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Country's name
IFMSA-Palestine
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Location Location Palestine.jpg
Participating cities (LC's) Nablus , Jerusalem
Languages Arabic ,English
Currency (how much is a Bigmac?) Shekel ,Bigmac costs 12 shekels (2.85$ or 2.15€)
Time zone Winter time :GMT+2

Summer Time :GMT+3

Number of Doctors and beds per 1000 people 1.8
Member of IFMSA since... 2006
Number of incoming students per year 20
Who are our NEO Nidal Abu-Khaizaran

Assistant Out :Rand Idries

Assistant In :Haytham Sughyar

Supervisor :Hadi Rabee

Our official website / Forum / Facebook group http://scopepalestine.blogspot.com/ / http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=10280470374
Come for exchange!
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Welcome Note

Hello everybody from all over the world ,its is an honer to me to represent some information about my country ,one of the most holy

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Overview

Palestine may not be highlighted on the world tourist map because of political and other reasons.This does not, however, change the fact that Palestine is one of the greatest places to visit for all types of travel.

After all, it was Palestine where the human civilization started and flourished. The world's great religions, Judiasm, Christianity and Islam all flowered in Palestine. Jerusalem, the city of peace, is still a witness to the great cultural and religious mixture.

It is true that the tourism sector, along with the rest of the Palestinian aspects of life, suffered alot during the past decades, and that current efforts are not enough - but let's not forget that progress is being made and the tourism industry in Palestine is getting back to life.

Needless to say, touring Palestine is a great and pleasant experience. It does not cost a fortune and all attractions in thecountry can be visited and enjoyed in a few days due to the small country size.


A Few Tips

Formalities

If you are traveling from the United States or Europe. only a valid Passport is required for entry. The passport must be valid for at least six months, normally a visitor is authorized to remain in the region for three months. Currency

U.S Dollars, Jordanian Dinars, and the Israeli Shekels are accepted in Palestine. Also, the Egyptian Pound is accepted in Gaza. There are currency conversion offices throughout Palestine. You can also draw cash from local banks using major credit cards. Tourists paying in foreign currency are exempt from value-added tax (VAT) at their hotel. Most hotels accept major international credit cards. Personal checks are generally not accepted.

Time Differences

There is a seven hour difference between New York and Jerusalem, there is a two hour difference between London and Palestine and there is a one hour difference between Paris and Jerusalem.

Climate

Situated in the Mediterranean, Palestine has a temperate sea climate. April and May bring some of the most beautiful wildflowers in the world. Wild poppies, jonquils, irises, and other vibrant species paint the hillsides with color during the short spring season. The rainy season in Palestine is between November and April. Occasionally it snows in Palestine but it doesn't stay long. To escape the cool weather in the winter season, you can go to Jericho, which is situated near the Dead Sea. Because of the wonderfully low humidity, the air in Palestine is dry. It is always a good idea to carry a bottle of water while hiking or walking during the day. In the summer months the night desert temperatures can get cool, so it is advisable to carry a lightweight jacket or sweater for the evenings.

Summer runs from May to September.

While it can get pretty hot, the air isn’t humid, so the heat is bearable. There may be occasional days of hamsin – hot dry winds and dust storms – but otherwise the daytime heat is usually relieved by balmy evenings. In fact, summer evenings in Jerusalem can be a bit on the chilly side.

Average temperature in August: 19 to 29C (66-84F)


Our health care system

In all societies, human being is always honored and put first in all development plans; he is the reason behind civilization and prosperity. Besides, Allah has honored human beings and granted those lots of blessings and bounties. As a result, the Ministry of Health basically plays the role of protection for the Palestinian people, for those people presented endless sacrifices. Ministry of Health is considered as the protector and supporter for them; moreover, it is part of the present and future of the Palestinian people.

Taking in consideration that it plays a fundamental role in improving the Palestinian health sector, keeping pace with the latest developments, and conjugating efforts in spite of all obstacles and difficulties, the Ministry of Health turned all those obstacles into motivations that helped discovering the ingenuity of the Palestinian medical staffs. Those medical staffs believe in their humanitarian message and could challenge all abnormal circumstances.

For more information please visit : http://www.moh.gov.ps/newsite/en/index.php?action=view&page=homepage



The hospitals

Al Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem:

Makassed Islamic Charitable Society was officially established in 1956. It is a Palestinian non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides diversified humanitarian services in the Holy Land in accordance with its by-laws, without discrimination by color, religion, creed, or political belief.


In 1964, the society began construction of the hospital on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The hospital was officially inaugurated in 1968 as a small community hospital with several departments and a limited number of beds.

Makassed Hospital today is the leading medical center in Palestine, providing secondary and tertiary health services for the citizens.

The hospital is kept running through donations contributed by various countries and charitable institutions all over the world, in addition to income from insured and paying patients. Makassed Hospital has 250 beds and is staffed by 560 employees.

Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem:'


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Since 1950 the Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) has been a project of the Lutheran World Federation. It's main task has been to provide services for Palestinian Refugees in cooperation with UNRWA, the United Nations agency that has been responsible for the refugee-programs in the region since 1948. Today, the hospital continues to develop services for the Palestinian community, mostly on a charitable basis.


Augusta Victoria Hospital is committed to the best possible health care to all its patients. Management, medial, nursing, and all support staff are continually striving to provide the highest standards of care to all who access the hospital.


The hospital is licensed for 164 beds and has nine major departments .

Hospitals Of Nablus City:

Nablus city in the northern part of the West Bank, has six hospitals, two of which are governmental hospitals:

1) Alwatani (the National) Hospital : This one is located near the center of the city (near the old town of Nablus) and it contains many departments, including :Internal Medicine Department, Pediatric Department, Nephrology & Dialysis Unit, Day care Centre for hematology & Blood Transfusion...

2)Rafedia Surgical Hospital : This one is located in Rafedia area of Nablus and it contains many departments, including : General Surgery Department, Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Orthopedics Department, ENT Department, Neurosurgery Department...

The other hospitals are: Specialized Arab Hospital, Al-Itihad Hospital, St.Lukes Hospital and Nablus Specialized Hospital...


Our medical education

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Our Vision

The PalMEC Services eLearning provides programs that empower teachers and students to use technology to propel teaching and learning to levels impossible without it. Through high-quality professional development, professional learning communities, distance learning opportunities, and in-school technology integration programs, eLearning sets the stage for teachers, students, and administrators to create, experience, and advance 21st Century learning. As distance education and e-learning become more prevalent, the Palestinian Medical education center realizes the need for the development of quality online educational programs. As such, Moodle is committed to creating quality, interactive eLearning opportunities that develop the minds and meet the demands of the Net generation and non-traditional students alike.

This vision will be carried forward with a great deal of consideration for the needs of our learning community


Our Mission

Individually and collectively Al Quds Medical School must use technology to reach and stretch into the 21st century to meet our ambitious goals.


This mission makes demands on all our stakeholders:

All Students including those with special needs — will use technology to promote independent learning and to explore, share and connect with the world. In addition, they will adapt to technology as an integral part of life.

Teachers will use technology to encourage creative and deeper ways for their students to learn, analyze and synthesize information, make decisions and draw conclusions. In addition, they will use technology to collaborate with their colleagues and enhance their teaching effectiveness.

Principals will deliver the vision for technology in their schools and support their staffs in achieving it.

For more formation visit :Palestinian Medical Education Center Website [http://www.med.alquds.edu/palmec/index.html ]

Cultural differences

Ali Qleibo, a Palestinian anthropologist, has critiqued Muslim historiography for assigning the beginning of Palestinian cultural identity to the advent of Islam in the seventh century. In describing the effect of such a historiography, he writes: "Pagan origins are disavowed. As such the peoples that populated Palestine throughout history have discursively rescinded their own history and religion as they adopted the religion, language, and culture of Islam". That the peasant culture of the large fellahin class embodied strong elements of both pre-Arabic and pre-Israelitic traditions was a conclusion arrived at by the many Western scholars and explorers who mapped and surveyed Palestine in great detail throughout the latter half of the 19th century,[129] and this assumption was to influence later debates on Palestinian identity by local ethnographers.

The contributions of the 'nativist' ethnographies produced by Tawfiq Canaan and other Palestinian writers and published in The Journal of the Palestine Oriental Society (1920-1948) were driven by the concern that the "native culture of Palestine", and in particular peasant society, was being undermined by the forces of modernity. Salim Tamari writes that:

"Implicit in their scholarship (and made explicit by Canaan himself) was another theme, namely that the peasants of Palestine represent—through their folk norms ... the living heritage of all the accumulated ancient cultures that had appeared in Palestine (principally the Canaanite, Philistine, Hebraic, Nabatean, Syrio-Aramaic and Arab)."

Palestinian culture is most closely related to those of the nearby Levantine countries such as Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, and those of the Arab World. Cultural contributions to the fields of art, literature, music, costume and cuisine express the distinctiveness of the Palestinian experience, and survive and flourish, despite the geographical separation between those in the Palestinian territories, Israel and the Diaspora.


Accommodation & Boarding

Lodging :

Metropole Hotel in Jerusalem

-Address: 6 Salah Eddin St. - Jerusalem - Palestine

-Phone: (02)6282507

Boarding :

Tow Meals will be offered at the hospital's cafeteria (one meal free and the other with low coast (two dollars).


Local & National transportation

There are 2 ways to enter Palestine :

1-At Pengorion airport at Tel Aviv

2-From jordan by Al Linbi Bridge at Jerico



Social program

SCOPE-Palestine organize the best social program that cover all over Palestine :


Bethlehem

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Nables

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Tiberius

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Jordanian River

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Ramallah

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Haifa

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Jerico

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Jerusalem

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Exchange conditions

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Cities offered for exchange

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Jerusalem/Bethlehem cities

Nablus city