Romania

Available programmes:

1. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Cluj)

2. Adult psychiatry (Cluj)

3. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Bucharest)

4. Adult psychiatry (Bucharest)

5. Adult psychiatry (Târgu Mureș)

6. Adult psychiatry (Târgu Mureș)

7. Adult psychiatry (Timișoara)

Detailed description of the programmes below!

Romania is a country that offers you everything from old to new. We have the seaside (the country borders the Black Sea), we have mountains (the Carpathians cross Romania from the north to the southwest) and beautiful landscapes with secular forests, monasteries, vineyards, palaces and a merry cemetery, but most of all we have people that are friendly, always ready to help and show you the beauties of this country. There is always something to do, places that you can visit and great food that you can taste in the city and the countryside, so you have no time to waste.

CLUJ

Cluj Napoca

Cluj – Napoca is an important medical centre in a county with old and rich history. It is the current European Youth Capital which means there is always something to do – from working in the clinic to going to music or film festivals or visiting the surrounding areas. Among other institutions, it hosts the country’s largest university, Babeș-Bolyai University, with its famous botanical garden and other six Universities, the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy being one of them. Due to the cultural diversity, there are a lot of languages that are spoken in Cluj: Romanian, Hungarian, German, English, French, Swedish and Arabic. Cluj – Napoca is the largest city in Transylvania, so there are a variety of cases, from all over the country, the pathology being really rich,from very rare to more common disorders in the general population (ADHD, developmental disorders, eating disorders, psychosis, mental disorders due to somatic disorders, somatoform disorders, mood disorders and addictions).

See the presentation from an exchange fellow: Exchange in Romania 2013

1. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Cluj)

Supervisor: Conf. Dr. Lupu Viorel

City: Cluj Napoca

Unit / hospital: Child and Adolescence Psychiatry Clinic

Address: Ospatariei, FN, Cluj Napoca, CJ, Romania

Website: http://www.spitcocluj.ro/sectii.php?sectia=7

Description:

The clinic is part of the Children’s Emergency Hospital and consists of an inpatient and an outpatient unit. The inpatient unit has 35 beds, and there are typically about 100 patients per month. It is comprised of two sections: an addiction unit, with 8 beds, and a general unit, for the rest of the pathology. Each section has its own lounge area, where patients watch TV, play games and have lunch. There is also a gym where patients can work out under the supervision of an expert. The outpatient unit offers services for forensic psychiatry, for monitoring chronic disorders and new cases that don’t require hospitalization.

The multidisciplinary team is comprised of child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians, a clinical psychologist, a speech therapist, a physiotherapist and a social worker. The entire staff and almost all the patients speak English and some of the staff speaks French, German and Hungarian.

Length: 2-6 weeks

Periods available: All year round.

Requirements: Romanian is the working language. English is spoken by entire staff and by some patients as well. English is required, Romanian and Hungarian would be very helpful.

Travel information:

  • VISA needed: NO for the European Union countries, YES for other countries (for more accurate information about Romanian visa please visit: http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035)
  • Travel and health insurance needed: Yes

Accommodation:

  • With host: No.
  • Hospital residencies available: No.

Useful websites:
http://wikitravel.org/en/Romania
http://wikitravel.org/en/Cluj-Napoca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluj-Napoca

 

2. Adult psychiatry (Cluj)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ioana Miclutia

City: Cluj – Napoca

Hospital: Spitalul Clinic Judetean de Urgenta – Sectia clinica Psihiatrie

Address: Victor Babes no.43, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj

Website: http://www.scju-cluj.ro/structura/sccp/Pagini/default.aspx

Description:

The psychiatric department is part of the Regional Clinical Emergency Hospital, situated in a location that includes both the neurology and neurosurgery clinics. The department has a pavilion structure, with an inpatient hospital and an outpatient unit and is divided in three clinics that have a capacity of 205 beds. The inpatient unit treats patients who require a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment for stabilization of symptoms. It offers treatment for both male and female patients which suffer of an acute or chronic mental disorder. It consists of emergency units with secured ward for acute cases, an addiction unit and other wards for stabilized/chronic male and female patients. Each ward has its own lounge area, where patients watch TV, play games and have lunch. The outpatient unit offers services for forensic psychiatry, for monitoring chronic disorders and new cases that don’t require hospitalization. The specialised multidisciplinary team comprises psychiatrists, internists, clinical psychologists, social workers, specialised nursing team.

