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Country's nameMontenegro
NMO name MoMSIC Montenegro
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Location Montenegro location.png

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Participating cities (LC's) Podgorica
Languages Montenegrin, English
Currency (how much is a Bigmac?) Euro
Time zone GMT +01
Number of Doctors and beds per 1000 people 3,5
Member of IFMSA since... 2008
Number of incoming students per year 24
Who are our NEO's Zineta Dacic
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Welcome Note

Welcome to "Wild Beauty". Discover the splendid variety of our country of high mountains that rise from the crystal clear waters, deep gorges and beautiful pastures, places of natural and cultural heritage and monasteries where they say that miracles happen. See you in Montenegro: the destination for friends!


The history of Montenegro dates back to 9th century with the emergence of Duklja, a vassal state of the Byzantine Empire. In those formative years, Duklja was ruled by the House of Vojislavljević. In 1042, at the end of his 25-year rule, King Vojislav won a decisive battle near Bar against Byzantium, and Duklja became independent. Duklja's power and prosperity reached their zenith under King Vojislav's son, King Mihailo (1046–81), and his son King Bodin (1081–1101). From the 11th century, it started to be referred to as Zeta. It ended with its incorporation into Raška, and beginning with the Balsic dynasty, Zeta was more often referred to as Crna Gora or by the Venetian term monte negro. A sovereign principality since the Late Middle Ages, Montenegro saw its independence from the Ottoman Empire formally recognized in 1878. From 1918, it was a part of various incarnations of Yugoslavia. On the basis of a referendum held on 21 May 2006, Montenegro declared independence on 3 June of that year.  


Internationally, Montenegro borders Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo[a], and Albania. It lies between latitudes 41° and 44° N, and longitudes 18° and 21° E. Montenegro ranges from high peaks along its borders with Serbia and Albania, a segment of the Karst of the western Balkan Peninsula, to a narrow coastal plain that is only one to four miles (6 km) wide. The plain stops abruptly in the north, where Mount Lovćen and Mount Orjen plunge into the inlet of the Bay of Kotor. Montenegro's large Karst region lies generally at elevations of 1,000 metres (3,280 ft) above sea level; some parts, however, rise to 2,000 m (6,560 ft), such as Mount Orjen (1,894 m/6,214 ft), the highest massif among the coastal limestone ranges. The Zeta River valley, at an elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft), is the lowest segment. The mountains of Montenegro include some of the most rugged terrain in Europe, averaging more than 2,000 metres in elevation. One of the country's notable peaks is Bobotov Kuk in the Durmitor mountains, which reaches a height of 2,522 metres (8,274 ft). The Montenegrin mountain ranges were among the most ice-eroded parts of the Balkan Peninsula during the last glacial period.

   Longest beach: Velika Plaža, Ulcinj — 13,000 m (8.1 mi)
   Highest peak: Zla Kolata, Prokletije at 2,534 m
   Largest lake: Skadar Lake — 391 km2 (151 sq mi) of surface area
   Deepest canyon: Tara River Canyon — 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
   Biggest bay: Bay of Kotor
   National parks: Durmitor — 390 km2 (150 sq mi), Lovćen — 64 km2 (25 sq mi), Biogradska Gora — 54 km2 (21 sq mi), Skadar Lake — 400 km2 (154 sq mi)
   UNESCO World Heritage sites: Durmitor and Tara River Canyon, old city of Kotor.

Montenegro is a member of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), as more than 2000 square kilometres of the country's territory lie within the Danube catchment area.


Montenegro has both a picturesque coast and a mountainous northern region. The country was a well-known tourist spot in the 1980s. Yet, the Yugoslav wars that were fought in neighbouring countries during the 1990s crippled the tourist industry and destroyed the image of Montenegro as a tourist destination.

The Montenegrin Adriatic coast is 295 km (183 mi) long, with 72 km (45 mi) of beaches, and with many well-preserved ancient old towns. National Geographic Traveler (edited once in decade) features Montenegro among the "50 Places of a Lifetime", and Montenegrin seaside Sveti Stefan was used as the cover for the magazine.[35] The coast region of Montenegro is considered one of the great new "discoveries" among world tourists. In January 2010, The New York Times ranked the Ulcinj South Coast region of Montenegro, including Velika Plaza, Ada Bojana, and the Hotel Mediteran of Ulcinj, as among the "Top 31 Places to Go in 2010" as part of a worldwide ranking of tourism destinations.[36] Montenegro was also listed in "10 Top Hot Spots of 2009" to visit by Yahoo Travel, describing it as "Currently ranked as the second fastest growing tourism market in the world (falling just behind China)".[37] It is listed every year by prestigious tourism guides like Lonely Planet as top touristic destination along with Greece, Spain and other world touristic places[38][39]

It was not until the 2000s that the tourism industry began to recover, and the country has since experienced a high rate of growth in the number of visits and overnight stays. The Government of Montenegro has set the development of Montenegro as an elite tourist destination a top priority. It is a national strategy to make tourism a major contributor to the Montenegrin economy. A number of steps were taken to attract foreign investors. Some large projects are already under way, such as Porto Montenegro, while other locations, like Jaz Beach, Buljarica, Velika Plaža and Ada Bojana, have perhaps the greatest potential to attract future investments and become premium tourist spots on the Adriatic.

