Asociación Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina de Jalisco
Tamaulipas' Location in Mexico
|Number of doctors per 1000 people||1.8 Doctors|
|Birth rate per 1000 people...||17.5|
|Mortality rate per 1000 people ...||5.1|
|Member of IFMSA-MEXICO since...||1994|
|Number of incoming students per year||80|
|Who is our LEO||Natalia Fabre|
|Our official website / Forum / Facebook group||http://www.facebook.com/acemjal|
Welome to "La Ciudad de las Rosas","La Perla Tapatia","La Perla de Occidente". The second largest city and important in Mexico! We are waiting with open arms for you to enjoy an unforgettable experience!
Guadalajara is a Latin American city, capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, as well as head of the urban area named: Metropolitan area of Guadalajara. It is located in western Mexico in the central region of the state of Jalisco. Its territory delimited to the north by the municipalities of Zapopan and Ixtlahuacán del Río, on the east with Tonala and Zapotlanejo, on the south and west with Tlaquepaque and Zapopan.
About the City
Guadalajara is the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality of Guadalajara. The city is located in the central region of Jalisco in the western-pacific area of Mexico. The Guadalajara Metropolitan Area includes seven adjacent municipalities with a reported population of 4,328,584 in 2009, making it the second most populous metropolitan area in Mexico, behind Mexico City.
The city's economy is based on industry, especially information technology with a large number of international firms having manufacturing facilities in the Guadalajara Metro Area. Other, more traditional industries, such as shoes, textiles and food processing are also important contributing factors. Guadalajara is the cultural center of Mexico, considered by most to be the home of Mariachi music and host to a number of large-scale cultural events such as the International Film Festival of Guadalajara and the Guadalajara International Book Fair and a number of globally renowned cultural events which draw international crowds. It is also home to theGuadalajara football/soccer club, one of the two most popular in Mexico. The city was established in three other places before where it is now. The first settlement in 1532 was in Mesa del Cerro, now known asNochistlán, Zacatecas. This site was settled by Juan de Oñate as commissioned by Nuño de Guzmán. The purpose of the city was to secure the recent conquests made and to provide defense against still-hostile natives. This site did not last long due to the lack of water, so in 1533, it was moved to a location near Tonalá. Four years later, Guzmán ordered that the village be moved to Tlacotán. While the settlement was here, Spanish king Charles V granted the coat of arms the city has today. In 1560, royal offices for the province of Nueva Galicia were moved from Compostela to Guadalajara, as well as the bishopric. Construction of the cathedral was begun in 1561. In 1570, religious orders such as the Augustinians and the Dominicans arrived, which would make the city a center for evangelization efforts. The historic city center encompasses what was four centers of population, as the villages of Mezquitán, Analco and Mexicaltzingo were annexed to the Atemajac site in 1667.
The city has hosted several important international events, such as the first Cumbre Iberoamericana in 1991, the Third Summit of Heads of State and Governments from Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union in 2004, the Encuentro Internacional de Promotores y Gestores Culturales in 2005, and will be the host city of the 2011 Pan American Games. It was also named the American Capital of Culture in 2005, Ciudad Educadora (Educator City) in 2006 and the first Smart City in Mexico due to its use of technology in development. In its 2007 survey entitled "Cities of the Future", FDI magazine ranked Guadalajara highest among major Mexican cities, and designated Guadalajara as having the second strongest economic potential of any major North American city, behind Chicago. FDI Magazine also ranked the city as the most business-friendly Latin American city in 2007.
Our health care system and the hospitals
The mystique of service of Civil Hospital of Guadalajara has a history of more than 200 years, began with the arrival in New Spain of a man of exceptional greatness, a visionary man, who loved his fellow man, and knew how to interpret life human pain.
Fray Antonio Alcalde and Barriga, had more than 70 years old when he arrived at the Nueva Galicia, now Guadalajara, regularly suffering the ravages of epidemics and famine that left death and desolation.
Many were the charitable actions of the Fray place in our city, its concern for the health and education of the residents of Nueva Galicia guided his steps to build not only churches, but the Royal and Literary University Guadalajara and San Miguel Hospital in Bethlehem.
By 1792, before the end of the construction of the Hospital, Fray Antonio enshrined the institution "suffering humanity", a philosophy that until now the activity guide to medical care of hospitals that now comprise the Hospital Civil de Guadalajara.
Many have been the political, religious, economic and social rights by those who have crossed the Hospital, however, in order to provide more services and especially worthy of higher quality and warmth to patients who have less, the institution was growing response to demand attention.
