Catalonia - Spain (AECS) - Girona
Anaesthesia, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Hematology, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Sugery, Urology, Ophtalmology
July, August
Student hostel with all the other incomings
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LEO Girona

is the capital of the Gironès region and the province of Girona. It is located in the northeast of Catalonia, at the confluence of the Onyar, Guell, Galligants and Ter rivers. The town is 100 km from Barcelona,

The faculty of Medicine of the University of Girona is located 5 minutes walking from the city centre.
The hospitals attached to it and where the practices are done are the Josep Trueta Hospital and Santa Caterina Hospital

There are 3 available research projects:
  -The role of intestinal microflora in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

  - Study of the vascular supply to the human sural nerve

  - Molecular basis underlying Sudden Cardiac Death

All the students will receive 70€ in concept of boarding.


The accommodation is in a university residence called RESA, in the Campus of Montilivi of the UdG. The residence is well communicated with the city centre by bus (lines1 and 2) and it is a mere 5 minutes from the city centre. It offers rooms with an equipped kitchen and private bathroom, in addition of the common areas, facilities and services of the residence hall.
RESA residence is fully equipped with:
- Single, double and triple rooms with all furniture tailored to your needs.
- Large number of places of accommodation on full board Monday to Sunday.
- Study rooms with conference tables for group work or individual.
- Living room, with large TV
- WIFI Internet access throughout the building.
- Dining room service (schedules adapted): buffet menus with several dishes to choose from.
- Community kitchen and dining room for the students.
- Housekeeping.
- Elevator to the upper floors.
- Laundry Service
- Air conditioning in public areas and heating throughout the building.
- Attention 24 hours.

Transport in Girona is accomplished by road, train, buses and plane.

1st day: from the airport to Girona

To arrive to Girona from Barcelona’s or Girona’s airport there are many buses and trains (aprox 1 hour and a half far), but don’t worry because your Contact Person will explain you exactly how to arrive depending on your flight arrival hour. They will pick you up at the bus or train station and bring you to the residence.

From the residence to the Hospital

The hospital Jospep Trueta is located in the north of the city whereas the student hostel is in the south. It is 4,2 km away from the residence. You can go by foot, bicycle or by bus. In this case, you have to take the line 2 (Trueta hospital direction). The stop is really near from the residence, about 1-2 minutes by walking from the residence. It takes to 20-30 minutes. And it stopped near the hospital.
Here I link the schedule of buses from residence to Trueta Hospital:
City’s transportation is based on the urban buses which cost 1,4 € one single trip.

Once in Girona

It has a very good communication to France (55 minutes by local train). It has also a good connection to Barcelona (It depends on the train you take that goes form 1hour or 35 minutes). The local ones cost 6€ one way more or less. The website of the train is this one

If your desire is to go to the coast the better choice is going by bus. Here it is the website of the buses and it tells you the time and the price. The prices are 8€ more or less, depending on the city you want to go.

You can also rent a car in the airport. Because Girona is linked to many highways, it is a good option if you want to go to the Pirineus Mountains. In fact, Girona is near a small hill (300m) but for two hour by car you can go to beautiful mountain and there is only three hours to arrive to Núria Mountains (2900m). Moreover, if you rent a car you can easily go everywhere in the Mediterranean coast.
Another option is to rent a bicycle; there are plenty of roads for cycling. In fact, there is a special road for bicycling that goes from Girona to San Feliu de Guixols (a Mediterranean Sea village). It takes about 4 hours by bicycle. Furthermore, Girona is a nice place to go walking in the city. And things are very near to each other.


We have such an amazing social program. It is up to you whether to follow our funny plans or not, but we definitely recommend it. We will go for a guided tour around our beautiful Girona, a three days trip to the capital city Barcelona, beach days in Costa Brava, big parties such as a summer carnival party, food and drink party, orientation games and infinite more other things! We will respect your ideas too so we can modify some social program days to make the best plans!

The contact persons will stay there for you and try to organize everything. We expect you have a great experience with us here in lovely Girona city!

  • The Cathedral
  • The walls
  • Les rambles
  • The Arabic baths
  • Girona it’s near the coast, so we extremely recommend visiting villages in Costa Brava (Cadaqués, Platja d’Aro, Palamós, Calella, Llafranch…)
  • Capital city Barcelona (35 minuts far from Girona by train).
  • Banyoles Lake (amazing landscapes around there)
  • Besalú- a medieval village
  • It has beautiful mountain, like “el Bassegoda” (1300m) o Núria (2900metres altitude)


Bring your white coat and your stethoscope. Wear clean shoes.

Girona uses EURO as a currency, like the rest of Spain which is part of the European Union.

The official languages are Catalan and Spanish.