Peru (IFMSA Peru) - Trujillo (IFMSA UPAO)
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
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Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pediatrics-Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Traumatology, Urology, Plastic Surgery
january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december
40 SCOPE STUDENTS
4 SCORE STUDENTS
Host Family
Host family

Spanish basic or intermediate level
Departments with Doctors that speak English: General Surgery
Vaccine for MEASLES, CHICKENPOX, TETANUS, INFLUENZA, YELLOW FEVER, AND HEPATITIS, Tuberculosis Test, SARS-COV-2 Test, VIH Test 
Only clinical students, after basic rotation 
Clerkships start the first Monday and end the last Friday of each month. 
Some students could be invited to attend a nightshift

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LEOs
UPAO LEO
OVERVIEW

Trujillo, also called the City of Eternal Spring, is the most populous of northern Peru, It is the capital of the province and the department of La Libertad, located at an altitude of 34 meters and 5 km from the Pacific Ocean. This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimu cultures before the Inca conquest and subsequent expansion. We have the best Climate in Perú with an average temperature of 24-27 °C in summer and in winter 18-24 °C mostly doesn’t rain.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

UPAO (Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego) is one of the most important and biggest university of northern Peru, Founded on July 26, 1988, it is a private university that has differents careers, one of them is Human Medicine. Our Medical School was created on August, 1995; to obtain the medical degree takes six years been medical students and one of Intern.

Hospital Belen de Trujillo: Founded on May 11, 1551. It is one of the oldest hospitals in Peru. Is located in the center of Trujillo, closer to the main Square. is the reference hospital of the region, level III-I .

Hospital de Alta Complejidad Virgen de La Puerta: Founded on Dec 16, 2014. It is a national Hospital and is the most moderno of the region.

Hospital Victor Lazarte Echegaray: Founded on Jan 29, 1951. is one of the most important  hospital of the region, level IV .

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

We have Clinical Project without Laboratory work

As an example, a successful project is Nutritional screening and its association with outcome at discharge
Information about research center where the research exchange takes place.

The researches projects are developed in our University UPAO

BOARDING

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

LODGING

You will be staying in the student's family home. You will have basic services: 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 as soon as you receive your reception card, you can ask any questions.

TRANSPORTATION

The easiest way to get to the city is by airplane or bus (in the bus we recommend CRUZ DE SUR, LINEA, ITTSA or some VIP service, for the safety of your luggage).

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION:

- Local buses: Adult fares range from 1.40 to S/. 1.50, depending on which line you take.
- Taxis: have different rates. It depends on how far you want to go. There is not taximetro. There are applications like Easy Taxi or InDriver as well.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

We have an excellent social program, with one activity everyday during Monday to Friday, and we left free the weekend for travel, we have lot of turistic places closer tu Trujillo that you should visit!. The Social Program includes parties, dinners, adventure, sports, walks, culture, beach, surf, and more activities!!

The student can schedule trips outside the city on his own, for which we can guide him. Peru is a country with a truly varied and beautiful culture!

Students can travel to Huaraz, Arequipa, Cusco, Puno and the jungle (they are our recommendations).

MUST SEE

CHAN-CHAN

 

Trujillo is close to two major archeological sites of pre-Columbian monuments: Chan Chan, the largest adobe city in the ancient world. The archaeological site still expresses truthfully the essence of the monumental urban landscape of the former Chimú capital.

 



More information: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/366

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Chan

 

 

“HUACA DEL SOL Y DE LA LUNA”

 

The Huaca del Sol is an adobe brick temple built by the Moche civilization (100 CE to 800 CE) on the northern coast of what is now Peru. The temple is one of several ruins found near the volcanic peak of Cerro Blanco, in the coastal desert near Trujillo at the Moche Valley. The other major ruin at the site is the nearby Huaca de la Luna, a better-preserved but smaller temple.

 

 

More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaca_del_Sol

 

 
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

CONACHE

 

Conache is a peruvian town located in Laredo District about 14 km from Trujillo city in La Libertad Region. This is set in an ancient place, which belonged to the mochica culture in the pre-Inca era. This town has sandy lands, and is washed by the Moche River, allowing currently an agricultural and livestock acceptable level. It also has remains of the ancient agriculture, and paved channels, in the area called "The Devil's pocket."

 

 

More information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upvkp0c55EY

 

 

Look at the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXNV371208w