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Below you will find some feedbacks about EAIMS exchange programs in Cairo - Egypt reported by applicant International candidates.

    

 

 

 

 

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 About Cairo - Egypt (December 2016)

Name: Nahla Fahmy
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada

E_Mail: nbakkar@gmail.com

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

From 19.12.2016 to 14.01.2017 at dermatology department. Everyone at the dermatology department was helpful and pleasant. Schedule was flexible according to my learning needs.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Easy transportation using online cabs. Rush hour is busy traffic.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS team was very supportive and quick to respond when I needed help. It was great meeting them and I hope our paths cross again.

Overall Evaluation:

Excellent rotation! I would highly recommend it to any learner looking for exposure to dermatology.

 

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (March 2016)

Name: Katalin Marie Römer
City: Lübeck
Country: Germany

E_Mail: kata1992@gmx.net

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

From 07.03.2016 to 20.03.2017 at Obstetrics and Gynecology department. The doctors were all very friendly and tried to explain as much as they could when I did not understand the patients. And I could ask them whenever I had a question.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I lived at my aunts place, so that she showed me the city and other parts of Egypt. You have the Pyramids of course but there are many other places you have to see in Cairo like the mosques and the bazaar ...

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The EAIMS Team was very nice and helpful and whenever I had a problem I could contact them and ask for help.

Overall Evaluation:

My time in Kasr El Aini Cairo University Hospital was very nice. I learned a lot about the Egyptian culture and working in a hospital with three times the number of patients a day than in German hospitals. I could only recommend to do an internship in Egypt especially in Kasr El Aini hosptial. The People there are all very friendly and helpful if you have any problems. Also traveling to other parts of Egypt is very nice, like Luxor or Alexandria. It is totally different to Cairo and you should go there if you have the time to get there.

 

 

 

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 About Cairo - Egypt (February 2015)

Name: Bernhard Schwärzler
City: Innsbruck
Country: Austria

E_Mail: bernhardschwaerzler4@hotmail.com

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

From 02.02.2015 to 13.02.2015 at ER and general surgery department, then from 16.02.2015 to 27.02.2015 at Gynecology and Obstetrics department - Kasr Alaini Medical Faculty – Cairo University. The ER and general surgery Part: to be honest: I expected it to be better than it was; although EAIMS Team has spoken several times with the manager of the ER they didn't allow us to join at the beginning. There were some good "Teachers" too, but many of the doctors where really stressed and tired. Many times they advised us to wait for 5 minutes, instead of these 5 min we often had to wait for half an hour or more. They even didn't let me scrub because they said they need a permission from me that I am "allowed" to do it?!?! So in summary I don't feel like having learned a lot in the first 2 weeks. The Gynecology part: Start at Monday; First time joining the doctors: Wednesday. It was a good time there. Nice stuff. Helpful experience. Finally the highlight were the last few days when I decided on my own to join a kind Anesthetist. He let me do everything I wanted.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Besides the medical training EAIMS Team took us to really nice trips outside of downtown.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS Team was really nice and helpful. They introduced us in a great way in the different departments.

Thank you for everything :) 

Overall Evaluation:

I had really struggles with the Egyptian way: Sometimes unorganized, kind of slow especially during the time in ER and general surgery. I would have been nice to know about the entrance troubles in the ER previously EAIMS Team did their job perfectly :)

 

 

 

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 About Cairo - Egypt (September 2014)

Name: Mary Youssef
City: Innsbruck
Country: Austria

E_Mail: Mary.Youssef@student.i-med.ac.at

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

From 11.08.2014 to 05.09.2014 at Gynecology and Obstetrics department of Kasr Alaini Medical Faculty. Pros: the rotation system made me see a lot in this field, so there was a day gynecology, obstetrics, operation, stuff meeting and casualties; some doctors tried to explain in English although the time was very limited and it was a lot to do. Cons: some doctors make you feel not wanted there but this you can find at any hospital I guess; hospital hygiene. Advices: if you can speak and understand Arabic it will help you a lot.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I was at a church dorm, it was safe and nice; I had some friends who did a lot of outings with me which I would not able to do alone so advice is to know someone.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS Team was very friendly and tried hard to make me feel comfortable. Due to a misunderstanding,  I couldn't enjoy my first two weeks that much.

