Electives for 3rd*- and 4th-year Medical Students
For 30 years, the MICEFA Medical Program has promoted the exchange of medical students with the objective of enabling students to experience a comparative approach to medical practices. We allow students to participate in a medical exchange abroad for one to two months in one of our partner university hospitals in almost all specializations (in both clinical and research electives). This reciprocal exchange program is strictly limited to medical students enrolled in partnering medical schools in the United States and France.
* specific requirements apply to 3rd-year medical students. Before starting the rotation at the host institution, the following rotations must have been completed at the home institution: family practice, internal medicine, OB/GYN, psychiatry, surgery, pediatrics
Most Popular Fields of Study:
NB: This list is not exhaustive. Please contact MICEFA if the elective of your choice does not appear on the list.
The MICEFA enables American medical students to complete some of their clinical electives (from 4-to-8 weeks) or research project (minimum 3 months) in one of six prestigious French Schools of Medicine:
Our Parisian medical universities
Candidates must be enrolled at one of the nine American medical schools:
The calendar dates for American medical students who come to Paris for 4-8 week is totally flexible, however we find that students tend to come during the spring or summer months.
American students need to submit their candidacy at least 3 months before the requested elective date.
The MICEFA acts as an intermediary in the placement of American and French Medical exchange students:
Summer Program in Public Health and Medicine: The French Model
SEE OUR FLYER: Public Health and Medicine in Paris – June 2017
This intensive three-credit, four-week program introduces students to France’s unique health care system. This program is open to all upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in all majors but will be of particular interest to students in the areas of pre-med, pre-nursing, public health, health science and social work.
Course modules will focus on various aspects of public health practices such as Healthcare and Poverty, Woman and Children’s Health, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, HIV and STDs and more. Each module will be complimented with lectures and visits to local hospitals and health-related organizations such as OECD, médecins du monde, Pasteur Institute …
The course will be taught in French and students are highly encourged to have at least 2-3 semesters of college-level French (A2 – CEFR Framework) or an equivalent proficiency.
About the Professor : Laurence Alemanni is a French Language and Culture Professor, specialized in Medical French. She currently teaches at Université Paris Descartes and Pasteur Institute and formerly taught at King’s College School of Medicine in London
The June 2017 schedule will be available in May 2017. Check out last year’s schedule: Schedule June 2016.
Program Cost: 2225€
This cost includes:
Contact your study abroad office or email : email@example.com
The Summer Program in Public Health and Medicine in Paris is limited to 15 participants. The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017.
Download the Application: Public Health Program Application
“I think Micefa scheduled a great amount of informative and educational visits. The lectures were well organized and Professor Laurence was extremely knowledgable about everything”. KARINA
“Several months ago, I tried to envision an ideal French public health program I would want to take part in. This program was even better than my ideal. I am really excited to see the progress of this program. It really is remarkable, and I think that this kind of international exchange will better the future of medicine across the world.” LOLA
” The program taught me that around the world all healthcare systems are different, but also that all of them have strengths and weaknesses and what may work for one community may not be the best for another! “ABBEY
” I think one of the greatest strengths of the class was the consistent overlap between lecture and the following visits. Especially in a field like medicine, it is important to see the real-world implications of what we learn in class. I think that the hospital visits were exactly this.” LOLA
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