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Asociación de Estudiantes de Medicina del Estado de Guerrero

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Tamaulipas' Location in Mexico

Time zone UTC-6
Number of doctors per 1000 people 1.5 Doctors
Birth rate per 1000 people... 19.5
Mortality rate per 1000 people ... 4.2
Member of IFMSA-MEXICO since... September
Number of incoming students per year 4
Who is our LEO Juan Carlos Barrón Gómez
LEO's email
Our official website / Forum / Facebook group
Come for exchange!


Acapulco, also known as the “Perla del Pacifico”, is a small paradise found in the west coast of Mexico. It is the first port and the best one from the world.

About the City

The conurbation of Acapulco is considered the sixteenth largest metropolitan area of Mexico, gathering in 2010 a total of 863,431 inhabitants. The city is a major resort in the world, from the 50's, the decade that began the boom of high rise buildings. It enjoys a privileged economically as it is located 255 miles south of Mexico City. The city is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Guerrero. It is classified as one of the state's seven regions, dividing the rest of the Guerrero coast into the Costa Grande and the Costa Chica. Forty percent of the municipality is mountainous terrain. Another forty percent is semi flat, and the other twenty percent is flat. Altitude varies from sea level to 1,699 metres (5,574 feet). The highest peaks are Potrero, San Nicolas and Alto Camarón. There is one major river, the Papagayo, which runs through the municipality, along with a number of arroyos. There are also two small lagoons, Tres Palos and Coyuca. along with a number of thermal springs.

Our University

The Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guerrero (UAGro) also called UAMED (Academic Unit of Medicine) is an superior level institution pertaining to the Autonomous University of Guerrero located in the port of Acapulco, which is responsible for the formation of Guerrero young doctors. In 2008 achieved certification of quality programs provided by the Mexican Council for Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM). The Faculty offers the Bachelor of Medicine through the General Medical program approved in 2003 by the College Board, which is filed same over a period of six years. 4 years in the school, 1 year on the Hospital, and 1 year more in a community in the state.

Our health care system

Acapulco is the first city in Guerrero with the Hospitals most important in the State, There are 3 Hospital from 2nd level. So it have a Instituto Estatal de Cancerologia, where there are research. In Acapulco, The Hospital General de Acapulco from the SSA (Secretaria de Salud) it’s waiting from medicals to all the country for the congress.

Our Hospitals

  • Hospital General de Acapulco (SSA)
  • Hospital Regional del IMSS
  • Hospital Regional del ISSTE
  • Hospital Regional Militar
  • Hospital General de la Cd. Renacimiento (SSA)


Acapulco offers a wide variety of restaurants on the Avenida Costera Miguel Aleman where tourism can appreciate the typical food, Some typical dishes are ceviche, tiritas, campechana, you can enjoy with crackers, tomato sauce and a touch of rich buffalo sauce. A lot of variety of handicrafts from all over the country, although more are natives of the state of Guerrero, including: wooden masks, jewelry, machetes, lacquered wooden boxes, baskets, silverware, precious and semiprecious stones , metates and mortars of volcanic stone, palm crafts, hats, furniture of precious wood, copper and bronze figures. In the city there are also companies engaged in the sale of marine products such as snails, starfish, shells and sea horses or sea horses, food and milk sweets, coconut, mango, banana and tamarind, pottery and clothing typical of the regions Guerrero made by hand.

Accommodation & Boarding

Almost all the time, you are going to stand in a student flat or an apartment near to the hospital.

Social program

In Acapulco you can enjoy the beach all the year, we recommend you to bring a beach clothes, and for the climate bring cotton clothes. If you want for the second and third week, you can visit Mexico City with the LEO or another contact person, but for this you have to pay your transportation and the boarding can be on the student flat there.

Social life

We have an interesting nightlife where you can dance and enjoy all the discotheques there “Alebrije” “Mandara” “Palladium” and others. And drink classic and delicious beverages in famous bars there.

Local transportation

Getting there:

You can arrive to Acapulco by Airport and Bus, and we can go for you in both places.

By plane:

From the entire world, many airlines now fly to Juan N. Álvarez International Airport year-round. For more information:

By bus:

We have two way to arrive by bus. The principals are “Estrella Blanca” and “Estrella de Oro” stations, on the Cuauhtemoc Avenue.

Around the city While in the city, there are many buses and taxi services one can take to get from place to place, but most of the locals choose to walk to their destinations. However, an important mode of transportation is the government subsidized 'Colectivo' cab system. These cabs cost 13 pesos per person to ride, but they are not private. The driver will pick up more passengers as long as seats are available, and will transport them to their destination based on first come first served rules. The colectivos each travel a designated area of the city, the three main ones being Costera, Colosio, Coloso, or a mixture of the three. Coloso cabs mainly travel to old Acapulco. Colosio cabs travel through most of the tourist area of Acapulco. Costera cabs drive up and down the coast of Acapulco, which is where most of the hotels for visitors are, but also includes some of old Acapulco. Where a driver will take you is partly up to his choice. Some are willing to travel to the other designated areas, especially during slow periods of the day. There is another system of taxis, the blue one. These are personal taxis and can get you to the place where ever you want, the cost its more expensive, from 30 to 50 pesos, in order to the distance. And the buses are a traditional and cheap transportation here, for 7 pesos to every route.


Acapulco features a tropical wet and dry climate. The climate here is hot with distinct wet and dry seasons, more even temperatures between seasons than resorts further north in Mexico, but this varies depending on altitude. The warmest areas are next to the sea where the city is. Tropical Storms and Hurricanes are threat from May through November. The forested area tends to lose leaves during the winter dry season with evergreen pines in the highest elevations. Fauna mostly consists of deer, small mammals, a wide variety of birds of both land and sea as well as marine animals such as turtles.

Special Remarks

You need to bring:

  • 2 Photos Infantile size
  • Proof of Enrollment
  • Student record (Subjects passed)
  • Beach Clothes
  • Cotton Clothes

Clinical rotation:

Monday to Friday. 8:00 – 14:00 hrs

  • 80% assistance
  • Trousers white
  • Closed shoes white
  • Long-sleeved white coat
  • White Shirt
  • Tie (If you want)
  • Sthethoscope


Acapulco is waiting you. Come to enjoy the Hospitals and interesting places here.

LEO: Juan Carlos Barrón Gómez E-mail: Tel: (+52) 744-438 1181 Skype: Solrac9119 Facebook: Juan Barron Gomez Personal e-mail:

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