University Camilo José Cela has welcomed nine students from Boston University, United States, thanks to the Study Abroad Programme: Health Care Delivery System. This programme has two stages, an inbound and an outbound stage. The first inbound stage includes the stay of these North American students for fifteen days at UCJC, while the second outbound stage saw eight students from the UCJC School of Education and Health travel to Boston, where they lived as Boston University students for ten days.
During this academic, cultural and sports programme, American students attended presentations by different professionals and professors such as Carlos Mur de Víu, Managing Director of Fuenlabrada University Hospital on the Spanish public health system, or Dr Sebastian Truyols and Álvaro Fernández-Rolle, specialists in Percutaneous Therapeutic Electrolysis, an innovative technique for the recovery of tendinitis.
In addition, they visited the city of Toledo and the National Paraplegic Hospital, Puerta de Hierro University Hospital and the Barrio de las Letras in Madrid.
University Camilo José Cela students, meanwhile, attended seminars on concussion at Boston University, visited the Massachusetts State House at the Freedom Trial in Boston, the Custom House Tower and the Boston Common Park. Furthermore, Dr Elena Sonsoles Rodríguez, Professor of Physiotherapy at UCJC, gave a talk at Boston University to teachers and students on urinary incontinence in women athletes.
This programme has allowed the students from both universities familiarise themselves with the European and American health systems, enjoying a fully immersive experience in the university life of the host institution. This exchange of ideas, customs and clinical health reasoning contributes to students acquiring new skills and values, both professionally and personally.