Monday – Thursday
7.00 am – 7.30 am
Breakfast with your homestay family
7.30 am – 8.00 am
Collected from your homestay and taken to your medical facility.
8.00 am – 12.30 pm
Begin work at your hospital or clinic. Your time will be spent shadowing and working with the doctors and health care professionals on your chosen rotation. You will spend most of your time interacting with patients. The level of your participation will be agreed with the responsible doctor at the facility.
You will then be collected from the medical facility and dropped off at your homestay or the city center, depending on where you choose to have lunch.
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Lunch at your homestay family. Some participants also use this time on some days to go to the gym, which is included in the program and is just a few minutes walk from your homestay family.
2.30 pm – 6.30 pm
The medical Spanish program in Trujillo takes place at our Electives Center a few minutes’ walk from home stay family accommodation. The program includes general Spanish and medical Spanish classes with our professional language teachers. The Medical Spanish classes are designed to enable you to effectively communicate with patients and colleagues in a health care environment.
Classes are fun and interactive with full use of role play and games. By rotating language teachers each hour, the intensive language program is broken down into manageable parts.
If you are not taking Spanish classes, you have the option to spend more time on your clinical placement during the afternoons.
6.30 pm and beyond
At the end of Spanish classes, participants often eat together at one of the many reasonable cafes and restaurants nearby or may choose to participate in their chosen activity included in our program – Gym or Salsa.
For participants taking the intensive medical Spanish program for part or all of their time with us, morning classes take place 9 am – 12 noon.
On Fridays, we hold weekly community health fairs. Typically all program participants get involved. The health fairs normally a 7.30am start. With the health fairs finishing around 1 pm. On these days classes begin in the afternoons at 3.30pm, and we include an activity, such as a pisco sour drink class