Exchange Conditions Score of Italy (SISM)

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
Italian
(Good)
Not Required
Calendar
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
Universita degli Studi di Bari yes yes
Universita degli Studi di Torino yes yes
Universita degli Studi di Trieste yes
Universita degli Studi di Pavia yes yes
Universita degli Studi di Palermo yes
Universita degli Studi di Catania yes
Universita degli Studi di Messina yes
Universita degli Studi di Genova yes yes yes
Universita degli Studi di Ferrara yes yes
Universita degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II' yes yes
Universita degli Studi di Pisa yes
Universita degli Studi di Bologna yes yes yes
Universita degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza' yes
Universita degli Studi di Brescia yes
Universita degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata' yes
Universita degli Studi di Udine yes
Universita degli Studi di Verona yes
Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca yes
Università degli studi di Chieti yes
Università degli studi di Novara yes yes
Università degli studi di Padova yes
Universita degli Studi di Parma yes yes yes yes yes
Seconda Universita' Agli Studi Di Napoli yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Universita degli studi di Firenze yes
Universita degli studi di Perugia yes
Universita deglI studi di Catanzaro yes yes yes
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia yes
Universita degli studi di Campobasso yes
Universita degli Studi di Foggia yes
Italy (SISM) - University of Milan, Milan yes yes
Universita degli Studi di Salerno yes
Italy (SISM) - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Varese yes yes
Italy (SISM) - Humanitas University, Milano yes
Italy (SISM) - Università degli Studi del L'Aquila, L'Aquila yes
Calendar Remarks

ATTENTION
You will receive a specific-month exchange, so contact your NEO or LEO to know in which month you’re supposed to come to Italy and choose only LCs hosting in that specific month! (if you ask to be placed in a LC not available for your period, then your request will be surely ignored).


ATTENTION (2)

Due to Academic reasons, exchanges in L'Aquila (SISM-L'Aquila) will be held in NON CALENDAR MONTHS (11/11/2018 - 8/12/2018)

Number of incomings
107
Projects available
Cities
- Universita degli Studi di Bari
- Universita degli Studi di Torino
- Universita degli Studi di Sassari
- Universita degli Studi di Trieste
- Universita degli Studi di Pavia
- Universita degli Studi di Palermo
- Universita degli Studi di Catania
- Universita degli Studi di Messina
- Universita degli Studi di Genova
- Universita degli Studi di Ferrara
- Universita degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II'
- Universita degli Studi di Pisa
- Universita degli Studi di Bologna
- Universita degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
- Universita degli Studi di Brescia
- Universita degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata'
- Universita degli Studi di Udine
- Universita degli Studi di Verona
- Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
- Universita degli Studi di Siena
- Università degli studi di Chieti
- Università degli studi di Novara
- Università degli studi di Padova
- Universita degli Studi di Parma
- Seconda Universita' Agli Studi Di Napoli
- Universita degli studi di Firenze
- Universita degli studi di Perugia
- Universita deglI studi di Catanzaro
- Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
- Universita degli studi di Campobasso
- Universita degli Studi di Foggia
- Italy (SISM) - University of Milan, Milan
- Universita degli Studi di Salerno
- Italy (SISM) - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Varese
- Italy (SISM) - Humanitas University, Milano
- Italy (SISM) - Università degli Studi del L'Aquila, L'Aquila
General Information
Hours per Day
8 Hours
Days per week
5 Days
Dress code
Formal
What to Bring
- Student's LOGBOOK (ask your sending LORE to provide one)
- White coat (long)
- Shorts and short skirts not allowded in the hospital/laboratory

