Brazil (IFMSA Brazil) - Maringa - UEM
Internal Medicine-General, Social Medicine, Pathologic Anatomy
June, July, August
host family, student flat or hospital
host family or student flat
- It is important to bring your own white coat to all exchanges and also a stethoscope if you're coming to a SCOPE exchange. 
- in the "Social Medicine" exchange you'll spend your internship in a Basic Unit of Health, which is outside the hospit
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Maringá, the “Song City”, is a municipality in southern Brazil founded on 10th May 1947 by a British Company as a planned urban area. The city is the third largest in the state of Paraná with 403,063 inhabitants and 754,570 in its metropolitan area (IBGE2015). Located in northwest of Paraná, it is a regional center for commerce, services, agro-industries, and universities, including the State University of Maringá. What sets Maringá apart from many other Brazilian cities is the organization of the urban perimeter. It was built since the beginning as a “garden city”, with vast green areas. In addition, in 2017, Maringá was considered the best Brazilian city with a population over 100.000, considering education, sustainability, security, health and sanitation.

The climate is humid subtropical with well distributed rainfall, where the average temperature of the coldest month is around 17 °C (62 °F) and average annual temperatures around 21.95 °C (71.51 °F). The city lies over the Tropic of Capricorn and its weather is influenced both by the Cooler subtropical air mass and northern tropical zone. In the winter the infiltration of cold air from the polar front is relatively common, and frosts can occur.


The State University of Maringá (in Portuguese: Universidade Estadual de Maringá - UEM) is a public university, whose main campus is located in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. It was founded in 1970 and recognized in 1976 by the Federal Government of Brazil. Its academic population is estimated in 20,000 people among professors, undergraduates, graduate students and technicians.

UEM has 61 undergraduate courses and about 126 graduate programs. The university has 5 campuses in Maringá, Goioerê, Cianorte, Cidade Gaúcha and Umuarama, all cities located in Paraná state.

According to the Education Ministry (MEC), UEM medicine course stayed in fourth among the Brazilian universities. In addition, the University has its own hospital, Hospital Regional Universitário de Maringá, which counts with 123 hospital beds to serves the population of Maringá and its metropolitan area, and it's a reference in Emergency and Obstetrics. The institution attends 160,000 people per year.


Toxicolgy Lab: Exposure to agrotoxic in grape culture workers. One vacancy for july.

Immunogenetic Lab: Genetic association of TLR, NOD2, PARK2, MRC1, MBL, NRAMP1, MIC, VDR genes and of cytokines in the immunopathology of leprosy. One vacancy for august.

The committee guarantees you one meal a day which can be breakfast or lunch, depending on our availability.
Usually, members from the committee host the exchange students. You'll have a bed, a bathroom garanteed and you can talk to your host if you wish to use the kitchen.

Maringá has a large public transportation system and we'll teach you how to use it and you can also do your "ticket card" so you can use it anytime you want. The committee is also responsible on picking you up in the airport and leaving you in occasion of your arrival/departure. Additionally, we can also always arrange rides to get you to the social programs by night.

Maringá has an airport served by 2 air companies (Gol and Azul) which offer connection to São Paulo and others Brazilian Cities.


We will have at least one Social Program by weekend and we like our incomings to feel the most welcomed as possible! There are several options of bars, pubs and clubs in Maringá. So boredom won’t be a problem during your stay. We will make sure you have a great experience during your stay here in our city.

- Maringá's famous "Conic" Cathedral 
- Ingá Park
- Japan Park
- Calil Haddad Theater
- Must "eat": Maringá's famous Dogão
- Our city in springtime

Bring your own white coat and stethoscope. You have to respect Brazil's norm NR 32: do not use accessories, wear closed shoes and tie your hair.

Welcome to Maringá :)