EMSA Exchange Guide
Edited by: Mahmoud Saad EMSA Assiut
Marihan Mamdouh EMSA Cairo
Preface The Egyptian Medical Students' Association - EMSA is gladly announcing that our exchange booth is going to be held all over Egypt in a way that you could enjoy the outstanding exchange experience. By joining the booth at your university, you will realize the process which you'll pass through to gain such an opportunity to travel.
This guide is prepared to assist each applicant in making a proper decision concerning his/her exchange trip as it includes the difference between SCOPE & SCORE contracts, the exam content and the available countries at our exchange program. We hope that we could provide whatever explanation and clarification you need and lastly be sure that you satisfaction is our concern so don't hesitate whenever you need a help.
Sincerely, EMSA Exchange Team
About EMSA -
The Egyptian Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) is a legally recognized NGO, registered at the Egyptian Ministry of Social Affairs under license number 7866 - Cairo. الجوعُت الوظزَت لذارسٍ العلىم الظحُت
Mission To provide the suitable atmosphere for Egyptian healthcare Students to create those activities and involvements that would prepare future physicians and healthcare workers with enough skills, competences and broad mind to reshape the future of this country. Description هشهزة وهسجلت بىسارة الخضاهي االجخواعٍ الوظزَت ححج رقن، هً جوعُت أهلُت هظزَت،الجوعُت الوظزَت لذارسٍ العلىم الظحُت . القاهزة- 6677 The EgyptianMedical Students’ Association, EMSA for short, is a legally recognizedNon-Governmental Organization (NGO), registered at the Egyptian Ministryof Social Affairs under license number 7866 Cairo. EMSA is amember of the International Federation of Medical Students 'Associations (IFMSA), which is an NGO representing medical studentsworld wide. Our Vision: "Empowering youth to create change." دور الجوعُت.رؤَت الجوعُت هً هنح القذراث الالسهت لذارسٍ العلىم الظحُت إلحذاد الخغُُز االَجابٍ فً الوجخوع الذي َعُشىى فُه الجوعُت حىفز كل االحخُاجاث لهن،َخلخض فٍ حىفُز الوناخ الوناسب لهن حخً َسخطُعىا القُام بكل الوشارَع الخنوىَت الخٍ َحلوىى بها والقُادة وحنظُن هشارَع طغُزة وكبُزة وحخً حىفُز فزص الذعن الوادٌ للوشارَع دٌ وأشُاء هي،هي حذرَب هناسب علً الخىاطل هذا القبُل.
The Exchange Arm
Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE)
Head International Opportunities
Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE)
Standing Committee on Professional Exchange â€“ SCOPE
The Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE) was the first Standing Committee to be created within the International Federation of Medical Studentsâ€™ Associations (IFMSA), and forms its backbone. The student exchange scheme was set up in 1951 SCOPE, but the now-familiar common application form was not introduced until later, in1968. Starting from 1956, 11 countries participated in SCOPE exchanges; this number kept on growing as years passed and as IFMSA expanded, and in 2009, more than 650 Local Committee and 1200 Medical Faculty participated in the exchange program, sending over 9000 students to benefit from a clinical clerkship in 86 different countries.
A professional means an exchange of a medical student who undergoes a medical practice in a department in the hospital abroad. This practice, named clerkship, is defined as the stay of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic or attached to a general practitioner and it's a purely educational for the student and he/she will not receive a salary for it.
Available SCOPE contracts: Austria
Standing Committee on Research Exchange â€“ SCORE
The Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE) seeks to give medical students across the world the opportunity to gain exposure to medical training in other countries. All exchanges are initiated and coordinated entirely by medical student volunteers.
Every university is represented by a Local Officer on Research Exchange (LORE), who facilitates projects at the local level and arranges for the exchange students' preparations such like housing and boarding. Every exchange student is assigned a local contact person who serves as a guide, resource, and social liaison, the thing that strengthens the intercultural communication, understanding, and unity among medical students worldwide.
The mission of SCORE is to offer future physicians an opportunity to experience research work and the diversity of countries all over the world. This is achieved by providing a network of locally and internationally active students that globally facilitate access to research exchange projects. Through our programming and opportunities, we aim to â€œdevelop both culturally sensitive students and skilled researchers intent on shaping the world of science in the upcoming future.
To enable medical students to enrich their medical education by a research experience and to learn the basic principles of research.
To enhance academic activities and to achieve the educational benefits of practical and theoretical knowledge.
To widen the horizons of medical students, providing them with the opportunities to experience different approaches to medical research, education, and health care systems.
To create an international network of medical students promoting intercultural communication and spirit of global friendship.
Available SCORE contracts:
- SCOPE Contracts are available for 4th, 5th and 6th year students. - SCORE contracts are available for all students. -
What is the exchange term of these contracts? Starting March 2013 to March 2014
- What does the contract include? It usually includes one month stay abroad, 1 meal per day or pocket money and the clerkship itself unless the hosting country stated otherwise in its exchange conditions.
What are the exchange conditions? These are the conditions put by every country and meeting the IFMSA guidelines that should be met by the hosting country and candidate: 1. Documents needed 2. Lodging and boarding 3. Cities and departments available 4. Languages (English is the universal language, however some countries need other languages) 5. Months at which they can host exchange students. 6. Social Program 7. Others
Refund policy: Once you are qualified and granted an exchange spot you should fill in the application form of the contract 3 months at least in advance of your desired date. EMSA is going to give you a total refund of the contract fees if your visa is not approved or there is any fault or delay from our side. Cancellation is done before filling the application form and in restricted cases before receiving the card of acceptance from hosting country NEVER after it However, a fine will be paid in the following cases: ďƒź Cancellation after receiving the Card of acceptance when you were accepted in a different city than your preference as the Contract states the country but not the city. ďƒź Changing your departure date than the previously applied desired date in the application form.
The Exchange Exam -
The Exam Methodology: The exam will be written for the following branches: 1. Cairo University 2. Ain Shams University 3. El Fayoum University 4. Assuit University 5. EL Fayoum university Electronic only for: 1. Students from the previously mentioned universities that are currently abroad. 2. Alexandria University 3. MUST University 4. 6th October University
Date: is on Thursday 27th Dec 2012 for the written exam and on 4rd Jan 2013 for the online exam.
N.B: The written exam is totally different (in the content) from the online exam so we ask you kindly NEVER to try to get the written exam as it's going to be a useless matter.
Questions: (MCQs) Egyptian History Specially Egyptology Tolerance Language Functions Problem Analysis Basic Medical Knowledge
Please not that EMSA’s dream is to grant every medical student studying in Egypt (both Egyptians and non-Egyptians) the opportunity to learn and explore the world, and it saddens us the fact of restricted number of contracts that we have to filter the students according to who is going to gain a greater benefit from the exchange spot, deserving the spot, representing our Beloved Egypt in the best possible way and matching the EMSA values (read them on our website www.esma.org.eg ).
- Payment method: In EMSA Official branches, directly payment to the local officers (don't forget to have a receipt). The applicant will include this receipt with his/her scanned docs (the scanned national ID) as mentioned in the registration form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For students of other universities or students who are currently abroad via EMSA Bank account and scan the receipt of payment. EMSA: Bank: بنك مصر- Banque Misr Account Name: الجمعية المصرية لدارسي العلوم الصحية- The Egyptian Medical students’ Association Account Number: 101,1/184434