As a result of this in February 1988 opened new unit called the Guadalajara Civil Hospital, Civil Hospital today, Dr. Juan I. Menchaca, in honor of one of its most important precursors.
This hospital was the result of efforts of several generations of medical professionals graduated from the University of Guadalajara, who aspired to have a modern and functional clinical center, which offered the opportunity to train human resources for health with a clear vision of service and desire to succeed.
Later, in the 90s became operational as part of the infrastructure of the Hospital Civil de Guadalajara, la Torre de Especialidades, annex building next to expand and relieve the high demand for service and specialized care requiring the most vulnerable populations, not only Jalisco but the central-west.
The two Civil Hospitals have remained united, not only by the mystique of service, but its focus on training human resources for health, considered Hospital - School and its links with the University of Guadalajara.
Both units renewed their fellowship in April 1997, when it was formed on the Decentralized Public Agency Civil Hospital of Guadalajara, an entity with legal personality and its own who directs the exercise of what is now a single institution focused on the population over scarce resources.
Hospitals function as an academic field - healthcare interrelated with the University of Guadalajara, through the University Center for Health Sciences, where human resources are formed from its stage of undergraduate to graduate and where they participate in a dynamic each service specialists in various academic activities - healthcare and research, thereby generating a continuous upgrade process.
Exchange students can, rotate, only in the Old Civil Hospital "Fray Antonio Alcalde" Hospital of references found for Trauma and Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, First National place in liver transplantation
The mystique of service of Civil Hospital of Guadalajara has a history of more than 200 years, began with the arrival in New Spain of a man of exceptional greatness, a visionary man, who loved his fellow man, and knew how to interpret life human pain. Fray Antonio Alcalde and Barriga, had more than 70 years old when he arrived at the Nueva Galicia, now Guadalajara, regularly suffering the ravages of epidemics and famine that left death and desolation.
Many were the charitable actions of the Fray place in our city, its concern for the health and education of the residents of Nueva Galicia guided his steps to build not only churches, but the Royal and Literary University Guadalajara and San Miguel Hospital in Bethlehem. By 1792, before the end of the construction of the Hospital, Fray Antonio enshrined the institution "suffering humanity", a philosophy that until now the activity guide to medical care of hospitals that now comprise the Hospital Civil de Guadalajara. Many have been the political, religious, economic and social rights by those who have crossed the Hospital, however, in order to provide more services and especially worthy of higher quality and warmth to patients who have less, the institution was growing response to demand attention. As a result of this in February 1988 opened new unit called the Guadalajara Civil Hospital, Civil Hospital today, Dr. Juan I. Menchaca, in honor of one of its most important precursors.
This hospital was the result of efforts of several generations of medical professionals graduated from the University of Guadalajara, who aspired to have a modern and functional clinical center, which offered the opportunity to train human resources for health with a clear vision of service and desire to succeed. Later, in the 90s became operational as part of the infrastructure of the Hospital Civil de Guadalajara, la Torre de Especialidades, annex building next to expand and relieve the
high demand for service and specialized care requiring the most vulnerable populations, not only Jalisco but the central-west. The two Civil Hospitals have remained united, not only by the mystique of service, but its focus on training human resources for health, considered Hospital - School and its links with the University of Guadalajara. Both units renewed their fellowship in April 1997, when it was formed on the Decentralized Public Agency Civil Hospital of Guadalajara, an entity with legal personality and its own who directs the exercise of what is now a single institution focused on the population over scarce resources. Hospitals function as an academic field - healthcare interrelated with the University of Guadalajara, through the University Center for Health Sciences, where human resources are formed from its stage of undergraduate to graduate and where they participate in a dynamic each service specialists in various academic activities - healthcare and research, thereby generating a continuous upgrade process. Exchange students can, rotate, only in the Old Civil Hospital "Fray Antonio Alcalde" Hospital of references found for Trauma and Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, First National place in liver transplantation.
More about out hospital...
Founded over 200 years ago Tower of specialties in operation for 15 years In the coverage of care exercised in the general population, the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara contributes: • 50% of hospital beds countable in the State of Jalisco. • 60% of pediatric beds in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. • 45% of incubators. • 44% of gynecology and obstetric beds in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. • 40% of the existing operating rooms in hospitals for general population. • And 75% of intensive care units in public hospitals.
The best alternative hospital in the West Country, highly solving health problems that require highly specialized to general population.
