Brazil (IFMSA-Brazil) - Universidade Estadual do Maranhao - UEMA
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
165000
175
General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology
January
1 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Host Family, Student House or Hospital. At least one per day
Host Family or Student House
Be patient and friendly
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LEOs
Kaiza Vilarinho da Luz / Thiago Augusto Rocha Matos
OVERVIEW

Caxias is a municipality in the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil

It is the fifth largest city in the state, with a population of 165,000 inhabitants and an area of about 5,150 km2

The Brazilian poet Gonçalves Dias was born in Caxias

It's 5 hours by car or 6 hours by bus from the capital São Luís (largest city of the Brazilian state of Maranhão). The capital is located on Ilha de São Luís (Saint Louis' Island) in the Baía de São Marcos (Saint Mark's Bay)

The city of Caxias is known as a "land of crystalline waters", standing out as a "future bearer city", because in its surroundings, many municipalities gravitate, being a region with a rich water table, a lot of vegetation and experiences a tropical monsoon climate from January to July with a dry season from August to December.

During the year warm to hot temperatures and abundant equatorial sunshine prevail. 



UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Maintaining strong bond with the community, facilitates the extension and brings with it the need for research and teaching at the same time.

Form a doctor committed to the community, set in the public health system, finding solutions with available resources, knowing the behavior of the network and committed to the health of the community.
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
We do not offer research exchanges.
BOARDING
Host Family, Student Flat or Hospital
LODGING

The incomings are alocate in students flat house, family houses or republic houses, where students share a house and create a family bound. They will have their own bed and will be provided with one bathroom that can be shared or not, and internet acess, on the house or on the college.

TRANSPORTATION
GET IN: It is easier to take a flight to Teresina (Piaui state) and than take a bus - It's only 66km far from Teresina.
You can take a flight to São Luis too (capital of Maranhao state), but it's 360 km far from here.

GET AROUND: The city is not that big. It's easy and cheap to use the public buses to get aroung the city.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
We organize social programs according to the number of the incomings and the period of the year (if its winter or summer, for example). For more informations, please contact us.

NFDP- A party with all incomings, where we exchange some typical local foods and drinks. At The Food and Drink party you get to try some Brazilian dishes and share with us your culture! Besides that in {colocar cidade} you can also find Clubs, Pubs, Bars.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Bring your own white coat and stethoscope. You have to respect Brazil's norm NR 32: do not use accessories, wear closed shoes and tie your hair.

Be welcome to Caxias
You can check our page: https://www.facebook.com/Comit%C3%AA-UEMA-IFMSA-Brazil-167886896678951/