Spain (IFMSA-Spain) - Malaga
Radiology, Pneumology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cardiovascular surgery, Internal Medicine - General, Anesthesiology, Oncology, Digestive surgery, Traumatology, Endocrinology, Thoracic surgery, Pediatrics, Dermatology
July, August, *Natural month calendar only*, Our social program which can be read down below is only going to take part in months July and August
1 meal per day
Student dorm
It is very important to have at least B1 level of spanish in case you want to go to the Hospital with the most departments and advantages.
The student will have to bring his own white coat and stethoscope. No relatives accepted and Facebook "Aemma Mlg"
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Today the capital of the Costa del Sol is the 6th largest city in Spain and has more than half a million inhabitants. Málaga was originally founded by Phoenicians who called it Malaka (which means "fish salting place"). Its rich history spans over 3,000 years and boasts a heady mixture of Roman, Muslim and Spanish cultures - each which has naturally left behind its own distinct imprint. It was particularly under the Roman and Arab rule that Málaga enjoyed many prosperous centuries in the areas of commerce and architecture. This prosperity can be seen in the Roman amphitheater found next to the Moorish Alcazaba fortress sitting in the hills near a Muslim palace known as Gibralfaro. Malaga has many parks, bars, museums, churches and endless narrow streets. A walk through the city is a good way to get to know it and enjoy what it has to offer. The commercial Calle Marques de Larios is surrounded by enticing plazas and streets, as well as the magnificent Malaga Cathedral. Stroll through the areas of San Agustin and La Judería to experience the quaint tranquility of their Moorish-style streets. Then enter Plaza de la Merced, where you will find numerous museums and churches that attest to Malaga's post-reconquest Spanish presence. Malaga is also the place where Pablo Picasso was born, so visitors can visit and explore the museum dedicated to him there. Each year like every city and town in Spain, Malaga celebrates the local festivals and the Semana Santa (Holy Week) which is noted as one of Spain's best.

The climate is temperate, with average temperatures of 22ºC (74ºF) and 19ºC (65ºF) in winter thanks to the mountains that protect the coast from cold northern winds. However, being positioned on the coast the temperature can reach over 30ºC during the summer months.

In short, Malaga is a unique sea port city filled with an enticing mixture of historical, architectural, and cultural attractions.

We have three main hospitals: 
- "Hospital Quiron", which offers the most departments if you have an appropiate spanish level. It is just about 20 minutes from the residence by metro. The metro is very cheap and comfortable.
- "Hospital Clinico", it is located near the Medical faculty.
- "Hospital Regional Carlos Haya". It easy to go by foot from the students residence (about 15 minutes aproximately, if not you can take a bus)

We are also working on signing contracts with new hospitals so we will be able to offer more of them so you can do your practices.

-Pathological Anatomy
Boarding is insured one time per day. We shall give you 90 euros of pocket money.
Here, all the incomings will stay in a quite comfortable residence located near the University. Its name is "Alberto Jiménez Fraud". 
In this residence, incomings would be able to use WiFi and will find things for cooking in their rooms. However, incomings have to take into account that they won't be provided with food.

In Malaga, people move from one place to another by bus mainly. Nevertheless, it's convenient to use the metro if you want to go to the Bus Station for example (In fact, there is a metro station in front of the residence, so incomings will use it a lot).

We offer a wide Social Program in which you'll be able to visit different coastal villages and cities (such as Nerja, Mijas, Marbella...) near Malaga as well as enjoy the beaches. Moreover, every year we offer a visit to two of the most famous cities in Spain: Sevilla and Granada (where we would visit the Alhambra, which is really worth visiting).
In Málaga there are many monuments and places worth visiting:

- La Alcazaba.
- The Castle of Gibralfaro. Both of them are free on a Sunday.
- Picasso Museum. Free on a Sunday as well.
- Famous Larios Street
- Botanical Garden. 
- The harbour (Muelle Uno).
- Málaga Cathedral.

And near Málaga you´ll have the opportunity to visit as we said below: 

-Marbella (Port Banús, Marbellas´ Old Town and its beaches)
-Mijas (a lovely archquetype spanish village) 
-Feria (only in August, this Málagas typicall Fair celebrated once per year)
Málaga's gastronomy is heavily influenced by the sea thus many typical dishes contain fish and other types of seafood. Vegetables are also a big part of the mediterranean diet along with fruit, especially oranges, and of course the healthy Gazpacho of Andalusia. Don´t forget to try our famous Andalusian Tapas!! And of course Málagas typicall Espeto( roasted sardines).