Chile (IFMSA-Chile) - San Felipe
Internal Medicine-General, Surgery - General Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Traumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology, Radiology
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Host family
Host Family
  • Psychiatry is perfomed exclusively in the Hospital Psiquiátrico Dr. Philippe Pinel de Putaendo and requires a basic knowledge of spanish.
  • Family Medicine is perfomed exclusively in the CESFAM Cordillera Andina de Los Andes
First of all…Hello future incoming student!

We are very happy to receive you in our city San Felipe.

San Felipe is your choice if you are looking for a university city next to the mountain range, near the capital Santiago de Chile or the beaches of Valparaiso.

About San Felipe:

San Felipe is 15 km away of the Andes mountain range and is one of the most important cities of the Aconcagua River Valley. This city have more than 70,000 inhabitants and the commercial movement is constant thanks to the supply of the farmers and peasants in the area.

Places you should visit here: Plaza de armas, Museo histórico de Aconcagua, Termas de Jahuel.
  • HOSCA - Hospital San Camilo de San Felipe (Direction: Calle Miraflores #2085, San Felipe, Región de Valparaíso).

  • HOSLA - Hospital San Juan de Dios de Los Andes (Direction: Calle Argentina 315, Los Andes, Región de Valparaíso).


  • PP - Hospital psiquiátrico Dr. Philippe Pinel de Putaendo (Direction: Orolonco Nuevo 14, Putaendo, Región de Valparaíso).


  • CESFAM Cordillera Andina (Direction: Papudo norte 151, Los Andes, Región de Valparaíso).
SCORE is not active in this city.

Provided by a host family in San Felipe or Los Andes.


Provided by a host family in San Felipe or Los Andes.

You'll probably arrive by plane to Santiago de Chile and if you do so, you will arrive at the Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benítez which was inaugurated around 50 years ago but it remains as one of the most modern and efficient airports in Latin America being a conection between all continents.
After you arrived in Santiago de Chile, you must take a bus to San Felipe (about an hour and a half’s journey), You can buy a ticket at the bus company Ahumada ($3600 CLP) at the "Los Heroes" bus terminal or a ticket at the bus company Pullman ($2600 CLP) at the "Alameda" bus terminal.

Public transport:

To move in the city we recommend the public bus or taxis, although most of us use bicycles or walk.


Organized with the incomings in Valparaiso. It usually includes:

  • Welcome at “Viña martel’’ vineyard.
  • Tour to “Viña San Esteban’’ vineyard.
  • Tour to Valparaiso and Viña del mar.
  • Tour to Reñaca – Concon (most beautifuls beaches).
  • Tour to “La Sebastiana’’, one of the Pablo Neruda’s houses.
  • Tour to “Isla Negra’’, one of the Pablo Neruda’s houses.
  • International dinner.
    • “Viña martel’’ wineyard: Our favorite place in San Felipe. Highly recommended for a good Chilean outdoor lunch, you should try the wine and the empanadas.


    • “La Campana’’ National park: La Campana National Park is a wild area protected by the State of Chile in the Valparaíso Region. It is one of the most representative natural areas of the flora and fauna of the central zone of the country.


    • “Olguín’’ ice cream shop: Chocolate, lemon, snack and pineapple are the most requested flavors at the Olguín ice cream parlor in San Felipe, which turns 110 in March. With the high temperatures recorded in the Aconcagua Valley, ice cream remains one of the best and most delicious alternatives to pass the heat. Located in Salinas 158, San Felipe, Región de Valparaíso.


    • “Portillo’’ Ski resort: Portillo is a ski center located in the province of Los Andes, Valparaíso Region (Chile). It is one of the main winter centers of the country and the southern hemisphere.

    It is located in the Andes mountain at a distance of 80 kilometers from the city of Los Andes, 164 km north of Santiago de Chile and less than 6 km from Paso Los Libertadores, on the border with Argentina.

  • Santiago de Chile, our capital is located to 90 minutes by bus if you wanna visit. You can find places likes: Parque Metropolitano, La Chascona, La Moneda Palace, theatres and jazz clubs.
  • Viña del mar, Reñaca and Concon are located to 90 minutes by bus if u wanna go to the beach and get tan.