Macapá is a city in Brazil and the capital of Amapá state in the country's North Region. It is located on the northern channel of theAmazon River near its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean. The city is on a small plateau on the Amazon in the southeast of the state of Amapá and has few land connections to other parts of Brazil. The equator runs through the middle of the city, leading residents to refer to Macapá as "The capital of the middle of the world." It covers 6,407.12 square kilometres (2,473.80 sq mi) and is located northeast of the large inland island of Marajó and south of the border of French Guiana.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
The Medical School's facilities include anatomy laboratories, physiology and pharmacology, microbiology, biochemistry, pathology and parasitology, morpho functional, computer and simulated practice, as well as classrooms for the implementation of the tutorials and conferences and an auditorium. The practical activities take place in the municipal and state of health or in private units and SUS units where there is university agreement, such as the hospital São Camilo and São Luís.
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
There aren't any available research projects at the moment.
The host student or family will provide at least one meal per day / the hospital will provide it.
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.
Most flights connect in Belém. A taxi from the centre can be negotiated at R$ 15.
Boats from nearby Santana can take you to Belém(24 hours), Santarem (40 hours, hammock R$ 125, cabin R$ 250) andManaus(5 days), among other smaller destinations.
There are buses to Oiapoque on the border of French Guyana. Travel time varies greatly with the rains though is approximately 11 hours in the dry season. 3 departures per day.
Apart from buses, mototaxis are the cheapest means to transport. A mototaxi from the bus station to the centre costs approximately 7 - 10 BRL (c. 15 BRL in a taxi). From the centre to the Monument to the Equator a taxi should cost approximately 5 BRL.
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 Macapá You can also find Clubs, Pubs, Bars. In the Restaurant Dona Flor, (road between Macapá and Santana). Very good. Right on the river. As you eat you can see the river and the people that live there.
There is a very good ice cream shop on the wharf near the Fort in the centre o town. At night there are many stalls along the sea front near the wharf that serve hamburgers, fried foods and regional fare.
Armazem, (Some 15 blocks west of the center). Lively Sunday evenings until late hours
Fortress of St. Joseph. Inaugurated in 1782 to protect Brazil from foreign invested by the Amazon River. It is heritage listed by IPHAN and is very well preserved. Inside you can visit the different spaces, see guns in cast iron, enjoy the view of the Amazon River and visit the temporary exhibitions. On the outside you can see the structures and visit the archaeological excavations.
Fort Park. Beside the fortress, the park has a boardwalk watching the river, play area for children, fountain and lawns. Trapiche Eliezer Levy. Pier on the Amazon River, the complex of Beira Rio which has options of bars and restaurants. You can eat in the existing restaurant at the pier end, overlooking the Amazon river and the fortress. Currently under construction, scheduled for delivery in for December 2007. One can walk the pier on a tram.
Apa 's Curiaú , located 8 km from the quilombo remaining centro.Área and environmental preservation . The community preserves many traditional celebrations , such as Marabaixo . You can also sample traditional ginger ale , drink made from rum and ginger . The beauty of the marshlands , which are created buffalos , is best appreciated at the time of full.
There are a number of small beaches around the city, particularly popular on Sundays. The easiest to access is Fazendinha, with direct buses from the centre.
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. No shorts or skirts are allowed in the hospital either, so the student must bring pants. Welcome to Macapá and embrace our experience on health in Amazon!