Exchange Conditions Score of Portugal (ANEM)

Exchange Information
Type of exchanges
4-weeks
Type of students accepted
Medical students
Pre-medical students
Graduated medical students (less than 6 months prior to the exchange)
Academic requirements for the students
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Portuguese
(Good)
Not Required
Calendar
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
Portugal (PorMSIC) - University of Lisbon, Lisbon yes yes
Portugal ( PorMSIC) - Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon yes
Portugal (PorMSIC) . Univesity of Porto - Biomedical Sciences Institute Abel Salazar, Porto yes yes
Portugal (PorMSIC) - University of Porto, Porto yes yes
Portugal (PorMSIC) - University of Coimbra, Coimbra yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Portugal (PorMSIC) - University of Minho, Braga yes
Portugal ( PorMSIC) - University Beira Interior, Covilha yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Calendar Remarks
  • We only accept students on the calendar months.
  • The students must arrive on the Accepted start date of internship, stated on the CA, exceptional cases should be explained to the LORE.
Number of incomings
100
Projects available
Cities
- Portugal (PorMSIC) - University of Lisbon, Lisbon
- Portugal ( PorMSIC) - Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon
- Portugal (PorMSIC) . Univesity of Porto - Biomedical Sciences Institute Abel Salazar, Porto
- Portugal (PorMSIC) - University of Porto, Porto
- Portugal (PorMSIC) - University of Coimbra, Coimbra
- Portugal (PorMSIC) - University of Minho, Braga
- Portugal ( PorMSIC) - University Beira Interior, Covilha
General Information
Hours per Day
6 Hours
Days per week
5 Days
Dress code
Casual.
Restrictions: All students must wear closed shoes and aren't allowed to wear short shorts and tank tops. Keep in mind that you may be working with dangerous substances.
Pack at least one formal outfit in case you need to do a presentation during a research meeting
What to Bring
White coat, notebook and pen. Computer is facultative, but we encourage you to bring your own personal computer.
The student must bring the printed version of the SCORE logbook for their exchange and fill it out during the exchange.
You might need to pack other items depending on the project.
You are always welcome to bring some typical food or drinks from your country to the National Food and Drinks Party (NFDP).
Unilateral fee
350EUR
Unilateral fee (special remarks)
The Unilateral Fee has to be paid upon arrival to the Local Officer of the hosting LC.
Lodging (housing)
- Student hostel
- Student apartment
- University Students' Residence
Boarding (meal)
- Student hostel
- Student flat
- Hospital
- University
-
- Hospital Canteen
- University Canteen
Times per day
1
Pocket money
No
Social Program
The Social Program might be included (depending on the LC and the month). <br />We offer 2 types of Social Program depending on the LC and the month. <br />Local Social Program: Provided by these LCs in the following periods: <br />- July: Braga (NEMUM), Porto (AEFMUP), Porto (AEICBAS), Covilha (MEDUBI), Coimbra (NEM/AAC), Lisboa (AEFCM), Lisboa (AEFML) <br />- August: Porto (AEFMUP), Lisboa (AEFML); <br />- September: Coimbra (NEMAAC), Covilha (MEDUBI); <br />- March: Coimbra (NEM/AAC), Covilha (MEDUBI). <br /><br />Regarding the rest of the year, efforts will be made to arrange some activities, but please be aware that our students still have mandatory classes, internships or exams, so it depends on their availability. More information regarding the Local Social Programs can be found in the specific Explore Pages of each LC. <br /><br />National Social Program: <br />- July: Two weekend trips to different cities will be organized for you. <br />- August: Two weekend trips to different cities will be organized for you. More informations regarding the National Social Program will be shared with you closer to the date.
Special Remarks
Please notice that the placement with another incoming student is only concerned to the CITY of the internship. It DOES NOT mean that you have to be placed in the same room in the student's hostel nor in the same project.


Certificate of participation will be issued only to those students who fulfill the following conditions:
- Attendance of at least 80% of the exchange period
- Fill both the IFMSA Evaluation Form and the ANEM- Portugal Incoming Evaluation Form before departure
- Fulfill and show the LORE the completed logbook

Boarding and Lodging:

More information about the boarding and lodging conditions in each LC can be found in the respective Explore Pages.
The lodging offered is exclusive for the incoming (We do not offer lodging for partners/friends).

Upon Arrival Training (UAT)
Most LCs organise UATs in July, August, September and March. Although it is not mandatory, we highly recommend every student to attend it.
The UAT serves as means of integrating the incoming students into the hosting country - the incomings are provided with information about the language, social norms, security tips or healthcare and education systems, as well as team building activities.


