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For more 1 . the hospitality of our people and by all the fun you will have with us.WELCOME PACKAGE First of all.UFSC Exchange and Research Officer on clevufsc@gmail. please contact the LEOs. you will be delighted by the academic opportunities. information about food and accommodation as well as how to make the best out of your time with us. the requirements to apply. the specifications of the clerkship. or CLEVs as we say in portuguese . we would like to welcome all the IFMSA students to CLEV UFSC’s exchanges! We assure that your experience here in Florianópolis will be unforgettable. This handbook will give a basic overview of the exchange WELCOME PACKAGE experience in Florianópolis.

What to bring with you 1. you must bring with you and hand us upon arrival the following documents:  Health Insurance  Vaccination Card Obs: If you get a Student Visa you can be regularly enrolled in the University just like any other student here.50. Stethoscope 4. Your Academic Quality Logbook. e) Your Student Record (including the subjects passed). White coat 3. theater. use the University’s Hospital as a regular student and pay 50% off at the cinema. museums and many other places. concerts. English or Spanish). WELCOME PACKAGE Furthermore. c) A photo of yours (passport size). d) Proof of University Enrolment. We have three pin sockets (like the UK) so please bring an adaptor with you if necessary 5. b) A copy of your passport.the Handbook! 2 . You can have lunch at UFSC paying just R$ 1. Required Documents It is mandatory that you send the following documents with your Application Form by uploading them on the Database: a) Language Certificate (Portuguese. borrow books from the university library. f) A Motivation Letter for each Department you’re applying to. Casual/formal clothes 2.

everything for comfort and convenience of the exchange student. Be careful with abuses. and if possible. The host usually lives near the university. He/ she is also taking you back to the airport on your departure day. at his/ her expense. usually from the Hospitals’ restaurants. Food One meal (breakfast. . which are a good choice for eating home. Florianópolis is a safe city. but some areas are more dangerous than others. Security Overall. You may also find a great range of “delivery” places. A place to stay for a short time before or after the month of the clerkship can be provided. You`ll also be picked up from the airport by your padrinho/ madrinha and taken to the place you`ll will be staying.Accommodation The LEO. gas for cooking and sometimes internet access will be provided by the host student. who is going to take you out (at least twice a week) to show the city and our way of life. who may or may not live with family or other students. There are several options of restaurants near UFSC.UFSC strive to get you to be hosted by a host student. from all you can eat places to fast food and “buffet per kilo” restaurants. The padrinho/ madrinha is going to show you the internship place once and teach you how to get there by yourself. the place of internship or where it’s not hard to catch a bus to your internship place. electricity. offer to help with the expenditures. so it is still important that the incoming exercise extreme caution and follow these recommendations:  Do not take buses alone late at night (after 8 pm). You will have a padrinho/ madrinha. 3  Do not go out with a lot of cash.  Do not walk alone in places with little or no traffic of people. but it’s not guaranteed considering that it’s not your host’s responsibility. especially at night. WELCOME PACKAGE If there are no host students with the availability in the time of the exchange. Food for other meals must be bought by students at a local supermarket or grocery store. lunch or dinner) a day is provided for bilateral clerkships. Water. you may be accommodated in hostels.

ask your host or padrinho/ madrinha for information. or else you cannot be picked up from the airport upon arrival. Florianópolis receives many tourists. and foreigners call much attention from bandits that. . The LEOs from UFSC want your stay here to be as peaceful and pleasant as possible. for not knowing much of the city. The NEO-NORE reserves the right to cancel any clerkship if it receives any complaints of misconduct or unethical practice both in hospital as well as at the lodgings.  When you go out alone.  Students must fill in their IFMSA Evaluation Form before receiving their certificate. so redouble your attention even in apparently quiet places. because in some countries the students didn’t get the visa due the fact that they applied for it very close to the day of their departure. Take some copies with you. Other important remarks  The confirmation letter and flight details should be sent to the NEO/NORE with your date and time of arrival and departure 4 weeks before your exchange starts.  The NEO-NORE should be notified about cancellations at least 5 weeks before the start of the exchange.  Students must attend hospital from Monday to Friday. If a student is going to take a day off. it will not be a big problem. but they cannot stay at the students’ accommodation and it must not interfere on the students’ clerkship at hospital. he/she must have attended 75% of the clerkship/research exchange. Students need to WELCOME PACKAGE be able to speak and understand English. Portuguese or Spanish. he/she must inform the tutor beforehand.  Do not walk around with your original documents. the NEO must inform us in advance: we need enough time to send all the required papers to 4 make an easier process. they can’t change the Department once the exchange has begun. are easy targets for robberies. to receive your certificate at the end of the exchange. This is very important.  Do not go out with valuable objects that draw attention. However. because if they are lost.UFSC is not liable for the loss or damage of any student’s properties. Accommodation given cannot be changed during the clerkship.  Friends or family may visit students in Brazil.  DENEM or CLEV.  Students will be assigned to a tutor for the exchange period. The students responsible for such acts are held liable for any damage incurred during the clerkship.  For countries which Brazil or UFSC requires visa or student visa.