1. Pathology 2. Anesthesiology 3. Vascular surgery 4. Cardiology 5. Cardiothoracic Surgery 6. General Surgery 7. Laparoscopic Surgery 8. Maxillofacial Surgery 9. Oncological 10. Pediatric Surgery 11. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 12. Coloproctology 13. Dermatology 14. Endocrinology 15. Gastroenterology Unavailable for exchange student.:( 16. Geriatrics 17. Gynecology and Obstetrics 18. Hematology 19. Infectious Diseases 20. Pediatric Infectious Diseases 21. Rehab Medicine 22. Critical Medicine 23. Internal Medicine 24. Nephrology 25. Neonatology 26. Neurosurgery 27. Neurology 28. Ophthalmology 29. Medical Ophthalmology 30. Orthopedics 31. Otolaryngology 32. Pediatrics 33. Psychiatry 34. Radiology and imaging 35. Radiation Oncology 36. Rheumatology 37. Medical emergencies 38. Urology
University of Guadalajara is a public university in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. It is the second oldest university in Mexico, the fifth oldest in North America and the fourteenth oldest in Latin America. It is regarded as one of the most significant universities in Mexico, only behind the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in student population.
The University of Guadalajara has changed its structure, governing boards and goals throughout its 200 year history. Nevertheless it has retained the same educational focus and motivation throughout the years. Due to this consistent focus and motivation, this institution is considered to have its origins during the Spanish colonial period instead of at some point during later reforms which resulted from numerous political and social changes throughout Mexican history. CUCS (Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud)
The Health Sciences University Center was created on May 4, 1994 by the Honorable University General Council. It is a Thematic Center integrated by major degree educational programs that were offered previously in schools and faculties and that now are part of our Course Catalog, constituted, among others, by the degrees in Psychology, Medicine, Dental Surgery, Sports Medicine and Fitness, Nursing and Nutrition. In addition, we offer Superior Technical Careers in Nursing, Dental Prosthetics, and Radiology and Imaging. Furthermore, we provide diverse graduate programs at the level of Specialty, Masteries, and Doctorates, which are focused on the development of the different aspects of research and specialized professional practice in what is altogether defined as Health Sciences.
Our medical education
The welfare aspect of the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara, is perhaps the best known, but the training of human resources for health as well as research work in various medical disciplines are equally important activities jointly developed by the Institution.
The major items described above are achieved through the joint that occurs between Teaching and Research related to the provision of health services. Stressing further that the institution is considered a stronghold in the training of health human resources at both the undergraduate and in graduate school, because it has extensive clinical and research fields.
The breakthrough of the Health Sciences, and the enormous development of medical informatics and technology in all areas of production, representing an imperative for this community in implementing strategies to upgrade and take advantage of this kind of information, in order to provide better care to our patients.
However, under no circumstances should we forget that our institution is just a teaching hospital and in the field of education and training is intrinsically incorporate a set of tasks that are linked to the substantive functions of the University of Guadalajara. In this environment, orient all activities toward the formation of human resources in the field of Health Sciences.
We serve students of different races of the health team as medicine, nursing, nutrition, and psychology.
In this scenario we support any initiative that will generate new scientific knowledge, they also encourage continuous improvement in the quality of comprehensive care of our pacients.
The lines of work are fundamentally designed to provide quality education to the level of our students, human resources form here are consistently linked with the teaching research and extension support.
When a Mexican wants to mourn for the love of a woman underpaid when away from home evokes nostalgia their land, full of joy when you celebrate your good fortune, always used to the sound of mariachi and tequila bottle ... This we know not only Mexicans but also foreigners, because it is the most popular image we have of our people, which is not always known is that both mariachi and tequila are products of Jalisco.
Although there is no accurate record of the origin of mariachi, it is known that in 1848 and complained about the priests of the peoples of Jalisco on the noise that caused these bands. Of humble origin, is believed to be named after Indian origin, specifically from the Nahuatl language Cocula. The most famous mariachis from Cocula, Tecatitlán and the Sierra del Tigre. In 1906 he recorded the first album of mariachi music from Jalisco commanded by Justo Villa.
