Country: Peru

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Cost: $800

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Chiropractor/Physiotherapist, Healthcare-related trainee

Type of Organization: Educational/volunteer placement organization

Type of Clinic: Hospital Based Clinic


The Medical Elective Network is the leading provider of medical electives and medical Spanish immersion programs in South America. Programs in Peru for healthcare professionals and students offer a unique opportunity to take an intensive medical Spanish course whilst participating in a structured clinical rotation in local hospitals.

Here, your medical Spanish skills will quickly advance, enabling you to effectively work with Spanish speaking patients throughout your career. We are one of few medical Spanish immersion programs accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians, providing CME credits for healthcare professionals.

The Spanish Language Healthcare Experience

Elements of the programs include the 20 hour per week medical Spanish course, a choice of hospitals, lots of extra language support, comfortable family accommodation, private transport to and from hospital each day, travel insurance, and extra activities (Gym membership, salsa classes or yoga).