8 weeks and not later than 5 weeks before start of exchange or it may be subject to cancellation.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Cancellations
Deadline
Weeks
Special remarks
Substitutions
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Substitute student’s documents’ should be sent to the Incoming NEO. Substitutions can be made until a few weeks before clerkship starts. Substitutes must be for the same period
Additional Information
Update Date
10/16/2018 22:10
Validation Date
07/16/2018 00:00
Special remarks
- Students are required to pay a refundable fee of 50 Euro for breakages. This needs to be paid by everyone upon arrival. Cancellation of exchange will take place if fee is not paid. Board may vary depending on the student demand for the month! - Unilaterals pay 400 Euro for all months - If you would like a Hospital access card a fee of 7 Euro would have to be paid. - Students are expected to bring their own bed sheets and pillow cases. - The Exchange Committee CANNOT provide free accommodation or board for any friends, relatives, fiancees or family of incoming students. The MMSA Exchange Office reserves the right to cancel any clerkship if it receives any complaints of misconduct or unethical practice both in hospital as well as at the lodgings. The students responsible for such acts are held liable for any damage incurred during the clerkship. - Students accepted for a clerkship in Malta are expected to know and respect the exchange conditions. - Please note that the medical school would not be able to sign any extra documents. All extra documents could only be signed by MMSA NEO or the assigned doctor. - 80% of the exchange duration (20 working days) must be attended in order to receive certificate.