2. leisure. promotion. In 1988. 3. many organizations. cure and rehabilitation of health. Equality: Everyone has equal rights in the SUS. universities’ students. Integrality: The aims of health actions should involve prevention. Priciples of SUS: 1. political representatives. Regionalization: Division of health attention in primary. transportation. freedom. working. including health workers and users. SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde / Unified Health System) WELCOME PACKAGE In the VIII National Health Conference (1986). Decentralization: Responsibility to the different levels of the government (municipal. among others. Health is a fundamental human right. The definition of health according to the VIII Health National Meeting: It is widely accepted that health is the result of adequate conditions of nutrition. 5 6. The Human Being must be understood as a whole. States and Federal governments are responsible for this guarantee. Social Control: Guarantee of social participation in the main discussions of the Health System. secondary and high level care in accordance to population needs. land and an adequate health system. Health attention should be adequate to each reality. requiring for its achievement the engagement of many other social and economic sectors in addition to the health sector. housing. 4. environment. Students failing to fill in the handbook will not receive the exchange certificate. 5. and the attainment of the highest possible level of health is one of the most important worldwide social goals. discussed and defined a new way to assist health in Brazil. employment. and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. our constitution defines Health Unified System as a group of actions and health services offered by public institutions and complemented by some private associated institutions.  Students must have their SCOPE/ SCORE HANDBOOK and fill it in during the clerkship. proposed. income. regional and federal) . mental and social well- being. Universality: Health is considered a right for every citizen and the Cities. Health System Health is defined by the WHO as a state of complete physical.

and sometimes there are night shifts and weekend shifts. which is composed by Health Centers focused on basic diseases (simple cases). The hospital may also ask you to wear a lab coat in its facilities. The city of Florianópolis follows the Brazilian pattern. it is good to know that this system also includes yourself! The exchange student that is studying in Florianópolis can also take advantages from it. the Island of Santa Catarina. The fishing boats. while more complicated cases are attended in the Hospitals. the folklore. Villages immersed in tradition and history. Many small commercial fishermen populate the island. even if you go out the night before and arrive home late. In general. Women cannot wear short skirts or low cut tops. such as Santo Antônio de Lisboa and Ribeirão da Ilha still resist the advances of modernity and are worth it a visit. trousers or jeans and closed shoes or sneakers. if your tutor happens to continuously speak in Portuguese please draw his/her attention about this. or less. Students cannot wear shorts or sandals. from 08:20h till 17:10h. The maximum temperatures of the hottest month varies from 25 °C (77 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F) and the minimum temperatures are from 6 °C (43 °F) to 11 °C (52 °F). The city is known for having a very high quality of life. The scenario is divided into Primary Attention. Hospital and city specifications Florianópolis is the capital city of Santa Catarina state in the Southern region of Brazil. If we receive any complaints from the consultants we may have to cancel your exchange. but the student will focus his work on the public structures. The southern half is less inhabited. . although it can be more. Please attend your ward rounds. being the WELCOME PACKAGE Brazilian capital city with the highest Human Development Index score. Incoming students need 75% attendance in order to receive the certificate. the lacemakers. For you. Most of the population lives on the mainland and on the island's central and northern parts. There are private clinics and labs spread over the city. the cuisine and the colonial architecture contribute to the growing tourism and attract resources that compensate the lack of large industries. There is usually a dress code at the hospitals. Work hours are usually from Monday to Friday. They may come dressed in shirts or T-shirts. a continental part and the surrounding small islands. 6 English is the working language used during clerkship (unless the student speaks Portuguese or Spanish). It is composed of one main island. the week of an exchange student in the internships is like the routine of a Brazilian student.