Length: 2-6 weeks

Periods available: All year round.

Requirements: Romanian is the working language. English is spoken by entire staff and by some patients as well. English is required, Romanian and Hungarian would be very helpful.

 

 BUCHAREST

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Bucharest is situated in the South – East of Romania, in the plain region called Muntenia. It is the 6th largest city in the European Union by population within city limits, after London, Berlin, Madrid, Rome and Paris. The city comes alive especially in the warm seasons, when one can take advantage of the many green parks and gardens, open-air cultural and entertainment venues like the Village Museum (one of the biggest open-air museums of the country), Herastrau Park and The Cismigiu Gardens. Bucharest’s public transport system is the largest in Romania and one of the largest in Europe. It is made up of the Bucharest Metro, as well as a surface transport system. Although misconceptions are frequent, Bucharest is safe for traveling. In comparison with many other major cities in Europe, violent crime and serious risks are very low.

3. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Bucharest)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Iuliana Dobrescu

City: Bucharest

Hospital: Spitalul Clinic de Psihiatrie “Prof. Dr. Al. Obregia”

Address: Sos. Berceni nr. 10, Sector 4, 041914, Bucuresti, Romania.

Website: http://spital-obregia.ro/sectii/

Description:

The trainee will have the opportunity to do a two week internship at the Child and Adolescent Department of “Prof. Dr. Al. Obregia” Clinical Psychiatry Hospital in Bucharest and will be able to see the inpatient clinic, attend the daily consultation programme, the group therapy sessions and some of the psychological test procedures. The trainee will have an observer status.

The Child and Adolescent Department of “Prof. Dr. Al. Obregia” Clinical Psychiatry Hospital in Bucharest is one of two University Clinics with this specialty in Romania. From 2015, it joined its colleagues from Cluj-Napoca in the EFPT Exchange Programme.

The Department is composed of two buildings in the above-mentioned hospital in the south of Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, and provides 70 in-patient treatment places for children and adolescents from Bucharest and the South-East of the country. The staff is formed from 8 specialist doctors, from which 5 are also members of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of Carol Davila University of Medicine Bucharest, 3 psychologists, 21 nurses and a variable number of trainees.

The clinic provides multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluations and treatment for developmental disorders, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, emotional disorders of the childhood, etc. Evaluations are made also using validated scales and questionnaires as the ABAS, ADI-R and ADOS for developmental disorders as well as NEPSY, KID-SCID, ASEBA-CBCL, PANSS etc. Treatment comprises psychopharmacology, where necessary, and adolescent therapy groups, parental education groups, occupational therapy, individual and family psychotherapy.

One of the advantages of being part of one of the biggest psychiatry hospitals in Romania, is the possibility of interdisciplinary work and liaison with colleagues from the departments of Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Physical therapy and also Adult Psychiatry.

Requirements: Good grasp of English language. Romanian is the working language with patients, but most Romanians, especially young people are very good English speakers.

Available periods and placements (2016):

Duration: two weeks.

First period: 1st of April – 1st of July. Second period: 1st of October – 1st of December.

The duration and period will be discussed with the contact person from the clinic after the programme admittance.

Travel and health insurance needed: recommended.

Accommodation:

  • With host: No.
  • Hospital residencies available: Yes, at times.

Useful websites:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Bucharest

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Romania/Municipiul_Bucuresti/Bucharest-520545/TravelGuide-Bucharest.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/48-hours-in-bucharest-9220814.html

 

4. Adult psychiatry (Bucharest)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manea Mirela

City: Bucharest

Hospital: Spitalul Clinic de Psihiatrie “Prof. Dr. Al. Obregia”

Address: Sos. Berceni nr. 10, Sector 4, 041914, Bucuresti, Romania.

Website: http://spital-obregia.ro/sectii/

Description:

“Prof. Dr. Al. Obregia” Psychiatry Hospital is the only psychiatric emergency hospital in Bucharest. It is divided in XVII departments (II departments intented for toxicomania, I for CAP, I for Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Physical Therapy) and an Emergency Care Department for Adult Psychiatry and for CAP.

