Peru (IFMSA Peru) - Lima (SOCEMURP)
Gynecology and Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine – Pneumology, Internal Medicine – Cardiology, Internal Medicine – Rheumatology, Internal Medicine – Dermatology, Internal Medicine – Hematology, Pediatrics /Surgery - General Surgery, Surgery - Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery - Thoracic Surgery, Surgery – Orthopedics and Traumatology
January, February, March, June, July, August, December
three meals for day
Host family

Vaccination: HepB , yellow fever, tetanus, influenza
Chest x-ray
PPD , Tuberculosis Test, Sars cov2 Test
Only clinical students after basic rotation (for SCOPE only). Freshmen and up (for SCORE) 
All specialties necessarily require that the incoming speaks Spanish at least at a basic or intermidiate level

In Internal Medicine you must need at least basic or intermediate Spanish because you need to communicate with patients. , , ,
Elisa Sarmiento Minaya

Lima, the main gateway to Perú, is a major city bustling with living history and movement. It is an ethnic melting pot, featuring pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern elements. The metropolis is also surrounded by every aspect of Nature: the sea, islands, mountains, desert and plantlife. Its various quarters feature a city of more than 8 million souls with an active nightlife and well-endowed cultural scene, as well as plentiful public transport and non-stop activities.

The Scientific Society of Medicine Students of the Ricardo Palma University (SOCEMURP) was founded on July 6, 2005 at the headquarters of the Faculty of Human Medicine of the Ricardo Palma University (FAMURP) in the City of Lima.

SOCEMURP is made up of 6 permanent committees that encourage the medical student of our house of studies to develop in a comprehensive way through the acquisition of tools, skills and resources from the scientific, academic and social projection fields; as well as promoting interculturality through its exchange programs in various cities around the world.SOCEMURP is currently a member of the Peruvian Student Medical Society (SOCIMEP) and the International Federation of Associations of Medical Students- Peru (IFMSA Peru), which has allowed us to broaden the outlook and opportunities for the students of our faculty.

Lima weather: Moist, fresh and desert. Lima's climate is subtropical.


Ricardo Palma University, founded on July 1, 1969, currently has 50 years of academic creation, and is going through the best moments of its institutional life.

Ricardo Palma is a social institution that represents society, it is its conscience, its soul and its lighthouse. And at the same time, it is their moral and intellectual reserve. It is a leading institution in that in difficult circumstances it must illuminate the path of knowledge.

We have completed half a century of pedagogical work, in the most organic sense of the term. We promote the interdisciplinary spirit, humanism and personal fulfillment as elements that are impossible to separate. Likewise, it is satisfactory to corroborate that new generations distinguish us with their vote of confidence, choosing one of our eight faculties as a guarantee of excellence:

  • Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Economic and business Sciences
  • Law and political science
  • Humanities and Modern Languages
  • Engineering
  • Human medicine
  • Psychology

The Ricardo Palma University has a Museum , The Museum of Natural History Vera Alleman Haeghebaert:
This room is intended for periodic exhibitions with variable themes, so that visitors have a continuous renovation of the Museum's attractions; This small room, separated from the main exhibition, offers an isolated area where both preserved and living biological material are exhibited.
Information about hospitals where the exchange take place.

And we also have a cultural center "Ccori Wassi" where great pieces of art or works from the faculty of architecture are exhibited.
You could fin more information about Ricardo Palma University (URP)  in the link below : 

The main hospital where the incoming may rotate is the Dos de Mayo Hospital. The Dos de Mayo National Hospital is the first Peruvian public hospital center administered by the Peruvian Ministry of Health, considered the first hospital in Republican Peru. It has its antecedents in the initiative of the Lima chapter of 1538 to find a hospital known as “Nuestra Señora de la Concepción”, which in 1553 was extended and changed its name to “Hospital Real de San Andrés”. In 1875, given the wide hospital needs of the Republic, the Dos de Mayo National Hospital was established in a new location.

