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Teaching: training stays

The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital offers training stays in most of the hospital’s clinical units for health professionals in training (residents) or already graduates (specialists).

Types of training stay

Rotations for training health professionals (residents)

These rotations are aimed at national or international residents, preferably third year or later, who wish to complete the specialized training of origin with an official external rotation stay in a center where they have technologies or assistance structures that they do not have in their origin hospital.

The duration of the stay is 1 to 4 months in the case of national residents. In the case of international residents, the duration is 2 to 4 months (by specialty) taking priority for stays that have a minimum duration of 3 months.

Training stays for qualified health professionals (specialists)

These stays are aimed at trained national or international professionals who want to access highly specialized training. The professionals who make a training stay have access to clinical activity and contact with patients. They can also perform specific techniques always under the supervision of those responsible for the service that receives them.

The duration of the stay for national specialists is specified in each case. The stay of the international specialists is from 1 to 6 months (extendable to 6 more months). These training stays, in the case of residents and international specialists, must be formalized through the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare.


The teaching team manages the requests for stays and the requirements for certification, civil liability or other documents that are required. The petition procedure varies according to the nationality of the applicant. Choose the right route for you below.