2 (10 Dent Neurological Institute has entered into an agreement with the four Hungarian medical universities that teach medicine to provide 8 week credit-bearing senior electives to medical students who are in their 6th year of education (apply for the program during 5th year)

The rotations begin four times a year, approximately in July, September, and December of next year and March of the year following the next. The exact dates will be determined by HMAA (shortly after interview).

The purpose of the program is to facilitate the exchange of students as well as experience and knowledge between the involved medical universities. With this program the HMAA contributes and provides broad medical knowledge to young Hungarian physicians who are entering the Hungarian health care system.

This program is sponsored and managed by the Hungarian Medical Association of America, HMAA.

Students may take the following electives

Headache Medicine
Child Neurology
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Please note that these electives are subject to availability at the time of the rotation.



Students are expected to cover:

Round trip air transportation
Health insurance
Medical liability (coordinated by HMAA) is appr. USD 2-300 for 2 months
Meal costs (some Buffalo departments provide meal tickets for use in the hospital)
Students accepted for the program will contribute to their housing in the amount of 500 USD per month (1000 USD total)


Financial Support

Pallas Athéné Innovációs és Geopolitikai Alapítvány (PAIGEO): estimated 1210 USD support (per person for 2 months based on the 2022/2023 academic year stipend) for all the Hungarian* students who participate in the Buffalo Exchange program (no need for additional application).  – on HOLD until further notice.

Eligibility: Hungarian students (per academic year) who participate in the Buffalo Exchange Program and are from the Hungarian and English Language Program


Who can apply?

The program is open to students of all four Hungarian medical universities. Medical students who are in their 5th year of education at the beginning of September 2022 . Medical students with Hungarian heritage may apply from both the Hungarian and English language programs. Only HMAA members can apply for the exchange program (membership is free for medical students, for further information visit the HMAA home- page).

Deadline: applications must be postmarked by April 1st, 2023 by midnight.

Applications emailed later than this date will not be accepted.

Only online applications will be accepted.



All documents scanned or digital to be submitted as email attachments as ONE pdf file!!!!!!!!!

Completed Application Form
Letter of recommendation from the Dean (in English)
Hungarian and/or English credit transcript from year 1 onwards
Statement of the medical student status
Curriculum vitae
Letter of motivation/intent
1 passport size photo

The application must be complete or it will be rejected.

The virtual interview will take place on April 25, 2023. ( SE – International Directorate, Bp, Ulloi u 25 Room #220 -Dr Pop Marcel`s office)


How to submit your applcation


One copy to be emailed to:

Amanda C. McFayden, B.S.
HMAA Student Exchange Program Coordinator – Buffalo
Dent Neurologic Institute – Office of Dr. Laszlo Mechtler
Office: (716) 558-5668

Email: amcfayden@dentinstitute.com

One copy to be emailed to:
Zsolt Garami, MD

Co-Director HMAA Student Exchange Program

Email: zgarami@houstonmethodist.org

One copy to be emailed to:

Directorate of International Relations at Semmelweis University

Email: szlovak.judit@semmelweis-univ.hu
Address: 1085 Budapest, Üllői út 25.
Phone: +36 1 4591500/62697

One copy to be emailed to:
HMAA Hungary Chapter

Email: hungary@hmaa.org

Buffalo Application 2022.pdf