Fundacion Cinterandes is an organization based in Cuenca, Ecuador which works with a variety of health care programs in and around the city, as well as in other parts of the country. Every year, medical students travel to Cuenca to work with the various programs affiliated with Cinterandes. These programs include the following:
The Carroquirofano is a mobile surgical unit which travels throughout Ecuador bringing surgical care to those without adequate access to hospital facilities.
Turi is a medical outreach program with its main office in Turi, a part of Cuenca overlooking the city. Students are able to accompany physicians on domiciliary visits in rural areas around the city.
For information about Cinterandes, and how to apply for an elective, please contact the Director of the program:
Dr. Edgar Rodas