YOU MUST BRING YOUR SCORE LOGBOOK ON EXCHANGE, AS IT IS MANDATORY TO FILL IT IN FOR OBTAINING THE CERTIFICATE.
YOUR SENDING NMO/COUNTRY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING YOU WITH THE SCORE LOGBOOK, THEREFORE REMEMBER TO CONTACT THE LORE IN YOUR UNIVERSITY AND ASK FOR IT.
THE STUDENT WHO WILL ARRIVE WITHOUT IT WILL BE CHARGED WITH THE COST OF IT.
Unilateral fee
350EUR
Unilateral fee (special remarks)
Lodging (housing)
- Student hostel
- Student apartment
- Host family
Boarding (meal)
- Student hostel
- Student flat
- Host family
Times per day
1
Pocket money
Depending by the LCs. Ask to your CP for further informations.EUR
Social Program
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ask your hosting LEO/CP, as the Social Program may vary a lot depending on the Local Committee.</span></p> <strong><strong><br /></strong></strong> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some examples of Social Program include Welcome Dinner and Farewell party, intercultural dinners, visits to some touristic places and artistic beauties, various parties (also at the disco), festivals and cultural events.</span></p> <strong><strong><br /></strong></strong> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In some cases we also organize a beautiful National/Regional Social Programs among various Local Committees, an amazing experience that you can't loose!</span></p> <strong><strong><br /></strong></strong> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Please have a look at </span><a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mPSwr2Bkzzg9xTF-YaH909axwxFI_Pg4?usp=sharing--"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mPSwr2Bkzzg9xTF-YaH909axwxFI_Pg4?usp=sharing--</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> &nbsp;in which you can find info about the Regional Social Program.</span></p>
Special Remarks
AF must be sent AT LEAST 4 MONTHS BEFORE THE START OF THE CLERKSHIP BOTH FOR BILATERAL INCOMINGS AND FOR THE UNILATERAL ONES! (otherwise the student cannot be accepted!)
Application Form
Deadline
16 WEEKS
Special Remarks
About the Card of Documents
--> OTHER 1 Document: LIABILITY INSURANCE.
--> OTHER 2 Document: Pharm-free Document. (donwload HERE)
--> OTHER 3 Document: Waiver of Liability (donwload here Waiver of Liability)

In Italy we do not accept exchange funded by Big Pharma. In order to check this situation in our students, all of the incomings must print and upload the scanned and signed PHARM FREE DOCUMENT and bring it with them during the exchange!!!

PLEASE, CHOOSE THREE DIFFERENT PROJECTS IN THREE DIFFERENT CITIES.
THE AFs THAT WILL NOT RESPECT THIS RULE WILL BE SENT BACK.
CHECK THE EXCHANGE PERIOD OF THE PROJECT IN THE SINGLE PROJECTS' DESCRIPTION



Some LCs could ask for hard copy of documents or for additional documents.

Special requirements for the following LCs:

BARI: PREGNANCY TEST RESULTS upon arrival (taken max 1 week before arrival), TBC test

BRESCIA: A clean bill of health signed by your family doctor and written in ENGLISH. Health insurance and accident insurance required.

CATANZARO: Tuberculosis test (Mantoux), Hepatitis B vaccine (if there is no proof of it in the Vaccination Card).

CAMPOBASSO: Vaccination card is mandatory

CHIETI: 
- tuberculosis test (mantoux)
- vaccinations against: diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis
- upon the arrival, it is necessary to sign the Rule of the Dormitory, which includes 50€ of deposit for guarantee in case of damages.

FERRARA: The LC requires a students' policy to be drawn up directly at their International Students' Mobility Office, therefore contact the LEO/CP before taking any decision about insurances.

GENOVA: Certificate of vaccination against Tuberculosis (if there is no proof of it in the vaccination card but you have been vaccinated against it). If you haven't been vaccinated against Tuberculosis, you need to get a Mantoux test. If the test is positive, you have to get a chest X-ray (which certifies the absence of active infection), then you have to upload the result on the Card of Documents.

MILANO: HBsAg count, Tuberculosis test (Mantoux) done at the earliest 12 months before the exchange (no sooner). If the test is positive, you have to get a chest X-ray (which certifies the absence of active infection), then you have to upload the result on the Card of Documents.
- Accident insurance
- HBs Ab IgG
- Tuberculosis Test (Mantoux text) not older than 12 months: if positive, RX with no active infection.

MILANO HUNIMED: Accident insurance is required. 

MONZA: There is the possibility to draw up the Liability Insurance with the University insurance company. For more informations ask the LEO/CP. You will have to draw up the remaining policies on your own.

NOVARA: You have to get Polio vaccine, TD (tetanus, diphtheria) vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine if there isn't any proof of them in the Vaccination Card. If you got Tuberculosis vaccine recently or in the past, you have to upload a valid certification about it in the Card of Documents.

PAVIA: To join an exchange in Pavia you MUST have:
health insurance certificate
copy of ID card or passport
proof of enrollement
CV with photo

ROMA UCSC: SMA 12 (comprehensive metabolic panel / chemical screen), blood count, urinalysis, markers of exanthematous diseases (rubella, measles, chicken pox, mumps), markers Hepatitis B and C (HBV, HCV), Tuberculosis test (Mantoux). If the Mantoux test is positive, you have to get a Quantiferon test and a chest X-ray (which certifies the absence of active infection), then you have to upload the result on the Card of Documents. ALL THE DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH (you can send your documents to a certified translation service if your health facility doesn't provide you with an english language version of the results of your medical exams).

