„Join our exciting trip of crossing bordersacross Europe and explore with us other medical student’s lives, habits, cultures and aspects of life. Join us and help us to make an integrated, healthier and united Europe“
European Integration is about breaking barriers and gives us the opportunity…
… to promote interaction and mobility among European medical students and their universities
… to give insights of a student’s life a few hundred miles away from us
… to experience different cultures, traditions and habits
… to improve general health not only in your own city or country but all over Europe
… to share experiences and practices
… to create strong bonds among European countries
Each year hundreds of medical students take part in the European exchange program Erasmus. Erasmus Medicus is a project that aims in helping medical students not only to take part in the “Erasmus” programbut also to cope with the most common difficulties they might face such as different teaching and working methods, language and cultural problems or social isolation. Problems of medical exchange students are eased by various activities such as events for incoming and outgoing students, non-formal medical language trainings, distribution of informative handbooks etc. Last but not least events are being organized in cooperation with other youth NGOs which are active in this field.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be a medical student in an other European country? European Words is an online magazine written by and for European students, about what life is like in their home city.In this magazine, students share everything that’s important in their daily lives mainly focusingnot only on their studies but also on their interests and daily activities. In this way intercultural dialogue, understanding and european integration is being promoted.
A project which mainly consists in the distribution of presents to patients who spend their Christmas in hospitals. In addition to this, more activities (e.g. concert/ bazaar) can be organized at the hospital for the patients during this period. Through this project not only medical students strengthen their abilities on establishing a relationship with patients but also awareness is raised about the need of humanity in the hospitals across Europe, especially in occasions when most people get together with relatives and significant others. Spending Christmas Eve at the hospital might not be pleasant, but EMSAi intend to make it more supportable, offering not only a present but also human contact!
Best Buddy is a project aiming to have medical students involved with the community by bringing them closer to young people with disabilities,including children with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and children with fewer opportunities. In order to support the community and to increase medical students’ knowledge, awareness and tolerance towards these people medical students are paired with children or young adults with a chronic disease or disabilities and together they participate in several activities. Aiming at offering young people with disabilities or chronic diseases the best possible support participantsattend related training sessions delivered by professionals such as doctors and child psychologists prior to meeting their “Best Buddy”.
Twinning Project is a bilateral exchange of 15-20 medical students between two European universities for around one week in each university. which involves both educational and social program for the participants. Incoming students stay at their “Twins” and experience a huge bunch of social and educational programme that offer them a full overview of student life in the hosting city.Hence, strong bonds are being created among students or taking it a step further between two European universities and thus increasing mutual understanding and promoting European integration.
Eurotalk is an intensive language course available to all medical students of Europe. Language classes are usually combined with anamnestic exercises, team building activities and trainings in the hospital in cooperation with local students and doctors.
As a result medical students manage to raze or at least lower the language barrier that is still considered as one of the greatest obstacles for mobility and integration within Europe.
The aim of the EuroMed Mobility Project is to promote mainly via internet mobility for medical professionals and students. By offering online new and existing information on this field young doctors, junior researchers and medical students keep track of all relevant activities. Not to mention that this project enables young professionals and medical students to enrich their personal development in the context of developing a successful career.