The Teaching Hospital, El Regional, is the largest teaching hospital for the city and region of La Libertad. Created 50 years ago, this hospital, with 320 beds and 1600 outpatients per day is one of the largest in Northern Peru. The hospital covers 34 specialties and deals with complex cases from across the region. It has the first Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit in Northern Peru. Their busy Emergency Department with 30 beds is also one of the largest and busiest in Northern Peru.
The hospital is located opposite the Trujillo National University Faculty of Medicine, near the city centre. This government funded hospital provides a comprehensive service for those with the least resources, and this is reflected in the limited resources of the hospital itself.
We recommend an elective placement here for students who already completed their 3rd year of studies. The size and importance of the hospital ensures that students will be dealing with complex and serious cases, regardless of which area of medicine they choose to take their elective in.