However, the mariachi ensemble has honed its image with the passage of time and the arrival of fame, first, the great Mexican actor Pedro Infante popularized the use of two trumpets in the ensemble, because until then no instrument was used any wind. Then, with the emergence of large vernacular music singers like Jorge Negrete, Lola Beltran, became the traditional peasant costume of the mariachis by the elegant costumes reminiscent of the old planters with shiny boots, buttons and Alamanni. In addition, the famous group Mariachi Vargas de Jalisco Tecatitlán, led by Silvestre Vargas, introduced an important change in that the musicians learned to read music and produce a more refined sound, as previously executed mariachi songs by ear ", ie were musicians lyrical.
"More Mexican than tequila, this expression say the noble Mexican origin of this famous beverage. Drawn between the pre-Hispanic communities, the arrival of the Spanish was used as a ritual drink and was known by the name of "mead." The tequila denomination of origin corresponds to the warm and semi-hot valleys of Jalisco, where is the blue agave plant, because this is the variety of agave which produces the finest and most popular tequila.
Currently, the communities that produce this drink is mainly the towns of Tequila, Amatitan, Arenal and Atotonilco. Reposado tequila is derived from two distillations of the fluid obtained from the milling of "mezcal" or heart of the agave, the tequila blanco, ideal for mixed beverage or cocktail is obtained by simple distillation
Accommodation & Boarding
The accommodation is made in student houses, most are near the hospital, with good urban mobility and the means to transfer, in the absence of good category in hostels located in the city center just 10 blocks from the hospital.
Our committee does not offer a social program, but we know that the hosts students will show you the city .. to only 4 hours is one of the most beautiful and important ports of the country, internationally recognized "Puerto Vallarta" a place for fun and to pass a a good weekend, has beautiful beaches and nightlife. Other places to visit Lake Chapala are just 50 km from the city the largest in the country, and Tapalpa Mazamitla magical towns just 2 hours from Guadalajara, Tequila town where the Mexican drink is made by tradition and endless more places to know ...!! Santiago de Tequila is a town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60 km from the city of Guadalajara. Tequila is best known as being the birthplace of the drink that bears its name, “tequila,” which is made from the blue agave plant, native to this area. The heart of the plant contains sugars and had been used by native peoples here to make a fermented drink. After the Spanish arrived, they took this fermented beverage and distilled it, producing the tequila known today. The popularity of the drink and the history behind it has made town and the area surrounding it a World Heritage Site. It was also named a "Pueblo Mágico" (Magical Town) in 2003 by the Mexican federal government.
Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican balneario resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas. The 2010 census reported Puerto Vallarta's population as 255,725 making it the sixth-largest city in the state of Jalisco. The City of Puerto Vallarta is the government seat of the Municipality of Puerto Vallarta which comprises the city as well as population centers outside of the city extending from Boca de Tomatlán to the Nayarit border (the Ameca River). Puerto Vallarta was once named as La ciudad más amigable del mundo (The Friendliest City in the World), as the sign reads when entering from Nayarit. Today, the presence of numerous sidewalk touts selling time-shares and tequila render the city's atmosphere more akin to tourist-heavy resorts like Cancun and Acapulco, but overall the city's reputation remains relatively undiminished.
Chapala, along with its namesake lake, is well established as a weekend getaway destination primarily for inhabitants of the city ofGuadalajara. Most of the area's expatriate population (originating primarily from the United States and Canada) reside not in the city proper but in and around Ajijic, a village of approximately 5,000 inhabitants located approximately 5 miles west of Chapala. Many of these residents, stay for a long time, and try to make Chapala like "home."
Local & National transportation
Transport in the city and all cities can be dangerous, but most local bus routes are needed for transportation are safe, the cost is half a dollar each way, transport outsiders is safe and affordable rates in the city we have 2 bus stations, the old (destinations in the state) located in the center of the city and the new output to Chapala (destinations in the state and country.) Information about bus routes
Under the Köppen climate classification, Guadalajara has a humid subtropical climate (Cwa) that is quite close to a tropical climate, featuring dry, mild winters and warm, wet summers. Guadalajara's climate is influenced by its high altitude and the general seasonality of precipitation patterns in western North America.
Although the temperature is warm year-round, Guadalajara has very strong seasonal variation in precipitation. The northward movement of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone brings a great deal of rain, whereas for the rest of the year, the climate is very arid. The extra moisture in the wet months moderates the temperatures, resulting in cooler days and nights during this period. The highest temperatures are usually reached in May averaging 33 °C (91 °F), but can reach up to 39 °C (102 °F) just before the onset of the wet season. March tends to be the driest month and July the wettest, with an average of 273 millimetres (10.7 in) of rain, over a quarter of the annual average of about 1,002 millimetres (39.4 in). Winters are relatively warm despite the city's altitude, with January daytime temperatures reaching about25 °C (77 °F) and nighttime temperatures about 10 °C (50 °F). Frost may occur during the coldest nights, but temperatures rarely fall below 0 °C (32 °F), making it an uncommon phenomenon. Snowfall is extremely rare, with the last recorded one occurring on December 1997, which was the first time in 116 years, since it last fell in 1881.
