Presentation

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NOVA Medical School (NMS|FCM) celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.

NMS|FCM is an academic unit of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and it currently has 1.718 students in the Integrated Master Degree in Medicine and 516 postgraduate students. It has a total of 552 professors and researchers.

The strategy of gradual integration of foreign teachers and researchers, combined with the number of international postgraduate students (12%) and mobility students (6%) reveals not only the opening of the Faculty abroad, but also the international projection it has been acquiring and which it intends to strengthen in the future.

In 2017 NMS|FCM reached, for the second consecutive year, the 1st position in the ranking of admissions to Higher Education, in Medicine, in the Lisbon Area. Also, 75% of the students chose NMS|FCM as their first option.

It is the Medical School with the best teacher/student ratio (1/3) in the clinical years in Portugal and its students have had excellent results in the exam of access to specialty.

NMS|FCM is associated with several health units, allowing a variety of teaching environments and a more comprehensive knowledge of hospital reality and primary health care. Furthermore, the University Medical Centre of Lisbon (Centro Médico Universitário de Lisboa - CMUL), which is a Consortium between NMS|FCM and Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central (CHLC), grants the students of NMS|FCM a better and more integrated clinical training.

Research is another case of success in our Medical School. The School’s Research Facilities hold the Library, the Clinical Competence Training Center (NOVA MedSim), CEDOC - Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas (Chronic Diseases Research Center) and TOXOMICS - Centro de Toxicogenómica e Saúde Humana (Centre for Toxicogenomics and Human Health).

NMS|FCM was recently awarded with the Ministry of Health Gold Medal for Distinguished Services.