Peru (IFMSA Peru) - Trujillo (IFMSA UCV)
Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Oncology, Pediatrics, Surgery-General, Traumatology, Urology, Otorhinolaryngology, Neurology, Surgery-Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, Pneumology, Radiology
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Host family: two meals for day.
Host family
All specialties necessarily require that the incoming speaks Spanish at least at a basic or intermidiate level
Vaccine for Hepatitis B, Tetanus. SARS-COV-2 Test.
Only clinical students after basic rotation , , ,
Franklin Nelush A. Soriano Rosas


City of mystery, food, Afro-Peruvian music, beaches and wonderful dunes, highlights the existence of two archaeological zones; Chan Chan, adobe city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986,27 and the Huacas del Sol and Luna, being the Huaca del Sol the largest pre-Columbian adobe pyramid in the country, among the most cultural manifestations representative of the city are the International Spring Festival, the International Book Fair29 and the National Festival of the Marinera, with warm and dry climate with an average temperature of 27 ° C in summer, located in the center. Trujillo is the capital of the Peruvian department of La Libertad. The capital city is located on the north coast of Peru, at an average altitude of 34 meters above sea level on the right bank of the Moche River on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, in the Moche Valley or Santa Catalina at 8 hours from the capital city by road.


"Universidad Privada Cesar Vallejo" is a licensed university, the largest with educational quality. The Faculty of Medicine was created 26 years ago, "Hospital Alta Complejidad Virgen de La Puerta, Hospital Regional Docente De Trujillo, Hospital Víctor Lazarte Echegaray, Hospital Belen, Hospital Albrecht"  are the main hospitals in which we have clinical rotations of specialties that integrate our faculty.


Our local association writes and continuously presents research projects to congresses and conferences.The medical school has the necessary laboratories to be able to make a correct diagnosis of the patient and provide adequate knowledge to the student, in addition to simulators, touch screens and a modern infrastructure for the development of research.


Your lodging will be at a host family, often is located closer to the Hospital. They will provide you at least two meals per day. They and your contact person will make your transportation to downtown and your hospital easy.


You will be staying in the student's family home. You will have basic services: water, electricity, internet, etc. It is only asked to respect and comply with the rules of coexistence of the house in which you stay.

You must contact the LEO and the host as soon as you receive your reception card, you can ask any questions.

The easiest way to get to the city is by bus (we recommend CRUZ DE SUR, LINEA, ITTSA or some VIP service, for the safety of your luggage) or you can also hire some private mobility. By plane we recommend Latam, the time from Lima to Trujillo is 1 hour and 45 minutes.


- Collective cars. There are many collective cars in the city, there are many routes so you can easily go wherever you want. The fee is 0.5 dollars.

- Microbus: 0.5 dollars, they are fast and economical.

- Taxis. They are expensive, but safer and faster. You can take a taxi if you arrive late or around midnight, for example. The rate is from 2 to 4 dollars.

Trujillo is between Lambayeque, San Martin, Ancash, Huanuco, Cajamarca.


We have an excellent social program, with two activities per week, which include parties, dinners, adventure sports, walks, visits to archaeological centers, museums, among others.

The student can schedule trips out of the city on his own, for which we can guide him. Peru is a country with a truly varied and beautiful culture!

Students can travel to Huaraz, Cajamarca, Piura, Ica, Arequipa, Cusco, Puno and the jungle (these are our recommendations).


Chan Chan was the ancient capital of the Chimu empire and is one of the most important pre-Inca archaeological sites in Peru. This crumbling imperial city, located in the Moche Valley about 5km from Trujillo, is the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas and the largest adobe city in the world.


It was built around 1300AD and the city walls enclose an area of about 28 sq km comprising a maze of palaces, temples, thick defensive walls, streets, houses, gardens, a huge reservoir and canals. It is believed to have been home to as many as 60,000 inhabitants.


Chan Chan consisted of nine sectors known as Royal Compounds. Each was built be a succeeding king. Each compound included a platform mound where each king was buried together with his women and his treasures. The Chimu kingdom began around 1000AD. At its peak in the 15th century the empire stretched nearly 1000km along the northern coast of Peru from Lima to the Ecuadorian border. In 1471, after nearly a decade of resistance, the Chimu finally surrendered to the Incas. After the conquest by the Incas the city and its treasures remained pretty much intact, the Incas were far more interested in expanding their empire rather than accumulating riches. It wasn't until the Spanish arrived that the temples and palaces were ransacked and within a short period there was little left of the treasures.






Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is the centre of the third most populous city of the country[13] and thesecond most populous metropolitan area of Peru. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in theMoche Valley. This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimucultures[14] before the Incaconquest and subsequent expansion.

