Istanbul is Europe’s third and world’s 21st biggest city. Istanbul is Turkey's most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, Istanbul bridges Asiaand Europe both physically and culturally. Istanbul's population is estimated to be between 12 and 19 million people, making it also one of the largest in Europe and the world.
In its long history, Istanbul served as the capital city of the Roman Empire (330–395), the East Roman (Byzantine) Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922)
Image:Grandbazaar.jpg The Grand Bazaar ( is one of the the largest covered markets in the world with its 4400 shops, 3000 firms, some 17 hans (separate inns for specific type of products), 64 streets,25.000 employees, 4 fountains, 2 mosques and 22 gates. It's a real heaven for shoppers and a good opportunity for people to discover the Turkish hospitality.
The Spice Market has 86 shops inside. Outside there is a plant market on one side and a food market on the other. There are 6 gates of the L-shaped Bazaar. The ceiling is higher respect to Grand Bazaar, and this is also covered with domes.
The Egyptian Bazaar is open daily between 09:00-19.00 except during public or religious holidays. Since 2009 it remains open on Sundays too, between 10:00-18:00.
Taksim Square is the heart of modern Istanbul, laid out in the late 1800s near a taksim (branching-point) in the city's water distribution system.Image:Turkishbathaa.jpg
Istiklal Avenue is the best place for night life.
Basilica Cistern was constructed by Justinian in 532 to supply water to the Byzantine Palace primarily.Underground waterway was used as a reservoir for water storage for the Great Palace and other buildings. It is 132 m length, by 65m wide. There are 336 columns in the cistern.
Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been the precious of its time.
The Blue Mosque is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.
The Maiden’s Tower is located 150-200 meters off the shore of the Salacak district in Üsküdar. The Maiden’s Tower has been used for many different purposes over time, such as a tax collection area from merchantman, a defense tower, and a lighthouse. During the cholera epidemic in 1830, it was used as a quarantine hospital and radio station. During the Republic Period, it was again used as a light house for a little while. The tower was handed over to the Ministry of Defence in 1964 and then to Maritime Enterprises in 1982. It has undergone renovations and presently functions as a restaurant open to the public owned by a private company.
iniaturk covers a total area of 60,000 square meters. Its model area is 15,000 sqm, making Miniaturk the world's largest miniature park in respect to its model area.The park contains 120 models done in 1/25th scale. 57 of the structures are from Istanbul, 51 are from Anatolia, and 12 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside of Turkey.
By Plane: Most planes arrive at Istanbul Atatürk Airport  (IATA: IST), 20 km west of the city centre. From the airport, there are various options for getting into Istanbul: you can take a taxi (about 30-35 TL to Taksim, and 25-30 TL to Sultanahmet), the express bus service run by the local airport service called "Havaş"  which departs half-hourly between 4AM-midnight and costs 10 TL to Taksim (and also to Etiler, and Kozyatağı), the public bus (line #96T) run by İETT costing 2.50 TL, which also stops at Aksaray close to Sultanahmet. Travel times are 20–40 minutes, but depend a lot on traffic. By Train: International trains from across Europe arrive at the station in Sirkeci, close to Sultanahmet. Asian trains arrive at Haydarpasa station. To get between the two, catch a ferry across the Bosphorus (see Get around). Marmaray, the Rail Tube Tunnel and Commuter Rail Mass Transit System is being built, and is projected to be one of the most challenging infrastructure projects in Turkey. International trains to and from Sirkeci: Daily overnight train Balkan Express from Belgrade (Serbia) via Sofia (Bulgaria). Daily overnight Bosphorus Express from Bucharest (Romania) (departure at 12.16PM from Bucharest, arrival at 8.30AM in Istanbul, but expect about 2 hours delay) Cost: 146 Lei (about 30 euro) for a second class sleeper. No restaurant. TransBalkan Express from Budapest (Hungary) also has one of its cars attached to Bosphorus Exp. in Bucharest, thus providing a direct service from Budapest to Istanbul. Twice a day there are trains to Thessaloniki (Greece) - the slow morning train that takes almost a whole day and the fast night train that is quicker but more expensive. International trains to and from Haydarpasa: Weekly trains to Aleppo (Syria) - taken out of service in 2008; it is unknown whether and when this service will resume. Weekly train to Teheran (Iran) (from Haydarpasa station) every Wednesday 10.55PM, costing 105 Turkish lira. It is also a good way to drive in the Eastern part of Turkey. You change trains on Friday at Lake Van which requires a four hour ferry ride to get across. Both the Turkish and Iranian trains are comfortable and clean. Waggon restaurants are rather cheap. Arrival in Tehran on Saturday at 6.45PM (but expect up to 10 hours delay…). Schedule and price list of railway trips can be gathered from TCDD (Turkish Republic State Railways) . When arriving at the Turkish border from Europe, you may need to buy a visa before getting your passport stamp. This counter accepts only Euros or USD, not Turkish Lira. You need to go to the visa counter first to purchase your visa, then to passport control to get it stamped. By Boat: International ferries, carrying tourist groups from outside Turkey stop at Karakoy Port. The port is ideally located close to Sultanahmet and Taksim. Cruise ships often dock close to downtown. Passengers not on tours will find taxis readily available at the port entrance, and modern streetcars a short walk away.