Overall Evaluation:

Egypt is a great country with lots of things to explore and a lot of fun stuff to do. Definitely an unforgettable experience!

 

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (April 2014)

Name: Nura Zamani
City: Vienna
Country: Austria
E_Mail: n0942350@students.meduniwien.ac.at

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

From August 2013 to April 2014 at different departments of Kasr Alaini Medical Faculty. Pros: very friendly doctors, I had a lot of fun working with them. Always ready to help and explain. Cons: doctors are overworked, they don't have enough time for the patients which also leads to an insufficient diagnosis and therapy of the patients. There is no understanding of hygienic importance, not even during the operations.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I did not attend any outings organized by the EAIMS.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Meeting up with the responsible people of EAIMS was chaotic at the beginning but it ended up well. A very friendly, helpful and competent team.

Overall Evaluation:

I really loved my stay in Egypt. It is very interesting to see how the medical system works outside of Europe. It is interesting to experience the so called "organized chaos" in every aspect of Egypt. It was not always easy to fight my way through this chaos but there were always many people who were gladly there to help, in every aspect. I can recommend a stay at Kasr Alaini hospital to those who want to experience (medical) adventures along with fun and amazing people. Thank you very much, dear EAIMS-Team. I really appreciate your efforts!  

 

 

 

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 About Cairo - Egypt (January 2013)

Name: Khadija M'rabet Bensalah

City: Bern

Country: Switzerland

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 6th year

Email: khadija_mrabet@hotmail.com

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

From 1.12.2012 to 31.1.2013 in Gynecology and Obstetrics Department of Kasr El Aini. Pros: Integration in the daily activities of the doctors, and following the weekly rotation of one group (operation, outdoor clinic, emergency); one to one teaching; possibility of practice (assistance in operations, examination of pregnant patients, assistance in natural deliveries, history taking and examination of outdoor patients...). Cons: Poor hospital infrastructure compared to European hospitals standards. Advices: Arabic language is very useful. 24h Emergency shift is where I learned and did the most! Recommendable!!

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Board: Egyptair. Good flight, both ways. Lodging: I lived during the two months in the Nile Garden Hotel, near the Kasr el Aini. Very good service, recommendable. Outings: The outings with the EAIMS group were rare but really nice (Cairo tower, Lunch at a Mall). My advice for the touristic outings like the pyramids, khan el khalili, museums... is to be accompanied by local people in order to avoid too high prices and harassment... 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Very good website, good advices. The introduction the first day was excellent. Very friendly, helpful and welcoming team. Beautiful certificate in the end of training! Cons: None. Advices: Better information about the responsible persons for signature and help to attain them in the end of the training

Overall Evaluation:

It was an excellent, unique and unforgettable journey and medical training, which was only possible thanks to EAIMS, to their great work, their friendly advices and the clear website that lead me through the different steps, until the impossible became possible! Thanks a lot! 

 

 

 

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 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2012)

Name: Melanie Premstaller

City: Innsbruck

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 6th year

Email: melanie.premstaller@student.i-med.ac.at

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I attended 2 weeks in  pediatrics and 2 weeks in OBGYN. Pediatrics: There was a lot to see and our supervisor was very  interested in showing us around and sharing his knowledge with us.  Thus, it was a pity he didn't have that much time for us besides his other duties. OBGYN: We followed a team of doctors doing their weekly rotation in  the different wards, outpatients departments and ORs. Also here,  there was a lot to see and learn and almost every doctor was willing  to give us some explanations, although we almost always had to ask  for it. The problem here was that nobody felt really responsible for us, wherefore we always had to search for someone to show or explain us something. 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I travelled  together with my friend with Lufthansa from Munich directly to Kairo  and the same backwards. We booked the flight about 3 months earlier. We stayed at Manial Youth Hostel, as recommended by EAIMS. It was  okay for the 4 weeks we needed it although I would not lodge there  again. The best part about Manial Youth Hostel is its closeness to the hospital (really just about 5 to 10 minutes walk) and that it is directly besides the Nile. But the big part of the stuff was rude to us and most of the time we had the feeling that we were not really welcome. But there are a lot of other lodging-possibilities in Kairo, you just have to open a travel guide... I would advise anyone who is going to Egypt to plan enough time to  travel the country. We spend 2 weeks after our stay in Kairo (which itself was great and provided some nice trips i.e. to Alexandria and  Saqqara) traveling to Luxor, Aswan and Dahab. It was great to see  all this very different sides of Egypt and to have time to enjoy them.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Dr. Mona and Dr. Mahmoud were really nice and helpful. They were there when we had any problems  or questions and tried to help as good as they could. It was also great to meet them and the other exchange-students once a week and  to chat about our experiences. Also, Dr. Mona organized a trip to  the Red Sea for us, which ended up to be one of the most beautiful  memories about my stay in Egypt. As a suggestion, there could maybe be organized some more meetings  or events for/with the exchange-students.

