School of Medicine

Department of Physiology

Medical Spanish Guatemala Summer Elective


The Medical Spanish Guatemala Rotation is a week-long elective course for Spanish-speaking medical students seeking an immersive clinical experience abroad under the auspices of Unversidad Francisco Marroquin School of Medicine. At the “Hospital del Hermano Pedro,” students will work in medical teams alongside local physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to take complete patient histories and perform physical examinations. Students will also attend to patients with compounded neurological deficits at the neurology care facility “Virgen del Socorro.” While this week is largely a patient-centered experience, students will have their afternoons off to enjoy the food, music, culture, and scenery of the beautiful city of Antigua. This elective aims to improve students' Spanish proficiency and cultural competency by immersing them in a medical environment under the Guatemalan healthcare system.  To be eligible to enroll, students must be a Medical Student and successfully complete Medical Spanish (PHYSIO220).




Universidad Francisco Marroquin - LSUHSC New Orleans Visiting Students

Documentation Needed for International Visiting Students

  • A letter of good standing from your institution
  • Completed Application for Rotation
  • Immunization records (AAMC standardized Immunization Form attached)
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Proof of liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per instance/$3,000,000 aggregate
  • A current photo
  • A copy of your CV/resume
  • A copy of your medical school transcript
  • Step 1 Score

Forms to be completed

LSU Visiting Student Application

Immunization Form

2024 Students

Eva Doe, Andrea Martinez, Kate Michel, Megan Navarro,
Eduardo Seoane, Griffin Smith, Sara Vandenberg


2023 Students

Joseph Aguda, Sofia Cabrera, Angella Chang, Emma Dusek Shaw, Ravali Goen, Rakin Nasar, Allyson Pitalo, Elena Plakotaris, Hannah Schwartzenburg, Michael Simons

2023 Group

2022 Students

Sloane Clay, Emma Cole, Dean Dante, Tara Korbal, Maria Lugo, Jayne Mora


Universidad Francisco Marroquin Faculty                

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Dr. Luis Pedro Chavez Dr. Luisa Cruz Dr. Christopher Matheu


2019 Students



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