My elective with Cinterandes was an unbelievable experience. Everyone - admin staff, doctors, patients - was very welcoming and helped me get the most out the elective.

I was able to do rotations in general practice, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency, trauma, and general surgery throughout Cuenca, which allowed me to practice my skills in those areas and learn much more about medicine and health in Ecuador. This was in addition to the mobile surgical unit, the cornerstone of the program, with its long days and even longer nights, an experience like no other.
With my homestay and the friendliness of all the staff and students I was able to immerse myself in Ecuadorian culture and create memories that I'll never forget.

To anyone considering this elective : Do it! You won't regret it. 

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