Overall Evaluation:

EAIMS is a great program and provided my friend  and me a unique opportunity to go to a new country, learn about its  culture and people and about its medical system. Thank you a lot for this, I will never forget about my time in Kairo!

 

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2012)

Name: Christine Schneider

City: Heidelberg

Country: Germany

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 6th year

Email: christi.schneider@gmx.de

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Cardiology Department. I spent most of the time in the ward, where the doctors were very friendly, helpful and explained everything to me in English. A little Arabic helps a lot, especially in the direct contact with patients. Apart from the daily rounds on the ward, I was heartily welcomed to join the cardiac investigations like Echo, Catherization and Cardiac Surgery. I gained a lot of understanding about diseases, that we don\'t see a lot in Germany, about the health system in Egypt and about the socio-cultural influences in medicine. 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I stayed in a shared flat near the Hospital. 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The EAIMS Team is so lovely and helped a lot to make our stay very enjoyable. The weekly meetings were a good opportunity to exchange experiences. And the trip to the beach.. amazing!!!

Overall Evaluation:

Thanks a lot for this unique experience in Cairo! I hope to see you again in Egypt or Germany :-)

 

 

 

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Egyptian Revolution 25 January 2011

 

 

 

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 About Cairo - Egypt (March 2010)

Name: Katharina Salmoukas

City: Hanover

Country: Germany

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: ktsalmoukas@yahoo.de

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

March and April 2009, Emergency Room. The doctors and Students working with us in the ER were really nice. You can see a lot of traumatized patients, but be aware of the fact that there is a great number of them dying inside the ER. A problem for me was the communication with the patient, but I concentrated on the unconscious ones ;) There is a great variety of diseases to see.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The Hostel we stayed in was ok. It is really close to the hospital, right across the street. Just be aware of the fact that you will eat pretty much the same everyday.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I loved the EAIMS Team. We had a great time and you can always reach them and they will help you no matter what. I really felt taken care of, and we did some trips together and went out several times. I really had a great time!!!!Thank you for that!!!

Overall Evaluation:

I can only recommend Cairo and the hospital!!! You always have somebody who helps you. I had a great time with the people and getting to know the country. The hospital I can recommend too, not only because it was totally different from what I'm used to in Germany, but because you get to know different ways of treating and the mentality of the people that plays a big part in their medical treatment.

 

 

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2009 Feedbacks

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2009)

Name: Martina Benedikt

City: Graz

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: martina_benedikt@gmx.at

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I spent 4 weeks training in the pediatric hospital. The doctors at my department were very nice & they explained to me the diseases of the children. I saw many cases but I was the whole time in one department. It would be good to make a plan in the beginning of the training to have a look in different departments.   

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The hostel was close to the hospital. The condition of the room was okay but we had to ask the manager to put the air condition on every time we entered the room.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS Team was great. They cared for us and we saw them every week. EAIMS trip to Pyramids was very impressive for me and EAIMS Yacht party was wonderful. It would be great to organize more for the incoming students.