The Independence of Trujillo from Spain was proclaimed in the Historic Centre of Trujillo on December 29, 1820, and the city was honored in 1822 by the congress of the republic with the title "Meritorious City and Faithful to the Fatherland",[15] for its role in the fight for independence. Trujillo is the birthplace of Peru's judiciary, and it was twice designated as the capital of the country. It was the scene of the Revolution of Trujillo in 1932. Trujillo is considered the "cradle of liberty and cradle of the judiciary in Peru."[4]

Trujillo is also known as the "Capital of the everlasting Spring", is considered the "Capital of theMarinera," a traditional dance in Peru, "Cradle of the typical Peruvian Paso Horse,"[3] as well as the "Capital of Culture of Peru". It has sponsored numerous national and international cultural events, and has a lively arts community. Current festivals include the "National Marinera Festival", the Trujillo Spring Festival and the International Book Festival,[17] which is one of the most important cultural events in the country.[18] For tourist, Trujillo offers very good places like restaurants and hotels, some of then run by Europeans such as Saint Etienne Hotel, Il Valentino Pizzeria, Metropolitan Restaurant, all of them are located in a reach zone: San Andres, this area is called the Miraflores of Trujillo because is reach, safety and it is located next to historical center of Trujillo. Other good places in the city are El Paisa, if you like marine food, El Romano Criollo for typical food and B&B Orrego Hotel if one likes low prices and good quality.



The most important places to see in the city and around the city.

Chan Chan, welcome to the pre-Columbian city!

 It was the largest city of the pre-Columbian era in South America. It is now an archaeological site in the La Libertad region, 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) west of Trujillo, Peru.

Chan Chan is located at the mouth of the Moche Valley and was the capital of the historical empire of Chimor. In the language of Chimú, Quingnam, Chan Chan means "Sun, Sun"; It was named for its sunny weather that is cooled all year round by a southern breeze.


Chan Chan is located in a particularly arid section of the coastal desert of northern Peru. Due to the lack of rain in this area, the main source of water for Chan Chan is the form of rivers that carry surface runoff from the Andes. This runoff allows the control of land and water through irrigation systems.


The city of Chan Chan covered 20 km² and had a dense urban center of 6 km² containing extravagant citadels. The citadels were great architectural masterpieces that housed plazas, warehouses and funerary platforms for royalty. The splendor of these citadels suggests its association with the royal class.

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Huanchaco is a popular vacation beach town in the city of Trujillo, Peru. Huanchaco is known for its surf breaks, its caballitos de totora and its ceviche, and is near the ancient ruins of Chan Chan. Huanchaco was approved as a World Surfing Reserve by the organization Save The Waves Coalition in 2012  This historic town is part of the tourist circuit called the "Moche Route" or "Ruta Moche".


In 2012 Huanchaco obtained approval as a World Surfing Reserve by the organization Save The Waves Coalition. This designation is the first awarded to a Latin America town and the fifth in the world. Huanchaco is notable not only for consistent, smooth waves, but also for being the birthplace of the Caballito de totora boat which is regarded as one of the first known surf crafts.


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The Laguna de Conache!!

 Is a natural water reservoir located in the town of Conache, district of Laredo, near the city of Trujillo in the La Libertad Region (Peru).


This lagoon has an area of ​​approximately nine people, and is close to the Pampas de San Juan, the jurisdiction of the center of Santo Domingo.


The lagoon is close to large dunes that are visited to practice sandboarding (table sport on the sand) .1 Also, very close to the Conache lagoon there are extensive carob forests that present a varied fauna, and are also visited by the tourists: they are a tourist attraction complementary to the lagoon, where you can enjoy a swim, a boat ride and fishing with a tilapia hook.


The Nazca lines


The Huacas del Sol and the Moon are an archaeological complex located on the north coast of Peru, considered a Moche sanctuary. It is constituted by a set of monuments located about five kilometers south of Trujillo, in the district of Moche. This archaeological site physically represented the capital of the Moche culture from the 1st century BC. C. until century IX d. C.

The Huaca del Sol, rather is a building constructed for administrative purposes, consisting of a stepped pyramid about 43 meters high. It has 5 large terraces, the largest of 80 meters in length, on a base of 228 long by 136 wide and the platform 18 meters high, is topped by a pyramid 23 meters high, which has a quadrangular base of 103 meters on the side.


This Huaca was the political administrative center of this culture and housing for Moche high society. The huaca was partially destroyed by the Spaniards by diverting the bed of the Moche River, damaging an important part of the huaca. There have not been many archaeological works, unlike the Huaca de la Luna, for lack of budget. 140 million adobes were used.

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Malabrigo (sometimes redundantly called Puerto Malabrigo or Puerto de Malabrigo, or unofficially, "Puerto Chicama") is a port city in Peru, capital of the Razuri district located in the province of Ascope in the department of La Libertad. It is located approximately 70 km north of the city of Trujillo.


It is a privileged place to practice water sports such as fishing, stand-up paddle and sup surf.

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And many places to enjoy ceviche and shambar... !!