Ecuador (AEMPPI) - Guayaquil - Universidad de Guayaquil
Traumatology, Ginecology, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Oncology, Infectology, Dermatology, Urology, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
April, May, june, July, October, November
Host Family, 2 meals per day
Host Families
  • Spanish (Very Good) tutors only speak spanish
  • English(Good)
Alexandra Brenner Peralta



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 of Guayaquil

University of Guayaquil is 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 these hospitals where students can develop their clinical clerkship:
- Hospital Teodoro Maldonado Carbo 
- Hospital Infectología José Daniel Rodríguez

Hospital Teodoro Maldonado Carbo

The Hospital of Specialties Teodoro Maldonado Carbo (HTMC) is a Medical Assistance Unit of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (IESS), which makes it a health service provider organization, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy, but integrated into the Public Health Network that relies on the Reference System and Institutional Counter-reference. It is located on "Avenida 25 de Julio", south of the city. It has several specialties where incomings can perform their rotations.

Hospital de Infectología José Daniel Rodríguez

The Infectology Hospital, Dr. José Daniel Rodríguez Maridueña, is a health unit with a third level of care and a second level of complexity. This National Reference Hospital has maintained a constant vigilance and monitoring for the prevention, timely diagnosis and treatment of endemic diseases such as dengue malaria, leptospirosis and other pathologies. It is located 5 minutes from the University of Guayaquil, located at Julián Coronel and José Mascote streets.


Prevalence of Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome in a Female Population: Cross-sectional study in women of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Guayaquil

This project began in November 2018, with the aim of identifying the prevalence of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in women aged 18-45 in the city of Guayaquil. The project consists of 5 phases, and establishes a basis for more complex research and extrapolating the results to the Ecuadorian adult female population.

Project Type: Clinical Research Without Laboratory Work
Fields: Epidemiology, Nutrition, Genetics, Pathophysiology.

LORE: Mercedes Robles Galarza

As Local Organization we care about the student's comfort that's why the host family receive them at out airport "José Joaquín de Olmedo".
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, departament), here the LEO/LORE 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.
You can use the MOOVIT app to get around the city safely.

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. 

Within our social program we have the following places:
And even more! You can check out all the cool places you can visit here (link)

In your visit to Ecuador, do not hesitate to go to the following places:


The coziness from  tutors and the academic quality makes us the best option in the Ecuadorian coast. 
Enjoy our city just like we enjoy to live here in Guayaquil!