Exchange Conditions of IFMSA Bolivia

Working Conditions
Languages
Spanish
(Good)
Required
English
(Good)
Required
Languages Remarks

IFMSA BOLIVIA need proof that the student knows the Spanish language , if the student does not speak Spanish , we also accept students with a good level of English , with the prerequisite of contacting us first. 
We recommend that the student knows at least a basic level of Spanish.

Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
Required level of studies
We only receive clinical students. It is important that the student who wants to be part of our exchange program, has approved at least one clinical course.
Graduated students allowed
yes

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 4 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- Lamp
- Surgical Scrubs
Academic Quality
  •  We work with best hospitals of the country, expanded hospitals around the country.
  • All the students have a tutor that make a evaluation of all the days ( We provide a incoming`s handbook)
  • The Hospital Director sign the Certificate
  • We need a good performance in the subjects in all the exchange , Usually the Residents make some extra tests.
  • Mandatory for all students, remember that at least 80% of stamps and signatures are required to obtain a certificate.
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
  • The realization of night shifts are not mandatory, if you want to perform can be requested doctor / tutor
  • If the student have a good performance , we or the hospital can provide a acknowledgment cerfificate for the work
  • The students have a good chance to work with the patients , and enter to the surgeries if they show a good work
  • to obtain the certificate expect that meet the requirements of the hospital : schedules ; clothing, knowledge, participation, all things evaluated by the doctor or tutor.
  • Remember these ARE NOT A HOLIDAY , it is expected of you commitment and professional attitude , we prefer traveling on dates outside of the designated exchange.
  • The working hours per day can vary depending on the chosen department.
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
  • Please be aware we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your first desired city. We will do everything that is possible.
Calendar Remarks
  • December is not always available for an exchange, take this into account when choosing the dates.
  • if the student would like to make its exchange in December please  contact the  NEO , to see what city could receive this month.

Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
  • We have a new LC enabled this year "Universidad Nuestra Señora de La Paz" in the city of La Paz."
  • The LC  "Universidad de San Simón" in the city of Cochabamba has all the available fields except the departaments of oncology, parasitology, hematology.
  • The LC "Real y Pontificia Universidad Mayor de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca" has all the available fields.
  • the LC "Universidad Mayor de San Andrés" in the city of La Paz, is available all fields.
  • The LC "Universidad Del Valle" in the city of Cochabamba, have available the fields of surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics / gynecology.
  • The LC "Universidad Autómoma Gabriel Rene Moreno" in the city of Santa Cruz, has all the available fields.
  • The realization of night shifts are not mandatory, if you want to perform can be requested doctor / tutor. 
General
Pocket money
None BOB
Boarding
- Hospital
- Host family
Lodging
- Host family
- Student flat
- Dormitory
- Student hostel
Social Program
  • We make a welcome party with all our students nationwide, in which we offer them our gastronomic culture
  • We prepare a City tour (subject to each LC)
  • We have a different activities every weekend( parties, dinner)
  • A short trip to near towns
  • If you have extra time , we usually make a Trip in the country. 
  • It can vary depending of the LC.
Student with disabilities
Yes
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
  • Students with disabilities need to send AFs at least 4 months in advance and describe their type of disability on it.
  • We accept graduate students only 6 months after concluding school.
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
300 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
Mandatory for all students. The student must deliver the payment during the first week of the exchange.
Visa requirements
  • If you need a Visa, please contact our embassy
  • We can provide Invitation letters and other documents if required
  • Most countries don't need visa to come to bolivia, but it's recomended to go to the embassy to more information
  • If your country is not in the following list, please apply for a tourist visa contacting our diplomacy corps in your country.
  • COUNTRIES THAT DON'T REQUIRE TOURIST VISA TO ENTER TO BOLIVIA
    • Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Northern, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela.

  • to more information: http://www.migracion.gob.bo/web/
  • Please check the list of countries that need a visa.
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
  • Please check the list of countries that need a Visa.
  • Ask for Tourist Visa,  not for Student Visa.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Motivation Letter for Department 1
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment
Format
- Card of Document
- HepB Antibodies count
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Student record (Subjects passed)
Format
- Card of Document
- Vaccination Card
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Curriculum Vitae
Format
- Card of Document
- testfinal
Format
- Paper
Upon Arrival documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
- Health Insurance
Format
- Paper
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow fever
  • Tetanus

Insurance
Healt insurance is MANDATORY. it cannot be arranged in our country.
Students need to arranged them in their own country.
We don`t ask for Travel insurance. if the students still want this insurance, they have to arrange them in their own country. This cannot be arranged in our country.
We dont ask for Liability Insurance because in Bolivia, only medical attendings are asked for it. if the students still whant this insurence, they have to arrange them in their own country. This cannot be arranged in our country.
  • Please don´t forget yout Yellow fever vaccinaction.

Deadline
4 Weeks

Special remarks
We need to have the AF two months in advance. The student has to enclose in the AF: 2 photos o Language certificate, motivation, official letter from the student’s University confirming that he/she is a current medical student during the period of the clerkship, Academic history of courses the student completed.
  • Mandatory for all students. The stundet must complete the CoD at the most 1 month before to star the exchange.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
2 months in advance
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Please do not forget to put the date of arrival and the media in which they arrive.
If you need help with this, please don´t hesitate to contact us.
Cancellations
Deadline
2 Weeks
Special remarks
We prefer substitutions to cancellations.
Please write ya mail with the NEO and your contact person.
Substitutions
Deadline
2 Weeks
Special remarks
  • Substitute student’s documents’ should be sent to Incoming NEO
  • Substitutions can be made until few weeks before clerkship starts
  • Subtitutes must be for the same period
  • We prefer substitutions to cancellations
  • Send a mail to your contact person.
Additional Information
Update Date
07/12/2020 19:14
Validation Date
07/15/2019 00:00
Special remarks
If you have any questions, please don´t hesitate to contact us!