A transcendental act in the medicine of Peru, had as its setting this hospital: the sacrifice of Daniel Alcides Carrión, which occurred on October 5, 1885. Carrión was a sixth-year student of Medicine at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, who in his eagerness to investigate the relationship between two apparently different ills, the Oroya Fever and the Peruvian Wart, infected blood was inoculated to study the development of the disease first hand. His sacrifice resulted in a great contribution, by specifying the nosology of the disease (it was the same disease); and many years later he was recognized as a Martyr of Peruvian Medicine and a National Civil Hero. Based on this heroic act, he came to recognize this condition as Carrión's Disease and on October 5, Peruvian Medicine Day is celebrated in Peru.


                    CASIMIRO ULLOA HOSPITAL                                               EDGARDO REBAGLIATI MARTINS HOSPITAL


We have Basic laboratory research project.

As an example, a successful project is antidiabetic and anti- inflammatory effect of some of our variety of plants in our country. We work with experimental animals (rats,  mice, rabbits)

The research projects are developed in our University Laboratories.


Your lodging will be at a host family, often is located closer to the Hospital. They will provide you at least two meals per day. They and your contact person will make your transportation to downtown and your hospital easy.
You could try “Pollo a la Brasa” in different restaurants like Pardos Chicken, Rokys, Villa Chicken, La caravana, etc.
You could also find different restaurant of “Comida Criolla”, you could try ceviche, cuy, cabrito, causa , different types of soups , etc.


You will be staying in the student's family home. You will have basic services: water, electricity, internet, etc. It is only asked to respect and comply with the rules of coexistence of the house in which you stay.

You must contact the LEO and the host as soon as you receive your reception card, you can ask any questions.



- Bus/combis. They are the most common means of transportation. The passage is around 2 soles (80 cents), be careful with your belongings inside the bus

- Taxis. They are expensive but safer and fast, you can take a taxi if you are late or at midnight for example.
There are taxi applications like uber and beat.

- Metropolitan and train, in which a card is necessary to pay the tickets, the passage is around 3 soles (1 dollar)


We have an excellent social program, with two activities per week, including parties, dinners, adventure sports, walks, cultural events, among others.

The student can schedule trips outside the city on his own, for which we can guide him. Peru is a country with a truly varied and beautiful culture!

Students can travel to Huaraz, Ica, Arequipa, Cusco, Puno and the jungle (they are our recommendations).



Plaza de Armas de Lima


The Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas of Lima, is the birthplace of the city of Lima, as well as the core of the city. Located in the Historic Centre of Lima, it is surrounded by the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop's Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace, and the Palace of the Union.

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Circuito Mágico de Aguas (Magic Water Tour)


he Magic Water Tour is currently the world record holder for the largest fountain complex in the world, consisting of 13 distinct fountains, many of which are interactive. All of the fountains are lighted at night, many with continuously changing color schemes.

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Barranco Distric

This is one of the most bohemian and beauitful districts of Lima, there is a walkway to the sea that runs through Barranco, called the Bajada de los Baños. Crossing over this walkway is the Puente de los Suspiros.


¨Friendship Park¨

This park is located in Surco district, you can walk through the park and see an artificial lake and if you want you can take a walk into a boat. Also you can take a train ride through the park.


Costa Verde

This is a beach circuit, It crosses the south central part of the littoral coastline joining the districts of San Miguel, Magdalena, San Isidro, Miraflores, Barranco, Chorrillos.

You can go to Miraflores´s beach and practise surf, there you find teachers and all the implements.


Most important places to see in the town and around the town.

Water fountain park

Parque de la Reserva is a beautiful park and a nice place to visit during the day but at night this park becomes truly magical. Once nighttime comes, their famous fountains light up and make for a truly spectacular sight. The entry fee is 4 Soles and it is well worth it to see these beautiful lights. If you are only spending one day in Lima, the fountains are the ideal choice for you.

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This district is probably the coolest place in Lima and the perfect escape from Miraflores for a couple of hours. Barranco has great historical architecture and a blooming art scene. At night, Barranco transforms into Lima’s party district with great restaurants and themed alternative bars for Peruvians and foreigners alike. One of the most interesting places to see, is Puente de los Suspiros. This bridge lies in the main part of the district where it connects two main streets. It is said that if you can cross the bridge while holding your breath, your wish will be granted.

