ODEM (Dominican Republic) - UASD, Santo Domingo
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
965040
3455
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency
All except December and January
10 SCOPE STUDENTS
3 SCORE STUDENTS
2 per working day
Student flat or hosting family
There's no specific conditions.
LEOs
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OVERVIEW
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 General Plaza de la Salud
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Not Avaliable.
BOARDING

The boarding will be provided in the assigned hospitals and if necessary complemented by the LC.

LODGING
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.
TRANSPORTATION

The most used form of transportation in the Dominican Republic is by private car.

 

    The 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 without the metro card.
  • Bus: .50 cents of a dollar.  (25 dominican pesos)
  • Public Cars: .50 cents of a dollar. ( 25 dominican pesos)
SOCIAL PROGRAM
Coordinates on each exchange bases.
MUST SEE

Must-see destinations

  1. 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.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
None.