ROMA TOR VERGATA: 
STUDENTS PARTECIPATING IN THE SCORE EXCHANGE MUST HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE THAT PROVIDES FOR MINIMUM CEILINGS euros 1.5000.000,00/1.000.000,00/1.000.000,00.

TORINO: HBsAg count. You have to get a Mantoux test or a BCG vaccine if there is no proof of them in the Vaccination Card or in an official certificate. VERY IMPORTANT!!! Bring a document in English signed by your Occupational Medical Department, certifying that you've received a preventative examination against biological risk and that you are suitable for an internship.

TRIESTE: Hepatitis B vaccination (if there is no proof of it in the Vaccination Card) and HBsAg count not older than 12 months. You also need to upload a recent Mantoux test on the Card of Documents.

UDINE:Before his/her arrival each Incoming will need to fill in other extra papers which are mandatory to attend the internship in our hospital. You will receive the following documents as soon as you will be contacted from your contact person
Tuberculosis test (Mantoux test), HBsAg count, Hepatitis B vaccination, HCV and HIV serology are required.

VARESE
- Vaccination against HBV
- Vaccination against tetanus
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
- Motivation Letter for Project 2 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Project 3 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Rules Form (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Other 3 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Other 1 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Other 2 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Health Insurance
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
WE DO NOT ENSURE the students to be placed together with their "place-with" request.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
CC must be sent at least 4 weeks before the beginning of the Clerkship, otherwise we cannot guarantee the Clerkship anymore.

We're happy to welcome you and to help you, but please respect the arrival and departure dates, communicate us if your flight is late, if you have problems obteining VISAs, and if possible don't arrive during nightime.
Visa
Visa
- Tourist Visa
NMO can provide additional documents if needed
Yes
NMO must be notified 16 weeks before exchange start if additional documents are needed
Special remarks
If you need a Visa, please contact our Embassy.

In case a visa is required to enter Italy, PLEASE APPLY FOR TOURIST VISA!! NO STUDY AND NO WORKING VISA!!

We will do our best to help students in getting VISA, but we cannot assure you that the VISA will be granted.
In order to help students in obtaining a Visa, we will issue an official Invitation Letter, however this is the ONLY document we are able to provide to the embassies as SISM, if this is not enough there is nothing else we can do.

Units lost due to Visa issues will not be postponed to the following year.


Check the visa section of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to look for informations about your visa procedure
 
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INVITATION LETTERS:

if you need an Invitation Letter please ask your NORE to send us the offical request at nore@sism.org
ANY REQUEST FOR INVITATION LETTER MUST BE SENT BY EMAIL THROUGH YOUR NORE!
Remember to send the request in advance (with the AF) and to be patient as we need some time for preparing an Invitation Letter.

Go to the the visa section of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to know if you need an Invitation Letter for Italy. Please, don't ask for an Invitation Letter if you don't really need it!
Insurance
Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Liability Insurance

Special remarks
Health insurance
is COMPULSORY in all the Local Committees and must be uploaded in the Card of Documents immediately after receiving the CA and then shown to the LEO upon arrival. This insurance can also be arranged in Italy upon arrival, but we definitely prefer to receive the policy in advance. If you are a student from a country of the European Union (EU), or from a country of the European Economic Area (EEA) or from Switzerland, then you don't need to draw up a health insurance policy as you should own a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). In this case you have to upload the EHIC on the Card of Documents and bring it with you during the exchange.

Liability insurance
is COMPULSORY in all the Local Committees and must be uploaded in the Card of Documents immediately after receiving the CA and then shown to the LEO upon arrival. This insurance can also be arranged in Italy upon arrival, but we definitely prefer to receive the policy in advance. In some cases and in some LCs the student can be insured directly from the hospital where the internship will take place, therefore we suggest you to discuss the topic with your hosting LEO right after receiving the CA.
Health Documents
Documents
- Vaccination Card
- Tuberculosis Test

Special remarks
You can find the specific health documents requested in the AF section, under the special remarks of each single LC

BARI: PREGNANCY TEST RESULTS upon arrival (taken max 1 week before arrival), TBC test

Bologna:  Accident Insurance + Liability Insurance is required. 
Other requirements:
TB testing (PPD)
HBV, HCV (sierology)
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
Polio vaccine

BRESCIA: A clean bill of health signed by your family doctor and written in ENGLISH. 

