Home to beautiful castles, magnificent museums, and a lively local student population, Valladolid, the capital of Castile and Leon, has a population of over 300,000 people and provides a perfect environment for exploring what Spain has to offer.
Located on the banks of the Ebro river, Zaragoza is home to cathedrals and castles dating back to the 11th century and a walkable downtown full of restaurants, statues, and street art. Spain's fifth largest city is an amazing city to experience Spanish folklore, history, art, and cuisine.
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All students will book their flights in and out of Madrid, Spain where they will have airport pick up to their assigned site.
Teruel is a small, high-altitude town in the mountainous Aragon region of eastern Spain. Founded in the 12th century, the town's unique architecture found almost exclusively in the region of Aragon makes it part of a UNESCO world heritage site. A 2016 Fellow says "I had such an amazing trip in Teruel Spain! The hospital taught me so much more than I could imagine, seeing first hand consults, procedures and surgery. The other fellows I was located with became some of my best friends and the excursions were absolutely amazing."
Hospital (public, approx. 215 beds)
Hospital Obispo Polanco is located in Teruel, Spain, across the street from the beautiful and relaxing Parque los Fueros. Teruel is located between Madrid and Valencia. The hospital carries out teaching activities at the undergraduate level of nursing and medicine and postgraduate training of MIR specialists in family medicine, MI, general surgery, traumatology, psychiatry and radiodiagnosis. They boast a wide variety of specialties including those listed previously and more.
There is a city bus network in Teruel, as well as transportation by taxi. As a generally safe place, we recommend students use common sense and maintain awareness of their surroundings as they live in Teruel and travel in Spain. The city is in a mountain region with opportunity for hiking, and beautiful cultural heritage is very evident in the Moorish-influenced architecture.