Peru (IFMSA Peru) - Lima (IFMSA - UNMSM)
Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Tropical Medicine, Infectious Disease, Neurology and subspecialties, Dermatology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery-General Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery - Orthopedics, Traumatology, Urology, Otorhinolaryngology, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics
Student family home (two meals for day)
Student Family Home

Students must have passed successfully the discipline corresponding to the department they have applied


Some additional documents will be requested

All specialties necessarily require that the incoming speak Spanish at least at a basic or intermidiate level.

A medical coat must be worn in hospital services, the use of a surgical suit (scrub) will be necessary if the tutor requires it or the specialty requires it (for example, surgery).

Standard documents

-       Curriculum vitae

-       Vaccination record (Hepatitis B)

-       Other recommended vaccines:



Recommended for

Destination where it is recommended


Travelers who have never had chickenpox

The whole country

Hepatitis A

All travelers

The whole country

Hepatitis B

Travelers who will have long-term contact with the local population

Amazonas, Loreto, San Martín, Ucayali, Junín, Madre de Dios

Yellow fever

Travelers in jungle areas below 2300m

Amazonas, Loreto, San Martín, Ucayali, Junín, Madre de Dios


- Medical tests for: HIV - AIDS, PPD - Tuberculosis (TBC)

- Travel and Accident Insurance Policy: The entire contract , , ,

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) is a public university located in the city of Lima,Peru. It is the most important and representative educational institution of the country, as well as officially the first Peruvian university and the oldest in America.

All faces, cultures and flavors of Perú converge on Its capital, Lima. Dubbed the city of kings for its Spanish founders in 1535, it became the jewel in colonial America. Lima. The main airport of Perú is located in Callao, which is part of Lima, so naturally this is the first city you will get to know once you arrive to Perú.  You will be able to travel to other cities from since you have many ways to travel.


The UNMSM is considered the most important and representative Peruvian institution of higher education due to its tradition, prestige, quality and selectivity. It has being qualified and recognized as one of the main centers of scientific and social research in Peru. It ranks consistently in the first place at the national level in several annual editions of university rankings such as the University Ranking of Peru.

The renowned UNMSM is home of the San Fernando medicine school, which has been through history, staying updated and keeping an appropriate academic level, is the first School of Medicine of Peru. Its history goes back to the first professors of medicine aligned among the first ones who ever dictated in the University of San Marcos in the sixteenth century, after the creation of the Royal College of Medicine and Surgery of San Fernando in 1811, and finally to its official establishment as faculty on October 6, 1856 by the Dr. Cayetano Heredia. The faculty also receives colloquially the name of "Faculty of Medicine of Lima". San Fernando sends abroad and receives students from abroad through the "Student Exchange Section" (SIE), approximately 40% of its graduates carry out their postgraduate studies abroad.

We have many hospitals where you can make your clerkship, the most importants are:

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

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

The Edgardo Rebagliati Martins National Hospital, formerly called Employee Hospital, is a Peruvian public hospital center located in Lima and managed by EsSalud. Together with the Hospital Guillermo
Almenara Irigoyen is the most important hospital complex of social security in Peru.Currently, it serves to more than 1,707,000 insured. It has 93 medical specialties, 1,600 beds and 115 outpatient clinics. In addition, it performs more than 60,000 queries per month.

The National Hospital Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, formerly called Obrero Hospital, is a Peruvian public hospital center located in Lima and administered by EsSalud. From its beginnings, the Obrero Hospital or Almenara was the first medical center of Peru where the medical specialties were differentiated. This incident made him the pioneer and driving force behind most of the medical advances in our country. It leads, for example, the field of organ transplants. In 2000 he performed the first liver transplant; In 2007, the first complete lung transplant; And in 2009, the first multiple organ transplant (one pancreas and one kidney).

And we have others such as Hospital Daniel Alcides Carrión, Hospital San Bartolomé, Hospital Pediatrics Emergency, Institute Nacional of Heart, etc. We offer the best academic level with recognized doctors.




Your lodging will be at a host family, which is often located close to the Hospital. They will provide you at least two meals per day. Your host and your contact person will make your transportation to downtown and your hospital easy.


You will be staying at the student's family house. You will have basic services such as water, electricity, internet, etc. It is only asked to respect and comply with the rules of coexistence of the house in which you stay.

You must contact the LEO and the host as soon as you receive your reception card, you can ask any questions.


We have three main transportation systems with determined routes:

  1. Metropolitano (articulated buses) : It has stops near Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen and Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza

    1. You have to get a card in which the credit is saved
    2. Card price: S/. 4,50 nuevos soles
    3. Price for a ride: S/. 2,50 nuevos soles
  1. Línea 1 del Metro (electric train) : It has stops near Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo and Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen
    1. You have to get a card in which the credit is saved
    2. Card price: S/. 5,00 nuevos soles
    3. Price for a ride: S/. 1,50 nuevos soles
  2. Sistema de corredores complementarios (buses) :
    1. You have to pay in cash
    2. Price for a ride: S/. 1,20 - S/ 1,70 nuevos soles

Also we have independent taxis and buses with different routes and prices, you can ask your contact in order to choose the best option.


We have a great social program organized with other LCs in Lima to be able to create a better experience.

The social program includes:

-Welcome dinner: where you will eat different types of Peruvian food.

- International dinner: where they will prepare typical food of their country; Do not forget to bring some ingredients necessary to prepare the typical dish.

-Social activities: where possible clubs and places will be proposed to spend pleasant moments.

- Travel Programming: where travel packages will be offered to know the outskirts of Lima. Especially the most tourist areas of our country.


We have many places which you must see in Lima:

Plaza de Armas of Lima


The Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas of Lima, is the birthplace of the city of Lima, as well as the core of the city. Located in the Historic Centre of Lima, it is surrounded by the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop's Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace, and the Palace of the Union.


Parque de la Reserva


The Parque de la Reserva in Spanish is a park located in downtown Lima, in Peru. Built in an irregular shape, it is located between two of the city's principal streets, the Paseo de la Republica expressway and Arequipa Avenue.


The Magic Water Tour, inaugurated July 26, 2007, currently comprises the property of the Park of the Reserve. The Magic Water Tour is currently the world record holder for the largest fountain complex in the world, consisting of 13 distinct fountains, many of which are interactive. All of the fountains are lighted at night, many with continuously changing color schemes.


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Circuito Mágico del Agua (en el Parque de la Reserva) con los incomings de Febrero 2018



The Larcomar is a shopping center in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru. It is frequently visited by international tourists, as well as by locals from Miraflores and other parts of Lima. It is located on Avenida Jose Larco, and it is along the cliff next to the ocean, thus the name Larcomar. The Larcomar has indoor and outdoor areas, includes a cinema, bowling lanes, a food court, museum, tourist shops, Tony Roma's, T.G.I. Friday's, and Chili's restaurants, book stores, clothing stores, and electronics stores. It is directly across the street from the Marriott hotel.


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