Centro de Salud de San Jeronimo (Projects Abroad) Cusco, Peru
This elective is organised by Projects Abroad.
Centro de Salud de la municipalidad de San Jeronimo is situated in the district of San Jeronimo. It is a health centre of a regular size with specialities, such as Internal Medicine, Gynacology, pediatrics etc. There is also an emergency service at night as well as some hospital beds for pregnant women at this placement.
Centro de Salud de San Jeronimo is situated in the district of San Jeronimo, outside of the Centre of Cusco. It is at the end of the main road in Cusco, Av. de la Cultura. San Jeronimo is about 25 to 30 minutes of travel time from your host family by combi.
Although you will find that you spend a lot of time learning through shadowing staff, it is sometimes possible to have a more active role. If you show enthusiasm and initiative, and you manage to develop a good relationship with the medical staff, you may find that you gain enough trust to be given more to do. As with any job – and especially in the field of medicine – you must prove yourself to be trustworthy before you are given responsibilities.