Peru (IFMSA Peru) - Cusco (ASOCIEMH Cusco)
Internal Medicine – Cardiology, Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Internal Medicine – Pulmonary, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Oncology, Psychiatric, Traumatology, Pediatrics, Gynecology
January, February, March, August, September
2 meals per day
Host family

HepB antibodies, SARS-COV-2 Test
Only clinical students after basic rotation ( for SCOPE only)
Language: intermidate or advanced level Spanish
Clothing is casual and White coat /scrub and White coat ,
Dalia Sihuin



The city of Cusco, located in the Andes mountain r ange at 3 399 meter s above sea level, expands

thr ough the valley that f or ms the Huatanay River and the sur r ounding hills. I ts climate is gener ally dr y and template. I t has two def ined seasons: a dr y one between Apr il and October , with sunny days, cold nights with f r osts and an aver age temper atur e of 13 ° C; and a r ainy one, f r om November to Mar ch, aver age temper atur e 12 ° C. On sunny days, the temper atur e r eaches 20 ° C, although the  light wind of the mountain is usually cold.


I t was declar ed the Histor ical Capital of Peru, being an impressive sample of high Inca engineering whose main tool was stone. As well as places like Choquequirao, Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and especially Machu Picchu, architectural jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Incas that served as political, religious and administrative center of the time.

Mystical sacred city, considered the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire with a great historical and architectural legacy. Surrounded by green valleys with imposing tour ist attr actions, culture, tradition and faith still dormant. Known as the navel of the world for being the political and territorial center of the Inca Empire, the department of Cusco shows a striking geographical variety from natural mountain ranges and reliefs, to river s such as the Urubamba, proudly retains its walls and stone walls, which evoke the greatness of the children of the sun. A city full of monuments and historical relics, myths and legends that seem to be reborn every time you walk through its old streets.

Arriving in the city of Cusco, walking through its streets and enjoying its landscapes you are transported directly to the past, its atmosphere originates in those who breathe experiences of deep fascination


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 Founded on Mar ch 1 1692, Per uvian public univer sity. Located in the city of Cusco, capital of the pr ovince, depar tment and r egion of the same name. I t is also the f our th oldest univer sity in Per u and the f if th oldest in Latin Amer ica.

 The univer sity has sever al br anches in other cities of Per u, as well as a lar ge number of f aculties. The actual headmaster is DR. BALTAZAR NI COLAS CACERES HUAMBO.

 I ts mission is to tr ain pr of essionals of high academic, humanistic and competitive quality; cr eative and innovative, based on solid values and pr inciples, capable of committing to sustainable social, economic, cultur al and political development and envir onmentally sustainable society, within the  f r amewor k of an integr ated pr ocess of development of the r egion and the countr y.

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I t was cr eated by the executive council of the National Univer sity of San Antonio Abad of Cusco on August 25, 1977 and appr oved by the Regional Council of the Per uvian Univer sity in the city of

Ar equipa on August 30, 1977, aims to f or m integr al medical pr of essionals with high academic,

scientif ic and humanistic capacity, with theor etical and pr actical knowledge that assur e a degr ee of development of the cognitive, af f ective and psychomotor aspects.


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I t is a technical or gan, oper ating decentr alized of DI RESA CUSCO, r esponsible f or pr oviding public ser vices of compr ehensive health car e. I n char ge of managing, or ganizing and pr oviding ser vices f or secondar y pr evention, r ecover y and special health palliative car e, in addition to car r ying out

teaching and  r  esear  ch  activities. http: / / www.hospitalr



Currently, the Antonio Lorena Hospital of the City of Cusco, has been pr oviding its ser vices with total nor mality in or der to r ecover health and r ehabilitate the capabilities of patients in the r egion, providing comprehensive care of specialized health with quality, in conditions of full accessibility and attention to the person from conception to death.


The Hospital of Contingency Antonio Lor ena, counts on all the comf or ts and ser vices as much of Exter nal Consultation like Hospitalization, as well as the complementar y ser vices of Phar macy, Laboratory, X Rays and other s, own of a Hospital of Level I I I - 1.