Overall Evaluation:

I enjoyed my time in Cairo very much. I got to know many new things. It was great time and I want to say "Thank you" to EAIMS.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2009)

Name: Ursula Neubauer

City: Innsbruck

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: ursula.neubauer@student.i-med.ac.at

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

From 19/07/2009 to 15/08/2009 at Obstetrics&Gynecology department. Everyone in the department was really helpful. They explained a lot in English. It was really good.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Dinner at the hostel was good. people were friendly but rooms were not really clean.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS Team was really nice & helpful.

Overall Evaluation:

Nice trip, a lot of new experiences, I saw a lot. I am really happy that I went to Cairo.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2009)

Name: Anca-Roxana avirvarei

City: Iasi

Country: Romania

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 3rd year

Email: anca-avirvarei@yahoo.com

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

From 21/07/2009 to 21/08/2009 at Tropical Medicine Department. I learned a lot of new things and I saw a very interesting cases.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

With the support of EAIMS team, it was a good accommodation but i would recommend to supply it with better conditions.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS Team was a great team with friendly and nice persons that helped us in every moment when we needed to.

Overall Evaluation:

It was a great experience, we had the one life opportunity to work with great doctors and to see beautiful places.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (April 2009)

Name: Katharina Salmoukas

City: Hanover

Country: Germany

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 4th year

Email: ktsalmoukas@yahoo.de

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Emergency Department March & April 2009: The doctors and students working with us in the ER were really nice. You can see a lot of traumatized patients, but be aware of the fact that there is a great number of them dying inside the ER. A problem for me was the communication with the patient, but I concentrated on the unconscious ones ;) There is a great variety of diseases to see.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The Hostel we stayed in was ok. It is really close to the hospital, right across the street. Just be aware of the fact that you will eat pretty much the same everyday.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I loved the EAIMS Team. We had a great time and you can always reach them and they will help you no matter what. I really felt taken care of, and we did some trips together and went out several times. I really had a great time!!!!Thank you for that!!!

Overall Evaluation:

I can only recommend Cairo and the hospital!!! You always have somebody who helps you. I had a great time with the people and getting to know the country. The hospital I can recommend too, not only because it was totally different from what I'm used to in Germany, but because you get to know different ways of treating and the mentality of the people that plays a big part in their medical treatment.

 

 

 

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2008 Feedbacks

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (November 2008)

Name: Ocharifu Adoyi Sunday

City: Enugu

Country: Nigeria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: ocharifu_jnr@yahoo.com

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Pediatric Department from 1 November till 13 December 2008. More interesting than I had previously imagined. More patients than in Nigeria, this literally means more to learn of course. Also a good team of residents and consultants who in spite of the heavy influx of patients are ever willing to attend to my questions. Really a rewarding experience both academically and socially. My kudos to the doctors for being that receptive and accommodating.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

With adequate information on the website for intending EAIMS students, I had no problem at all with accommodation. I made a thorough arrangement for it and it was simply wonderful. Outings were pretty nice too. Thanks to adequate info from EAIMS.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

They did their best within their limits to make my stay comfortable and worth the while it lasted. So my praises also go to them.

Overall Evaluation:

EAIMS is a great initiative; it should be sustained for the benefit of other medical students worldwide. But EAIMS management should organize a more formal forum for interaction between EAIMS students in Egypt at any given time. KUDOS TO EAIMS.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (Jan - April 2008)

Name: Nora Matar

City: Cologne

Country: Germany

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 6th year

Email: nora_matar@web.de

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in General Surgery Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during January-April 2008. For me as a native Egyptian, it was a great time and experience to spend part of my practical year at Kasr Alaini Hospital. The team was very nice and helpful and I learned a lot of practical experience.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Thanks a lot for EAIMS Team. I liked the meetings with EAIMS members very much. Beside their work, they tried to meet every week once, and one can call them for help at any time.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Thanks a lot for EAIMS team. I had a lot of fun and a very great time.

Overall Evaluation:

It was a very great time, and I hope I can repeat it again.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (February 2008)

Name: Christoph Schwab

City: Graz

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: schwab.christoph@hotmail.com

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during February 2008. For me and my colleague Birgit Wolf, it was a great experience. Every one at ICU was happy to teach us. I can recommend this department for other exchange students.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Me and Birgit tried Nile Garden Hotel. Every one there was friendly and helpful. We can recommend this hotel, as it is very clean and very near to the hospital.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Thanks a lot for EAIMS team. We hope you will give many other students the same chance.