The historic downtown of Guadalajara is the oldest section of the city, where it was founded and where the oldest buildings are located. It centers on Paseo Morelos/Paseo Hospicio from the Plaza de Armas, where the seats of ecclesiastical and secular power are, east toward the Plaza de Mariachis and the Hospicio Cabañas. The Plaza de Armas is a rectangular plaza with gardens, ironwork benches and an ironwork kiosk which was made in Paris in the 19th century. The Plaza de la Liberación is on the east side of the Cathedral. It is nicknamed the Plaza de las Dos Copas, referring to the two fountains on the east and west sides.
Facing this plaza is the Teatro Degollado(Degollado Theater). It was built in the mid nineteenth century in Neoclassical design. The main portal has apediment with a scene in relief called "Apollo and the Muses" sculpted in marble by Benito Castañeda.
The Jalisco Regional Museum (Ex seminary de San José) was constructed at the beginning of the 18th century to be the Seminario Conciliar de San José. Between the Cathedral and the Hospicio is a large plaza called Plaza Tapatía. It is an important cultural and commercial area which covers an area of 70,000 m2. Its centerpiece if the large Quetzalcoátl sculpture/fountain. Southeast of this plaza is the Mercado Libertad, also called the Mercado de San Juan de Dios. It is one of the largest traditional markets in Mexico. Next to it is the Temple of San Juan de Dios constructed in the 17th century of Baroque style.
At the far east end is the Plaza de los Mariachis and the Ex-Hospicio Cabañas. The Plaza de los Mariachis is faced by a number of restaurants in which one can hear live mariachis play, especially at night. The Ex-Hospicio Cabañas extends along the entire east side of the Plaza. This building was constructed by Manuel Tolsá beginning in 1805 under orders of Carlos III. It was inaugurated and began its function as an orphanage in 1810, in spite of the fact that it would not be finished until 1845. It was named after Bishop Ruiz de Cabañas y Crespo. The façade of the building is Neoclassical and its main entrance is topped by a triangular pediment. Guadalajara has twenty two museums, which include the Regional Museum of Jalisco, the Wax Museum, the Trompo Mágico children's museum and the Museum of Anthropology.
The Hospicio Cabañas in the historic center is a World Heritage Site.
The city is the national leader in the development and investment of shopping malls. Many shopping centers have been built, such as Plaza Galerias, one of the largest shopping centers in Latin America, and also Andares. Galerías Guadalajara Website covers 160,000 m2 and has 220 stores. Also there is Andares which is a shopping mall located in Zapopan. This outdoor and indoor shopping center is Guadalajara's most exclusive shopping mall and is set in Puerta de hierro which is the most exclusive neighborhood in the city.
All students must wear appropriate clothing, closed shoes in the hospital, white pants, white coat, stethoscope and fill the notebook IFMSA official exchanges in order to receive the certificate.
Working Conditions: Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 14:00 h The exchange attends daily clinical work where he/she will be guided by a tutor. Exchange students work under the same conditions as Mexican students and must follow all regulations at the hospital. The student will have to do night shifts (all service 1 per week) on the rotation.
The incomings should attend the full period of the clerkship (Monday to Fridays per 4 weeks) in order to receive the certificate. Clerkship might be cancelled if the expected amount of workdays isn't accomplished by the incoming student.
Digital documents required: Passport, Student photo, Language certificate, Copy of health insurance, Academic reference (all the documents only by database and email).
We are waiting for you with open arms, we are sure you will spend most unforgettable experience and will learn a lot ...we wish an excellent Exchange.
Natalia Fabre Local Exchange Officer email@example.com
Other cities offered for exchange
Acapulco, Chihuahua, Ciudad Mendoza, Culiacán, Durango, Gómez Palacio, Guadalajara, Guadalajara Zapopan, León, Mérida, Mexico City, Mexico City Xochimilco, Minatitlán, Montemorelos, Monterrey, Morelia, Oaxaca, Puebla, Saltillo, Tampico, Tepic, Toluca, Torreón, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz Pt., Xalapa, Zacatecas