As a trainee, you will do a two week internship at Department IV, where you will be able to see inpatient care, attend the daily consultations programme and 1 or 2 days attend the consultation programme in the emergency room.  At Department IV we have 75 beds, 4 wards-3 for female patients (1 for continuous observation) and 1 for male patients, 4 treatment rooms, 1 room for occupational therapy and 1 dining room.  Our clinic provides multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluations and treatment for acute and chronic psychotic disorders, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, etc. Also, we have a great relationship with our colleagues from the departments of general medicine, endocrinology, ophthalmology, etc.

For 2 weeks your new colleagues will be : 15 trainees, 4 specialist doctors, 15 nurses and one psychologist. Also, if you wish, you can apply to observe other departments programmes and even emergency room programmes ( for a 24 hours shift).

Requirements: Good grasp of English language. Romanian is the working language with patients, but most Romanians, especially young people are very good English speakers.

Available periods and placements :

Duration: two weeks.

First period: 1st of April – 1st of July.

Second period: 1st of October – 1st of December.

The duration and period will be discussed with the local coordinator after the programme admittance.

Travel and health insurance needed: recommended.

Accommodation:

  • With host: No.
  • Hospital residencies available: Yes, at times.

Useful websites:

http://romaniatourism.com/bucharest.html

http://interestingtimes.ro/tours/

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Romania/Municipiul_Bucuresti/Bucharest-520545/TravelGuide-Bucharest.html

 

Târgu Mureș

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Târgu Mureș is a welcoming city, given the multicultural character generated by various cultures that live in symbiosis in the territory. The origin of the cultural diversity is an ancient one, being expressed in human plan by ethnic and religious groups. The predominant populations are the Romanians and the Hungarians. The opening to the West is also proven by the languages spoken in the area, among which: Hungarian, German and English language.

Târgu Mureș Municipality is attractive in terms of landscape, being the residence of a county where nearly one third of its area is covered by forest. Another defining natural element for Târgu Mureș is the Mureș River, to which is connected the identity of the city itself, by the name it gives and by the crucial role it has played in shaping the current form of the city.

5. Adult psychiatry (Târgu Mureș)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Aurel Nireștean

City: Târgu Mureș

Hospital: Clinica Psihiatrie 2

Address: str. Gheorghe Marinescu nr. 38, Târgu Mureș

Website: http://www.spitaljudeteanmures.ro/2013/sectiisiclinici/sectia-clinica-psihiatrie-ii-%E2%80%93-acuti

Description:

Psychiatric Clinic No 2 is part of Mureș County Hospital, was founded in 1996 and it provides psychiatric, psychological, spiritual, and other services. Evaluations and treatment are performed by psychiatric trainees under the direct supervision of psychiatrists. It has 75 beds for acute patients, 5 beds for chronic patients, provides day care hospitalizations and is geared to both involuntary and voluntary patients who have an acute or chronic psychiatric illness. In addition to offering inpatient services, the clinic provides outpatient services that help support patients as they discharge or prevent hospitalization.

Our approach to treatment planning involves working together with patients to develop recommendations for every aspect of treatment during their stay in our facility, including individual and group psychotherapy, psychosocial activities, and medications. Treatment plans also include recommendations for patients to continue to manage illness after they are discharged from the hospital.

From the total of 80 beds, the open ward has 63 beds -neurosis- women / men neurosis – and 17 beds for emergency. In the clinic there are 17 wards, 3 medical offices, 3 treatment rooms and a living room. The team comprises 5 psychiatrists, 31 psychiatric trainees, 26 nurses, 2 psychologists and 16 auxiliary personal. The pathology found in our clinic covers: personality disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, sleep and wake disorders, neurocognitive disorders and other mental disorders.

The clinic integrates the Discipline of Psychiatry from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Târgu Mureș and the Romanian Associations for the Study of Personality founded by Prof. Dr. Aurel Nireştean in 2001. This scientific and professional forum currently has over 90 members which reside in psychiatric centers all over the country and is affiliated with the European Association for the Study of Personality Disorders and the International Association for the Study of Personality Disorders.

In June of 2016 in Târgu Mureș will be held the 20th National Congress of the Romanian Association of Psychiatric Trainees.

Length: 2-6 weeks

Periods available: All year round.

Requirements: Romanian is the working language. English is spoken by the entire staff and Hungarian by almost everybody.

Travel information: see above

Accommodation:

  • With host: Possible, but arrangements need to be made.
  • Hospital residencies available: Possible, contact the local coordinator.

