1. Read

Read the description and general information about the program carefully at: Programs

If you need additional information please contact us at: info@ihcai.org

If you are sure to apply for the program, please go to the next step.

2. Apply

You will find the application online at the first line of each program.

Be sure to write your email correctly. We can not contact you with a wrong address.

Be sure to send your application when you are finished. You will find the “Send” button at the lower part of the application.

When you submit the application, a message should appear immediately says: Thanks! Your information was send succefull.

If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, a problem has occurred. Please contact us at: info@ihcai.org

3. Deposit

In the answer you will find the confirmation of your clinical rotation with IHCAI Foundation in Costa Rica.

Also you will find the following instructions to pay an initial deposit of Tuition. This way you keep your spot with us.

“In order to complete the registration you should pay $250 US INITIAL DEPOSIT not after 3 days you receive this Confirmation Message, otherwise the system will automatically remove your name and space of the program list. Please be aware that this is not a registration fee it is an initial deposit of the Tuition Fee.”

Instructions to pay the Initial Deposit:

You can easily pay using your credit or debit card online a totally safe mode.

IHCAI Program Initial Deposit

Initial deposit to save a spot for one of IHCAI's Training Programs. This applies for the courses: P01, P03, P06, P08

$250.00

Once you have made the payment please notify us at the following address: info@ihcai.org copying to ybaidal@ihcai.org

Please keep the Western Union delivery cost receipt and IHCAI Foundation will refund you 50% of the cost at your arrival. You must claim the refund to an IHCAI Foundation officer while you are in the program site.

IHCAI Foundation deposit refund policy reads: IHCAI Foundation will refund us $ 150 only when cancelations are done at least one month before the starting date. Applicants may postpone the rotation dates without any extra cost up to one year after the initial application date. New dates are subject to space availability.

4. Documentation

Once you have notified the payment, you will receive a confirmation and further instructions concerning the required documentation that you must submit to us to present to the Costa Rican health system.

 

The required documentation is:

Personal Resume. (En español)
Copy of your passport identification page.
Record vaccine.
Copy of personal health insurance coverage (a photocopy of your policy) – Your personal health insurance must cover you in Costa Rica and for the duration of your rotation. If you don’t have we recommend an international travel health insurance plan with HCC Medical Insurance Services under the following link: International Insurance Products

 

Residents for LINK PENDING P08 program must submit also: Copy of your MD certificate.

The documents should be submitted to: info@ihcai.org
You can scan all or take a picture. Make sure they are legible.

5. Travel

As soon as you have your flight itinerary please send it to us in order to make your airport pick arrangements and housing accommodation.

IHCAI Foundation will provide the hosting family information once you email us your flight itinerary.

Useful information for your travel at: Advise

As a part of the Accomodation Fee airport transportation is provided at arrival 24 hours and also gives transportation from the host family to the airport at departure.

6. Payment

The remaining of the Tuition Fee and the total of the Accomodation Fee you paid at arrival in Costa Rica.

Your host family will be taking you to IHCAI Foundation facilities the first working day of after your arrival. This is for you getting familiar with the public transportation and directions to IHCAI Foundation facilities. During the first day IHCAI Foundation staff will be providing general and useful information about the program and the country, safety instructions and you will be completing the registration. IHCAI Foundation staff will be taking you to the bank to assist you with the currency exchange and money drawing. Please bring your original passport with you.

During this visit to the bank you will make a deposit to the IHCAI Foundation bank account using your credit card or debit card. Visa and  MasterCard are welcome. You can also use cash. American Express are not welcome.

Do not bring personal checks or travelers checks!