Peru (IFMSA Peru) - Huanuco (SOCIEM Hco)
Internal Medicine, General Surgery
January, February, March, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Two meals per day
Host family

Vaccine for Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever, Tetanus, Influenza. SARS-COV-2 Test

Only clinical students after basic rotation (for SCOPE only)

All specialities necessarily require that the incoming speaks Spanish at least at a basuc or intermidiate level , ,
Deysy Cornelio

¡huanuco, city of eternal spring !

City of the Leon horsemen, aguardiente, has mountain and jungle regions, warm weather with an average temperature of 24 ° C in summer and August 21 ° C located in the center. Located at an altitude of 1,898 m. n. m ., 8 hours from Lima by road and 2 hours by plane.


The Hermilio Valdizán National University was created on January 11, 1961. Has an average of 11,000 students. Have 14  faculties. The National University Hermilio Valdizán is a university of people who contribute to the formation of a free, fair and supportive society that, through the creation of knowledge with social relevance and ethical content, seeks to bring technology sciences and the humanities to the service of the human person, in order to provide economic well-being and legal security.

The Professional Academic School of Human Medicine accredited and leader at the level of the center region, in the training of quality medical surgeons, with a high scientific, humanistic and ethical level that contributes to the solution of health problems in the region and the country

The hospital "Hermilio Valdizan" belonging to the Minsa is a model public health service hospital and the EsSalud hospital is a private system with enough environments for professional development . Both with the objective of teaching.


Our scientific society carries out prevention activities and presents research projects.

The Regional Hospital of Huánuco and EsSalud-Huánuco, has the necessary laboratories to perform a correct diagnosis of the patient and provide adequate knowledge to the student.


Your lodging will be at a host family. 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 GYM or Turismo Real, for the safety of your luggage) or you can also hire some private mobility.


- Collective Cars. There are many collective cars on the city; there are many routes so you can easily go wherever you want. The fare is like 0.3 dollar.

- Mototaxis. They are typical cars of some cities. They are very cheap, is like 0.5 dollars.

- Taxis. They are expensive but safer and fast, you can take a taxi if you are late or at midnight for example. The fare is like 2 dollars.


We have an excellent social program, with two activities per week, including parties, dinners, adventure sports, walks.

The student can schedule trips outside the city on his own, for which we can guide him. Students can travel to Tingo Maria, Huaraz, Cusco (they are our recommendations).


Most important places to see in the town and around the town.


It is considered one of the oldest temples in Peru and in America (dating from 4000 years ago), since it was investigated in 1958 by the archaeological mission of the University of Tokyo by Dr. Seiichi Izumi



Tingo María is a city on the Huallaga River, in central Peru, between the Andean mountains and the Amazon jungle. Here is the Tingo María National Park that has an abundant biodiversity and is known for the Sleeping Beauty, a mountain in the shape of a woman lying down. In addition, here is the Cueva de las Lechuzas, which houses birds called "guacharos". Some of the local waterfalls are Santa Carmen, with a natural pool, and Gloriapata, which is accessed through a suspended bridge

Archaeological complex of Huánuco

Archaeological complex of Huánuco  is located 134 kilometers from the city. It is an ancient Inca city  that shows streets, houses and buildings.

In addition to the east side, there is the Inca Wasi which was the Inca residence and another part the Baños del Inca.

Archaeological Complex of Garu or Yarowilca:

The Archaeological Complex of Garu or Yarowilca  was considered a political and administrative center of the Yarowilcas, one of the most organized settlements of the pre-Inca period.

It is located in the foothills of the central mountain range called ”Cóndor waganan” . It is characterized by its streets in the form of labyrinths, currently marked for tourists .


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


It is a city in the center-north of Peru; it highlights the landscapes covered with forests, waterfalls, caves and biological diversity. Located in the middle part of the Huallaga River. The climate of the city is tropical, warm with an average annual temperature of 18 ° C to 35 ° C. You can visit the Cuevas de las Lechuzas, which is its main tourist attraction, consisting of forest and an immense cavern where you can enter the interior. You can also visit the Cave of the Pavas, the Alameda, the salty waters

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The Temple of the Crossed Hands, located 5 kilometers from the city of Huánuco, on the right bank of the Higueras River and the Huánuco - La Unión highway.


With almost 4,000 years old, Kotosh is one of the first vestiges of human civilization in Peru and one of the oldest in America.





Tomayquichua is a town that has been inhabited since the pre-Hispanic era; it was populated by the group of the Chupacos, who gave their name to this land. Tomayquichua is interesting for its origin, also for the characters that have emerged from it, among those nothing less than Doña Micaela Villegas, better known by the world as the Perricholi






It is one of the highest provinces of the Huánuco region located at 3800 meters above sea level. You can visit the Caves of Lauricocha that was discovered with skeletons with an antiquity of 9525 years belonging to the primitive men, hunter and nomads belonging to the first men of America.