Exchange Conditions of IFMSA-Paraguay

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Good)
Required
Spanish
(Good)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
Spanish is the used language for communicating with pacients and people in general. That's usually helps in Internal Medicine.

Medical students usually speak english.
Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
Required level of studies
It is not mandatory for the exchange but helps to the tutor a lot if the students already pass the subject. Or at least if the student studies the subject before the exchange.
Graduated students allowed
No

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 8 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- Surgical Scrubs
Academic Quality
Students are required to bring his/her Student Handbook from his/her own National Member Organization and hand them to the Tutor the 1st day of the clerkship.

Students are required to attend 70% of the clerkship days in order to have access to a Certificate.
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
Surgical scrubs are required only if the clerkship is in a surgical or clinical-surgical subject.
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
Asunción is the capital of Paraguay, we have 3 SCOPE Active LCs there.

We also have, starting in 2015, one active LC in Coronel Oviedo, Caaguazú (UNCA), a city that is 100 km from Asunción and has lower resources than the capital's hospitals. This makes it a perfect place to practice Clinical and Familiar medicine clerkships.
Calendar Remarks
We will only accept calendar months.

Social program is available from February to September.

SCOPE Paraguay will provide a Social program with 2 activities per week, including museums, sightseeing and partying. It will depend on the SCOPE Team's availability.
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
LC availability may change according to the disciplines that are chosen and according availability of places for Incomings.

Family medicine, Internal medicine and Surgery-General are available in all 4 LCs.

The rest of the disciplines are available in the LCs of Asuncion.
General
Pocket money
No PYG
Boarding
- Host family
- Hospital
Lodging
- Host family
- Hospital
Social Program
Social program is available from February to September.

SCOPE Paraguay will provide a Social program with 2 activities per week, including museums, sightseeing and partying. It will depend on the SCOPE Team's availability.

The social program for the month of the clerkship will be given to the Incoming upon arrival.
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
http://exchange.ifmsa.org/exchange/scope/explore/conditions/view/69
Application Form
Deadline
3Months
Unilateral fee
300 USD
Payment details for unilateral fee
Payment will be made once the student arrives in Paraguay.
Visa requirements
Countries from MERCOSUR and from the European Union don't require visa for Paraguay.

All other countries need a Non-Resident visa.

To find a Paraguayan Embassy, please go here.

For more information, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
Please take care of the Visa issues for your incomings to have a good time upon arrival to Paraguay. Any doubts, feel free to contact us

Rodrigo Insaurralde Báez (NEO-out)  
neo.paraguay@gmail.com

 Rodrigo Insaurralde Báez(NEO-in)
n
eoin.paraguay@gmail.com
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 3(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Vaccination Card(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Police clearance report(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Curriculum Vitae
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Health Insurance(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
  •  The vaccine against yellow fever is mandatory for entry into the country.

  •  Also the vaccine against tetanus and the hepatitis B vaccine is a requirement in the hospital.

Insurance
  • As IFMSA Paraguay we require Health Insurance and Travel Insurance. However, this insurance CANNOT be arranged in our country, and should be arranged in your home country.
  • As NMO we do not ask for Malpractice Insurance thus the exchange student is not required to be insured for it, the Malpractice Insurance should be arranged in your home country if wanted.

Deadline
3 Weeks

Special remarks
If you have any trouble with the AF, Card of Documents or Deadlines, feel free to contact us and we will find the best way to work it out.

We accept Graduated Students.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
2 months prior to the incoming date.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
At least 1 month prior to the incoming date.
Cancellations
Deadline
1 Weeks
Special remarks
The cancellation must be informed at least one month before the exchange starts. It is important to notify the tutor and the hospital.
Substitutions
Deadline
1 Weeks
Special remarks
At least one month before starts the exchange. To be able to make the corresponding changes.
Additional Information
Update Date
07/25/2018 18:05
Validation Date
08/29/2015 00:00
Special remarks