Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Emergency Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine-General, nternal Medicine-Hematology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Paediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Primary Care, Paediatrics-Cardiology, oncology
All except January and December
10 SCOPE STUDENTS
2 SCORE STUDENTS
2 per working day
A hosting family or student flat
There is no Specific Exchange Conditions. They are the same as stated in our Exchange Conditions, go to our ExPlore page.
The Dominican Republic is situated on the eastern part on the island that together with Haiti forms Hispaniola. After Cuba, the Dominican Republic is the second island in size and population among the Caribbean countries. The island is covered with kilometres of the most beautiful beaches as well as a lot of mountainous areas. In the central highlands you can find the Pico Duarte (3175m) that is the highest mountain of the Caribbean area. This is one aspect of the Dominican Republic from which you can conclude it is a country of contradictions. One moment you are laying on the beach in nothing but your beachwear and the next moment you can be hiking in the mountains with your winter clothes because temperature really can decrease to around the zero.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Hospital Infantil Robert Reid Cabral
Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia
Hospital Salvador B. Gautier
Hospital Moscoso Puello
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
The boarding will be provided in the assigned hospitals and if necessary complemented by the LC.
The beautifull city of Santo Domingo will have its arms open, also the kind people that will be your host will make you feel right at home.
The most used form of transportation in the Dominican Republic is by personal vehicle.
Even though public transportation is widely used, but it has to be done with the proper guidance because it’s easy to get lost. As for the cost of public transportation:
Taxi: 4-5 Dollars ( 180-200 dominican pesos)
Metro of Santo Domingo: .75 cents of a dollar (20 dominican pesos with the metro card and 35 pesos dominican pesos without the card)
Bus: .50 cents of a dollar. (25 dominican pesos)
Public Cars: .50 cents of a dollar. (25 dominican pesos)
The social program include a welcome dinner, a trip to "La Zona Colonial" plus additional local trips (discos, museams, beaches etc)
Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo is considered the oldest city in the New World and in La Zona Colonial (or Colonial City) its rich culture and history can be appreciated. In the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, you can walk through cobblestone streets and appreciate the Spanish colonial architecture, music, art, museums, restaurants, gift shops and much more.
Isla Saona, La Altagracia. The Saona Island is a tropical island that is a national reserve and part of the East National Park. Excursions to this island are organized daily in catamarans or motor boats.
Bavaro-Punta Cana. Located in the easternmost point of the Dominican Republic, Bavaro-Punta Cana is well known for its 32 km of white sands and clear water beaches. Here you will find amazing beaches, balnearies, ecological reserves and luxury hotels.
Los Tres Ojos, Santo Domingo. Los Tres Ojos (or The Three Eyes in English) is a limestone cave in Santo Domingo that has 3 fresh water lakes. These caves used to be inhabited by Taino Indians, who were the first inhabitants of the Hispaniola island. The cave is open from 9 am to 5 pm.