Rotation Program

Students are allowed to spend their clinical rotation in their home or any other foreign country on the condition that they present prior to their clinical training appropriate and sufficient information about the primary care setting they intend to work in. The Letter of Acceptance should include the following information:

  • University affiliation of the healthcare site, clinical departments functioning in the hospital, clinical training programs established in the hospital
  • Number of outpatients cared for per year
  • Letter of acceptance, name and signature of the officer who is responsible for education and clinical training of students in primary care

If you would like to do your clinical rotation in a Hungarian Family Practice please register in time into one of Programmes 1-5. on Neptun. If you prefer other week than the original pre-scheduled week within the Internal Medicine Rotatory Programme, please contact Katalin Karanedev ( with the details.

Objectives of the course:

  • to introduce you to medical care outside the hospital giving an opportunity to study the characteristics of work in a general environment.
  • to help you to manage patients as people and as a member of a family who present with problems (not diseases) along with their physical, psychological and social points of view
  • to provide an opportunity to improve your clinical skills

Structure of the course:
1 week = 5 workdays – working together with your tutor in the practice (at least 4 consulting office hours/day).
Accompanying the tutor on home visits is encouraged but not required.
Topics to observe and concentrate on during the course:
– patient-doctor communication (structure and methods of interviewing)
– problem based care, problem oriented solutions
– decision making, professional responsibility
– common acute problems AND complex care of patients with chronic illnesses
– taking medical history, physical examination
– making medical records
Examine a few patients before your tutor; then observe his/her consultation with the patient and spend a few minutes after the patient has left the room, comparing notes.
The diary should contain at least 10 (ten) short case reports in the form of a medical record (patient’s initials, age, sex, complaints and problems, disorders in physical status and solution/advice, therapy, referral).
During the rotation program you have to choose one of the most interesting cases and you have to make a detailed case report on it. The detailed case report should contain the basic information about the patient (patient profile: age, marital status, family, occupation, housing), the present illness or complaint, significant family or past history, the problem list, the assessment and the final solution. Please mention why you found the chosen case interesting. At the end of the program please write a final comment and summarize your opinion and experiences about Family Medicine gained during the course.

Your tutor have to make a short report on your work from the following aspects:

  • theoretical: medical, pharmaceutical knowledge
  • practical abilities – physical examination
  • your attitude and communication skills

After finishing your rotation, please send your filled and tutor-signed student logbook as a scanned file to Katalin Karanedev (
It takes at least 5 workdays to get the signature by Professor Torzsa.
The logbook and the Letter of acceptance (LOA, including the general information about the receiving department) can be downloaded from the links below. All pages need to be filled properly – in the Logbook there should be 10 (ten) short case reports, out of which one should be the longer, detailed case.