Bolivia (IFMSA Bolivia) - Universidad mayor de San Simon
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
1500000
1600
Medicine Internal, Surgery-General, Emergency Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Paediatrics
From March to November
10 SCOPE STUDENTS
1 SCORE STUDENTS
Host family, Student flat, Student hostel.
Host family, Student flat, Student hostel.
Languages       
Spanish        (excelent)      Required
 
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http://ifmsa-bolivia-umss.com/
LEOs
Dirsse Asteria Antezana Gonzales
OVERVIEW

Cochabamba, also known as “The city of the eternal spring” or “The city garden”; It´s a beautiful, wonderful and warm city in Bolivia, Cochabamba is the gastronomical capital of Bolivia, our food has been recognized nationally, internationally.  Furthermore we have wonderful and beautiful views, even our climate is perfect for an amazing experience for any activity.

There are some town and cities around Cochabamba that is worth to visit:

  • Quillacollo for “Feast of the Virgin of Urkupiña”
  • Tarata beautiful picturesque city that can make a trip relax.
  • Toro Toro where we have a gorgeous National Park whit the same name. Land of dinosaurs and caves, you´ll love this experience.
  • Villa Tunari and the nearby Carrasco National Park, offers tropical fauna and flora and some extreme sports.
  • Pairumani, an ecotourism park, which crosses unforgettable landscapes, besides a lot of adventure and perfect place to camp.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

In Bolivia there are good medical installations, but the quality of the services that provide and availability are not the best.

For the most part, we have hospitals and clinics run by the state, which are characterized( depending on the level of attention) for having the basic medical equipment needed and for being very crowded, which leads to wait a long time for medical attention. Sometimes some of the medical facilities are not equipped to handle the most serious conditions that need higher technology equipment.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

The Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Mayor de San Simon (UMSS) and Biomedical Research institute (IIBISMED) promotes health research with equipped laboratories whit and excellent investigators in different medical areas.

Maybe if you show motivation when you work whit them, other doctors could include you in other research projects to work whit them. You are going to learn a lot from the knowledge, experience and dedication of our investigators.

BOARDING
Host family
LODGING
Host family
TRANSPORTATION

Cochabamba has service at the Jorge Wilstermann International Airport of different airlines such as Boliviana de Aviación (BOA) and Amaszonas that have national and international flights every day and Ecojet and Military Air Transport (TAM) that usually have national flights.

In terms of land transportation, all cities of Bolivia have bus stations where there different lines of buses whit different broad schedules of trips depends where you want to go, if you use this kind of transportation in the night we recommend to you use “Leito” bus for a comfortable trip..
SOCIAL PROGRAM

We guarantee one of the best SOCIAL PROGRAMS, which is offered upon your arrival.

It includes:

  • Walking around the city
  • Visit to the Cristo de la Concordia and the cable car
  • Portales Palace
  • Museums
  • PAIRUMANI Ecotourism Park
  • Places and regional parties (ACCORDING to the arrival date)
  • National foods and drinks
  • Bars and clubs in the city
  • Visit to nearby villages of the valley: TARATA, CLIZA, PUNATA, QUILLACOLLO.
  • VILLA TUNARI tropic of Cochabamba

- We have a national food and drink, a party in which our localia is responsible for showing the diversity of our beautiful country, both culturally and gastronomically.

And, of course, try the delicious COCHABAMBA cuisine in different restaurants in the city.

Our localia is characterized by having a very qualified, friendly and willing to help staff, as long as your experience in Cochabamba - Bolivia is unique and meets your expectations.

If you wish, you can travel to other cities in the country such as LA PAZ, ORURO POTOSÍ, SUCRE, TARIJA. or NATIONAL tourist places such as SAL UYUNI, TITICACA LAKE, TIAHUANAKU, TORO TORO NATIONAL PARK, JESUITIC MISSIONS

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WELCOME TO COCHABAMBA, THE GASTRONOMIC CAPITAL OF BOLIVIA


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