Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile – Santiago, Chile
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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile website
Center for Global Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
645. N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1058
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: +1 312 503 8829
fax: +1 312 503 8800
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) maintains an extensive network of partners around the globe leading to an international educational environment and FSM is currently developing opportunities for medical students to complete rotations at PUC’s medical schools.
Length of Rotation: Four weeks
Location: Santiago, Chile
Language Requirement: Advanced fluency in Spanish required.
Student level: M4s
How to Apply: Complete the Online Application. Students should apply 6-7 months in advance of the intended date of travel.
Rotation Areas: Surgery and Internal Medicine are most common. Students may also apply for Plastic Surgery, Infectious Disease, Ob/Gyn, and Pediatrics.
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is home to 20,000 students and is a national center for research in many important fields. Students from FSM in their fourth year of medical school are able to complete clinical rotations at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where the most common rotations for visiting students are in surgery and internal medicine. It is possible to also inquire about rotations in plastic surgery, infectious disease, ob/gyn, pediatrics, and trauma, although these placements are not always available for visiting students. While in Santiago, FSM students may work in public clinics in resource-limited areas of the city and surrounding areas or complete rotations in the UC Clinical Hospital.
University dormitories are available or home stays may be arranged.
Global Health Week 2011, "Research and Health in Chile: A Customized Clinical Observership Program"
Lilian Ferrer, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies and International Affairs, School of Nursing,
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
This page last updated Jul 2, 2012