Guayaquil, oficially "Santiago de Guayaquil" is the most populated city of the country, it is also important trading center with regional influence in the commercial, financial, political, cultural and entertainment field. Also know as the "La Perla del Pacifico" is located on the Pacific Coast, the city is on the banks of Guayas River about 20 km kilometers of its mouth in the Pacific Ocean surrounded by the "Salt Estuary" in its southernwestern part and the begining of the "Cordillera Chongón- Colonche, a chain of mountais of the altitude, in the northwest. The Gulf of Guayaquil is the largest water inlet in the Pacific Ocean in South America.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
University of Guayaquil "Homines dum docent discunt", a public university know as "Estatal", is the largest University in the city and the oldest in the city. The faculty of Medical Sciences "Dr. Alejo Lascano Bahamonde" was founded on November 7, 1877.
We count with different hospitals where students can develope their clinical clerkship:
- Hospital Luis Vernaza - Hospital de Niños Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde - Hospital Teodoro Maldonado Carbo - Hospital Infectología José Daniel Rodríguez - Hospital Guayaquil Abel Gilbert Portón - Hospital de Los Ceibos
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
As Local Organization we care about the student's comfort that's why we receive them at out airport "José Joaquín de Olmedo" with the Host family. The medical student from the host family will guide the exchange in everything including transportation, communication and general recomendations from the city. We'll make you feel as part of our family!
After the arrival, the family - student's host will take the student to the place where he/she will stay (house, departent), here the LEO will give to him/her the welcome letter with general indications from the exchange as well as some indications from the family.
The public transportation in Guayaquil is really cheap, you can use public bus, taxis in the street or private taxi that are normally with different companies, metro way and travel all around the important places in the city in less than 1 hour.
Guayaquil offers some spectacular places to visit, to show a bit of our culture and history, places to get fun and to share with friends. Our City has a lot of restaurantes with a multicultural impact, places to get fun and know people, cultural places, typical food, museums, concerts, parks and viewpoints all around the city where medicine students also can enjoy. Also we are really near of the beautiful beaches so you can travel few hours to know the spondylus route. We show you a "sneak peek" of our city, enjoy it!
1.- Malecón 2000
2. The LightHouse and "Las Peñas" Neighborhood
3. Santay Island
4. "Guayaquil in the History" Museum
5. The Pearl
6. Zig Zag bridge
7. Morgan Boat
8. Typical Food
9. Plaza Lagos
10. History Park
11. Beach " Salinas" - " Montañita"
You must see all the parks and visit our amazing beaches! Playas - Salinas - Montañita - Olón- Cerro blanco Protected Forest - Laguna Park