List of 47 medical schools whose students have attended The Prague Selective
University of California at San Diego School of Medicine;
University of Southern California School of Medicine;
George Washington University School of Medicine;
Albert Einstein Medical College, NY;
State University of New York at Syracuse School of Medicine;
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine;
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine;
St. Louis University School of Medicine;
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine;
University of Rochester School of Medicine;
University of Chicago -. Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine;
University of Cincinnati School of Medicine;
New York Medical College;
University of Utah School of Medicine;
Midwestern University School of Medicine;
Dartmouth Medical School;
Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine, CA;
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY;
University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, School of Osteopathic Medicine;
Foothill College School of Medicine;
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School;
University of Toledo College of Medicine;
University of Nevada School of Medicine
University of Nottingham;
St. Andrew’s University, Scotland;
University of Eastern Australia;
University of Tasmania;
Queen’s University, Canada;
University of Ottowa;
Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico;
San Juan Batista School of Medicine, Puerto Rico;
San Pablo CEU University, Puerto Rico;
Universidad Central del Caribe, Puerto Rico;
Universidad Central del Bayamon, Puerto Rico;
University of Puerto Rico;
Medical University of Silesia;
Ege University, Turkey;
Sumy State University, Ukraine;
Vinnytsia National Medical University, Ukraine;
Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine;
Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt;
University of Indonesia;
University College Dublin, Ireland;
University of Amsterdam, Holland;
St. George’s University, Grenada;
St. George’s University/Northumbira program, Great Britain;
University of Amsterdam
Arrival tips and instructions
Students with Dr. Urgosik at the Gamma Knife Unit for Central Europe
Here are your instructions regarding the Prague Selective. Please review all materials carefully. We look forward to seeing you in Prague!
Selective check-in: summer 2013:
- You MUST check-in for the Selective on SUNDAY JULY 7 at Narodni street, number 11 at 3 p.m.. Please allow for ample travel time. At check-in, you will receive your group and hospital assignments, and other information.
- Upon check-in, ALL students must present a copy of health insurance regarding emergency care to cover the student during the Selective period, as well as a copy of vaccination status regarding Hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella and TB vaccinations. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to attend the morning part of the program!
- Should you be arriving beforehand, you may leave luggage in our offices.
- To get to the Selective offices from the airport, here are several options:
- Taxi: First, change at least 30 USD at the airport into local currency. Then upon exiting from the terminal, board any YELLOW taxi with "AAA" on the door. If not, there is a sign "AAA" or a person with an "AAA" I.D. who will guide you. Other cab companies are not reliable!
- Public transport: upon exiting the terminal, walk straight across the pedestrian crossing to the bus stop area. Purchase a 32 crown ticket from the ticket machine (coins only, instructions in English), which is good for all transfers. Public transit works via pre-purchased tickets which you stamp in the stamping machines inside buses and at the entrances to the metro.
- Take bus number 100 ("airport bus") to the metro, line B, and get off at the "Mustek" station. Upon exiting the station, follow the tram tracks heading right until you come to number 11 on Narodni. You can also take any bus to the "Dejvicka" stop. Walk down the stairs and take the Metro Line B and alight at the "Mustek" station. Upon alighting, walk out in the direction of Narodni and proceed to number 9.
- To get to our offices from other parts of Prague, the best is to obtain a good city map The following trams stop just in front or near the offices: 6, 9, 7, 18, 22, 23. The closest Metro stops are "Mustek" (line B) and "Narodni trida" (line B)-the latter is closed and under repair.
White lab coat is mandatory, stethoscope is optional. Collar shirt and tie for men, blouse for ladies. No jeans or sneakers. If you wish, you can also bring a white T shirt or white scrub top, white scrub pants (white only!) and white sandals or shoes. You will need them for surgical rotations. If you do not bring these, most hospitals will provide you with them.
Other information and tips
- The Selective ends with the final exam on Friday afternoon, July 26.
- As of April 5, 2013 the current exchange rate is 20 Czech crowns per USD.
- The average total daily cost for an average student, without shopping or binges, should be about 50 USD.
- Before arrival, get an International Student I.D. to get discounts to museums and travel. Apply via www.isiccard.com
- If you plan to drive in Europe, you must get an international driving license before arrival. This is done through AAA or your local automobile club.
- Prague taxi drivers are rip-off artists. Make sure that the taxi meter is turned on and set at the number 1 rate. Meters are generally accurate. Do NOT agree with any price beforehand, as the driver will overcharge you. Do not pay the driver if you feel you have been cheated, but rather get out and seek help from the police. As a rule, the AAA yellow cab company is the most reliable.
- Read up on Prague and the Czech Republic before arrival. A good guidebook to bring with you is a must. We do not provide you with a city orientation, so it is a good idea to be oriented before the start of your rotations.
- International ATM cards in Prague draw off all major credit cards, and are readily accessible.
- IMPORTANT: if you are planning weekend getaways to destinations outside the Czech Republic i.e. Budapest, Berlin etc., you must return to Prague on time to be present on Monday morning classes. This means that if you are planning to arrive late Sunday night, you may NOT necessarily make it, especially if you are travelling by train, since rail travel in the Czech Republic is often delayed, and there are often delays at the road border crossings as well, due to high summer volume. Remember, attendance at all sessions is mandatory for a passing grade (attendance is checked via your instructor signing your attendance card issued to you at check-in).
Prague Selective contacts and address:
Director: MUDr. Martin Jan Stransky, MD FACP
Narodni 11, 110 00, Praha 1, 3rd floor. Tel. (00420) 222 075 101, fax (00420) 224 215 059
Worldwide Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Selective secretary and office Email: email@example.com
Selective web site: www.pragueselective.com