Peru (IFMSA Peru) - Lima (SOCIEM-USMP)
January, February, March, May, July, August, November, December
two meals for day, maximum three
Host family


Passport copy

Language certificate(*) These documents are required in the Application Form

Tuberculosis test(*) These documents are required in the Application Form


Students with basic Spanish  must go over an interview in order to verify their language level.

Spanish level good or excellent (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

3 months before the due date. In EXTREME CASES 2 MONTH BEFORE and with a letter directed to the Dr.Frank Lizaraso Caparó 

Must send curriculum vitae with formal photography, health certificate, certificate of proficiency in Spanish if not being native language, proof of approved courses, letter of motivation  to Dr. Frank Lizaraso Caparó. If the student has a basic Spanish level, they need to send their Skype Username in order to set a date for an interview. 

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Fabiana Meza

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Sociedad Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina Humana de la Universidad de San Martín de Porres (SOCIEM-USMP)! We are a group of medical students from different years and we work together in order to promote the different committees that IFMSA offers!. In SCOPE SOCIEM USMP we are always evolving in order to offer the best exchange you could ever have. We offer you the best Academic Quality, including tutors that have many years of teaching experience and also great hospitals where you can do your clinical clerkship.

Lima is the capital of Peru. It is one of the most interesting cities in South America with a beautiful culture and great people. It is located in a desert stripe between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. Lima's weather is between mild and warm. Temperatures rarely fall below 14 °C (57 °F) or rise above 32 °C (84 °F).Two distinct seasons can be identified: summer, from December through April; and winter from June through October. May and November are generally transition months, with a more dramatic warm-to-cool weather transition.

It should be mentioned that Lima is a very big and wonderful city so you will always have the opportunity to try different kind of activities and you will never be bored.


San Martin de Porres University was founded in 1962. It is a world-class tertiary education and research institution. USMP is always innovating with their teaching programs and the tutors and teachers are in constant preparation in order to be the best version of themselves.

We work with one of the most important hospital of Lima that is the Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza where the tutors are engaged in helping you and you will have the chance to practice your medical skills. Not only that, we also worke with others well known hospitals such as Hospital Nacional Dos de mayo, Hospital Nacional Hipólito Unanue and Instituto de Salud del Niño.


We have 5 research institutions: Biochemistry and Nutrition, Public Health, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Traditional Medicine , Institute of Aging, Infectology and Immunology.

The most successful SCORE projects are Analgesic effect of Peruvian medicinal plants and Diuretic effect of Peruvian medicinal plants.

Our Traditional Medicine institution has won many prices for their constant research on Peruvian plants .


2 time(s) per day or maximum 3 at Host family, at the cost of hosting association.


The Hosting family will be your second family. We are very meticulous when it comes to assigning a host so you don’t need to worry about the people that will be living with you. We work very hard in order for you to have the best experience not only in the hospital. You will have all the privacy that you need, a bed, closet, warm water, a tv and WIFI. We as Peruvians tend to eat a lot of meals throughout the day so you will always have snacks available and really delicious drinks.


As you may know or not know Lima is a very big city so we recommend you to use the public transport such as the buses , trains or the metropolitano. It is way cheaper than going to the hospital in a taxi, but don’t worry your contact person will help you learn more about the buses so you will never get lost.


In SCOPE SOCIEM USMP we want you to have the full Peruvian experience, that is why we offer you a very interesting social program.We usually work together with the different Universities in Lima in order for you to have the chance to meet incomings from all over the world! . The Social Program is your biggest opportunity to learn more about our beautiful country and also you will have a lot of fun and make many memories. We usually visit different museums, beaches, clubs and by the end of the month we offer you the chance to travel to Cuzco a great city with beautiful landscapes.


Plaza de Armas de 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.

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Circuito Mágico de Aguas (Magic Water Tour)


he 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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Barranco Distric

This is one of the most bohemian and beauitful districts of Lima, there is a walkway to the sea that runs through Barranco, called the Bajada de los Baños. Crossing over this walkway is the Puente de los Suspiros.


¨Friendship Park¨

This park is located in Surco district, you can walk through the park and see an artificial lake and if you want you can take a walk into a boat. Also you can take a train ride through the park.


Costa Verde

This is a beach circuit, It crosses the south central part of the littoral coastline joining the districts of San Miguel, Magdalena, San Isidro, Miraflores, Barranco, Chorrillos.

You can go to Miraflores´s beach and practise surf, there you find teachers and all the implements.


Come to meet us!!