Spain (IFMSA-Spain) - Valencia
Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Surgery-General, Surgery-Maxillo-facial Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Surgery, Urology
1st-30th september, 1st-31st October, 1st-30th November, 1st-29th February, 1st-31st March, 1st-30th April, 1st-31st July, 1st-31st August
1 meal a day from Monday to Friday, pocket money
Student flat, Host Family
We require health insurance as well as a liability insurance (our hospitals ask for it).
Also a Police Clearance Report.
Carla Sanchez Hidalgo
Laura Navarrete Bullon

Come and meet Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, after Barcelona and Madrid. Its wonderful mediterranean coast, delicious paella and warm climate is what attracts most people to come to Valencia, however there is much more to discover!

Get to know the town's histroic centre, its festivities, the wonderful architecture, our great natural parks and of course, our health system and hospitals.

Enjoy the Valencian way of life, the people and the students... They will offer a unique insight into what living, studying and working in Spain is like, allowing you to expand your views of global health and what it really means.

Make the most of your experience here, you won't regret chosing this warm city and we assure you it will be something you always remember.


Universitat de Valencia, Facultat de Medicina i Odontologia. Historically, the Faculty can be considered as one of the most prominent Spanish Medical Schools for five centuries. In this time, it has been subjected to diverse social, economic, political and cultural factors. For this reason, the quality of teaching, the peak of its scientific production and its capacity for adaptation to the most renewing medical trends has changed over the years.

Having had teachers like nobel prize Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Faculty has over 1700 medical students.

The teaching hospitals which collaborate with us are:
-Hospital Universitari Doctor Peset
-Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe
-Hospital Clínic Universitari
-Consorci Hospital General Universitari de València


If you are interested in research you can’t miss the opportunity of working with some of the best researchers in the University of Valencia. Our available projects include from studying the morphologic characterization of neuroblastic tumours in the pathology department until immunomodulation in cardiometabolic disorders in the pharmacology department.

If you want to live a true experience inside a research laboratory working for science, this is your exchange.  

For further information about the available projects in the University of Valencia consult

We will provide you pocket money enough to eat 1 meal a day from monday to friday. Taking into account that you are staying in a host family or a student flat, where you have a kitchen where to cook, use your pocket money wisely and don't eat everyday out, especially near touristis places, where prices are quite high.
Ask us and we can give you some advice on where to eat for a good price!
A student flat is what we usually offer. We always try for the flat to be situated near the university, with easy access to supermarkets, and with public transport that's nearby too (although in Valencia we do a lot of walking).
You might also be lodged with a Host family, which is the best way to get to know our Valencian culture in depth.
Valencia has many ways of transportation. The best way of moving around the city is always on foot, getting to see all the secret corners Valencia has to offer. However, if you are tired or the place you want to go is far away, there are many other public transport options.

1. Underground and tram: We have 8 lines. You can move throughout the whole city, towns and villages nearby with this. They will take you to the beahc, the centre, the airport and wherever you might want to go. It isn't very cheap, but it is one of the fastest and more efficient ways to move around Valencia.

2. Bus: There are bus stops everywhere, and just like the underground, they can take you almost anywhere.

3. Valenbisi: Bicycles. Valencia has bike lanes almost everywhere, and moving around on a bicycle is a wonderful way to know the city. Go on a bike ride down in the River Turia Park, or around de city centre.

4. Taxis: Probably the most expensive option. At night, it is the best way to move around the city, if 4 people share a taxi it isn't that expensive, and when the underground is closed the taxis can be a life saver after leaving the clubs.

5. RENFE, AVE: For traveling to other cities in Spain or Catellon and Alicante the train is a comfortable and fast option.
Depending on the month you come to Valencia our social program will change.
In March we have the most important 'fiesta' in Valencia, and one of the most important in Spain: the Fallas. The city gets filled with people, food, colours and fireworks. So this month a lot of our social program revolves around this.
Every moth we do an international dinner, a tour around the centre of Valencia, a welcome party, we go to the beach, to the Albufera natural park...
In summer, visiting the various beaches around the Valencian community, and maybe even a trip to another city, to the natural pools of Montanejos.

You will not be bored, and if you want to visit Barcelona or Madrid, or any other city of Spain, we will help you as much as posible in organising your trip, making sure you have the best time posible.

Either way, our LEOs and contact persons are available for anything you need, and will also offer plenty of thing to do while you are here.
There are so many must sees in Valencia that you will never run out of new things to do. Hopefully a month here will be enough to see all the things Valencia has to offer, such as:
-Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
-The Cathedral and Plaza de la Virgen y la Reina
- Estación del Norte
- Old Churches
- La lonja de la seda
- Torres de Serrano
- L'Albufera
- Beaches
- Museums
- Market of Colon and Central Market
- Marques de dos aguas palace
- Gardens


During the school year some of the departments might be less available, due to students form our university having lessons in the hospital. Please take into acccount that if you come in the months that aren't summer, we might not be able to place you in these departments, although we will try our best to place you in your first option.