Spain (IFMSA-Spain) - Santiago de Compostela
- Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Ambulatory Care and PreventionAnaesthesia - Dermatology - Dermatovenerology - Emergency Medicine - Epidemiology - Family Medicine - Forensic Medicine - Geriatrics - Gynaecology/Obstetrics - Hematology - Immunology - Infectious Diseases - Intensive and Critical Care - Internal Medicine-Cardiology - Internal Medicine-Endocrinology - Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology - Internal Medicine-General - Internal Medicine-Hematology - Internal Medicine-Invasive Cardiology - Internal Medicine-Nephrology - Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology - Internal Medicine-Pulmonary - Internal Medicine-Rheumatology - Microbiology - Neurology - Nuclear Medicine - Oncology - Ophthalmology - Otorhinolaryngology - Paediatrics - Paediatrics-Surgery - Pathology - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Primary Care - Psychiatry - Radiotherapy - Respiratory Medicine - Sports Medicine - Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery - Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery - Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery - Surgery-General - Surgery-Maxillo-facial Surgery - Surgery-Neurosurgery - Surgery-Orthopedics - Surgery-Plastic Surgery - Surgery-Thoracic Surgery - Surgery-Vascular Sugery - Traumatology - Urology
September October November February March April and July
We provide one meal per day (from Monday to Friday)
University dorms, Student flats, Hostels.
In SCOPE exchanges, some departments require the knowledge of Spanish, such as General Surgery, Cardiology and Endocrinology.
Beatriz Rodríguez -
The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James The Great, now the city's cathedral , as destination of Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century. In 1985, the city's old town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
The population of the city is around 95.671 inhabitants. About 21% of the population always speaks galician, 15% always speak in spanish and the rest use both interchangeably.
Santiago is the site of the University of Santiago de Compostela, established in the 16th century. Within the old town, there are many narrow winding streets full of historic buildings. It's divided between the new town ( a zona nova in Galician) and the old town (a zona vella). Radiating from the centre of the city, the historic cathedral is surrounded by paved granite streets, tucked away in the old town and separated from the newer part of the city by the largest of many parks throughtout the city, the Parque da Alameda. 

In Santiago, we have mild an overall nice climate. In summer, temperatures go around 20-28ºC (68-82.4F) and in winter, temperatures decrease to 8º-10ºC (46-50 F). Also in the winter, it rains a lot and it's a little bit windy (rarelly snows) but in the summer it's hot (although not as much as in the south of Spain).
University: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

- Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Santiago CHUS
- Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela
- Hospital Provincial de Conxo
- Hospital Gil Casares
- Hospital Psiquiátrico de Conxo
ur investigation guidelines (IDICHUS) are focused in the following areas: Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Neuroscience, Oncolody, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Pathology, Digestive, Nephrology, Hypertension and Hematology.
We're also part of the national network of biobanks of the Consorción de Apoyo a la Investigación en Red (CAIBER), which coordinates nationaly the CIBER of Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition (CIBERRobn), and participate in 7 investigation theme networks:
- Neurovascular cooperative investigation network: RENEVAS
- Cardiology investigation network: REDINSCOR
- AIDS investigation network
- Renal investigacion network: REDINREN
- Spanish network of Multiple Esclerosis: REEM
- Inflammation and rheumatic diseases investigation network: RIER
- Primary Care Investigation network: REDIAPP

The projects we have available this year are and they will be taking place in IDIS (Health and Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela).
- Bioengineering in a tumour niche
- Obesity: molecules, regulation and clinics
- Pneumology: from besides to the bench
- Adipose tissue-vessels: cross-talk in coronary artery disease. New biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
- Biobanking and translational research
- Genetic, Vaccines, Infections and Pediactrics - Basic techniques in pediatric infectious diseases research.
- Molecular characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells in human metastic colorrectal cancer
- Rapid methods of prevention, diagnostics and therapeutic treatment of polycistic kidney disease (PKD): "PKD - iagnostic test" and a cystogenic in vitro model of animal explants

For each project, it is required a minimun of 4 weeks of assistance.
Almost every project is available all year, except during the month of August.
The project Pneumology: beside the bench is not available from 15th July - 15th August and the project Molecular characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells in human metastic colorectal cancer is only available during the month of July
In some projects, clinical content may be involved and therefore, you will need to interact with patients.
You are required to get in touch with the tutor in charge of your project to prepare for the exchange before you arrive (reading required bibliography).

We'll give you pocket money (70 euros)
University dorms, student flats, hostel.
The Airport (SQC) is located 16 km from the city. We will arrange someone to pick you up but, if we can't you can reach the city by bus (from Freire company). The price of the trip is 3 euros. (

The company is called RENFE  ( The station is located in Rua do Hórreo. Telf: +34 981 59 60 50 or +34 902 240 202. 
There are different types of trains:
Long distance - there are 3 trains that have direct connection every day with Madrid (TALGO and Expreso). There is also one that communicated with Bilbao and Hendaia. With only one transfer you can have direct access daily to Barcelona, Hendaia, Portugal, Paris and almost every national city.

Regional - Each hour there are trains for the main locations in Galicia such as A Coruña, Vilargarcia de Arousa, Pontevedra and Vigo. You can also communicate with Portugal. There's a continuous direct connection with Ourense.

Transcantabrico: its panoramic train that travels across the north and northeast of Spain. It is also called "Green Spain" and goes from San Sebastián, through Pais Vasco (Basque Country) to Santiago de Compostela.

Address - Estación de autobuses San Caetano, s/n Santiago de Compostela. Telf: +34 981 587 700 . It communicates with the main cities of Galician, spanish and european cities.
Long distance - Enatcar International (Intercar/Alsa Dainco): it has connections with Madrid, Gijón, Bilbao, Irán, Zamora, Salamanca, Cáceres, Sevilla, Cádiz, Algeciras, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland. Telf: +34 902 422 242.
Socitransa: it has connections with Belgium, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Romania and Portugal.

Inside Galicia:
Freire. Main destinies - Santiago's airport and Lugo.
Monbus. Main destinoes - A Coruña, Vigo, Pontevedra, Ferrol, Vilagarcia de Arousa, Cambados, O Grove, A Toxa, Noia, Muros, Betanzos, Ferrol and Ourense
Arriva. Main destinies - Fisterra and Costa da Morte
The local committee will work in order to give you the best time of your life. We will show you all about Santiago de Compostela . There will also be a visit to the North of Portugal. We will have an international dinner so, if you can, bring something from your country :)
Anyway, we will create a Facebook group or a WhatsApp where we are going to post all of the news!
Santiago is famous because it is the end of the Camino de Santiago, which is a few number of ways that the peregrines use to come to Santiago mostly by foot, most of them do this for religion and other come to santiago just for the experience and enlightnment that is crossing Spain by foot, seeing the beautiful fields and cities on the way. It has a lot of tourists and if you visit us you will also see a bunch of peregrines from all the different parts of the globe, especially during the summer. Santiago is a safe city with great deal of activities and summer parties. Whether in the old town or the new town, party-goers will often find themselves following their tapas by dancing the night away.
For more information about Santiago de Compostela:
We do not accept pets, family members or friends.
If the students doesn't have the papers for our insurance coveres in time (6 weeks before the clerkship), the clerkship will no longer be guaranteed. 
We have the right to expel the student from the clerkship if there are any signs of: inadequate behavior, lack of professional posture or lack of interest