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Although we accept English, you need to take into account that all activities in the departments and communication with the patients will be held in Spanish. We highly encourage you to learn some basic Spanish to make the most of your exchange. In case you can't speak Spanish, we recommend choosing Departments with less patient interaction (Surgery, Anesthesia...)Spanish is compulsory if you apply for: Family Medicine, Emergencies, Psychiatry.Cordoba LC only accepts students with a basic to good level of Spanish (B1 minimum)Madrid-Complutense LC requires Spanish for all non-surgical departments. Madrid-Autonoma also requires Spanish for the majority of the departments.Ciudad Real requires Spanish for Paediatrics. Some other LCs might require Spanish for certain departments.
Spanish is compulsory if you apply for: Family Medicine, Emergencies, Psychiatry.Some departments in some cities might be available only if the student speaks Spanish. Check Language Remarks above.It is mandatory to have taken and passed the corresponding subject to a chosen department in the following LCs: Albacete, Granada, Ciudad Real, Castellón, Bilbao, Sevilla and Zaragoza.
In Cordoba, Valencia and Madrid-Autonoma, depends on the department.
Requirements related to COVID to conduct the clerkship in IFMSA-Spain.
When coming to Spain, we require whatever the Government of Spain does at the moment of the exchange; therefore, we ask to check the information about international travelling which you can find in the Ministry of Health website. Link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm
Negative Sars-Cov-2 PCR certificate 48 hours before the start of the clerkship in the hospital or lab.
The LC will have the possibility of asking for another PCR during the period of the exchange, especially if the student presents any symptom of COVID-19.
Any expense of these tests will be paid by the student. LCs may offer the payment of some of these tests if they want.
We remind that the student must complete 80% of the total amount of practice days and submit the Student’s Handbook to the LEO, in order to receive the IFMSA Certificate
These conditions can be modified according to specific requirements of the LC assigned to the student, who will be notified in advance.
Suggestions and Recommendations:
We recommend being vaccinated for Sars-Cov-2, but it's not mandatory.
We recommend reviewing the information related to international travels of the Ministry of Health frequently. Link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm
We recommend the student make contact with LC and/or Contact Person assigned AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, in order to facilitate communication.