Overall Evaluation:

We enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks a lot.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (February 2008)

Name: Gerdjan Mengemann

City: Graz

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: sanneke@gmx.net

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Neurosurgery Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during February 2008. Everybody was nice and helpful. i can recommend this department to everybody who is interested.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Youth Hostel is very near to the hospital and in a very interesting part of Cairo. There was some misunderstanding about the duration of my stay, but thanks for a single room.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Everybody was really nice, and interested to make our stay as pleasant as possible.

Overall Evaluation:

Everything worked out perfectly, and I learned a lot. Not only medical things I enjoyed, but also a very beautiful country.

 

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Incomings March 2016

 

 

Incomings September 2012

 

 

Incomings August 2010

 

 

Incomings August 2009

 

 

Incomings May 2009

 

 

Incomings April 2009

 

 

Incomings April 2009

 

 

Incomings 2008 at the hospital.

 

 

EAIMS Celebration at Yacht Christina, April 2008.

 

 

Exchange Students with EAIMS Team at a Dinner, February 2008.

 

 

Incomings 2007 at pyramids.

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Incomings 2007 at Kasr Al-Aini Medical Faculty - Main Campus.

 

 

Incomings September 2007 at EAIMS Yacht party in the River

Nile with EAIMS Coordinators.

 

 

Incomings September 2007 at EAIMS Yacht party in the River

Nile getting training certificates.

 

 

Incomings September 2007 at EAIMS Yacht party in the River

Nile enjoying some sweets!

 

 

Incomings September 2006 at EAIMS Yacht party in the River

Nile with Prof. Yosri; The Head of EAIMS Trustees Board & 

Dr. Mahmoud; EAIMS General

Manager and training doctors.

 

 

Incomings August 2006 at EAIMS Yacht party in the River Nile with some of EAIMS staff.

 

 

Incomings 2005 in front of

 Egyptian Museum - Cairo.

 

 

Incomings 2005 at the hospital.

 

 

Incomings 2005 at Abou Simble Temple in the South of Egypt.

 

 

Incomings 2005 at River Nile in Aswan in the South of Egypt.

 

 

EAIMS party at Sheraton Royal Gardens ***** 2004.

 

 

Incomings 2004 at the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 Feedbacks

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (September 2007)

Name: Patrick Sadoghi

City: Graz

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: patricksadoghi@gmx.at

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Surgical Emergencies Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during September 2007. Students were allowed to do a lot of things on their own like stitching. It was a little bit difficult to get in touch with teaching supervisors as they are always busy. So one supervisor should be responsible for the students in the ER because they change every week.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Yacht on Nile was very nice and trip to the pyramids as well.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Good organization, very friendly EAIMS Team.

Overall Evaluation:

Beautiful experience for an Austrian student. Very friendly and kind organized doctors and EAIMS team! Thank you!

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (September 2007)

Name: Silke Hogh

City: Innsbruck

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: silke.hogh@i-med.ac.at

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Tropical Medicine Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during September 2007. Lectures by supervising doctors were good. I Saw how the medical system work in another country like Egypt. Sometimes we have nothing to do or to see when doctors get so busy. It would be better if there was one doctor who is especially there for the students.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Manial hostel is very nearby the hospital. The hostel is also near to many good supermarkets and restaurants. The bedrooms are OK but bathrooms are sometimes not working well.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The weekly meetings with EAIMS Team were great. EAIMS Team was very helpful and easy to reach.

Overall Evaluation:

It was fantastic to see how the medical system works in Egypt, and to get know the life of the Egyptian people and to see the wonderful country.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (November 2007)

Name: Okechukwu Ndilemni

City: Enugu

Country: Nigeria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 6th year

Email: okkestra@yahoo.co.uk

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Surgical Emergencies Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during November 2007. I had a lot of doctors who were willing to teach. There were so many patients with a variety of cases so it was not difficult to learn. I got the chance to try out some procedures. The patients spoke Arabic so I had to depend on the doctor; second hand explanations to understand. Training periods could be made to fall into the same periods as other Egyptian students so as to enhance friendships.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I arranged my own lodging at a nearby hotel in the Down Town. Lodging was good. It was easily accessible to the hospital & faculty. Also I enjoyed outings with other incoming students from Austria.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The EAIMS team was friendly. I had someone I could always call if I had any problems. Incomings should be given a map of the tourist attractions and a list of average costs of taxis and important daily items.

