Brazil (IFMSA Brazil) - Porto Velho/RO - FSL
Primary Care, Pathology
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FSL Scope
Porto Velho is the capital of the Brazilian state of Rondônia, on the upper Amazon River and on the border of Rondônia and the state of Amazonas. 
The city is an important commercial center of cassiterite, the mineral that represents the most important economic activity in the region, as well as a transportation and communication center. It is also on the eastern bank of the Madeira River, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon River.
It is the largest city in Rondônia and the largest state capital in Brazil by area. Temperatures tend to be relatively consistent throughout the year, with average daily temperatures typically between 25 and 26 degrees Celsius. [2] The dry season is short and covers months of June, July and August.
Porto Velho is particularly wet from November to April.

Superior à esquerda: Escritório do Governo do Estado de Rondônia, Topo direito: Porto de Porto Velho, Centro à esquerda: Casa cultural de Porto Velho, meio direito: Pôr do sol no rio Madeira, fundo: Vista panorâmica do centro da área de Pedrinhas

The cities contain a global city project, which provides 70% of the city area with free wi-fi, located on the image on the website below: porto-velho-cidade-digital
The University of São Lucas is where the classes, studies and laboratories are located. USP General Clinic (ICB 5 Monte Negro -RO), is a base for tropical studies and treatments of tropical diseases, being a reference in Infectious Diseases in the country. Dr. Ary Pinheiro Base Hospital, Oswaldo Cruz Polyclinic is the place where professional ventures occur. In general, exchanges take place on the premises of Medical College, NSA Hospital and insured centers, and are accompanied by academic tutors for physicians and researchers.
Diagnosis and therapy applied.
Tropical and parasitic diseases in the Western Amazon, Brazil. It takes place in the General Clinic of USP (ICB 5 Monte Negro -RO) and
University of São Lucas
Boarding is provided by the student or family, and consists of at least one meal a day, as well as regional habits and culture.

The bowels are allocated to students, single-family homes, or republican homes, where students share a home and create a family bond. They will have their own bed and will receive a bathroom that can be shared or not, and access to the internet, at home or in college.


Arrive at Porto Velho (RO) and travel through Brazil from here: By plane - From Porto Velho there are several connections to the mayor cities with TAM and GOL throughout the country, as well as regional flights with smaller carriers like Ocean Air, Rico and TAVJ. Azul flies non-stop from Belo Horizonte, so the best option is to get a ticket to São Paulo or Rio and then get one to Porto Velho. By bus- From the bus station there are buses coming and going to most major cities in Brazil. Cuiabá is 24 hours away, Brasília is 36 to 48 hours away, and São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro is about 60 hours. To the west, the nearest large city is Rio Branco (ACRE), about 7 to 10 hours away, all depending on the type of bus service you buy.

The town of Guajará-Mirim on the border with Bolivia is five hours away, and from the small airport across the border there are flights to anywhere and everywhere in Bolivia.

There is a bus company called Transacreana, which buses go all the way to Recife, most know for its beaches, in the Atlantic coast, almost 5 thousand kilometers away. Tel.: (11) 6698-7399 and (61) 8402-8418.

Eucatur is the main line in this region with well equiped busses and staff.

By boat- There is a boat to Manaus (Amazonas) two-three times per week. Hammock class (bring your own hammock) is about 100 reais, a cabin 300, and a double cabin 350 reais. Prices are somewhat negotiable. Before booking a boat make sure to check the boat, captain and crew out and try to negotiate with them instead of one of the 3 or 4 agents at the entrance of the harbour. 

Getting around in Porto Velho: 
The public transport ticket costs 3,00 reais, and the itinerary can be consulted in here:

There is a small promenade (Beira Rio) with a series of bars overlooking the Madeira River at the end of Av. 7 de Setembro. It is a nice place to watch the sunset.

Weekly market Porto Velho houses a lively weekly market, Cai Fair on the Water, turn left at the Clube da Ferrovia on September 7. Starting as early as 5 am on Sundays, this is your chance to shop and taste good local flavors such as Acai, Tacaca, Vatapa, Tucupi Fish with spicy sauce. Many local fruits and vegetables, fresh cane juice (cane juice) and acai berry. Try the latter with guarana, banana and granola.
Ferrovia Madeira Mamore, Chapada dos Parecis, Pacaás Park Novas
Boxes of water, postcard of Porto Velho. Construct for the railroad of Bolivia now 3 water towers in a reforming square. To get there: facing the train station entrance, go to your right and keep walking. Can not lose. Sometimes lit up at night for nice photos. To make the best move to the last square on September 7th, walk to the Railroad Club and turn left.

Culture House just from the square with the Caixas D'água. Here you will find changing exhibitions by local artists and once made an exhibition of local culture. Free.
Cathedral in Dom Pedro II, the main church of Porto Velho. Simple both inside and out, but well worth a visit.
Bring your own white coat and stethoscope. You must comply with the Brazilian standard NR 32: do not wear accessories, wear closed shoes, and tie your hair.

Be a willing and adventurous spirit.