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FULL SPANISH : Oncology, Gynaecology Oncology, General Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Pulmonary, Internal Medicine Cardiology, Internal Medicine Nephrology, Internal Medicine Gastroenterology. All our Doctors understand and speak english, but if you want to communicate with patients, you must at least understand spanish.
3 years minimum and have coursed the subject of the department you are applying to.
The dresscode must be all white (white shirts, pants and shoes) To obtain the SCOPE certificate you must:
IT VARIES DEPENDING ON THE TUTOR You will be presented to the Head of the Service who will you assign you a Tutor ("Preceptor"). All exchange students will be in the clerkship with panamanians students and the tutor will demand the same as the panamanian students - All procedures you might perform must be under supervision of your Tutor. Night Shifts are not OBLIGATORY, but if you want to do night shifts you can ask to your tutor.
You can't apply for Panama city the three times, you should include Chiriqui in your options.
ALL THE EXCHANGES LAST 4 WEEKS, YOU BEGIN THE FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AND FINISH THE LAST FRIDAY OF THAT MONTH. If you want to sent to your student in the middle of a month, please email us first In some moths we may start the second monday of the month, you will know in your CA. If any student is accept in the middle of the week, we explain the reason. WAIT FOR YOUR CA BEFORE MAKING EXTRACURRICULAR PLANS. Please don't send your student in the middle of the week :) Panamanian carnivals vary each year, it will depend on the year if we will be available to accept incomings because of the free days. In November and December have Panamanian festivities so we have many free days.
ENGLISH AND SPANISH: Gynaecology Obstetrics, Surgery, Paediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology, Neurosurgery FULL SPANISH : Oncology, Gynaecology Oncology, General Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Pulmonary, Internal Medicine Cardiology, Internal Medicine Nephrology, Internal Medicine Gastroenterology. All our Doctors understand and speak english, but if you want to communicate with patients, you must at least understand spanish.
NATIONAL SOCIAL PROGRAM MONTHS: JANUARY, JULY AND AUGUST Each student has to pay for every activity and the social program is OPTIONAL We offer incredible activities that include not only gastronomic and cultural experiences but we also adventure in the night life. We usually offer San Blas trips, Chiriqui tours, Panama Canal, Goodbye chiva and more.
Panama is waiting for you!!
TO BE PAID IN PANAMA.
Many of the students of other countries don't need visa for Panama, but if you need a Visa and your country does not have Panamenian Consulate in, please contact us inmediately. We can provide Invitation letters and other documents if required. Please inform us at the moment you sent the AF. If it necessary, you should apply for TOURIST VISA. If you want to know if you need a visa to enter Panama, you can consult in this links http://www.embassyofpanama.org/pdf/consulate_documents/clasificacion_de_visas.pdf http://www.atp.gob.pa/requisitos-de-entrada-panama - People from most other countries can easily purchase a Tourist Card upon arrival at the Airport or with the Airline Company during your check-in. Please ask your Airline Company/Travel Agency.
The AF MUST be sent at least 4 months in advance. Otherwise, we do not guarantee placement for the student. All documents must be sent with the AF. See the list below on "Digital documents required". You must bring one (1) ID-sized photo , copy of passport, and vaccination card to submit at the Teaching Department on the first day of your clerkship. In order to accept your Application Form, it is compulsory to send a SCANNED copy (PDF FOMRAT) of the following documents through the database (as attached documents to your Application Form): 1. Health and Travel Insurance for the period of Clerkship 2. Passport (the page with your name and photo) 3. Recommendation letter SIGNED and STAMPED by the DEAN OF YOUR MED. FACULTY. Must be in English or Spanish. 4. Academic Record from the School Authority SIGNED and STAMPED (to confirm that the student has passed the required courses in his/her Medical School, the student’s record must have each signature of the module or year coursed detailed in the document in order to get a succesfull approval) it must be IN SPANISH OR IN ENGLISH ***********THE STUDENT MUST HAVE APPROVED THE SUBJECT WHEN SENDING THE AF********** 5. Motivation letter addressed to DR. ENRIQUE MENDOZA, DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSIDAD DE PANAMA. Must be in English or Spanish. 6. Immunization records or Vaccine card with the proper vaccination for HBV, MMR, DPT. 7. Curriculum Vitae 8. Proof of Spanish or English Language Proficiency (for non-native Spanish speakers). 9. Approved Subject Card of Certification WE DONT ACCEPT PRE-CLINICAL STUDENTS
HepB, HepA, Influenza, Neumococo, Tdap, MMR.
Health Insurance: IS MANDATORY AND MUST TO BE SENT WITH THE AF. Please make sure you purchase an International Health Insurance which covers expenses in Panama. A hard copy of the Health Insurance will be asked at the first day of rotation. We dont take responsability for the student who doesnt have a health insurance As NMO we dont ask for travel, liability and malpractice insurance, however the exchange could get those type of insurance.
Your Cards of Document have to be complete at the moment you send the Aplication Form. The documents have to be in spanish or english. We dont accept another lenguage Please upload 4 different letters of motivation. We need them to place you in the most suitable department, so plase take some time to write them, its important IFMSA- Panama accepts graduate students, up to 6 months after graduation and only if they are still in college when sending the AF
IFMSA- Panama accepts graduate students, up to 6 months after graduation and only if they are still in college when sending the AF
You should complete it before the deadline in order to process all the information in the hosting hospital.
In case of cancellation no money will be refunded.
Substitute student’s documents should be sent to Incoming NEO Substitutions must be same gender, period and department. We must be notified of the replacement student at least 8 weeks before the clerkship starts. The student must provide as well all of the required documents
We hope to see you soon here, in Panama :) you'll have one of the best expereriences of your life.