Overall Evaluation:

The training period was enjoyable. I saw lots of cases that were not common in my home country. It was a fine blend of academic work and tourist fun.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (July 2007)

Name: Suzanne Nutt

City: Newcastle

Country: UK

Degree of Study: Dental Student – 4th year

Email: suzanne.nutt@ncl.ac.uk

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Dental & Oral Surgery Department, Dental Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during July 2007. Theatre staff, consultants and house officers were extremely helpful and devoted time to making observation of surgery information. There was general willingness from staff to maximize our experience. Language barriers with hands of treatment with patients could perhaps have been managed slightly better in certain areas although a larger effort was made by some parties. Perhaps more prior informative re schedules, equipment required and contact details would have been useful.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I arranged my own lodging at friends' house in Nasr City. It was quite away from the hospital making it not easy to go and come back daily especially with frequent traffic jams in Cairo.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The welcome meeting was very useful. EAIMS Team students were very helpful and friendly. Perhaps more frequent meetings around the faculty with representatives from both dental & medical fields would be great.

Overall Evaluation:

A very worthy experience.

 

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2006 Feedbacks

 

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2006)

Name: Hacer Algul

City: Giessen

Country: Germany

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 6th year

Email: haceralgul@web.de

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in General Surgery Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2006. The doctors were very friendly and they have always tried to explain every case. They always asked if we have questions even when they were busy. We were allowed to examine the patients and assist in the operations.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Manial hostel is a very nice hostel (better as some 3 stars hotels). Very friendly members. Hostel is very near to the hospital. Very good atmosphere and very good food in the cafeteria. There were some problems in the hostel with registration and the curfew time 2 am also the room may be little bit small for 3 persons. Wonderful Nile cruise with Prof. Yosri Abdelmohsen the head of EAIMS trustees’ board. We had many tours with the groups to Pyramids and Cairo places.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

We had a weekly meeting with EAIMS team for any requests. EAIMS members can be reached at any time for help for any case.

Overall Evaluation:

It was a wonderful time in Egypt and I would come again and again. Thanks a lot for all of EAIMS members & training doctors efforts.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2006)

Name: Annett Tessendorf

City: Giessen

Country: Germany

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 6th year

Email: annett.tessendorf@med.uni-giessen.de 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in General Surgery Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2006. We were allowed to exam the patients, assisted in the operations and little operation steps. Doctors explained a lot during the operations and answered all questions.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Manial hostel is a nice youth hostel with friendly members. Good organized sightseeing and good bye party. Lovely Cafeteria and very nice night life in Cairo. There were some problems in the hostel with registration and the curfew time 2 am.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS team is very helpful and you can call them any time.

Overall Evaluation:

A lot of Benefits from the medical training program. We had a lot of fun in the hospital, night life and we made a lot of friendships. Would do it again!!!

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2006)

Name: Laila Caunhye

City: London

Country: UK

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 4th year

Email: laila.caunhye@kcl.ac.uk

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I spent a month in Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt. Doctors were really lovely and approachable, although they were understandably stressed after 12 hrs in Labor ward. I enjoyed myself thoroughly but I wished that I were more able to participate more, although I understand it was difficult due to language barrier. Tip: while training at the hospital, try and learn Arabic in the numerous Arabic school for foreigners. Even you speak one or two words, the patients appreciate the effort you're putting in and the Dr-patient relationship is improved. Advice: on the first day: find the medical supply shops (over the bridge) and buy some scrubs and also some clogs AND a box of gloves if you want to do PV examination. Make the most of the gynecological and obstetric out patient clinics to practice your examination skills. There is some competition with the other medical students and the local 1st yr Drs, but don't let that put you off. TIP: freeze a bottle of water and take it with you to the hospital. You will appreciate it as the day gets hotter and you're feeling faint while you are acclimatizing to Egyptian summer.

