Brazil (IFMSA Brazil) - Natal/RN - UnP
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
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Hematology, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March
5 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Host family or Student Flat or Hospital
Host family or Student Flat

None. Please check our ECs

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OVERVIEW

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.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

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.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

Contact our local coordinator to check current research projects.

BOARDING
The host student or family will provide at least one meal per day / the hospital will provide it.
LODGING
The incomings are hosted in students flat house, family houses (usually at our outgoing students of local coordinators) 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 may or may not be shared, and internet acess, at the house or at college.
TRANSPORTATION
International Airport

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.

Bus

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.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

There'll be at least 2 social programs: Welcome Dinner and  Ponta Negra Beach Tour. Check with our local coordinators for further information.

MUST SEE

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.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.