Population: 36 million
Currency: Colombian peso
Int Code: +57
Ministry of Health:
Calle 16, No 7-39, Sante Fe de Bogotá Tel: +57 1 282 0047 Fax: 1 282 0003
Columbia has a number of medical schools. Some of the main ones are included below. If planning work it is best to approach NGOs
Universidad Nacional de Columbia, Facultad de Medicina, Ciudad Universitaria, Bogotá, Columbia. Tel: +57 1 316 5514, Fax: 1 316 5267 www.dnic.unal.edu.co (This is the oldest and largest medical school in the capital.)
Centro Medico Cristiano, Avenida Caracas, No 46–26, Santafe de Bogotá, Columbia. The Centro Medico Cristiano is run by a Columbian Christian organization which for the past 10 years has been establishing a wide network of services aimed at alleviating the suffering of the city’s poorest, especially the large population of drug abusers and street children.
Universidad del Valle, División de Ciencias de la Salud, Calle 4B No.36-00, Sede San Fernando, Cali, Valle Tel: +57 25 542 475, Fax: 25 542 484 www.salud.univalle.edu.co (This is Cali’s oldest school and has its own University teaching hospital.) The Central Hospital is the university’s main hospital and from A&E there are 50 admissions a day. There’s plenty of violent trauma. There are also associated smaller family heath clinics. Elective notes: . Write to the Directora Promocion Academica y Asuntos Internacionales at the above address.
Universidad de Antioquia, Facultdad de Medicina, Apartado Aéreo 1226, Urabá por Juan del Corral, Medellín, Antioquia,Tel: +57 94 510 6001, Fax: 94 263 8282 www.medicina.udea.edu.co (This is the main medical school in Columbia’s second-largest city.)
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