NOVA Medical School

 

 

NMS is an academic unit of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and it currently has 1.740 students in the Integrated Master Degree in Medicine, 96 in the Bachelor´s Degree in Nutrition and 436 postgraduate students. It has a total of 734 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 (12%) 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 2021 NMS reached, for the sixth consecutive year, the 1st position in the ranking of admissions to Higher Education, in Medicine, in the Lisbon Area, with a vlue of 184,5. 

The new Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Sciences, obtained for the 4th consecutive year the highest access score at national level, with a value of 175,3.


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

NMS is associated with several health units, allowing a variety of teaching environments and a more extended 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 and Central Lisbon Hospital Centre (Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central - CHLC), grants the students of NMS a better and more integrated clinical training.

The privileged relationship that we maintain, in terms of clinical teaching, with the University Hospital Center of Lisbon Central, which will be located in the future East Lisbon Hospital (Hospital de Lisboa Oriental), led to the creation of the CMUL – Lisbon University Medical Center, which was recently expanded to other hospital units: Western Lisbon Hospital Center (Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental )and Lisbon Psychiatric Hospital Centre (Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa), Primary Health Care in the areas of these Hospital Centers and the NOVA National School of Public Health (Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública da NOVA).

With this expansion, it was renamed CCAL – Academic Clinical Center of Lisbon, a structure that allows for better and more integrated clinical education to the School’s students, providing better conditions for continuous training for professionals and fostering a scientific approach in care practice. The Hospital de Lisboa Oriental will be the first Portuguese experience, created from scratch and from the beginning of a new hospital unit, which will have the triple mission of: 1) Treat/cure patients; 2) Teach/train students and train health professionals; 3) Investigate/discover disease mechanisms and their resolution.

The facilities of the Research Pole, in addition to the improvement of educational activities (Library and MedSim), allowed the creation of excellent spaces for research, where more than 40 groups dedicated to various areas of study develop collaborative and excellent work. The CEDOC (Chronic Diseases Research Centre) comprises 3 research units: TOXOMICS (Centre for Toxicogenomics and Human Health), CHRC (Comprehensive Health Research Centre) and iNOVA4Health – Advancing Precision Medicine, a program in translational medicine. 

NMS also participates on the R&D Unit: Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS).

The Clinical Skills Training Centre (NOVA MedSim) and the Food Research Laboratory (LIA) are the most recent teaching support, both equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for both pre- and post-graduate training and education. of the investigation.

Ahed – Advanced Health Education, of which NOVA Medical School is a founding partner, was launching in 2019. It offers a wide variety of postgraduate programmes dedicated to all health professionals, with a large practical component and recourse to simulation and practical cases, coordinated by a faculty with extensive professional experience.

We are all of this: a Medical School with a relaxed but demanding academic environment that trains doctors and nutritionists, but above all seeks to train complete citizens.

 

Testimonials

Diretor da NMS - Professor Doutor Jaime da Cunha Branco
Subdiretor e Presidente do Conselho Pedagógico - Professor Doutor Guimarães Consciência
Presidente da Comissão Executiva do CEDOC - Professor Doutor Paulo Pereira

PRESENTATION

This is our DNA: a Medical School with a relaxed but demanding academic environment that trains doctors and nutritionists, but above all seeks to train complete citizens.

STUDENTS

1740 | Integrated Masters in Medicine

96 | Degree in Nutritional Sciences

115 | Masters

190 | Doctoral Degrees

132 | Advanced training Courses