Physical Therapy Program

The physical therapy program for students and professionals is the ideal elective rotation for those looking to develop and practice physical therapy abroad.

Here you will spend time working at the hospital Physical Therapy Department and get involved with our community health fairs, providing free PT consultations to those with few resources.

What makes our physical therapy program abroad special is that as well as participating in hospital physical therapy sessions, you can also take our CME accredited medical Spanish program.  Developing your Spanish language skills is an increasingly valuable or even essential skill for many physical therapists.

Learn about Devan’s PT experience in Trujillo

Clinical Rotations

Each day you will work in the physical therapy department of one of the large hospitals we work with here in Trujillo.  Typically, you will work Monday to Friday from 8 am till noon.  There you will see both inpatients and outpatients under the supervision of qualified local professionals.

You will be kept busy at the hospitals, which have a constant flow of patients undergoing physical therapy programs.

Medical Spanish

The language element of our programs is as important as the clinical experience.  For many, the prime motivation to participate is to develop their language skills.  The medical Spanish program combines grammar, vocabulary, and conversation, as well as medical Spanish.

Our team of language teachers teaches at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  To ensure you learn as quickly as possible, you stay at one of our great homestay families to complete your language immersion.

Community Health Fairs

An increasingly important part of our program is the community health fairs that we run together in Trujillo.  We partner with local authorities, the police, and the prison service to provide free consultations and medication to those in need.  For Physical Therapists, this is an intensive experience, seeing many patients, most of whom have not received the rehabilitation support they require.  Again, at the community health fairs, you will be working under the supervision of local professionals.