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Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World - Electives, hospitals, medical schools, medicine, nursing, travel, work,  NGOs, voluntary work, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mark Wilson
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Population:10.6million

Official language: Spanish
Capital: Guatemala City

Currency: Quetzal

Int Code: +502

Visas and work permits:

As a British citizen, no visa is required if you are staying less than 90 days and your passport is valid for six months from the time of entry. If you wish to stay longer or work contact Direction General de Migracion, 41C–17–36, Zona 8, Ciudad de Guatemala Tel: +502 475 13 90/02. To work you also need to register with the Colegio de Médicas y Cirujanos de Guatemala, 17 Calle 1–61, Zona 1, Guatemala.

Useful Addresses:

Ministry of Health, Palacio Nacional, 6a Calle y 7a Avda, Zona 1, Guatemala City Tel: +502 2 516 816
Gutemala Medical Association: Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos de Guatemala O Calle 15-46 zona 15 Colonia "El maestro", 01015 Ciudad de Guatemala City
Gutemala Nurses Association: Asociación Guatemalteca de Enfermeras Profesionales, 14 Calle #1-15 Zona 3, Apto. 6 Guatemala City
Gutemala Dental Association,:17 Calle 14-20 Zona 13, Cuidad de Guatemala Tel: +502 11 502 2 34 1093

UNIVERSITIES:

There are three universities teaching medicine in Guatemala.

Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Facultad de Medicina, 6a Avenda 7–55, Zona 10, Guatemala Tel: +502 334 8327, Fax:  334 8329 www.ufm.edu.gt This private university, based in Guatemala City, uses among others, Esperanza (Hospital Universitario Esperanza 6a Avenida 7-55, Zona 10, Guatemala Tel (2) 393 2457) in the city. For rural healthcare the medical students run clinics on their own. 

Universidad de San Carlos, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Edifico M-2, Ciudad Universitaria, Zona 12 Tel: +502 476 7370 Fax: 476 9639 www.ns.usac.edu.gt

Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala, Facultad de Medicina, 3ra. Av. 9-00, Zona 2, Interior Finca El Zapote Tel: +502 288 7589 www.umg.edu.gt

MAIN Public HOSPITALS:

Hermeroteca Nacional, ‘Lic Clemente Marroquin Rojas’, 5 Av 7-26 Z-1 Niv 2, Guatemala Telefax: +502 232 7625.
Hospital de Gineco-Obstetrica, 14 Av y 4 C Z-12 Col Colinas de Pamplona, Planta Telefónica, Guatemala Tel: +502 471 0249.
Hospital de Infectologia, Z-7 Fca La Verbena, Guatemala Tel: +502 471 2790.
Hospital de la Polcia Nacional, 11 Av 4-49 Z-1, Guatemala Tel: +502 232 6467/7633.
Hospital de Rehabilitacion, 14 Av y 4 C Z-12 Col Colinas de Pamplona, Guatemala Tel: +502 472 1678.
Hospital de Salud Mental, Z-18 Col Atlántida, Guatemala Tel: +502 256 1486.
Hospital General de Accidentes, 13 Av y Calz, San Juan Z-4 Mixco, Guatemala Tel: +502 597 9626.
Hospital General San Juan de Dios (The main hospital), Av Elena 9 y 10 C Z-1, Zacapa Guatemala Tel: +502 232 3741/3744/0423/3764 Fax: 253 6604.
Hospital Infantil de Infectologia y Rehabilitacion, 9 Av 7-01 Z-11, Guatemala Tel: +502 472 3532.
Hospital Roosevelt, Calz Roosevelt Z-11, Guatemala Tel: +502 471 1441/6380/3384/6390 Fax: 471 5074.

There are also a number of private hospitals. Enquire with the Embassy for a list.

A RURAL HOSPITAL:

Hospital de Jacal Tenango, Jacaltenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The hospital: Jacaltenango is a rural town in the Chucumantes mountains. It is a very beautiful area. The hospital is a 50-bed mission hospital run by Mexican nuns. 

 

 

 
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