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Cluj – Napoca

Cluj – Napoca is an important medical centre in a county with old and rich history. It was the 2015 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).

Cluj Napoca

1. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY PROGRAMME

Supervisor: Conf. Dr. Lupu Viorel

City: Cluj Napoca

Unit / hospital: Child and Adolescence Psychiatry Clinic

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

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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 hospitalisation.

The multidisciplinary team is comprised of child and adolescent psychiatrists, paediatricians, 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. GENERAL ADULT PSYCHIATRY PROGRAMME

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

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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 stabilisation 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 stabilised/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 hospitalisation. 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.

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

 

Local coordinators:

Sergiu Mihu

mihu.sergiu@gmail.com 

 

Cătălina Petrașcu

catalina.petrascu@gmail.com