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Number of incoming students per year 20-25
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Welcome Note

Welcome to a huge and amazing city full of history, modernity and life!


Mexico City (Ciudad de México) was originally built as Tenochtitlan by the Aztecs in 1325 on an island of Lake Texcoco. Our city, the largest city in Mexico, is the capital of the country and the seat of the federal government.

Mexico City is also the Federal District (Distrito Federal). The Federal District is considered a federal entity within Mexico and is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole. It is the most important political, cultural, and financial center in the country. Mexico City is also considered an important financial center in Latin America.

Mexico City is also considered a global city. Located in the Valley of Mexico at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft), the city consists of sixteen boroughs. According to the federal and state governments, the Mexico City metropolitan area population is 21.2 million people, making it the largest metropolitan area in the Americas and the third largest agglomeration in the world.

Our health care system

The current healthcare system in Mexico is a pluralistic health care system which is a combination of public and private programs. In Mexico city you can find some of the best private hospitals in the country , Hospital Angeles, Hospital ABC and Médica Sur to name a few. The public institutions are The national public healthcare institution for private-sector employees IMSS, ISSSTE (Public Sector Employees' Social Security Institute) and the National Health Ministry (SSA) maintain large specialty facilities in the city. These include the National Institutes of Cardiology, Nutrition, Psychiatry, Oncology, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation, among others

The hospitals


The hospital Juarez de Mexico is the hospital available for the clerkship in Mexico City. This Hospital belongs to the National Health Ministry (SSA). It is an institution dedicated to provide medical-surgical high specialty with quality and safety, which promotes the formation of resources specialized human and the development of scientific research that contribute to improving the health of the Mexican population. Structure Hospital Juarez de Mexico has an area of 61.500 m. square, where they built seven buildings, which occupy a total of 48,000 square feet of garden area to maintain a green and wooded areas.

BUILDING "A", outpatient Divided into a ground floor and two upper levels, twenty-five clinics are at the first level and twenty-five in the second, on the ground floor is the general clinical records, the general case, the school of nursing (general office), pharmacy and warehouse, statistics office and genetic clinic. BUILDING "BY B1", imaging, MEDICAL SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION The imaging center comprises X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan and digital Angiology rooms. The area of Hemodialysis The Blood Bank On the top floor there is the government area and the house of the Society of Surgery, National Assembly of Surgeons, Nurses National Assembly, the Chief of Nursing, On the west side of this floor are located inhalation therapy services and pulmonary physiology, BUILDING "C" There are four medical areas: emergency, oncology (radiotherapy and chemotherapy), physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pathology. At the top of Building "C", are accommodated operating room services, Operating rooms, comprises ten operating rooms for the following specialties: Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Urology, Neurosurgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, OB / GYN, and two operating rooms for general surgery. BUILDING "D", HOSPITALIZATION On the ground floor is the area of hospital admission, with a waiting room, a control room social work, an area of identification, also on the ground floor are located three classrooms of the school of nursing and clinical laboratory, BUILDING "E", RESEARCH AND EDUCATION Research has four laboratories: Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular genetics and molecular and cellular biology. BUILDING "F", GENERAL SERVICES Inside are the kitchen, laundry, general warehouse, maintenance shops, electrical substation, powerhouse, air conditioning handlers, pay office, asset store, and store number, changing nursing, the vestibule which is the form of reports, waiting rooms, security office, cleaning and also a main auditorium.

Contact México, D.F. Av.Politecnico Nacional 5160, Col. Magdalena de las Salinas Delegación G.A. Madero, C.P. 07760, Telephone: 57477560

Our medical education

The National School of Medicine and Homeopathy is founder of the National Polytechnic Institute, one of the most important centers of education in Mexico. At our school the program is divided into the basic cycle (from first to fifth semester) and the clinical cycle (from sixth to tenth semester). The basic cycle includes basic sciences like anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pathology, among others. The class day of 6-8 hours consists of lectures, audio-visual presentations by doctors and/or students in the classrooms. There are also laboratory studies, discussions of specific clinical problems, and practices with death bodies. In the clinical cycle, the classes are taken at the different hospitals available for our school, which includes some of the most important hospitals in Mexico City as hospital Juarez. The internship or internado During the sixth year, the students have to make rotating internship, where the student gains further supervised clinical experience at a hospital in Mexico.

Social Service The Social Service (Servicio Social) is a full one-year (after the intership), mandatory, federally supported activity. All medical graduates must participate in this year of social service in Mexico. This year is done primarily in very small, economically disadvantaged towns devoid of health-care facilities. At the end of this year, the medical can apply for their license to practice medicine.

Cultural differences

Mexico city as the capital of the country and as one of the most Important economic points in Latin American receives a lot of new habitants from others states of Mexico and from other countries, that’s why you’ll find so many different cultures living in the same city. But it is important to keep in mind that: • Mexicans are pretty warm and welcoming • The family is the base of our society • Mostly of the families are catholic although they respect other thoughts • You should be polite; I mean greetings are the key! • And don’t forget that “my home is your home”

Accommodation & Boarding

Accommodation is with a Mexican family, they provide lodging, meals and other cultural and social activities. That means a great opportunity to know more about the Mexican culture. We try the house where our incoming students lodge is not so far from the hospital, however sometimes it is not possible, but moving around the city is very easy and cheap thanks to the means of transportation, so there’s no problem.

