Short-term Observerships


Short-term Observerships

We offer excellent opportunities for medical students from all over the world to undertake short-term observerships within the BVU Hospitals. Having the opportunity to shadow BVU Hospital physicians while an undergraduate is one of the greatest privileges available to medical students.

Each observer is paired with a supervisor, who acts as a mentor throughout the program. The supervisor will work with the observer to provide a tailored experience, ensuring that our visitors make the most of this unique opportunity. This program provides medical students at BVU Hospital with the opportunity and privilege to shadow physicians or other health care professionals (e.g., dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical/occupational/speech therapists) at BVU Hospitals.

Duration of placement

1 to 3 months

Visa applications - Important

All international students wishing to obtain an observership placement at the BVU University Hospitals must arrange their own visas. We will provide the student with an acceptance letter.


An administration fee of 250 USD is charged monthly per student for the elective placement. Please note that this fee is non-refundable if you choose not to proceed with your placement.


Those interested in applying for placement should note the following:

Hospital and specialty availability depend on popularity, other undergraduate student commitments and on the number of consultants available to provide supervision.

International students need to be able to speak English to a reasonable level (at least B2 level of English)

You must be able to finance your travel, accommodation and living expenses.

We expect applicants to be in their clinical study of their Medical degree, as students are expected to have done some clinical training before they can undertake a placement in BVU Hospitals.

How to apply

Students who wish to come as part of a short-term observer ought to send the required documents to the International Relations Office by e-mail at least two months before the requested start date. You can get information about the documents required for the application by sending us an e-mail.

The objectives of the elective are to:

-Develop organizational skills, and as an independent learner formulate a well thought out self-directed period of study.

-Witness medical practice

-Increase relevant clinical experience in an area of particular interest to the student.

-Broaden cultural experience in Turkey

* You can check the departments you can apply to from the link below.   



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