New Site 2012-13
Universidad de los Andes/Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá
Although recently established, the Universidad de los Andes has quickly established itself as one of the top medical schools in Colombia. The Office of International Medical Student Education has been working with the leadership of the University of los Andes and the Fudación Santa Fe de Bogotá (which was founded by two Yale Medical School alumni) to establish a clinical elective program. Students can rotate at the FSFB main hospital or at the primary care clinic FSFB operates in a rural area just outside Bogotá. Both clinical sites demonstrate an impressive commitment to patient centered care and patient safety. In addition to learning about the specialty they choose for their clinical elective, students will have the opportunity to meet leaders at the hospital to learn how they ensure their clinical programs demonstrate the values of patient centered care and patient safety.
Clinical rotation sites are available depending on the student’s particular interests. Clinical rotation sites are available depending on the student’s particular interests. It is preferred that students have an intermediate level of fluency in Spanish as rounds and daily activities will be, on most services, conducted in Spanish. However, the site will make every effort to pair Yale students with students from los Andes who can serve as cultural broker, as well as assisting as interpreter as needed.