Exchange Conditions of SAMSA

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Good)
Required
Languages Remarks
All teachings are conducted in English and a good comprehension and speaking ability is required.
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
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, 9 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Formel
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
Academic Quality
Please bring along own student handbook as it will not be provided.
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
A usual day ranges from 08:00 to 17:00, with the possibility of starting earlier, or ending later, depending on the field and the lecturers.

Dress Code: You must check these two documents (Click).

Please note: if the working conditions are not met, according to each discipline, the elective runs the risk of being terminated.

In order to receive the IFMSA exchange certificate, the student must complete the requirements as determined by each discipline, as well as the IFMSA evaluation form, and the student handbook.

Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
Calendar Remarks
Only the first six months of the year 
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
General
Pocket money
None
Boarding
Lodging
Social Program
A social program will be provided on one or more of the weekends of the exchange. The cost of the social program is the student’s own responsibility and completely optional.
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Accommodation will be arranged in the medical guest house on campus, within walking distance of the hospital.

For the couples, it will not always be possible to get them a room together and they might have to stay separately.
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
600 USD
Payment details for unilateral fee
Visa requirements
A student visa is required.

Obtaining a visa is the responsibility of each student. We do not obtain visas for the students. South African visas can be obtained from the embassy in your country. Please make sure of the conditions for a visa before you embark on your exchange.

Here is the link to the website for the department of home affairs. This website will advise you on whether you need a visa or not, as well as the required documents http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visa

This website might also be helpful if you are still struggling http://www.southafrica.info/travel/documents/visas.htm#.V4E6UI9OLIU
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
All acceptance relies on the available space, and the placements will be done on a first come, first serve basis.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- LC Application form(*) 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
- HPCSA Registration Form(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Health Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Immunisation Record
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) 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
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) 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
Special documents
None
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

Insurance
It is compulsory for every student to have health and personal accident insurance for the entire elective period.

As an NMO we require health and liability insurance to cover the entire elective period, however, this insurance CANNOT be arranged in our country, and should be arranged in your home country.

Deadline
8 Weeks

Special remarks
Some documents will be completed upon arrival at the university, but students will be helped with these.

We recommend Hep A and Hep B vaccinations prior to starting your elective with us.

Please note: we do not accept graduate students.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
If a student wishes to stay prior, and after the duration of the elective, they must organize it at their leisure and at their own cost.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Students should specify their exact date and time of arrival, as well as their flight number in their CC at least two weeks in advance. Failure to do so could result in the exchange being cancelled.
Cancellations
Deadline
2 Weeks
Special remarks
Cancellations (why would you even consider cancelling?) are accepted up to two weeks before the elective. Substitutions are preferred.
In case of cancellations, no money will be refunded.
Substitutions
Deadline
2 Weeks
Special remarks
Additional Information
Update Date
07/12/2017 19:19
Validation Date
03/31/2017 00:00
Special remarks