|SUMMER GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR FIRST YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS.
HOSPITAL MIGUEL SERVET AND UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, ZARAGOZA, SPAIN
Dates: The didactic program will be for the month of June; though some flexibility is possible with dates.
Note: Medical students can attend program for Global Health credit during their MSIII and MSIV years.
Maximum Number of Students: 5
DR. JAVIER GARCIA-CAMPAYO
Students need to Submit CV’s.
RWJMS will send an official letter.
Hospital Miguel Servet/University of Zaragoza will send letters of approval/invitation
The program will run for four weeks and will include:
1- Seminars on the Spanish Health Care System. Students can also attend some of the regular lectures for medical students at the hospital and the university.
2- Clinical Rotations at Psychosomatic Medicine Service, Hospital Miguel Servet. There will be also an opportunity for students to do rotations at other medical services such as Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Internal Medicine.
3- Rotations through community primary care clinics with particular emphasis on common medical problems in Spain. This will be coordinated by Fernando Orozco MD, a Family Physician.
4- Tutoring in Medical Spanish will be provided for students who need to improve their Spanish proficiency. This would be distributed over the four weeks of the program (about 30 hours total).
These arrangements must be set up in advance of your medical rotation. There will be a fee for these tutorials.
Zaragoza is the fifth most populated city in Spain (700.000 inhabitants) and one of the oldest in the country. It was founded in 24bC. by the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus (the city was called Cesar Augusta). From those times remain the theatre (the second largest in Spain after that of Merida), the fluvial port or the Roman Walls. In VIII century the city was taken by Moslems up to 1118 when it was conquered by the Christian kings. From this period it remains Aljaferia Palace the only Muslim castle in Europe. Zaragoza was the capital of the Kingdom of Aragon, the most important military power in the Mediterranean Sea from XII to XV century. In 1492, the marriage between Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabel of Castle gave birth to the modern Spain. In XV century it was founded the University of Zaragoza, one of the oldest in Europe.
At present, Zaragoza is a modern and friendly city, plenty of cultural life and entertainment. A guided historical and anthropological tour of the city (buildings, cathedrals, roman ruins) and the region (including sky resorts and national parks at Pyrenees Mountains) will be offered during the last week of the program.
1-Furnished apartments near the University hospital are available at a reasonable price. It is estimated that this may run around $ 650 a month and each apartment could be shared by 2 or 3 students. This will keep the housing cost below $ 250 per person for the whole stay. *Prices may vary from stated above.
We recommend that students purchase a roundtrip flight to Madrid and that they take the train (AVE) from Madrid to Zaragoza. This takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Zaragoza has a modern train station connected to other Spanish and European cities. Public transportation in Zaragoza is efficient and readily available. Taxis are relatively inexpensive (about US $ 5 the average fare). There are also other public transportation systems (Buses). NO METRO IN ZARAGOZA
IMMUNIZATION: No specific vaccines are needed to travel to Spain as in all Europe.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS: A Valid Passport is required. Visas are not needed for US Citizens
DRESS CODES AND CLINICAL “ETIQUETTE”: Casual clothing is acceptable for the University environs. The hospital would require white coats.
OTHER PRACTICAL ISSUES:
Weather: In June weather is dry and temperature ranges from 20-30ºC
Cellular telephones: American cell phones can be used without problems in Spain.
The Estimated Costs (daily and total) of the Program Are:
--Food: About $25 USD (Total 750 USD)
--Transportation: About $ 15 USD (Total 450 USD)
--$ 300-350 a month per student when two people share an apartment. If more than two people
can share, this will decrease proportionally.
--Hotel Rooms will cost about $ 80 daily per room.
--Airfare: $ 700 USD (There are several non-stop flights from New York airports to Madrid.
--Medical Spanish Tutoring = about $ 25 per hour for each group of five students (about
$ 125 total per student).
ESTIMATED TOTAL COST PER STUDENT = $ 2,250 USD including airfare/transportation