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The Huaca Pucllana

Is an archaeological site located in the Miraflores. In 1984 it was officially inaugurated and in 1987 it was declared an intangible archaeological zone by the Peruvian state. The guided tours begin by exploring the lower parts of the pyramid where vessels and vestiges of ancient squares of the ancient inhabitants of Lima are observed. Inside the archaeological site is the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant with its chef Marilú Madueño and her proposal of Peruvian food with modern style. It is undoubtedly a different experience to try these modern versions of typical Peruvian cuisine while admiring the ruins of the ancient inhabitants of Lima. You can visit it day or night and the price of admission varies depending on this.

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 Museo Mario Testino is a not-for-profit centre established to contribute to Peru through the cultivation and promotion of culture and heritage.

Founded by Mario Testino in 2012, MATE (pronounced mAH-teh) aims to bring Peruvian artists and culture to worldwide attention, while offering the best of international contemporary art and photography to audiences in Lima. MATE facilitates this lively exchange through a dynamic programme of exhibitions, residencies, and events, alongside a permanent display of work by Mario Testino. MATE is committed to bringing the centre’s work to a wide audience through guided tours, workshops and talks, as well as offering training and resources as part of this expanding education programme.

MATE is situated in the heart of the Barranco district of Lima. Now a flourishing cultural quarter, Barranco was historically a popular seaside resort and home to many of Peru’s most prominent intellectuals, a past reflected in its superb architecture. MATE has written a new chapter in Barranco’s history by restoring a handsome 19th Century townhouse to its former glory and is engaged in filling it once more with colour and conversation.

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Monumental Callao
 Has become one of the most important tourist places in the first port.  It attracts visitors from different parts of Peru, and even from all Latin America.  This site combines history and art with various events and art shows by local and international talents. Monumental Callao is the space that connects old neighborhoods and places with a long past.  Among them are Real Felipe, Plaza Grau, Plaza Gálvez, the port, among others. The streets, full of lanterns and graffiti, tell the history of Callao to visitors on their own.

For a long time, these streets were abandoned and at the disposal of time; however, the corresponding State institutions have recovered each one of them.  "It is a space that embraces freedom with ‘neighborhood. And the truth is that we like that word.  Because neighborhood we are all.  A neighborhood with freedom to live and express itself without fear and without any limits other than respect and tolerance towards others.  Where the community is a source of inspiration to create and live again”, indicate the authorities in charge on the official website.
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The Miraflores Malecon is a park with paths that runs along the upper edge of the cliff of the Costa Verde that belongs to the Miralfores district. The view of the Pacific Ocean from the Miraflores Malecon has no discussion, it is beautiful.  For this reason, it is one of the things you cannot stop doing in Lima. And not only for its view but for its abundant green spaces, this boardwalk is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of Miraflores and in all of Lima, we guarantee it. Along the length of the boardwalk are parks, flower gardens, sports fields, exercise stations and monuments.  Everything so perfectly cared for that makes you want not to leave. In summer, people take advantage of a picnic or lie down on the grass enjoying the sun and the paragliders that abound in the place. On one side of the road, along the length of the boardwalk there is a bike path that you can use if you want to do the bike tour, which can be rented in Larcomar. On one side of the well-known Parque del Amor, exactly in the Antonio Raimondi Park you will see the paragliders taking off to land that fly over the entire Miraflores boardwalk.

For its cost, it is an activity that you do not want to miss, and you will also see Lima from a unique angle.



The Plaza de Armas in Lima, like the cathedral, was established by Francisco Pizarro in 1535, although it has undergone numerous transformations since then.  The Plaza de Armas has quite large dimensions and offers a feeling of freedom and tranquility thanks to the spaciousness it has as it lacks ornamental elements. Around it is the following buildings: The Government Palace of Peru, the Cathedral of Lima, the Church of the Sagrario, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Club de la Unión. The main square is open to the public 24 hours a day and is free to transit unless important ceremonies are held.



Escape form Lima
Swim with sea lions at the palomino´s island

Wildlife lovers can’t miss this adventure whilst visiting Lima – What better way to spend your day than by swimming alongside sea lions, spying birds and Humboldt penguins! The Palomino’s Islands are home to large colonies of seabird.
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Fancy discovering a unique desert oasis. Or the “Poor Man´s Galapagos” full of sealions and penguins? Take a short round trip from Lima to Paracas and Huacachina. Escape From Lima run 1 day, 2 day and 3 day short round day trips from Lima and are a great way to see and do a lot whilst basking in the all year round sunshine that exists south of Lima.
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