Useful websites: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Târgu_Mureș

 

6. Adult psychiatry (Târgu Mureș)

Supervisor: Prof. Univ. Iosif Gaboș Grecu

City: Târgu Mureș

Hospital: Clinica Psihiatrie 1

Address: str. Gheorghe Marinescu nr. 38, Târgu Mureș

Website: http://www.spitaljudeteanmures.ro/2013/sectiisiclinici/sectia-clinica-psihiatrie-i-%E2%80%93-acuti

The Psychiatry Clinic no. 1 is set on three levels and has a number of 74 beds (a closed section of men, a closed section of women and an open mixt section) and an outpatient specialty set on the first level. Within the clinic you can find the department of addictions which displays a number of 6 beds and is equipped to European standards. A number of 20 psychiatry trainees work here. Starting in 2004 in the clinic functions a department of clinical studies. A competent team formed of doctors and specialty assistants does research in different areas: bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and Alzheimer dementia. The predominant pathology in the no 1 Psychiatry Clinic is the depressive affective disorder. The study of depression and suicide started many decades ago, by university prof. Gheorghe Grecu, continued today by the clinic’s staff. Therefore we can say that the no 1 Psychiatry Clinic in Târgu Mureș holds a remarkable experience in the diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders but also in other psychic illnesses such as bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, drug addictions and dementias. Also in the clinic functions the Memory Center, conducted by Dr. Marieta Gabos Grecu, focused on the detection and diagnosis of dementia.

 Length: 2-6 weeks

Periods available: All year round.

Requirements: Romanian is the working language. Hungarian and English are spoken by the entire staff.

Accommodation:

  • With host: Possible, but arrangements need to be made.
  • Hospital residencies available: Possible, contact the local coordinator.

 

Timișoara

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Timișoara is well known as a pioneer city being the first European city to introduce horse-drawn trams in 1869 and the first European city and second world wide (after New York) to have electric street lights in 1884 and the first city free from the communist regime in Romania. Besides the cultural diversity, Timișoara also presents lots of opportunity for recreation and fun. The psychiatric clinic is named after the great psychiatrist Eduard Pamfil who worked there for many years. Mircea Lăzărescu, also a leading name for Romanian psychiatry, was the founder of AMRPR – supporting medical trainees in their education process and research. Today, the main goals for medical trainees remain the same: stimulating education and research, developing clinical and communication skills.

7. Adult psychiatry (Timișoara)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mircea Lăzărescu

City: Timișoara

Unit / hospital: Eduard Pamfil Adult Psychiatric Clinic

Address: I. Vacarescu, nr.21, Timisoara, jud. Timis

Website: http://www.psihiatrie-timisoara.ro

Description:

The clinic is part of the Regional Emergency Hospital and consists of an inpatient unit with a capacity of 90 beds. The clinic provides specialized treatment for acute and more difficult cases at an emergency ward. There are 3 lunch areas, equipped with a TV. For lesiure activities, the clinic provides a outdoor area, a gym and a separate lounge for art therapy and group therapy sessions monitored mainly by volunteers. A young team of psychiatric trainees with psychotherapy training started a program providing free sessions for hospitalized patients. The outpatient care unit consists of psychiatrists, psychotherapists, medical nurses and social workers that provide treatment monitoring and help with social reintegration of patients. Inspite of limited resources, our team is dedicated, highly qualified and friendly.

Length: 2-6 weeks

Periods available: All year round.

Requirements: Romanian is the working language. English is spoken by entire staff, also, some speak French and German.

Travel information: see above

Accommodation:

  • With host: No.
  • Hospital residencies available: Possible, contact the local coordinator.

Useful websites:
http://romaniatourism.com/timisoara.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timișoara

 

Contact

National coordinator:

Andra Isac

andra.isac@yahoo.co.uk

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Local coordinators:

Cluj: Ioana Stanescu

Ioana Ardelean

ardeleanioana110488@gmail.com

Cluj: Alexandru Stanescu

Alexandru Stanescu

alexstanesc@gmail.com

Bucharest: Cornelia Paraipan
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paraipan.cornelia@gmail.com

Adelina Dubas

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dubas_adelina@yahoo.com

Târgu Mureș: Laura Demijan

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laura.demijan@yahoo.com

Târgu Mureș: Tuzson Eszter

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tuzson.eszter@yahoo.com

Timișoara: Rosana Munteanu

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dr.rosanamunteanu@gmail.com

National/ local trainee organisation website:

http://www.amrpr.ro/