Our health care system

The project of improving the health system in Montenegro (MHSIP), in the last five years

successfully carried out numerous activities in the area of ​​the system at the primary level of health Protection, which confirmed reports of continuous monitoring and evaluation of project activities. World Bank Board of Directors on 3 November 2009. approved the additional financing MHSIP (Montenegro Healtcare Improvement System) project in the amount of 5.1 million €, which provides that the period 01.01.2010. - 31.12.2012. The complete implementation of the activities initiated under the reform of primary health care, and initiate reform of the secondary and tertiary levels that will result in increase in positive competition and raising the quality of health services. A new model of primary care physician-selected Strengthening preventive and primary health care not only achieves that most health problem solved at the primary contact, which also means less expensive treatment, but in this way can significantly affect the reduction of morbidity of the population of the most common diseases that significantly positive affect the health of the population. Rating integrity of the health system in Montenegro, the 2011th 13 The process of primary health care reform was launched at the Health Centre Podgorica in accordance with the adopted laws and regulations 2005th year, while in 2008. The other health centers change the organizational chart, made ​​the registration of the insured, and health care is provided through selected doctors and centers and support units chosen doctors. ----

The hospitals

-- We have 18 Health centers, 7 General hospital and one Clinical center. The exchange runs in Clinical center of Montenegro in Podgorica. --

Our medical education

-- In order to became medical student,every person must finish High school that last 4 years. Medical high school is not obligatory. Studies last 6 years, 3 years of preclinical and 3 years of clinical studies. For teaching faculty space has two new, modernly equipped buildings, amphitheaters, laboratories, computer rooms, rooms for pre-clinical subjects.

Lessons from clinical cases takes place in teaching scientific bases of the Faculty (clinics, institutes, health centers).

Students are available to students club, library, reading room, computer room and other facilities.-->

Cultural differences

Accommodation & Boarding

-- Students who are coming on exchange are all placed in student hostel right next to the Clinical center of Montenegro. Three or four students are placed in one room. Every room has air condition and wireless connection. There is kitchen and 3 bathrooms. Students have lunch at restaurant of Clinical center.--

Social program

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Local & National transportation

-- The most usual transportation is by bus and by trains. Trains are used like national transportation,and buses as local transportation. --


-- The climate of Montenegro affect large bodies of water of the Adriatic Sea and Skadar Lake, deep entering the Bay of Kotor in the land, the mountainous hinterland of the coast (Orjen, and Rumi) and Durmitor mountains, Bjelasica and Prokletije. During the winter the land must blow dry and cold wind, while in autumn the sea blows south, bringing warm air from North Africa, and large amounts of rainfall. Orjen Mountain is one of the rainiest places in Europe. Here it comes the annual 4600 mm of rainfall on the steep slopes of Orjen Churches in the annual average falls around 5000 mm, which represents European maximum rainfall in a record year by 7000 mm / m². Much tougher climate are rocky fields below the surrounding mountain peaks located 20-80 km from the sea. In central and northern part of Montenegro, there is mountain air, and in the far north of Montenegro continental climate, which in addition to large daily and annual temperature amplitude is characterized by low annual precipitation with a fairly even distribution by months. In mountainous areas in northern summers are relatively cool and humid and winters are long and sharp, with frequent frosts and low temperatures, which decreases rapidly with height --

Social life

--MoMSIC organize social life for students that are coming on exchange. We organize weekend trips. Every weekend different destination. We organize trips on costs or mountain, depends what students prefers. --


Exchange Conditions

Level of studies: Clinical

Type of Clerkship: Clinical

Languages: English (obligatory), Montenegrin

Duration of Clerkship: One calendar month / 4 weeks. Working Conditions: Working hours may vary. Usually it’s Mon - Fri 8.00 - 14.00, but your supervisor will make particular arrangements with you. You are obliged to attend 80% of the clerkship in order to obtain the certificate. Clinical students require stethescope and white coat.