CATANZARO: Tuberculosis test (Mantoux), Hepatitis B vaccine (if there is no proof of it in the Vaccination Card).

CHIETI
- tuberculosis test (mantoux)
- vaccinations against: diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis
- upon the arrival, it is necessary to sign the Rule of the Dormitory, which includes 50€ of deposit for guarantee in case of damages.

FERRARA: The LC requires a students' policy to be drawn up directly at their International Students' Mobility Office, therefore contact the LEO/CP before taking any decision about insurances.

FOGGIA: Blood test for hepatitis C, Mantoux test for TBC, Bloklet vaccinations.

GENOVA: Certificate of vaccination against Tuberculosis (if there is no proof of it in the vaccination card but you have been vaccinated against it). If you haven't been vaccinated against Tuberculosis, you need to get a Mantoux test. If the test is positive, you have to get a chest X-ray (which certifies the absence of active infection), then you have to upload the result on the Card of Documents.

MILANO: HBsAg count, Tuberculosis test (Mantoux) done at the earliest 12 months before the exchange (no sooner). If the test is positive, you have to get a chest X-ray (which certifies the absence of active infection), then you have to upload the result on the Card of Documents.
- Accident insurance
- HBs Ab IgG
- Tuberculosis Test (Mantoux text) not older than 12 months: if positive, RX with no active infection.

MONZA: There is the possibility to draw up the Liability Insurance with the University insurance company. For more informations ask the LEO/CP. You will have to draw up the remaining policies on your own.
Before their arrival, students must provide a letter from their family or occupational physician that
myst be typed on the doctor's letterhead and in legible English. This letter should inculde:
- Immunity (to be shown by laboratory tests) and certificate of vaccination towards the following
disease: hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella;
- Date of the most recent (within the last two months) tuberculin skin test (PPD) and the end result of
reading (positive or negative; if positive the diamer of induration in mullimeters). If tubercolin skin test
is positive, a recent (within the last two months) chest x-ray should be provided

NAPOLI FEDERICO II: substitutions must be made for the same sex and period
 
NOVARA: You have to get Polio vaccine, TD (tetanus, diphtheria) vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine if there isn't any proof of them in the Vaccination Card. If you got Tuberculosis vaccine recently or in the past, you have to upload a valid certification about it in the Card of Documents.

NAPOLI L. VANVITIELLI (ex NAPOLI SUN): Accident insurance is also required

PADOVA: the insurance for the students of the University of Padua will be paid by the LC and upon arrival the student will have to repay the LC. The insurance amounts to 8.50 euros.

PARMA: Required vaccinations - anti-poliomyelitic, anti-diphtheria, anti-tetanic, anti-hepatitis B,anti-meningococcal B,anti-meningococcal C, anti-rubella, anti-mumps, anti-pertussis

ROMA UCSC: SMA 12 (comprehensive metabolic panel / chemical screen), blood count, urinalysis, markers of exanthematous diseases (rubella, measles, chicken pox, mumps), markers Hepatitis B and C (HBV, HCV), Tuberculosis test (Mantoux). If the Mantoux test is positive, you have to get a Quantiferon test and a chest X-ray (which certifies the absence of active infection), then you have to upload the result on the Card of Documents. ALL THE DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH (you can send your documents to a certified translation service if your health facility doesn't provide you with an english language version of the results of your medical exams).

TORINO: HBsAg count. You have to get a Mantoux test or a BCG vaccine if there is no proof of them in the Vaccination Card or in an official certificate.

TRIESTE: Hepatitis B vaccination (if there is no proof of it in the Vaccination Card) and HBsAg count not older than 12 months. You also need to upload a recent Mantoux test on the Card of Documents.

UDINE: Tuberculosis test (Mantoux test), HBsAg count, Hepatitis B vaccination, HCV and HIV serology.

VARESE: Complete blood count, complete urine test, serological hepatitis B and C, mantoux test
Substitutions
Substitutions
- We prefer substitutions to cancellations
- Substitutions depend on the LC
Deadline for substitutions (weeks)
Special remarks
We prefer substitution instead of cancellation, with same sex, month, city, project and must be arranged by NOREs.
 
Explore Link
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks

Units not used due to cancellation/late application/no application won't be postponed.

Validation Date
20/07/18
Date Last Update
30/07/18