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

I didn't stay in the hostel, but in a rented flat. The organized outing to Islamic, Coptic Cairo was great fun! managed to see the medical students organizers of EAIMS and we have become fast friends. It was great to see these guys as we then exchanges medical student views and also had a wider and deeper understanding of Egyptian culture. IMPORTANT:
bring loads of passport photos.

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Well organized, and friendly. One comment: we got lost on our 1st day to the hospital: so give clear instructions for the taxi-driver as we were sent to the new hospital.

Overall Evaluation:

Excellent, have already recommended it to my friend, so take good care of her.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2006)

 

Name: Andreas Stock

City: Graz

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 6th year

Email: andreas.stock@indoe.at

 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2006. Doctors were friendly and explained very well. The assistance for the operations would have been nice, but the hygienic system for patients may be unsatisfactory.

 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The trips were very well organized, thanks. Manial hostel was not on the European style with very strict separation between men and women. So, one flat for a group of 6 or 7 students would be a good thing for another time.  

 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Thanks to all of the members of EAIMS; good organization especially EAIMS General Manager.

 

Overall Evaluation:

The vision of EAIMS is great. Not only because of medical exchange, but also because of cultural reasons. We learned very much about Egypt.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2006)

 

Name: Anja Lehner

City: Munich

Country: Germany

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 6th year

Email: lehner_anja@web.de

 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in General Surgery Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2006. We were allowed to attend at any examination, operations and cases reports. Doctors tried very hard to explain as mush as possible.

 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Manial hostel is a lovely hostel, cafeteria has the best mango juice in the town! Wonderful Nile cruise and good guide to the pyramids.   

 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS manager can be reached at any time for help. Our holiday plans were completely supported. We got a lot of information of where we could go out even for dinner and shopping.

 

Overall Evaluation:

I had a wonderful time in Egypt, and I would like to do this trip again and again and again.

 

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2005 Feedbacks

 

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2005)

 

Name: Marlen Libiseller

City: Graz

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: marlen@gmx.at

 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2005. There were a lot of things to see; so many deliveries and cesarean sections at one day that couldn't be seen in one week at my home hospital. The doctors were so friendly and explained a lot to us. It was better to divide incoming students into groups, so they can benefit more.

 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Manial hostel is very nice and clean with air-conditions. It was very nice to extend curfew time till 2 am.

 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS team was very helpful and I was always sure that there is some one to help me.

 

Overall Evaluation:

I really enjoyed the training and the whole Egypt very much. It was an unique experience that I will never forget, thanks.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2005)

 

Name: Bianca Aichhorn

City: Graz

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: biancaaichhorn@gmx.at

 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2005. Doctors showed us detailed explanations in examination and theory. I recommend less incoming students to be in the same department.

 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Manial hostel was nice; good rooms and food. The outings were excellent allover Egypt.

 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS team tries to help in every situation.

 

Overall Evaluation:

I wish EAIMS a big number of exchange students next years. Also I invite all Egyptian doctors I met to visit Austria; I will miss them all, thanks.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2005)

 

Name: Edith Schlager

City: Graz

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: edschlag@gmx.at

 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2005. There were many patients and every doctor was very friendly and they explained us a lot.

 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Manial hostel is very clean, nice people and nice food. Thanks for making curfew time at 2 am.

 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS team is friendly and helpful in every situation.

 

Overall Evaluation:

It was good time that I will never forget.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2005)

 

Name: Sabrina Roschitz

City: Graz

Country: Austria

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 5th year

Email: sabrinaroschitz@gmx.at

 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2005. The explanations were very good during the examination, and I like to do many examination on patients by myself.  We enjoyed our time in the department very much. It was nice to get to know such a lot of friendly and helpful people. I will have a benefit from this training. We had 12 incoming students in our department, and I think the number should be less.

 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Manial hostel was good and clean. It was great to air-conditioned rooms in the hot summer in Egypt. Thanks a lot for making it possible to go out till 2 am.

 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Every body in EAIMS was very friendly and tried to help us in every situation even during trips around Cairo and to pyramids.