Available Departments: | Addiction Medicine | Allergy & Clinical Immunology | | Ambulatory Care and Prevention | Anaesthesia | Anatomy | Biochemistry | Biology | Biophysics | Chemistry | Dermatology | Dermatovenerology | Emergency Medicine | Epidemiology | Family Medicine | Female Cancers | Forensic Medicine | | | Gynaecology/Obstetrics | Hematology | Histology | Hygiene | Immunology | Infectious Diseases | Intensive and Critical Care | Internal Medicine-Cardiology | Internal Medicine-Endocrinology | Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine-General | Internal Medicine-Hematology | Internal Medicine-Invasive Cardiology | Internal Medicine-Nephrology | Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology | Internal Medicine-Pulmonary | Internal Medicine-Rheumatology | Internal Medicine-Tropical Medicine | Medical Ecology | Microbiology | Molecular Medicine | Musculoskeletal | Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine | Neurology | Nuclear Medicine | Occupational Medicine | Oncology | Ophthalmology | Otorhinolaryngology | Paediatrics | Paediatrics-Neurosurgery | Paediatrics-Oncology | Paediatrics-Surgery | Parasitology | Pathology | Pathophysiology | Pharmacology | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Physiology | Physiotherapy | Primary Care | Psychiatry | Psychotherapy | Radiology | Radiotherapy | Respiratory Medicine | Sleep Disorders | Social Medicine | Sports Medicine | Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery | Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery | Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery | Surgery-General | Surgery-Hand Surgery | Surgery-Head and Neck Surgery | Surgery-Maxillo-facial Surgery | Surgery-Neurosurgery | Surgery-Orthopedics | Surgery-Plastic Surgery | Surgery-Shoulder & Elbow Surgery | Surgery-Thoracic Surgery | Surgery-Transplantation Surgery | Surgery-Vascular Sugery | Traumatology | Tropical Medicine | Urology |

Disciplines: Internal Medicine – Cardiology, Nephrology, Haematology, Endocrinology Surgery – General, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Cardio-thoracic, Vascular, Urology, Plastic and reconstructive, Paediatric surgery Anaestesiology, Paediatrics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics * (see Special remarks), Neurology, Radiology Forensic medicine,Neonatology, Emergency medicine, Infectious diseases Please, when u fill your AF, choose departments that u at least had lectures from! if u passed exam - better! Do not fill false information about it!

Periods & Towns: PODGORICA - The exchange programme normally runs in July, August. Limited number of places is available during the rest of the year on special request (please contact NEO before filling the AF)!! Application documents & deadline: - AF in database, 8 weeks before exchange

                                       - motivation letter ( filed in database )
                                       - photo
                                       - CV
                                       - language certificate
                                       - proof of enrollment 
                                       - proof of insurance
  • photo, CV, language cert. should be in pdf. and sent to NEOs e-mail ( no need for any paper document ).

DEADLINE for application: Three months before the clerkship, or at the March Meeting. Card of confirmation must be sent 4 weeks before. IF WE DO NOT GET IT WE WILL CONSIDER THAT YOU CANCELLED YOUR CLERKSHIP Digital documents required Card of Acceptance deadline (weeks in advance): 8 Card of Confirmation deadline (weeks in advance): 4

Insurance: Health insurance is required and must be arranged by the student.

Pocket Money: No

Board & Lodging: Free upon bilateral basis. 1 meal a day. Students will be lodged in the dormitories.

The unilateral fee is 300 euros .

If the student does not arrive in the first 4 days after the begining of his/her clerkship and does not inform his/her contact person about his/her delayed arrival, we will cancel the clerkship

Social Program: Social program is carried through by representatives of all faculty fields, not just medical one. During the summer months we organize weekend trips.

Substitutions: Same sex, period and department. Notification must have been sent 3 weeks prior to clerkship.

Cancellations: Substitutions are preferred. Cancellations must be announced three weeks in advance.

Visas: Most of the countries do not need visa.Inform as if you need it to help you.Procedure might last for a whole month. Please keep that in mind and apply for it on time!

Special remarks

  • In order to have a clerkship in Obstetrics you have to do the nasal and oral sample test in the hospital where you'll have the clerkship.
  • Clinical students require stethescope and white coat.
  • Inform us about your EXACT time and place of arrival, so you could be picked up and transferred to the place you'd be lodged.
  • it would be useful to bring your mobile phone with you, so it could be easier to communicate with our activists for the social program
  • NO GIRLFRIEND,NO BOYFRIEND,NO FAMILY accompanying on clerkship
  • Complaints of misconduct in any form will result in the cancellation of the clerkship.
  • No pets.

Cities offered for exchange

Podgorica - <-- this is your source page for the city page