1. How can I book my accommodation ?
Please book your accommodation once you receive confirmation for your elective by sending your total length of stay to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org once you have the dates available. Payment details will be sent to you upon approval of the booking. This is on a first-come first served basis, as the accommodation places are limited.
2. How can I find out more about the health form ?
Email the Medical Electives Office on email@example.com if needing more information regarding the Health Form.
3. What do I need to bring with me?
A stethoscope and a white coat. You do not need to bring linen if you book accommodation with the MMSA. Do bring your swim wear and beach towel if planning to go to the beach.
4. Will someone pick me up from the airport?
Yes. Please send your flight details at your earliest convenience so we can organize your pickup. A taxi driver waiting for you with the MMSA logo and/or your name, he will be the one doing your pick-up to our apartments. If for any unusual circumstance you do not manage to see our logo, kindly check just outside the airport doors for a yellow cab from Dial-a-cab, and this should be your taxi.
5. Do I have internet access?
All students will be given an account to access internet from libraries and wife internet on Medical School. But students accommodated at MMSA Apartments will also have free unlimited wifi access in their apartment.
6. What are my hospital hours?
You are required to be at hospital from 8am until around 2pm, from Monday to Saturday. This varies with consultants so please ask your consultant on your first day.
7. Is Malta safe?
Malta is a very safe country but do be on your guard. Do not trust people blindly, do not leave property unattended when you go to the beach and do not take lifts from strangers. Basically use your common sense.
8. What about electricity supply?
The voltage is 240 volts and three-pin square British style plugs are used.
9. What are the means of public transport available?
There are public buses, which run mostly from 0530hrs till 2300hrs and very irregularly during night time. The cost for a day ticket is €2.50. Click here for more information, connections and schedules, or otherwise, use the directions feature on Google maps.
There are also special double-decker tourist buses which go around the places of interest in Malta and you can hop on-and-off.
Taxis are also available but they are more expensive. Make sure you agree on a price before boarding a taxi.
10. What is the currency used?
11. Can I exchange money?
Yes, you can exchange the major foreign currencies at all bank branches. There are two on the University of Malta premises, next to Mater Dei Hospital. ATMs are available so if you have a VISA bank card, you will be able to withdraw money.
12. What is the weather like?
The winters are cold (around 10 degrees Celsius).
The summers are very hot and humid with temperatures rising up to 35 degrees. Do get sun block cream, hats, seek shade and keep hydrated during this season. For more information refer to Malta Weather
13. What do I need to wear for hospital?
At all times, please keep in mind that you are in a hospital and you must be respectfully and decently dressed.
Women: no short skirts or low-lying neck lines. Jeans are not allowed either. Please dress smart.
Men: shirt and trousers is good enough, though a number also choose to wear ties. No jeans or running shoes are allowed.