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International Medical Rotations

Office of International Medicine

We are happy to assist with questions and information about the international clinical rotation opportunities at Nova Southeastern University's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. Student reviews and photos are available through the Office of International Medicine.

All inquirers must be sent to both Ms. Marva Hare Morris and Dr. Anthony J. Silvagni.

Affiliated Sites

Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

Comenius University in Bratislava is the largest university in Slovakia, with most of its faculties located in Bratislava. It was founded in 1919, shortly after the creation of Czechoslovakia. It is named after Jan Amos Comenius, a 17th-century Czech teacher and philosopher. Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, with around half a million inhabitants is the largest city in the country. The city lies on both sides of the river Danube and it is an important industrial, cultural, educational and science center in the region. Bratislava is a European City offering a harmonious blend of modern life within the charming background of old-world architecture reflecting its rich history.

 Many churches, narrow medieval lanes, Saint Michael’s Gate with the rest of the remains of the medieval town fortifications, Old Townhall and series of architecturally attractive palaces, sites and town houses of various styles, form the characteristic flavor of the city.Overall, Bratislava is a metropolitan city of European importance, offering a student all the comforts of a modern city at an affordable price.

Medical University of Graz, Austria

The Medical University of Graz is a young university with a long-standing tradition: As early as 1863 much emphasis was put on medical research and the education of new physicians, both of which proved to be very successful. In January 2004 the former Faculty of Medicine was replaced by an autonomous university. The core competencies of the Medical University of Graz are: high-standard training and education, research at an international level and continuous improvement of top-quality medicine. Additionally, the orientation toward the bio-psycho-social model is one of the main concerns of the university. 

 Due to its rich cultural past and present, Austria is cherished by people worldwide. The varied landscape is of great importance to tourism. There are many ski resorts and in the summer there are a multitude of opportunities for hiking and climbing or for water sports on the numerous lakes.

University Fernando Pessoa Porto, Portugal

The University of Porto, is a public university located in the city of Porto. Founded in 1911, it has a large community of over 30,000 students, including around 3,280 international students. With a recent expansion of research and development activity, the University of Porto has developed a strong output of research. Among the most recognized of the school’s research centers are the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology and the Research Institute of Computer Systems. The city boasts an extensive history, interesting tourist attractions and a buzzing nightlife.

There is a lot to see and do in Porto and the city will appeal to a wide range of different visitors. Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plazas of the Avenida dos Aliados. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the mighty Douro River.

University of Health Sciences, Argentina

In Barceló Foundation students are stimulated to lead the field of health science with defined social principles regarding democracy, humanism and ethics. From their first subjects, students are submerged into the defining world of health. They are also stimulated to develop critical thinking and commit to the reality with which they have to interact. The curriculum content is planned to create future leaders that can face a reality that’s becoming more and more complex, multi-faceted and interdisciplinary.

Buenos Aires location: Located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the continent's southeastern coast. Approximately three million people live in the City of Buenos Aires (the Federal Capital of Argentina with 202 km² [78.3 mi²]). The City is divided into 48 districts or barrios (neighborhoods). Its metropolitan area, Great Buenos Aires (Gran Buenos Aires), is the 22nd most populated urban center in the world with over 14 million people.

La Rioja location: Located on the foot of the Velasco Sierras 725 miles from Buenos Aires. The city has a population of almost 150,000 with a well diverse economy. The climate of La Rioja City is dry and hot with temperatures ranging from 21ºC to 35ºC in Summer and from 5ºC to 20ºC in Winter. Topographically, the area is arid due to the dryness of the air and to the sand lay which is sensitive to the hot action from the sun. In order to get to this area, one can do it by plane arriving at "Capitán Vicente A. Almonacid" Airport 7 Km away from the city center.

Santo Tomé: Located in the province of Corrientes in Argentina and it borders with the brazilian city of São Borja in Rio Grande do Sul. Dedicated exclusively to the teaching of "Sciences de la Salud", and according to its precepts, your vocation is:

"The professional training of exceptional quality, with solid scientific bases and deep humanistic roots. Having as a consolidation and merger an investigator faculty, leaders in knowledge and to get answers to specific needs in a study of the health-illness process, local impact, having as primary objective the promotion of health and prevention disease”.

With over 40 years of trajectory in the continuing education of health professionals, the BARCELÓ FOUNDATION is not only sinomimo of scientific knowledge and academics as it is also a tool for transmitting values, guided the formation of professionals committed to the current problems in the field of health.

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