Peru (IFMSA Peru) - Lima (SCIEM-UCSUR)
january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december
2 per day
student family home

Spanish (Good) Requiered for talking with patients. 
Vaccine for Hepatitis B, influenza
COVID-19 rapid test
It depends on the hospital and the specialty you choose. The use of the medical coat is mandatory (our university provides you with a medical coat, the day you visit the campus).
The certificate is performed when the LEO confirms that the incoming has made al least 80% of the exchange or 16 signatures of the doctor. In addition, you must comply with what the LEO requests in terms of documents to be filled (handbook, evaluation form) for the end of the rotation.
The rotation schedule can be flexible, while the professional exchange hours are fulfilled. , , ,

Lima is the capital of Peru, so here you could find all type of cultures because many people has travelled from another cities of Peru to Lima. The main airport is located in Callao, which is part of Lima, so you this is the first city which you will visit when you travel to Peru. Also you can go to another cities from Lima because there is a lot of ways you can travel (airplane, bus). Universidad Cientifica del Sur (UCSUR) is aprivate university located in the city of Lima, Peru. Our University forms leaders committed to human, social and environmental development. We offer quality education for the world of work, based on personalized education and the approach to your profession from the first cycle.

 The aims of SCIEM UCSUR are:

  1. Develop Excellent academic quality to students
  2. Promotion and guidance of research, giving facilities to start or to improve proyects.
  3. Cooperate in public health campaigns

The Universidad Científica del Sur (UCSUR) is a private university located in the city of Lima, Peru. Our university forms leaders committed to human, social and environmental development. We offer quality education for the world of work, based on a personalized education and the focus of your profession from the first cycle. It is focused on creating medical professionals capable of performing research and disseminating knowledge. We are committed not only to the protection of human life, but also to the solution of socio-environmental problems. Lima is the capital of Peru. It is a multicultural city located in the central-eastern part of the country. The main airport called "Jorge Chavez Airport" is located in Callao, part of the coast of Lima, this will be your first destination when you arrive and it is easier to travel to any other city from here, either by plane or bus.


In 1996, prominent representatives of the education sector, meeting under the presidency of José Dextre Chacón, decided to found a new university. After two years of efforts, on February 5, 1998, the National Council for the Authorization of University Operations (CONAFU) approved the operation of the Universidad Científica del Sur through Resolution No. 356-98-CONAFU. Its first Organizing Committee was chaired by the Peruvian wise man Dr. Fernando Cabieses Molina, who was the first Rector of the university. The first students of the university, the medical students, created a Facebook page, "Sociedad de Estudiantes de Medicina (MSS) EMH Fernando Cabieses Molina", in his honor.

We have many public hospitals where you can do your management:

  • Dos de Mayo National Hospital
  • Arzobispo Loayza National Hospital
  • Maria Auxiliadora National Hospital
  • San Bartolomé Children's Teaching Hospital

We also have agreements with military hospitals:

  • Naval Medical Center Hospital
  • Central Military Hospital

They are very good options to be able to achieve the rotations you want and see very interesting clinical cases. With doctors trained in teaching. In many of these hospitals, practices such as sutures in surgery, or Foley tube placement in internal medicine in patients, is allowed, with supervision of the medical tutor.

The Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo is the first Peruvian public hospital centre administered by the Peruvian Ministry of Health, considered the first hospital in Peru and America. It was founded by initiative of the Cabildo of the City of Lima in the year 1538 with the name of Our Lady of the Conception; In 1553 it changed its name to Real Hospital de San Andrés "and since 1875 it is called Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo.

The Arzobispo Loayza National Hospital is a public hospital in Peru administered by the Peruvian Ministry of Health. Founded by Peru's first archbishop, Jerónimo de Loayza in 1549 as the Hospital de Santa Ana, this hospital provided health services to the indigenous population and to women in need. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Public Charity of Lima undertook the construction of its current premises located on Alfonso Ugarte Avenue, near the Plaza Dos de Mayo, in downtown Lima.

The Maria Auxiliadora National Hospital is a level III Peruvian public hospital located in Lima and administered by the Ministry of Health. It is the most important hospital complex if we talk about the southern part of Lima, which attends to the emergencies of almost 8 southern districts and is the reference center for the provinces near Lima. It currently serves more than 1,707,000 policyholders. It has approximately 1,600 beds and 115 outpatient clinics. In addition, it performs more than 60,000 consultations per month. The National Teaching Hospital Mother Child San Bartolomé, with the establishment of the Republic became a military hospital. In 1961 it was transformed into a mother and child hospital. In 1988 it moved to the site it currently occupies, on the eighth block of Alfonso Ugarte Avenue. In addition to its mother and child-centred care function, it is dedicated to teaching and research.


We have implemented laboratories and a simulation clinic, open from Monday to Saturday. It receives any medical student who wishes to perfect or learn new techniques, with previous coordination with the university. For example, nasogastric tube placement, intravenous line placement, CPR, we even have a simulation room for deliveries and emergencies in internal medicine.


We offer a contact person and a host family. Both will be students from our university.

The contact person will await your arrival in the country and will help you to be better able to move from the hospital to your host family's home. He or she will also help you to get to know the capital a little better in your free time. Your host family will provide you with at least two meals a day and sufficient comfort for your stay in our country during your exchange.


Your host family will provide you with a private room, and the basic necessities (water, toilets, electricity and internet). They will also have considerations if you are a vegetarian or vegan.

However, you can discuss this with the LEO to resolve any other questions.


In Lima, transportation varied, the most economical and public way is by bus or "Metropolitano", which is a fast service and works by buying a rechargeable card.

We also have an electric train, which travels through a large part of Lima in a very short time. It works by buying a rechargeable card.

For longer routes there are taxis that can be ordered through a mobile application (uber, easy taxi, satellite, ect.), they have different rates. Local buses are also an option for shorter routes, adult fares vary from 1.00 to 3.00 soles, depending on the line you take.


This social program includes the NFDP (National Food and Drinking Party), where you will eat different types of Peruvian and international food. You will have to prepare a typical meal from your country (don't forget to bring some ingredients you need to prepare a typical dish). Also, the UAT (Upon Arrival Training), where we LEOS from all over Lima meet and give you more information about the routines in the capital and some travel options within our country. Our social program includes time to travel to other cities during the weekend and night club days.


We have many places which you must see in Lima:

Plaza Mayor, Parque de la Reserva, San Francisco’s convent, Monastery of Santo Domingo, the Cathedral, Real Felipe Castle, Kennedy Park, Larcomar, Huaca Pucllana, Barranco, most of them are included to visit in the social program, also we recommended to visit the difference museums in Lima.

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Parque de la Reserva



The cathedral