Colombia (ASCEMCOL) - ASEIMUQ - Universidad del Quindio, Armenia
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
568473
16500
Internal medicine, Pediatrics, emergency medicine, neurology
February til June, August til November
40 SCOPE STUDENTS
15 SCORE STUDENTS
1 meal per day
Host Family
For the  clinical clerkship you will need a medical gown,scrubs, stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, reflex hammer.
When you arrive, must to present the original documents even all the vaccines and&
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LEOs
Universidad del Quindio LEO IN ASEIMUQ
Heine Realpe
OVERVIEW
Armenia, the capital of the Department of Quindío, is an amazing jumping off point to explore a territory that UNESCO declared a World Heritage Site in 2011: the Coffee Culture Landscape of Colombia. This city was founded on October 14, 1889 and is well connected by road with other cities where coffee culture is an important part of daily life.
In Armenia travelers can come into contact with the coffee culture in local estates and learn more about the cultivation of this emblem of Colombia. There is much to do near the capital of the Department of Quindío: you can practice adventure sports, sail down rivers, and visit a botanical garden to see many beautiful butterflies.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
We are part of the University of Quindio, we make most of our clinical practices in the  Hospital Departamental Universitario Del Quindío San Juan De Dios.
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
-Clinical characteristics and evaluation of diagnostic tests for Colombian children  with congenital Toxoplasmosis.
-Anti-tumoral activity of novel antimicrobial peptides from the dung beetle Oxysternon conspicillatum.
BOARDING
Family home. at the cost of  hosting association. 

 Coffee is the base for several different drinks and food in the Quindío cuisine. Some of the typical food and drinks are:
  • Salentune Patacón, which is made with plantain, smashed in a thin layer, fried and covered with grounded cheese and pineapplesauce
  • Quindian arepa filled with shredded chicken and pieces of pig chicharrón
  • Cocora, which is a baked trout
  • Maduro, which is a broiled plantain filled with cheese and Bocadillo (thick guava jam)
  • Roasted gurre
  • Guatin stew
  • Coffee wine (obtained from fermentation of coffee berries) with flavor similar to coffee liqueur
  • Coffee arequipe
  • Corn chicha fermented in a large pottery recipient containing a horseshoe to enhance the flavor
  • Carajillo, a typical cocktail made of one part of hot coffee, one part of sugarcane aguardiente and cinnamon sticks
LODGING
At Family home. at the cost of  hosting association.
TRANSPORTATION
Public transportation is not very expensive , it is best to  use taxis.This ones are prompt and reliable,tiping is not mandatotry or usual.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
We agree a social program along with the exchange students , upon arrival according to their pleasures. The students of the LC collaborate  as companions  for the  social program activities.
MUST SEE
http://www.uniquindio.edu.co/
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia,_Colombia