Brazil (IFMSA Brazil) - Pelotas/RS - Universidade Católica de Pelotas (UCPEL)
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
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Primary Health Care, Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, General Surgery
April - 2018, May - 2018, June - 2018, July - 2018, August - 2018, September - 2018, October - 2018, November - 2018, March - 2019
115 SCOPE STUDENTS
16 SCORE STUDENTS
Hosts/Hostess' Home, Local Restaurants around the Hospital and Campus
Students Houses, Family Houses.
Primary Health Care - The student that has finished the 2nd year.
General Surgery - The student that has finished the subject of Medical Semiology and has finished or is studying Surgery Techniques.&
LEOs
UCPel SCOPE
OVERVIEW
Our University is located in the city of Pelotas, in the federal state of Rio Grande do Sul. It's one of the southest cities of Brazil, being near the border with Uruguay. It's know for being the National Capital of  Candy, and being a national and international cultural center. It lays on the border of Patos' Lagoon, and it's around 60 Km of the coast. It's a city with strong Portuguese and Spanish influence, with countless historical buildings. Being a city with a Academic presence, there is plenty of parties, a good number of  them being promoted by the students.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Our University is the Catholic Univeristy of Pelotas (UCPel), and has programs in many areas, including health, engineerings, social sciences, and others. The University has a  hospital, the Hospital Universitario Sao Francisco de Paula (HUSFP), where the health students can study and practice their learnings. The Univeristy has 6 Basic Health Units and a Clinical Ambulatory.
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
The University has their labs and research projects being developed in the HUSFP and inside the Campus I.
BOARDING
To eat the incoming may eat in their host's house, by buying food on the market and cooking it, or the incoming may eat at the severals local restaurants, cafes and snackbars.
The included food in the exchange prrogram will be from the host choice, being a food that he prepares himself or paying a restaurant.
LODGING
The hosts will be mainly students from the Medical School and Teachers, so or it will be families' houses or  students apartments.
TRANSPORTATION
The transportation to the city can be by flying to here from Sao Paulo, however it's a  expensive way, or flying from Sao Paulo to Porto Alegre, and then take a bus to Pelotas from Porto Alegre (the transportation from the airport to the bus station may be made by train, taxi or uber). 
The transportation inside the city may be made by bus, taxi or uber.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
Ourr plans for Social Programs are take the incomings for the touristic places of Pelotas, take the incomings for our local parties, take the incomings for our university parties, and many others.
MUST SEE
- Laranjal Beach;
- Cassino Beach;
- The Local Public Market;
- The Charqueadas;
- The Candy Stores spread in the city;
- The Coronel Pedro Osorio Park;
- And many others.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If you are coming from April to October it's important to bring cold weather clothing