Natal, the capital and biggest city of Rio Grande do Norte state, was founded in 1599 around Potengi River. It is known for its natural beauty, beautiful beaches, dunes, lagoons and coconut trees. It is also known as "City of the Sun", because the Sun shines almost everyday. Besides all that, Natal was once recognized as the South America's city with the most pure air to breathe, and has one of the most gorgeous coastlines in Brazil, about 400km long.
The health institutions officially related to Universidade Potiguar are:
Casa de Saúde São Lucas;
Maternidade Divino Amor;
Hospital do Coração de Natal;
Centro Integrado de Saúde.
Depending on the chosen department, incomings may have part of their internship presented at other institutions.
Contact our local coordinator to check current research projects.
Located virtually at sea level (169 feet), with favorable weather and geographic conditions, Greater Natal International Airport in São Gonçalo do Amarante is 30 km (19 mi) from Natal.
Buses are the cheapest way go move around Natal. It is possible to get passes or magnetic cards to pay before hand, but usually it is easiest to pay the conductor. There are big buses, micro buses and vans, all driving along the same streets, all charging the same prices.
All the main touristic spots within Natal are well served by buses. People may expect to travel standing up on the big buses (not so with micros and vans). Typical waiting time is 15 min during the peak hours, and up to one hour.
And yes, we have Uber if needed.
Natal has some popular touristic points such as: Ponta Negra Beach, Pipa Beach, Genipabu Beach, the Biggest Cashew Tree in The World, the Alberto Maranhão Theater.
More Information available on our "Welcome Manual For Incomings" (provided with your Card of Acceptance).
Don't forget to bring your own white coat and stethoscope. You have to respect Brazil's norm NR 32: Wear closed shoes, tie your hair and do not use acessories.