Mexico (AMMEF) - Tepic
Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology-Obstetrics
July, August, December, January
2 per day
Host Family or Department

White Clothes

White Coat


Send previously to your arrival two formal pictures with white background to the LEO

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Diego Oregel
Javier Ledesma

Tepic is the capital of the state of Nayarit, in western Mexico. The core of the city is the tree-lined main square, dominated by the neo-Gothic cathedral of Tepic. Nearby, the Juan Escutia Museum House tells the story of the young national hero who died fighting US forces in 1847. The Regional Museum of Nayarit, housed in an eighteenth-century adobe building, includes exhibits of pre-Hispanic artifacts. Several trails go up the hill of San Juan, located to the west. The temple of the cross of zacate and its annexed convent, the Municipal Palace and the Cathedral which is unique in the world that has its two bell towers symmetrical with each other located in front of the main square and the town hall. In the main square or plaza de armas, buildings of 19th and early 20th century architecture can be seen. It is from this point where you can find the Turibuses; buses with a classic design of the nineteenth century that make tours in the city and beyond. Between the historical places, they are: the houses-museums of Juan Escutia and Amado Nervo, Regional Museum of Nayarit, Cultural Center of the Five Towns (ex-Hotel Palace), Gallery of the Plastic Nayarita (ex-Hotel Palace), Center of Contemporary Art "Emilia Ortiz" (Casa Aguirre), Las Ruinas de Jauja. The Historical Center is also an attraction of the city.View of the Ruins of Jauja. The colony Zitacua (Tender corn) is a Huichol neighborhood. You can also go mountaineering in the inactive Sangangüey volcano and in Cerro de San Juan, located 21 kilometers away. Also Cerro de la Cruz is considered a good tourist place. To the north of the capital is located "El Mirador del Águila" on the hill of San Juan, where you can see the coastal plain of the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Occidental. The city has hotels from economy class to 4 stars. Also in it is the largest dancing fountain in Latin America, located in the Metropolitan Park.Tepic is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Nayarit.

It is located in the central part of the state, at 21°30′30″N 104°53′35″W / 21.50833°N 104.89306°W / 21.50833; -104.89306. It stands at an altitude above sea level of some 915 meters, on the banks of the Río Mololoa and the Río Tepic, approximately 225 kilometers north-west of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Nearby are the extinct Sangangüey volcano and its crater lake. Tepic is the primary urban center of this rich agricultural region; major crops include sugarcane, tobacco and citrus fruits.

The city was founded in 1542. In the 2005 census, it reported a population of 295,204 people. Its surrounding municipality of the same name had a population of 336,403. The municipality has an area of 1,983.3 km² (765.8 sq mi).


The Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit is a higher education institution with the responsibility assigned to professionally train youth, generate knowledge linked to social development and disseminate humanistic culture, artistic manifestations and technological and scientific innovations. It is made up of individuals from diverse socio-economic, cultural, political and ideological backgrounds, but mature intellectually and morally to discuss, confront ideas and act within the framework of civilized and consensual rules, conferred by society, which guarantees their autonomy and administration of their resources. In the Academic Unit of Medicine, physicians are trained who respond to the demands and expectations of health of society, under ethical and scientific principles, with a humanistic philosophy and culture of respect for the environment. El Hospital Civil "Dr. Antonio González Guevara" de los Servicios de Salud de Nayarit (SSN) is a hospital with the similarity of the rest of the health institutions in Mexico, it was designed to provide acute and non-chronic and preventive curative care, there that its facilities and human resources tend to ineffectiveness when this phenomenon occurs and exceeds the specific characteristics of hospital care. It is a concentration hospital in the state, of short and medium duration stay, with several medical specialties, it has teaching support for training of basic specialties with an installed capacity of 130 census beds and 25 non-census beds.


Two meals per day in the Hospital.  Dinner is at the expense of the exchange student.


Usually, you will stay at the home of a local medical student at our university and with your family. In case of not being possible to stay with a host, a department will be obtained for the stay during the established time.


The place in which you will stay, always are going to count with basic household services, such as:

  • Gas
  • Potable water
  • Drainage and sewerage
  • Electricity
  • A bed

We as local committee can’t accommodate persons outside the exchange student (NO boyfriend, girlfriend, friends, family, pets, etc.)

