Argentina (IFMSA-Argentina) - Jujuy
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
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Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics
March to December
8 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Host Family - Student Flat - Hostel
Hospital and others
None
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LEOs
Gaston Ayarde
OVERVIEW

Jujuy is a province of Argentina, located in the extreme northwest of the country, at the borders with Chile and Bolivia. The only neighboring Argentine province is Salta to the east and south.

There are 3 main areas in Jujuy; the Altiplano, a 3,500 meters high plateau with peaks of 5,000 meters, covers most of the province. The Río Grande of Jujuy cuts through the Quebrada de Humahuaca canyon, of heights between 1,000 and 3,500 meters. To the Southeast, the sierras descends to the Gran Chaco region. The vast difference in height and climate produces desert areas such as the Salinas Grandes salt mines, and subtropical Yungas jungle.

In spite of the different areas, the terrain of the province is mainly arid and semi-desertic, except for the El Ramal valley of the San Francisco River. Temperature difference between day and night is wider in higher lands, and precipitations are scarce outside the temperate area of the San Francisco River.

The Grande River and the San Francisco River flow to the Bermejo River. The San Juan, La Quiaca, Yavi and Sansana flow to the Pilcomayo River.

An important and still growing activity, tourism in the area brings a number of Argentine tourists (80%), tourists from other South American countries (12%) and Europeans (7%). Most tourists head for San Salvador de Jujuy to start their exploration of the province. The Horacio Guzmán international airport, 34 km from San Salvador, connects the province with Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and some destinations in Bolivia.

Apart from the fantastic contrast of land colours and formations, tourists are attracted also by the strong aboriginal roots in the culture of Jujuy. Aymará and Quechua cultures coexist in the area, and ruins of the Incas are well conserved.

Tourists who come to Jujuy visit the area of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and its Cerro de los Siete Colores, Pucará de Tilcara,Salinas Grandes and many small towns. Other less frequent destinations include the Calilegua National Park in the Yungas jungle, La Quiaca, Laguna de Pozuelos, and Laguna Guayatayoc.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

Basic Information: Our patients and our doctors speak spanish. We advise you to have at least some knowledge of Spanish or English to communicate with patients and doctors. 

We attend our clerkship in many different university hospitals

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
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BOARDING

If you are placed in a host family, meals will be provided by the family.

Otherwise, we will provide you with some pocket money to cover the expenses of at least one main meal per working day.

LODGING

Hospital and others

TRANSPORTATION
Bus. plain.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
Ask the Contact Person or LEO.
MUST SEE

Geography and climate


 
Quebrada de Humahuaca.

There are 3 main areas in Jujuy; the altiplano, a 3,500 meters high plateau with peaks of 5,000 meters, covers most of the province. The Río Grande of Jujuy cuts through then QUEBRDA DE HUMAHUACA canyon, of heights between 1,000 and 3,500 meters. To the Southeast, the sierras descends to the GRAN CHACO region. The vast difference in height and climate produces desert areas such as the Salinas Grandes salt minas, and subtropical Yungas jungle.

In spite of the different areas, the terrain of the province is mainly arid and semi-desertic, except for the El Ramal valley of the San Francisco River. Temperature difference between day and night is wider in higher lands, and precipitations are scarce outside the temperate area of the San Francisco River.

Tourism

An important and still growing activity, tourism in the area brings a number of Argentine tourists (80%), tourists from other south american countries (12%) and europeans (7%). Most tourists head forSan Salvador de Jujuy to start their exploration of the province. The Horacio Guzmán international airport, 34 km from San Salvador, connects the province with Buenos Aires, Cordoba, and some destinations in Bolivia.

Apart from the fantastic contrast of land colours and formations, tourists are attracted also by the strong aboriginal roots in the culture of Jujuy.Aymara and Quechua cultures coexist in the area, and ruins of the Incas are well conserved.

Tourists who come to Jujuy visit the area of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and its Cerro de los siete colores, Pucara  de Tilcara, Salinas Grandes and many small towns. Other less frequent destinations include the Calilegua  in the Yungas jungle, La Quiaca, Laguna de Pozuelos, and Laguna Guayatayoc.

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