Social program

The social program includes:

Trips to museums an important buildings in the city like: the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Anthropology and History, Museum of Chapultepec Castle, dthe Old Palace Medical or Bellas Artes.

You can also visit Teotihuacan and the Great Temple. Here, you will meet our ancient cultures.

We can’t forget nightlife!

Local & National transportation

LOCAL AND NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The main means of transport that can be found in this huge city are: Metro (Metro Transit System) The most important transportation system in Mexico City, daily transports more than 8 million users in its 11 lines. This transport system operates 365 days a year. It is also the fastest means of transport and the most economic. Rate: $ 3.00 pesos per ticket (the ticket includes transfers between lines) Hours: Monday to Friday from 5:00 to 24:00 hrs.

           Saturday 6:00 to 24:00 hrs.
           Sundays and holidays 7:00 to 24:00 hrs.

Metrobus The latest transport system in the metropoli. There are two routes on that avenue, the first runs from the “Indios Verdes” metro until Doctor Gálvez station near “Cd Universitaria”. The second route goes from this station to “El Caminero”, near the exit to the Mexico - Cuernavaca. Rate: $ 5.00 pesos per trip (You have to buy a card before pre-payment at a cost of $ 8.00 pesos and pay the amount of money needed for travel to cover).

Hours: Monday to Friday from 4:30 to 24:00 hrs.

           Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 to 24:00 hrs.

Suburban Train, It goes from the State of Mexico to Mexico City, being a comfortable and fast mean of transportation. You have to buy a card before pre-payment.

Microbus This characteristic transport operates through networks of small trucks with a capacity of 24 people or so. Circulate in all medium and large streets of the city and have the advantage of making continuous stops for the user Rate: $ 2.50 up to 5 km long *

         $ 3.00 5-12 km long .*
         $ 4.00 from 12 km onwards *
 * The rate increases by 20% between midnight and 6:00 a.m.

In addressing the bus driver informs your destination and this will tell you the price. RTP bus This transport comes from the major subway stations linking some of these lines of this network to address the points of greatest interest to the people of the city.

Rate: $ 2.00

         $ 3.50 up to 12 km long
         $ 4.50 over 12 travel.

Trolebus This non-polluting means of transport to be driven by an electric cable is quick and convenient.

Rate: $ 2.00 pesos per ticket. Hours: Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 11:09 p.m.

           Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 23:00
           Sunday 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Light rail It operates in southern Mexico City provided a shuttle service to population of Coyoacán, Tlalpan and Xochimilco, providing service through 16 stations and two terminals. This network is linked to the metro station of the Blue Line Tasqueña. This system is very useful to access the Xochimilco area and all its attractions.

Rate: $2.00 pesos per ticket Taxi

They offer services in all streets and areas of the city, preferably you should take the taxi at the taxi station, it cost is higher but they are safer. Price: Taxi from two doors: $ 5.80 checkered flag (initial cost) + $ 0.78 for every 250 meters or 45 seconds routes. Four-door Taxi: $ 6.40 checkered flag (initial cost) + $ 0.78 for every 250 meters or 45 seconds routes.

Taxi Site: checkered flag $ 9.60 (initial cost) + $ 0.96 per 250 meters or 45 second route.

At the airport taxi service is available to charge for distance.

Bus stations Mexico City has four main bus stations located in different areas of the city. Each station has buses serving a different region of the country, though there is some overlap. Terminal Central Norte - Northern Bus Terminal Metro Station: Autobuses del Norte, Line 5 (yellow) Terminal Central Sur "Tasqueña" - Southern Bus Terminal Metro Station: Tasqueña, Line 2 (blue), and Line 1 (pink) Terminal de Oriente "TAPO" - Eastern Bus Terminal Metro Station: San Lazaro, Line 1 (pink) Terminal Centro Poniente - Western Bus Terminal Metro Station: Observatorio, Line 1 (pink) The international airport of Mexico City Benito Juarez


Mexico City has a subtropical highland climate due to its tropical location and high elevation. The lower region of the valley receives less rainfall than the upper regions of the south; the lower boroughs of Iztapalapa, Iztacalco, Venustiano Carranza and the west portion of Gustavo A. Madero are usually drier and warmer than the upper southern boroughs of Tlalpan and Milpa Alta, a mountainous region of pine and oak trees known as the range of Ajusco. The average annual temperature varies from 12 to 16 °C (54 to 61 °F), depending on the altitude of the borough. Lowest temperatures, usually registered during January and February, may reach -2 to -5 °C (28 to 23 °F), usually accompanied by snow showers on the southern regions of Ajusco, and the maximum temperatures of late spring and summer may reach up to 32 °C (90 °F). Overall precipitation is heavily concentrated in the summer months, including dense hail. The central valley of Mexico rarely gets precipitation in the form of snow during winter.

Social life

Special Remarks


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