|SISM Italy - Local Comitee of Rome UCSC|
|University||Catholic University of the Sacred Heart|
|University founded in||1921|
|Number of students||42.388 (2006/2007)|
|Number of Medical Students||about 1.500|
|Number of IFMSA incoming students per year||9|
|Who is our LEO / LORE||Alida Savelli|
Rome is the capital city of Italy. It is located on the Tiber river and has 2.8 million inhabitants (3.47 million in the metropolitan area). The enclave Vatican City is in the north-west.
According to legend, Rome was founded on April 21, 753 BCE by Romulus. He killed his twin brother named Remus, with whom he had been raised by a wolf, and became the first king of Rome.
Nowadays Rome is a major European political and cultural centre, containing the headquarters of FAO. It contains also numerous museums, basilicas and palaces, such as the Colosseum.
Classical and Ancient Roman Sites
Churches, Synagogues and Mosques
Squares and Streets
Amusing nightlife in Rome is spread all over the city. You can find clubs, and bars in every corner and alley, though there are some areas that are more concentrated and famous than others.
The company ATAC, www.atac.roma.it, runs public transport services in Rome, and within the city 'Metrebus' combined tickets are valid across the full range of services. A single ticket, called a BIT, costs €1 and can be used on any form of transport - but including only one metro journey. Ticket prices are:
The Catholic University of the Sacred Heart is a prestigious and leading university founded in 1921. Its main campus is located in Milan with satellite campuses in Brescia, Piacenza, Cremona, Rome, and Campobasso. It is one of the biggest private university in Europe and the biggest catholic university in the world.
The Medical School opened in 1958 and is located in Rome.
The Agostino Gemelli Teaching Hospital is a large general hospital of 1,850 beds in Rome and owes its name to the university founder, the Franciscan friar, physician and psychologist Agostino Gemelli.
Construction began in 1959 on the hill of Monte Mario in Rome, and the hospital opened its doors in July 1964. It provides free medical assistance as part of the Italian national health system as well as paid-for "private" assistance in hotel-style wards called "Solventi" (Italian for "Payers"), and includes facilities for basic and clinical research, on-site student residences, three canteens, three cafeterias, one restaurant, one bookshop, and two medical libraries.
The Gemelli hospital (which as the official hospital for the Pope keeps a suite of reserved rooms always available for him) entered a worldwide spotlight during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, who was rushed there to receive emergency surgery after the failed assassination attempt in 1981.
from Fiumicino Airport
from Ciampino Airtpot
from Termini Train Station
from Tiburtina Train/Bus Station
IFMSA exchanges are medical internships, they are not vacations.
We accept only medical student. We don't accept pre-medical students, dental medical students, pharmacy students or biology students.
We accept all the students during the month of September.
We always send CAs by the 30th of May.
Incomings students have to send the CCs and communicate the definitive dates of arrival e departure by the 15th of July. With no CC or late CC the exchange will be deleted.
Health insurance is mandatory for non-EU students.
Incoming students can arrive in the dorms the 1st September or some days later but not earlier.
We don't pick up incoming students from airport, train station or bus station. The have to reach the dorms by their self.
Dorms cannot welcome incoming students after 11pm. Therefore incoming students cannot arrive at night.
Students can be asked to pay a 50 euros caution.
Lodging can be provided only from the 1st September morning to the 30th September morning.
Rooms are single or double, ensuite and with free internet connection in different dorms near the hospital.
Pets, friends or relatives are not welcomed. You cannot host anyone and you shouldn't ask for it.
In the dorms, expecially in the girls dorms, there are rules concerning the night closure. Students must be back home by 11pm during the week and by 1am during the week-end. Students that not respect these rules will be expelled.
Exchange students will receive an electronic badge that allow them to have lunch from Monday to Friday inside the hospital restaurant. If a student loose the badge, he will have to pay 25 euros fine.
Incomings students have to attend the department from Monday to Friday for at least 3 weeks.
This means that you can join the exchange for 3 or 4 weeks. But if you join the exchange for 4 weeks you have to attend the department for all the 4 weeks. We don't provide lodging for vacations and, if you want to join the exchange for only 3 weeks, we don't provide lodging for a fourth week of vacation.
No formal social program yet exists.