Brazil (IFMSA-Brazil) - Belo Horizonte - FAMINAS-BH
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
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Gynecology and obstetrics, Medical Clinic, geriatrics, Infectology
August 2017, November 2017
4 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
One meal a day
In the residence of one of the committee members
Do not forget to bring your stethoscope, white coat and the printed version of the Student Handbook.
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LEOs
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OVERVIEW
Belo Horizonte is the capital city of the state of Minas Gerais and is the country’s third largest metropolitan region. It is also one of the country’s main business tourist destinations. Belo Horizonte has a surprising and simmering nightlife, able to cater for a great variety of tastes.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Faminas-BH (Medical School)
Vila da Serra Hospital
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
BOARDING
Our typical food is rice, beans, meat, cheese breads and coffee. The state of Minas Gerais produces a series of traditional foods from the land. ‘Pão de queijo’ (cheese bread), ‘polenta’ (a kind of porridge made of cornmeal), chicken with okra, pururuca style piglet, Minas style tutu (a dish prepared of beans, bacon and manioc). Abundant from breakfast to dinner, the cuisine of the state is known throughout Brazil. 

“Feijoada”, is the most popular dish of Brazil. The specialty essentially takes smoked pork, sausage and cuts of pig’s feet, tail and ears. Served in a clay pot is served with white rice, pork rind, flour, cabbage, orange slices and red pepper sauce made with the juice of the beans.

Brigadeiro is considered the authentic Brazilian sweet. It is a mixture of condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter which cooks until it thickens. Then it is wrapped and covered with chocolate sprinkles.
LODGING
Accomodate at IFMSA Brazil member's or other students house.
TRANSPORTATION
Its possible to get to our city by car, bus, train or airplane.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
Bars and pubs.
MUST SEE
The nice views from Topo do Mundo restuarant, cool bars and see our turist points in the city/capital.

Inhotim – (56 km from Belo Horizonte)
The Inhotim Institute was devised in the mid-80s. In 1984, landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx visited the venue and provided a few suggestions and recommendations for the gardens. Since then, the landscape project grew and went through several changes. Inhotim’s artistic collection includes around 500 pieces of work, from over 100 artists, from 30 different countries. The garden collection is today better represented by groups with good landscape and phylogenetic value. In all, there are over 4,700 species, representing 181 plant families, 953 genera and approximately 4,300 vascular plant species. Such diversity makes Inhotim a very unique place.
Address: Rua B, 20 – Brumadinho/Minas Gerais
Telephone: (31) 3571-9700/ 3571-6638/ 3223-8224
Website: http://www.inhotim.org.br
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 09:30am to 04:30pm, Saturday, Sundays and Holidays from 09:30am to 05:30pm. Free admission on Tuesdays. An entry fee is charged on the other days.
Transport – Viação Saritur – Platform F2 at Belo Horizonte Coach Station - leaving at 09:15am from Tuesday to Friday and returning on 04:30pm. Weekends and holidays, the return journey takes place at 05:30pm.

Pampulha Complex
Developed in the 1940s, the Pampulha Complex is a bold and modern compound, made up by Saint Francis Church, the Art Museum, the Ballet House and the Yacht Tennis Club. The buildings were designed by Oscar Niemeyer, with panels by Portinari, landscaping by Burle Marx and sculptures by Ceschiatti, Zamoiski and José Pedrosa. This innovative nature and proposals had an influence over Brazilian modern architecture. More recently, other attractions were incorporated to the complex, such as the Mineirão Stadium, the Mineirinho, the Pampulha Ecological Park and the São Francisco Basin Aquarium.
Address: Avenida Otacílio Negrão de Lima - Pampulha

Ouro Preto - (100 km from Belo Horizonte)
Built in colonial times, Ouro Preto’s urban outline is integrated into the landscape and the town is home to several prominent monuments. All of this resulted in the town being the first Brazilian site to be inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List. The old Vila Rica (Rich Villa) was founded in the end of the 17th Century. Rich in history, art, culture, religion and politics Ouro Preto has been the setting of important happenings that stood out in the national development process. Considered the most important town during the gold cycle, Ouro Preto is home to several baroque buildings that serve as examples of humanity’s creative genius and the place’s cultural tradition.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Incomings must bring white coat and stethoscope.