Brazil (IFMSA Brazil) - UFC- SOBRAL
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
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Surgery-Neurosurgery, Medical Clinic
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, February, March
12 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Host Family, Student Flat or Hospital
Host Family or Student Flat
No Specifical exchange conditions besides IFMSA BRAZIL's
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LEOs
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OVERVIEW

Sobral is a municipality in the state of Ceará, Brazil.

Sobral is the fifth largest municipality of Ceará, after Fortaleza. Its economy is based on agriculture, services and some manufacturing industries. The city has two public universities (Universidade Federal do Ceará, with a medical school, computer engineering, electrical engineering, finance, economy, dentistry, psychology and teaching music) and the Universidade Estadual do Vale do Acaraú, and also has two other private colleges, Faculdade Luciano Feijão, Unopar, Ieducare, and Inta − a theological institute. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sobral.

The city became internationally known as the place where the first astronomical observation of a solar eclipse on May 29, 1919, by a team of British scientists led by Sir Frank Watson Dyson was offered as the first proof of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, which had been published in 1916. The town's "Museum of the Eclipse" celebrates this event. There is a monument at the museum marking the location of this solar eclipse, erected in honor of a planetarium in the Patrocinio Square.

The climate is hot and dry, with an average temperature of 30 ( it's more) degrees centigrade.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

The Medical School / UFC-Campus began its activities in Sobral on April 2, 2001 at the Centre for Health Sciences, Campus of Derby, the State University Valley Acaraú - UVA Dean of the Professor. José Teodoro Soares. Aware of the magnitude of the challenge, but taken for determination and with the full support of the Direction of the Medical School in Fortaleza, in the person of Professor. Henry de Holanda Campos began the course with 40 students passed the entrance examination and counting of 2000.2 with eight teachers and a technical-administrative server.


The University Way of Teaching: Traditional

The design of the Medical School is in tune with the techno-scientific modernity and becomes a cornerstone of medical education at the Federal University of Ceará, UFC. Explicit effort, ability to articulate, seriousness and flexibility in order to form a professional that meets the challenges of contemporary reality.

Founded on May 25, 1925 by visionary Don José Tupinambá Fleet, Santa Casa de Misericordia de Sobral is a vanguard institution and became the mercy of their comprehensive services, not only for the medical-hospital as well as assistance social development across northern state of Ceara,a Ref's centera. Hospital philanthropic and regional character, has 92% of its installed in the service of the Unified Health System, serving a population estimated at more than 1,500. 000 inhabitants from 55 municipalities.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
No research exchange available yet.
BOARDING

The host student or family will provide at least one meal per day / the hospital will provide it.

LODGING

the incomings are alocate in students flat house, family houses or republic houses, where students share a house and create a family bound. They will have their own bed and will be provided with one bathroom that can be shared or not, and internet acess, on the house or on the college.

TRANSPORTATION
Easily accessible by bus from Fortaleza (several companies, every hour, 4 hours journey), or, in the other direction, Teresina.
Go to Fortaleza or Teresina by Plane
In the city you can use bicycle, taxi, or bus transport, witch is in development.
SOCIAL PROGRAM

NFDP- A party with all incomings, where we exchange some typical local foods and drinks. At The Food and Drink party you get to try some Brazilian dishes and share with us your culture! Besides that in Sobral you can also find Clubs, Pubs, Bars.


Every Thursday there parties rhythms local and national, and sometimes on the weekend, also. There are bars and restaurants with local foods, several snack bars.

MUST SEE

Sobral has its share of colonial architecture. Mostly its churches, notably the cathedral, and also along the Avenida Dom José. More modern lines can be found along the river, including the Biblioteca Municipal, built on the grounds of an old cat food factory.

 

DOM JOSÉ Museum

SÃO JOÃO Teather

Sé's Church

CASA DA CULTURA

NOSSA SENHORA DE FÁTIMA Arch

ECLIPSE Museum

JERICOACOARA Beach - 150km away (transportation with daily departures to beach)

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Bring your own white coat and stethoscope. You have to respect Brazil's norm NR 32: do not use accessories, wear closed shoes and tie your hair.
Welcome to Sobral!