Tepic has an international airport located 16 kilometers from the city, it is located in the town of El Pantanal, in the conurbated municipality of Xalisco, it does not have public transport that reaches its facilities, so its access is only in private vehicle and taxi service (the cost of taxi service varies depends the distand between 40 and 50 pesos MNX). The airport is named in honor of the poet Nayarit Amado Nervo and is managed by "airports and auxiliary services" that depends on the federal government. In terms of road, the Pacific international highway from north to south and several neighborhood roads with a length of 337 kilometers, including the toll road with 39 kilometers, stand out. Account with a Central of Buses where trips are made towards the interior of the municipality, State and all the Republic.

The city of Tepic and its surroundings have a good number of attractions for those who want to explore this beautiful region. Here there are museums, lakes, waterfalls, springs and natural landscapes of great beauty. In addition, one hour west of Tepic extends to the Pacific beaches. Explore this provincial city full of beautiful and green landscapes! Throughout your stay in Tepic you can visit the most characteristic places in the area, among them we present the following options: ·         City centerOne of the most beautiful attractions of Tepic is the architectural architecture of several buildings in the center of the city, built between 1760 and 1884. Among the most outstanding are the Regional Museum of Nayarit, the Asylum of Elders Juan de Zelayeta, the Hotel Imperial and the Barracks of the Fixed Infantry Company. They also include the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (neo-Gothic style), the Government Palace of the State, with its spectacular murals by José Luis Soto and Casa Fenelón. In the first square of the city is the Plaza de Armas, with its ornate quarry hemicycle. ·         Temple of the Cross of ZacateA place you can not miss, because it is the home of the famous zacate cross, considered miraculous by a large part of the population. It is a cross-shaped area with natural grass, whose origin is unknown, as it was not planted by anyone or receives irrigation water. ·         MuseumsThe city of Tepic has several museums housed in beautiful neoclassical buildings. The Amado Nervo House Museum has different rooms that celebrate the life and work of this poet. The Juan Escutia Museum House exhibits in its three rooms paraphernalia of this character that played a symbolic role in the history of Mexico. In the small Museum of Visual Arts Aramara, you will find a beautiful contrast between the modern image garden it houses and the variety of modern paintings, sculptures and photographs exhibited there. Finally, the Emilia Ortiz House Museum shows works of excellent level of diverse local and international artists. ·         Cerro de la CruzCerro de la Cruz is an important attraction in Tepic, since from the top of this you have panoramic views of the city. At the top of the hill there is an explanation with three crosses, similar to the hill of Corcovado in Brazil, but on a smaller scale.

  • SAN BLAS Distance: 43 KmThe historic port of San Blas is a warm place where the beauty of the tropical vegetation and the tranquility of its beautiful beaches, the history of the people with which they combine with pirate attacks, colonial expeditions and glorious battles for the independence of Mexico.To find something to eat, you can visit the beach El Borrego, 2 km from the center of San Blas, where you will find several restaurants on the beach.       
  • BAHÍA Y MUELLE DE MATANCHÉN Due to a newly opened highway and pier, Matanchén Bay has become one of the most important tourist spots in the state.Just 20 minutes from Tepic, there is a place where you can take long walks on the beach to enjoy beautiful sunsets and enjoy the best of local cuisine, such as the exquisite tossed fish, the diablad shrimp or the mojo shrimp Garlic. Similarly, we recommend enjoying the traditional banana bread, coconut bread, cocadas or any of the delicacies prepared according to recipes typical of coastal communities nayaritas.

Previously to your arrival you have to send to the LEO two formal pictures with white background, Proof of Enrollment, Student Record and C.V.

Clinical rotation: From Monday to Friday, time can be varied depending on the area, but never more than 8 hours per day.

Not everybody in the hospital speak English, so you have to speak basic Spanish for having communication in the hospital and with patients. But do not worry we’ll always be there to help!

In our country as a medical student you have to use a WHITE UNIFORM (School or hospital), so please bring your complete UNIFORM; this include white shirt, white pants, clinical shoes, white coat and men should wear tie (doesn´t matter the color); Also bring your scrubs, especially in surgery areas.