HUNGARIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA INC.
Senior Medical Student Program in the USA
The State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at BUFFALO and The State University of New York, Upstate Medical University at SYRACUSE entered into an agreement with the four Hungarian universities that educate medicine to provide 3 month credit- bearing senior electives to medical students who are in their 5th year of education.
The rotations begin in July and October, 2008 and January and April, 2009.
This program is sponsored and managed by the HUNGARIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (HMAA)
The purpose of the Program is to facilitate the exchange of personnel, experience and knowledge between the involved Medical Universities. With this program the HMAA contributes and provides broad medical knowledge to young Hungarian physicians who are entering the Hungarian Health Care System.
Students may take the following electives: Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Internal Medicine in hospital, Pediatrics – Child Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Emergency Care, Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, Neuroradiology
Please note that these electives are subject to availability at the the time of the rotation.
Students are expected to provide:
- Round trip air transportation
- Cost of books, materials if required
- Health insurance
- Meal costs (some Buffalo departments provide meal tickets for use in the
- Medical liability (coordinated by HMAA)
Contact persons: Éva Tamoga, e mail: email@example.com
Dr.László Mechtler, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student housing is provided by the HMAA in Buffalo, although students who receive a scholarship from HAESF (Hungarian American Enterprize Scholarship Fund) are expected to pay $150.00 USD a month each to offset some of the costs. For further information about HAESF visit the www.haesf.org website.
Who can apply?
Hungarian medical students who are in their 5th year of education beginning September 2007.
Deadline: applications must be postmarked by December 14, 2007.
Requirements (written in 2 copies):
- Completed Application Form
- Letter of recommendation from the Dean
- Letter of recommendation from two different department chairmen
- Copy of index and statement of the medical student status
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of motivation/intent
- TOEFL exam, passport size photo
The application must be complete, otherwise it will be automatically rejected.
One copy with a photo to be sent to:
HMAA c/o Eva Tamoga Ed.M.
651 Honeydale Court
East Amherst, NY 14051, USA
One copy with a photo to be sent to:
Directorate of International Relations Phone: +36 1 317 9079
1085 Budapest Fax: +36 1 459 1559
Üllői u.26.fszt.7. e mail: email@example.com
For further information contact either Semmelweis University or your local program coordinator.
Program coordinator in Debrecen:
Prof. László Módis Phone: +36 52 416 392
University of Debrecen Fax: + 36 52 432 290
Department of Physiology e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
4012 Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt 98.
Program coordinator in Pécs:
Prof. Péter Németh Phone: +36 72 536 290
University of Pécs Fax: +36 72 536 289
Department of Immunology and Biotechnology e mail: email@example.com
Program coordinator in Szeged:
Prof. Gyula Szabó Phone: +36 62 545 994
University of Szeged Fax: +36 62 545 710
Department of Pathophysiology e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Semmelweis u.1., Pf. 427
HMAA Representative in Hungary:
Eszter Bodnár MD Phone: +36 1 220 4630
Budapest +36 30 276 8221
e mail: email@example.com
All students must submit an EXIT INTERVIEW to HMAA Chair after the end of rotation.
Application Form is available on the HMAA website ( www.hmaa.org) under Exchange Program.