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A host family will be receiving you during your stay, you'll be provided with at least two meals a day. Any aditional information, feel free to ask the LEO ASOCIEMH CUSCO.


The host family offers all basic services, water, electricity, sewer age, wifi, etc. Any aditional information, feel free to ask the LEO ASOCIEMH CUSCO.


The transportation system in our city is:

  • Buses: Ther e exists busses stops at every impor tant point in the city; the cost is 80 cents for all trips. There are 40 bus lines in Cusco.
  • Taxis: the minimum price to take a taxi is $ 1 and a half, varies depending on the Request a taxi by phone or take one of a br and associated with a tr anspor t network.

Any aditional information, feel free to ask the LEO ASOCIEMH CUSCO


Tours are organized around the city for all weekends. These includes hikes, excursions, bus tours through downtown and out of town for tourist attractions.

The city of Cusco has an extensive artistic and cultural program in which you can participate, in addition to traditional restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, etc.

The social activities organized by the local committee for exchange students depends on the arrival date.

Any aditional inf or mation, f eel f r ee to ask the LEO IN ASOCIEMH CUSCO



Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel located in the heights of the Andes Mountains of Peru (2,450m), on the Urubamba River valley. It was built in the fifteenth century, is famous for its sophisticated dry stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of a mortar, the fascinating buildings that are related to the astronomical alignments and its panoramic views.

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Maras is atown located 57km. north west of the city of Cusco, about 3400 meters above sea level. The Salinas de Maras in Cusco, or Salineras de Maras as it is also called, are salt mines whose exploitation is a sold as the Tahuantinsuyo. Located on the slope of the hill, the salt pans in the form of terraces or platforms is crossed by a stream that nourishes the pools with salt water. Composed of about five thousand pools of 5 square meters each, the water is filtered in the pools and evaporated by the intensesun, causing the thick salt crystals to sprout.
The view of the set of pools is spectacular. The villagers show visitors their ancestral techniques and allow them to intervene in the collection, as well as in Andean festivals and rituals.



Known as"rainbow Mountain","cerro colorado" is located in the district of Pitumarca,in the province of Canchis,
very close to the snowy Ausangate (sacredmountain). Its high Andean area makes it surrounded by camelids such asalpacas and vicuñas, an incredible turquoise lagoon and varied fauna. Also, you can appreciate the flight of the majestic condor, an animal in danger of extinction.
The imposing mountain Vinicunca presents this color tuning due to the erosion of sedimentary stones, the same ones that are formed without any intervention of man, being compared with a terrestrial rainbow. Located within the Vilcanota mountain range, Vinicunca is located between 4,710 and 5,200 ms.n.m. 



It is located 57 km north west of the city of Cusco. Moray is made up of 4 slightly elliptical galleries. For there searchers, the Moray circular terraces functioned as an agricultural research center, where each level offered a different climatic environment allowing different experimental plants to be cultivated.
Following this practice, more than 250 plant species were cultivated.
It was also the place used for astronomical observation and monitoring of climate changes, by tracking the sunlight and shadows generated by the high mountains of the area.



Located 60 km from the district of Cusco. It is an Archaeological Parkthat mainly has a group of platforms and different attractions such as: The Temple of the Sun, The Forts of Choqana and inkapintay, The Plaza Mañay Raqay, The Real House of the Sun, The Enclosure of the Ten Hundred Niches, the Monumental Home and The Bath of the Ñusta.
Each stone worked in the place is an independent work of art in relation to the others,with different sides, angles and volumes.



The fortress of Sacsayhuaman is an archaeological group located 2km north of the city of Cusco. With its megalithic walls, the greatest architectural work that the Incas did during its apogee. From the fortress there is a singular panoramic view of the surroundings, including the city of Cusco. In Inca's time it was called the house of "sun" and it was a great religious center of great importance in the local tradition.






Raqchi is a large settlement that was built in honor of the main deity of the Incas, Wiracocha. Among the various structures that were built there, highlights the temple of the god Wiracocha, although today only a part remains standing, it is possible to imagine the majesty that should have had. Raqchi is closely related to the Kinsachata volcano, which is considered an important huaca and in whose foothills exists tombs, chullpas and walls

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