COVID 19 Special Remarks:
  • In light of current policies of our government, students coming from countries with > 500 cases per 100000 habitants must comply with a prophylactic isolation period of 14 days, in a place indicated by the health authorities, after entering mainland Portugal. You can check if your country is in this list in this website: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal. These students must register with SEF - Foreigners and Borders Service before entering the country at https://travel.sef.pt. The extra expense related with the quarantine must be assured by the student. Ideally the student must arrive 14 days to 1 week before the start of the clerkship, as, in most cases, it won’t be possible to prolong the exchange;
  • All exchange students must be fully equipped with FPP2 masks and other protective gear and agree to support any expenses related to COVID-19 protective gear and testing. However, ANEM-Portugal will be working toward reducing these expenses and providing material free of charge;

  • All exchange students must be aware of information related to international travels and public health. National Health Service website: https://covid19.min-saude.pt/

  • All exchange students must be aware of ANEM-Portugal’s Contingency Plan and Letter for Incomings (which will be shared with the Manual on Exchanges), and accept that in case of a positive test, COVID-19 symptoms or a close-contact with someone COVID-19 positive, a 14-day quarantine might be necessary. Any extra expense related to the quarantine, must be assured by the student.

  • In case the student is quarantined during his/her clerkship, prolonging the exchange won’t be an option and to receive the certificate, the student must attend at least 80% of his/her exchange.

  • Depending on the LC, exchange students might be required to be tested regularly for the duration of their exchange. The extra expense related with the testing must be assured by the student, although ANEM-Portugal is working towards reducing these expenses.

  • All exchange students must present a negative PCR test for SARS-COV2 with a maximum of 72 hours since the test prior to their arrival and start of their clerkship.

  • All exchange students must sign the Responsibility Agreement drafted for ANEM-Portugal Exchanges and attach it to their Card of Documents in “Other” before the start of their exchange;

  • COVID Vaccination is not mandatory but it is highly recommended, the vaccination document should be uploaded to the Card of Documents in the slot “Vaccination Card” (you should merge the file of the Vaccination Card with the COVID-Vaccination proof) or sent directly to the LEO/LORE. Since the vaccination is only recommended, not mandatory, any brand of vaccine is accepted and both incoming students with full vaccination or only with the 1st dose are as well.

Application Form
Deadline
12 WEEKS
Special Remarks
Other 1 (Card of Documents) = COVID-19 Responsibility Agreement
Other 2 (Card of Documents) = Negative PCR test for SARS-COV2 not older than 72h
Other 3 (Card of Documents) = COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination
Other 4 (Card of Documents) = Liability Insurance 

All documents must be in English and .pdf format

ALL STUDENTS have to apply for three projects in more than one LC (Note that Porto and Lisbon have 2 LCs each), otherwise the AF will be sent back.

Before choosing the projects please check their month availability in the projects´description.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Photo (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport Copy (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Vaccination Card (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Students' Record (Subjects passed) (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Language Certificate (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- SCORE Terms & Conditions (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Other 1 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Project 2 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Project 3 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Other 3
Format
- Card of Document
- Other 4 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Other 2 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
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.”
Special remarks
Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 weeks
Special remarks
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
The following insurances should be attached to the Card of Documents when sending the CC:

1) Health Insurance:

- You should send it with the CC (if not the exchange will be cancelled);
- For European citizens, we do accept European Health Insurance Card;
- You have to obtain it in your country or through a website approved by the LORE;
- We don’t require minimum amount coverage

2) Liability  Insurance (as other 4):

- It has to cover unintentionally harming somebody, including both bodily injury and property damage.
- You should send it with the CC (if not the exchange will be cancelled)
- You have to obtain it in your country or through a website approved by the LORE.
- We don’t require minimum amount coverage
Visa
Visa
- Tourist Visa
NMO can provide additional documents if needed
Yes
NMO must be notified 6 weeks before exchange start if additional documents are needed
Special remarks
  • We can provide Invitation letters and other documents if required
  • A Tourist Visa will do. You can find the list of countries exempted from visa in the website of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as further information about our visa procedures on the following website:
https://www.vistos.mne.pt/en/
Insurance
Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Liability Insurance

Special remarks
  • Both insurances should be attached to the Card of Documents when sending the CC. 
  • Your exchange will be cancelled if this requirement is not fulfilled.

IFMSA has established collaboration with the insurance company DR-WALTER. If you need any types of insurances, please check the packages through following the link: https://www.protrip-world.com/information/IFMSA
Health Documents
Documents
- Vaccination Card

Special remarks
Substitutions
Substitutions
- We prefer substitutions to cancellations
- We accept substitutions
Deadline for substitutions (weeks)
4
Special remarks
  • Substitutes must be for the same period
  • Substitutes will be placed in the same project chosen by the previous student
  • Substitute student's documents should be sent to the NORE
  • In case of cancellation, no money will be refunded
  • Substitutions can be made until 4 weeks
Explore Link
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
  • We request a short motivational note (1-2 paragraphs) from every student regarding his/her research ambitions and fields of interests. We do take it into account, regarding the placement of the student in the LCs.  
  • Students are expected to take an active part in the project and to be theoretically prepared for it.
  • The tutors might want an interview prior to the Exchange, depending on the project chosen.
  • Mice and/or other animals may be used in experiments.
  • We do not accept biomedical/dentistry students.
  • Incomings can't bring pets.
  • A scientific outcome of the project (report or poster) may be asked by the LORE or tutor in every project. The LORE will inform the student before the exchange.
Validation Date
20/07/21
Date Last Update
20/07/21