people sometimes take years to enter a Medical School. gastrointestinal. nervous. which can help you improve your performance and get scholarships for the private schools. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina). cardiovascular. there is only one public school. Social Program Brazil is the fifth biggest country in the world and with that comes the wide variety of cultures. depending on the specific medical school. called Vestibular.4) of studies of fundamentals in biomedical sciences and introduction to patient-doctor communication. which is fully maintained by the government. and in the ENEM.Medical Education In Brazil. bungee jump. tracking. In some schools (e. respiratory. which comprises WELCOME PACKAGE necessarily two years (semesters 9. the students are prepared to examine/assess patients. • Two years (semesters 9 – 12) of clerkship rotations.). the curriculum of most Brazilian medical schools may be described as comprising: • Two years (semesters 1. the fundamental disciplines are combined into “integrated programs” per system (e. All Brazilian medical schools have a six-year (12 semesters) curriculum. Most of them are private and require a tuition payment from the students.g. • Two years (semesters 5 – 8) of further education in patient-doctor communication. students are eligible to enter medical school after completion of High School. Santa Catarina is a southern state with many natural wonders and the state’s prime nature is a standing invitation for a variety of outdoor activities— adrenaline in ecotourism and adventure sports is guaranteed (zip line. In broad terms. clinical and surgical learning... etc). 7 Here you will be able to live different experiences such as: . In Santa Catarina (SC) there are a few medical schools through the state. It was elected the best tourist destination in the past years.g. but in most schools each discipline is covered in a separate program. Univesidade Federal de Santa Catarina. the national exam coordinated by the Ministry of Education. 10. that after the 5th or 6th semester. They are very hard to pass because of the number of people trying to get in a Medicine course. 11 and 12) of clerkship rotations. rafting. To enroll in any of these universities is necessary to have a good performance on the University Enrollment Exam. landscapes and social programs among its territory. It follows from this general description.

jazz and all kinds of dancing from all over the world). Accept this invitation and come celebrate life in Santa Catarina. which celebrates the Pine Forest and the higher altitudes of the state. We. Numerous architectural areas like churches. symposiums. waterfalls. or just enjoy a sunny day in one of the 42 beaches that surround the island. valleys. rivers and the preserved forests of the Atlantic Rainforests amaze tourists and locals. in Lages. everyone plays along. religious celebrations. The beaches in the city are known as some of the best in Brazil. Oktoberfest. It’s a festival with German roots that presents the best in music. museums. with rollercoasters. WELCOME PACKAGE Santa Catarina also has the largest amusement park in Latin America. BASIC PORTUGUESE EXPRESSIONS Daily expressions: What time is it now? Que horas são? (Key-ora-SOUN’) 8 How do I go to____? Como vou para____? (KOmoo-vow-PAra) How much does it cost? Quanto custa isto? (KwANtoo-KOOstah) Please Por favor (Po-fah-vOW) . will be honored and really happy to have you here! Those who visit. is the state's heart. The capital. in Blumenau. where you can enjoy professional dance performances (ballet. its lakes. agricultural exhibitions and other celebrations all over the year. is the biggest one in the world outside Germany. from nightclubs internationally known as some of the best in Brazil. to pubs and house parties. trade shows. being a part of the amazing shore. Joinville Dance Festival. dancing and homemade beer. The “Festa do Pinhão” (Pine Festival). Beto Carrero. memorials and monuments are appreciated by tourists as well. where you can enjoy the wonderful local cuisine and shows with national artists. zoos and shows. dunes. It is where you will be able to find all kinds of people and the most various definitions of fun. that attracts more than 600 thousand tourists to the State. become fans. free fall towers. Brazil. There are also many other food festivals. shows. cultural and sporting events. Florianópolis. Surrounded by all the wonders and beauty that Santa Catarina offers it is almost impossible to remain as a mere spectator – everyone participates. cascades. where you can surf or just enjoy your day. from CLEV UFSC.

92 9 Fitness Club.27 Domestic Beer (0.31 .96 Eggs (12) R$4. (1 liter) R$2.83 Apples (1kg) R$4.00 Milk (regular). (1kg) R$2.19 Water (1.5 liter bottle) R$3. Monthly Fee for 1 Adult R$110.95 Potato (1kg) R$3.11 Local Cheese (1kg) R$19.75 Gasoline (1 liter) R$2.Excuse-me Licença (Lee-SENs’ah) Doctor Médico (MEH-dee-koo) Places: City Cidade (see-DAH-dee) Street Rua (HU-wa) Beach Praia (PRA-ee-ah) Bridge Ponte (pOnt-ee) Downtown Centro da Cidade (SEN-troo dah see-DAH-dee) House Casa (KAH-zaa) WELCOME PACKAGE Airport Aeroporto (ah-eh-row-POWr-to) Bus Stop Parada de ônibus (pah-RAH-daa) Hospital Hospital (ohs-pee-TOUW) Average cost of living in Brazil (varies from city to city): Meal.00 1 Pair of Nike Shoes R$302.5 liter bottle) R$2.50 Rice (white).00 Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar R$18. Inexpensive Restaurant R$15.48 One-way Ticket (Local Transport) R$2.


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