Exchange Conditions of MEDSAR

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
French
(Good)
Not Required
Kinyarwanda
(Native)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
Kinyarwanda is the local language and is hence the most used by patients though some few patients might speak a little English. English and french are as well national languages but they ere more used in civilized settings and people. Doctors speak both English and French but English is the very dominant language and is the professional language used at the hospital.
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

LEVEL 3,4 AND 5 

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, 8 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- Lamp
- Reflex Hammer
- Surgical Scrubs
Academic Quality
Exchange to Rwanda is only available for undergraduated students in clinical years.
Nightshifts
yes
Special Remarks
The exchange program runs throughout the year.
The available city at the moment is Huye also known as Butare (LC),but we are Plannin to add  other one in MUSANZE next year 2021. 
AF must be sent 3 months before the clerkship.
English is the language used in the hospital though the doctors understand and speak French too but some patients may not.
For Accommodation there's hostels in Butare near the hospital(30meters from Hostel to hospital). It's where incomings lodge/sleep and within the hostel there's also a restaurant.

350 Euros for Unilaterals which covers both boarding (1 or 2 meal(s) per day) and lodging. 

Both unilateral and bilateral get the same care!
Unilateral fee should be paid on arrival.
Social Programs are arranged by the Local Exchange Officers. We take  2 of the 4 Weekends and we go to visit some places in the country.
Don't forget to contact and get informations from NEO before coming.
IMPORTANT: if we have not received the AF of the Substitute within 20 days after the cancellation, the place is lost. There is no guarantee that substitute can be placed on the same dates of the canceled student.
ANY CHANGES MUST BE REPORTED AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE!
The incoming student is advised to visit rwanda.visahq.com to verify if his/her entry to Rwanda requires a visa. Some nationals don't require visas to enter Rwanda. Then apply as early as possible through the same website to prevent any late inconviences. The visa might be issued on arrival and the information will be sent by the embassy to the applying student. An invitation letter from the NEO will be sent in advance to the student so that the application process may begin.
Exchanges with poor language proficiency(English or French) will be rejected.
Health insurance is a MUST and in English language!
Its copy should be sent to
NEO-MEDSAR at neomedsar@yahoo.com


We recommend incoming students to choose from these specialties.
- Internal medicine
- General Surgery
- Obstetrics & gynecology
- Pediatrics

Thank you for choosing Rwanda as your destination,you are welcome in the country of a 1000 hills,smiles and solutions.
Towns
Calendar

Click here to see the calendar

Cities Remarks
Butare is located in south of rwanda 3hrs from KIGALI BY Bus
Calendar Remarks
The best months to come  is in July and August. We advise you to come in those months but if your will is to come in other months you are also warmly welcomed.

the necessary will be here

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/rwanda/huye-butare
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
Gynecology and obstetrics need shiftiness in the night
General
Pocket money
no RWF
Boarding
- Hospital
Lodging
- Student hostel
Social Program
NEO organise social program for students in exchange where they get a chance to explore most of Rwanda's beautiful places and learn more about Rwandan culture and history.


MUST SEE

http://www.rwandatourism.com/ here you will see different interesting places you can visit like Akagera national park (Eastern province), national museum of Rwanda(huye -southern province),Lake kivu( Gisenyi, kibuye),Chimpanzee and Colobus monkey trek( In Nyungwe national park , it is one of biggest remaining high-altitude rainforests in Africa and is home to the world’s largest troop of colobus monkeys),Dian Fossey’s grave, Volcanoes National Park,Genocide memorial centre, Kigali, Golden monkey trek, Volcanoes National Park,Gorilla trek,Nyungwe Forest canopy walk,Rwanda National Ballet,Virunga Volcanoes and many places as you wish. I know you will enjoy with us.
Student with disabilities
Yes
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
For students with disabilities or couples. you have to inform us before.
Application Form
Deadline
3Months
Unilateral fee
350 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
This amount of money is used in getting hostels , restaurant for both lunch and dinner ,payment of hospital of which clinical roation will take place and some social activities which shall be covered by hosting NMO . THE AMOUNT SHOUL BE PAID ON ARRIVAL TO NEO AND HE IS THE ONE TO KNOWN IT'S USES .
Visa requirements
For applying visa. You have to apply for visa before arrival. Better you apply for an internship visa or a visa related to internship if the option is available. please contact our embassy
We can provide Invitation letters and other documents if required

https://www.migration.gov.rw/index.php?id=28
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
If any question do ask us anytime,we will be back to you asap.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Paper
- Motivation Letter for Department 1
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 3
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 4
Format
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Vaccination Card
Format
- Paper
- Curriculum Vitae
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
PROPHYLAXIS OF MALARIA , HEPATITIS VACCINE AND OTHERS INFECTECTIOUD DISEASES OF WHICH RWANDA IS AMONG THE ENDEMIC ZONE FOR THEM.FOR COVID-19 UPDATES ASK NEO ANYTIME FOR MORE INFO

Insurance
We just request you to come with Health insurance from your country (it's mandatory) but it's much better if you also come with travel insurance to insure your safety(but it's by wish not obligatory). These two should be in English and arranged in your own country and cannot be arranged in Rwanda. Malpractice insurance is not needed, but if you wish to have it, it should be arranged in your own country as it cannot be arranged in Rwanda.

Deadline
3 Weeks

Special remarks
IT SHOULD BE BEFORE 3 MOTH OR LESS AFTER DICUSSING WITH THE NEO WITH BENEFIT OF BOTH STUDENT AND THE NMO

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
CA would be sent in not later than 4 weeks after receiving your AF.But due to some circumstances. If you have any query do not hetitate to reach us.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
The CC must be sent 4 weeks before the commencement of clerkship. Delay in sending the CC might lead to cancel of your Exchange.
Cancellations
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
NO SPECIAL REMARK
Substitutions
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
 We prefer substitutions to cancellations.Subtitutes must be for the same period as cancellation. 
Additional Information
Update Date
07/15/2020 20:55
Validation Date
07/15/2020 00:00
Special remarks
WELCOME IN RWANDA TO ENJOY RWANDAFULEXPERIENCE