The Spanish health system is one of the most prestigious in the world for its universal service characteristics. Spanish health care system is ranked among the Top 10 by the World Health Organization. The system offers universal coverage as a constitutionally-guaranteed right and no out-of-pocket expenses. According to the last OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) health statistics report, Spanish life expectancy is the highest in Europe (2.7 years above average), clinical results are at the level of the most advanced countries (same cancer survival rates as in Sweden, France or Germany). In addition, it is an international benchmark for its universality and high level of access compared to many other developed countries. Moreover, Spain is the global leader in organ donation, carrying out more transplants per capita than any other nation in the world.
In order to have a better knowledge of the Spanish health care system and having a socio cultural Spanish experience, RCC offers Harvard Medical School students the possibility of performing clinical electives in Complutense Medical School Hospitals in Madrid (Hospital Clínico San Carlos (HCSC); Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón (HGUGM); Hospital Doce de Octubre (HDOC)). Among the elective offered Harvard Medical School students can find the following services:
If you are a Harvard Medical School student interested in this opportunity please read the information about the Clinical Rotation for Harvard Medical School students at Complutense Medical School. If you wish to apply, please fill out this form and send it, along with the required documents, to firstname.lastname@example.org also cc'ing email@example.com. In the subject heading, specify "HMS to CMS mobility program" and your name.
HMS students are not allowed to request electives at UCM that are less than four weeks in duration. Please contact Kari Hannibal (firstname.lastname@example.org) at HMS Scholars in Medicine Office before filling this application.