 

Overall Evaluation:

I am lucky to get the chance to know a new country and people. It was very interesting to see the difference of Austrian and Egyptian people regarding life style. I enjoyed the training in the hospital with the good explanations as well. Thank you for everything.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2005)

 

Name: Kamila Karol

City: Gdansk

Country: Poland

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 4th year

Email: kamilakarol@wp.pl

 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Medical Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2005. Doctors gave us good care with a lot of explanations about the diseases and treatments.

 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

Manial hostel was very good. I think outings should be more!

 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS team is very good and helpful.

 

Overall Evaluation:

It was really very nice time and a lot of experience as well.

 

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2004 Feedbacks

 

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (April 2004)

 

Name: Jessica Isabel de la Mota

City: Clifton - New Jersey

Country: USA

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 4th year

Email: delamoji@umdnj.edu

 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

 

My training was in Family Medicine Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during April 2004. Through my clerkship in family medicine; I have gained an understanding of the impact culture and religion has on healthcare, as well as health needs in this developing countries. For example in USA, underserved areas have health problems related to lack of education, medical resources and access to heath care. Fundamentally, these are problems for every indigent population. I was fascinated by the role of religion and culture played on the health education and delivery.

 

I was fortunate to rotate through different specialties in Cairo University hospital. Among them are Dermatology, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, orthopedics, Anesthesia, Gynecology, Psychiatry and General Medicine. I found the observational and hands-on experience very rewarding as I was able to see cases of extreme proportion. I found the number of lecture to be a bit excessive, as many of the topics can be reviewed on my own time. I recommend that international students experience the amazing pathology in Cairo University hospital by observing as many cases as possible rather than spending too much time in lectures. I did enjoy the case presentations offered here, especially the idea of bringing live cases and patients to lectures. This allows students and residents to witness the pathology visually without having to refer to the book.

 

The condition of the hospital was better than I expected. The patients were seen without any order. They all expected care simultaneously without waiting to their turn. I feel this is a minor problem, but it can make their delivery more pleasant. I found the attitudes of some physicians to be a bit condescending towards the patients. My understanding is that the patients are considered to be “ignorant”. I find this unacceptable because they are human beings and their lack of education should not limit their health care. I hope that in the future there is a change towards this attitude.

 

 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The living accommodations are excellent. Our apartment was well kept and the neighborhood is very safe. It was also at a good proximity from any means of transportation making outings very easy.

 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS organization has done an amazing job in making our stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. EAIMS team members have helped us in everyway. The website of EAIMS: www.eaims.net is very helpful explaining the goals of the program. The idea of an application online is great because it allows faster acceptance notice. However email with questions should be answered at a faster pace.

 

Overall Evaluation:

Finally, my experience with the Egyptian Association for International Medical Studies (EAIMS) is unforgettable. I would like to thank EAIMS and its team members for their kindness and support. I am eternally grateful for the experience.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2004)

 

Name: Jekaterina Pudova

City: Riga

Country: Latvia

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 4th year

Email: katerina_pudova@hotmail.com

 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Dermatology Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2004. If I have to put mark for medical training program; I will put 10+ (in 10 point system). I really enjoyed it and I get even more than I expected. Some of doctors speak mixed Arabic with English and that made it difficult for me to understand the Arabic words.

 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The accommodation place was OK, also the food but there was some delay until it get ready. 

 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS team is very helpful, but it should be bigger.

 

Overall Evaluation:

I really happy that this summer I sent in Egypt. Thanks for giving me this chance.

 

 

 About Cairo - Egypt (August 2004)

 

Name: Anca Iuliana Morosanu

City: Iasi

Country: Romania

Degree of Study: Medical Student – 4th year

Email: morosanu_anca@yahoo.com

 

Medical Training; Pros, Cons & Advices:

My training was in Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Medical Faculty, Cairo University, Egypt during August 2004. The training was good. I learnt many things. The program was clear and the doctors were good.

 

Board, Lodging and Outings; Pros, Cons & Advices:

The accommodation and trips were very nice. 

 

EAIMS Hosting Team; Pros, Cons & Advices:

EAIMS team tried to do the best and they did already.

 

Overall Evaluation:

Best wishes and thanks a lot for every thing and I hope to see you again.

 

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