Peru (IFMSA-Peru) - Lima (SOCIEM UPSJB)
Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Vascular Sugery, Oncology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2 meals per day
Student family home (With WI-FI access, basic bedroom accomodations, etc),
Clinical tests for Tuberculosis, Vaccine for Hepatitis B, Tetanus. SARS-COV-2 Test

Only clinical students after basic rotation

All specialties require that people who speak Spanish speak at least at a basic or intermediate level. , , ,
Anyela Estefani Escate Nuñez

Welcome to SOCIEM UPSJB IFMSA Exchange information

We are Located in Lima Peru:

  • Largest city of Peru
  • 16th most populous city in the world
  • 2nd largest capital located in a desert (after Cairo)
  • Political, economic and cultural center of Peru
  • Home to one third of Peru's population
  • Metropolitan Lima is formed by the Province of Lima and the Constitutional Province of Callao
  • Weather conditions : Summer season: December to March and winter: June to September

More Information with LEO Out/In:


Our campus is located in Chorrillos district.

                Adress: Av. José Antonio Lavalle s/n (Ex Hacienda Villa)  T: (01) 254-5302 / (01) 254-7601

National Hospital “Arzobispo Loayza”.

Public medical centre administrated by the Peruvian Health Ministry. Founded by the first Peruvian archbishop, Jerónimo de Loayza in 1549

Address: Avenida Alfonso Ugarte 848, Cercado de Lima 15082

Accesibility: Direct: By bus or Metropolitano bus services (Quilca Station) .

National Hospital “Dos de Mayo”.

Is the first public medical centre administrated by the Peruvian Health Ministry, considered as the first peruvian hospital and American.

Address: Av. Miguel Grau 13, Cercado de Lima 15003

Accesibility: Direct: By train (Grau station) or bus and Indirect: By Metropolitano bus services (Central Station) and then a bus.

National Hospital of Pediatric Emergencies

Address: Prolongación Huamanga 138, La Victoria 15033

Accesibility: By bus

National Hospital “Hipólito Unanue”.

The hospital’s history is closely related to efforts to provide care and treatment to tuberculosis patients in the country, who were propelled at the beginning of the 40s by the then Anti-Tuberculosis Control Division of the Ministry of Health, through the construction of a network of Sanatorium Hospitals for the TBC.

Address: Cesar Vallejo 1390, El Agustino 15007

Accesibility: Direct: Bus and Indirect: By train (El Ángel or Presbítero Maestro Station) and then a bus.

National Hospital “María Auxiliadora”

It is a service provider institution of health level III-I. Works as only reference in the cone Center South of Lima Metropolitana.

Address:  Av. Miguel Iglesias 968, San Juan de Miraflores

Accesibility: Direct: By train (María Auxiliadora Station)

National Maternal-Perinatal Institute

From its start, like the maternity House, our organization took on the mission the attention of women at the time of childbirth-in particular of those of lower resources-at the same time that it gave beginning to the formation of educated people in the art and the science to help Bringing new lives to the world, giving this place to an attitude of constant innovation to the institutional task. This factor was made by the cradle of obstetrics in Peru and subsequently from gynecology and neonatology

Address: Jirón Miro Quesada 941, Cercado de Lima 15001

Accesibility: By bus

National Institute of Neurology Science

Address: Jirón Ancash 1329, Cercado de Lima 15003

Accesibility: Direct: By bus and Indirect: By train (El Ángel or Presbítero Maestro Station) and then a bus.



Associated factors to non- adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment in patients of Hipólito Unanue National Hospital, Lima-Perú.

Sexual dysfunction in pacients with epilepsy from National Institute of Neurological Sciences.


Boarding food: 3 times per day at a designed student’s house.


Incomings will be placed on a student’s house, having their own room. Usually the incoming students live in Lima, there are basic cooking facilities in the apartments with a friendly family.


The public transport is very well organized: you can go anywhere in the Lima metropolitan area by bus, train and metro. It is cheapest and easiest to use public transport by getting a travel card on which you can load either value or traveling period.


All our cities will arrange a joint social program between SCOPE and SCORE exchanges. The social program is unique to each city, it includes cultural tourism as well as nightlife; please contact your local officer for more information.


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

ATTRACTION No 1:  Centro Histórico de Lima


The historic centre of Lima is the area of the city of Lima, which covers its original location and its oldest buildings. The set, located between the districts of Lima and Rimac, was declared world heritage in 1988 and it is one of the most important tourist destinations of the Peru.

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ATTRACTION No 2: Larcomar


Larcomar is a shopping center, located on a cliff facing the sea, which allows you to have a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and the Miraflorinas beaches.


Larcomar occupies an area close to 45.000 square meters, has four levels, which operate 155 commercial premises and 72 smaller shops.


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ATTRACTION No 3: Fortaleza Real Felipe



The fortress Real Felipe, built over 250 years ago to defend the Peruvian coast and the harbour of Callao, is the biggest and most impressive of all fortresses the Spanish crown erected overseas. Inside its walls, hallways and towers a piece of Peruvian history has survived. Since 1984 the fortress houses the museum of the Peruvian army.



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ATTRACTION No 4: Barranco


Currently, Barranco is the most important romantic, bohemian and nocturnal district in Lima. As soon the sun goes down Barranco awakes and becomes the place for dancing and partying. The streets around the Parque Municipal get crowded. Cosy restaurants offer excellent typical Peruvian food. Pubs, discotheques and night clubs invite their guests to an exciting night. And the famous Peruvian peñas stage folkloric music shows, in particular Afro Peruvian and Criollo gigs.



ATTRACTION No 5: Circuito Mágico del Agua


The Magic water circuit, located in the “Parque de la Reserva”, was inaugurated on July 26, 2007, is one of the municipal projects of great magnitude, icon of the city of Lima and symbol of the recovery of the public spaces of Lima. It has thirteen cybernetic sources, supported by the highest technology where music, water, sound and laser lights are mixed to show unique and incredible shows.


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About Culture:

Lima is known for its rich historical and cultural past. Long before the Spaniards arrived several other cultures with highly advanced skills in construction, agriculture and arts settled the area of today's Lima. The Spanish colonist added to this legendary cultural legacy. Based on the model of Spanish cities, the "City of the Kings" arose and soon Lima became the political, economic, cultural and religious center of the Spanish colonies in South America. A completely different culture with European and Moorish influence mixed with the indigenous cultural and religious inheritance.


Everywhere visible in Lima is how these ancient cultures melted with modern factors. Amazing archaeological sites like the "Huacas" (Adobe pyramids) are spread over the city and are worth a visit. A must for every Lima visitor is the Historic City Center with amazing buildings, plazas and churches from Colonial times. Don't miss the numerous museums, displaying a huge variety of Lima's and Peru's culture from antique and traditional to modern and contemporary. Theatres, cinemas and Cultural Centers complete Lima's cultural scene.