Senior Medical Student Program in the USA
The State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at BUFFALO (SUNYAB) and The State University of New York, Upstate Medical University at SYRACUSE entered into an agreement with the four Hungarian universities that teach medicine to provide 12 week credit- bearing senior electives to medical students who are in their 5th year of education.
The rotations begin in July and October 2013 and January and April 2014.

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 students as well as 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; Hospitalist; Pediatrics – Child Neurology; Neurosurgery; Neurology; Surgical Oncology; Medical Oncology; Neuroradiology/Radiology; Dermatology; Gyn-Oncology; Psychiatry
Please note that these electives are subject to availability at the time of the rotation.
Students are expected to cover:
• 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)
Student housing is provided by the HMAA in Buffalo. Please note that max. 4 students may participate at one particular rotation. Once you have given us your preferred rotation time (eg. January 2014) there is a limited possibility to change it later. All possible changes of rotation times are coordinated by Semmelweis University.
Selected applicants are encouraged to submit an application for financial support to the HAESF.
(Hungarian American Enterprize Scholarship Fund). The deadline for applications for the July and October 2013 rotations is 1 April 2013 and for the January and April 2014 rotations 15 October 2013.
Students who receive a scholarship from HAESF are expected to pay USD 150 a month each to offset some of the costs. The malpractice insurance for 3 months is appr. USD 300-400.
For further information about the HAESF scholarship visit the website ’s Professional Internship section.

Contact persons: Éva Tamoga, email:
Dr. László Mechtler, Chair of Exchange Program, HMAA
Ágnes Stadler, email:
Who can apply?
Hungarian medical students who are in their 5th year of education beginning September 2012.
Deadline: applications must be postmarked by January 9, 2013.

Requirements (submitted in 2 copies):
• Completed Application Form
• Letter of recommendation from the Dean
• Letter of recommendation from two different Heads of Department
• Hungarian and English credit transcript from year 1 onwards and statement of the medical student status
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of motivation/intent
• TOEFL exam
• 1 Passport size photo
Please note that the TOEFL exam procedure might take several months. The timing of the TOEFL exam should be so that the results arrive before 9 Januar 2013, which is the application deadline.
The TOEFL exam should not be older than 2 years.

The application must be complete, otherwise it will be automatically rejected.
One of the copies with one photo to be sent to:

HMAA c/o Eva Tamoga Ed.M.
651 Honeydale Court
East Amherst, NY 14051, USA

The other copy with one photo to be sent to:

Semmelweis University
Directorate of International Relations Phone: +36 1 317 9079
1085 Budapest Fax: +36 1 459 1559
Üllői u.26. email:

For further information contact either Semmelweis University or your local program coordinator.

Program coordinator in Debrecen:

Prof. Csongor Kiss Phone: +36 52 452 747
University of Debrecen Fax: + 36 52 255 893
Department of Paediatrics email:,
4032 Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt 98.

Program coordinator in Pécs:

Dr. Ferenc Boldizsár Phone: +36 72 536 288
University of Pécs Fax: +36 72 536 289
Department of Immunology and Biotechnology email:
7643 Pécs
Szigeti u.12.

Program coordinator in Szeged:

Prof. Gyula Szabó Phone: +36 62 545 994
University of Szeged Fax: +36 62 545 710
Department of Pathophysiology email:
6701 Szeged
Semmelweis u.1., Pf. 427

HMAA Representative in Hungary:

Eszter Bodnár MD Phone: +36 1 220 4630
Budapest +36 30 276 8221

All students must submit a written EXIT INTERVIEW to HMAA Chair after the end of rotation.

The Application Form and the Exit Interview Form are available on the HMAA Hungary Chapter website:

Az „Application Form” szintén letölthető az alábbi helyről: honlapról