As with much of Turkey, the climate of Istanbul is relatively mild and continental in character, with the annual seasons remaining quite distinctive and easy to spot. The winter weather in Istanbul is quite short, although often quite cold, frosty and at times, a little on the snowy side.
The summer climate experienced within Istanbul is much more appealing and the days are often long, sunny, dry and pleasantly hot. July and August tend to see the best weather and the highest temperatures, with highs exceeding 30°C / 86°F not being at all unusual.
Istanbul Medicine Faculty – IFM http://www.istanbul.edu.tr/itf/
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Anaesthesia Dermatology Emergency Medicine Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine-Cardiology Internal Medicine-Endocrinology Internal Medicine-General Internal Medicine-Hematology Internal Medicine-Nephrology Internal Medicine-Rheumatology Neurology Nuclear Medicine Obstetrics Oncology Otorhinolaryngology Paediatrics Paediatrics-Surgery Pathology Pharmacology Psychiatry Radiology Radiation Oncology Sports Medicine Surgery-General Surgery-Neurosurgery Surgery-Orthopedics Surgery-Plastic Surgery Surgery-Thoracic Surgery Surgery-Vascular Sugery Traumatology Undersea Medicine Urology
All departments can be seen via the link: http://www.istanbul.edu.tr/itf/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=121&Itemid=85
http://www.itf.istanbul.edu.tr/attachments/021_medical.education.pdf Istanbul University is included in the Bologna process
• ECTS is being used since 2005
• Learning outcomes and competencies have been defined with respect to national qualifications framework
• 25% of the training program dedicated to electives.
• 2733 Students in total
• 218 Foreign Students
• Rate of graduation in 6 years: 78%
• Rate of dropouts: 2 %
• Mean Graduation grade: 2.78/4.0
• Ersamus students incoming: 8
• Austria, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Romania
• Ersamus students outgoing: 11
• Poland, Italy, Germany, Hungary
The faculty is in academic cooperation with the Münich Faculty of Medicine, the Institute of Hospital Management affiliated to Berlin Technical University, and Würztburg Faculty of Medicine in Germany, and with the Vienna Faculty of Medicine and Graz Faculty of Medicine in Austria.
•From Aksaray Metro Station you can walk to the Yusufpaşa Tram station and catch it to Bağcılar direction. You’ll get out at Çapa-Şehremini station. []
•Taxi costs around 3€ from Aksaray to Çapa.
You’ll use tokens in tram and metro, each token costs 1,5€.
The place where will you be welcomed depends on the time you arrive. You should communicate with Local Exchange Officer.
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Students will stay at a Dormitary. There are double or triple rooms. Dorm gives clean sheets. Dormintary is close to the hospital. You’ll have lunch in the hospital. each meal includes 4 types of food.
Istanbul is the place for social programs, besides the historical culture, it is known for the night life. Beyoğlu is notoriously known for its night life; it's full of cafes and bars with live music. People from all classes and ethnicity can be found here. Nişantaşı is the place for young entrepreneurs and artists, the prices are higher than Taksim. Kadıköy also has a nightlife scene, serving mostly locals of this part of the city. It is usually has more easy-going style of nightlife, usually with local pubs and wine houses and traditional meyhanes. If you are not staying on that side of the city, it may not worth the trouble to make an inter-continental trip just to have a drink, but drop by if you are around and thirsty. Nightclubs - While there are night clubs all over the city, two of the hottest clubs of Istanbul are in Ortaköy.
Students will get a social program schedule which they can follow if they want. And at least one CP will join them during their sightseeings.
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-Bring your own white coat and stethoscope with you
-For receiving the Certificate, %80 attendance is compulsory
-Cardiac Surgery got strict rules.
-Don't forget to bring your National Drink or Food for National Food& Drink party :)