Brazil (IFMSA Brazil) - Marilia-Famema
Gastric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Urology, Head and Neck Surgery
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March
Provided by the Hospital
Host Family or Student Flat/ republic house
Sophia Wanke / Nahiman Saleh

In 1923, Antônio Pereira da Silva and his son José Pereira da Silva were the pioneers of the region, cleared land next to Feio and Peixe rivers. This land was named Alto Cafezal, or "High Coffee Plantation".

At the time, Bento de Abreu Sampaio Vidal held in 1926 a parcel of their assets.

In 1927, Colonel José Brás or Jose' da Silva Nogueira whose family origin in Itapetininga, arrived in Marilia. His family held 40% of the farm land named Bonfim, and the process of urbanization began with the allotment of this farm.

Companhia Paulista Railway had been advancing its tracks from São Paulo to get to the town of Lácio, and in accordance with its plan, the roads that were being opened at the branch were named in alphabetical order. The next branch should have its name beginning with the letter "M." "Maratona", "Mogúncio" and "Macau" were suggested, but Vidal was not satisfied with them. So, in one of his trips to Europe by ship, as he readTomás Antônio Gonzaga's Marília de Dirceu, he chose the name Marília from the poetry book.

The city of Marília was created with this name by State Law No. 2161 on December 22, 1926, but remained as a borough of Cafelândia. In 1928, Marília was raised to the status of municipality by State Law No. 2320 of December 24. Its anniversary is celebrated on April 4, 1929.

At first, the economy of Marília was based on the cultivation of coffee, being replaced bycotton. The financial success originated from this latter crop led to the installation of the first two industries in the city (two cottonseed oil) in the mid-1930s. With the expansion of the industrialization in São Paulo state, rail and highways were also built, thereby linking Marilia to various regions of the state of São Paulo and northern Paraná.

In the 1940s the city established itself as a development of the West Paulista, when there was a large and growing urban population.

In the 1970s, there was a new industrial cycle in the city with the installation of new industries, specially food processing and welding. With the subsequent installation of several university courses, Marília attracted more people to the region, which accelerated the development of the city as a commercial & industrial hub.

Marília today has approximately 50 food industries in the area and it is known as the "National Capital of Food Processing."

Marilia's Medical School (Faculdade de Medicina de Marília or literally Faculty of Medicine of Marília in Portuguese), best known as Famema, is a public medical school located in the city of Marilia, in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. The Faculty of Medicine of Marília is one of the most proeminent medical faculties in South America, playing a critical role not only as the major provider of health services in the Marilia region, but also nationally as the developer of medical and nursing skills. The faculty enjoys close affiliation with a number of hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.
The school was founded in 1966 as a private non-profit medical school in the State of São Paulo. It was later transformed into a public institution in 1994, and is now a self-governing body of the São Paulo state government. Since then, Famema has been one of the most innovative medical schools in Brazil, being the first Brazilian medical school to adopt Problem-Based Learning.
Famema was the first medical school in Brazil to adopt Problem-Based Learning as the pedagogy for its medical and nursing courses. PBL exposes Famema students to opportunities to develop flexible knowledge, effective problem solving skills, self-directed learning, effective collaboration skills and intrinsic motivation. As a result, Famema graduates are regarded not only for their exceptional medico-professional skills, but also for their ability to quickly grasp complex concepts and thus work independently. After the implementation of the method, the medical curriculum was revised to become more student-centric, with decreasing classroom time and professor supervision, which has been the subject of critics by some students and professors. Although controversial, the method resulted in unprecedented results, with Famema graduates achieving one of the highest marks on Brazil's National Student Performance Exam (ENADE in Portuguese).

Hospital das Clínicas de Marília is divided in three units: HC I (ER, General), HC II (Maternal and Child), HC III (Psychiatric). Also, there is a clinic unit called Ambulatório Mário Covas.
Co-relation between exercise and the level of angiotensin II
Genotyping of Dombrock, Diego, Colton and Yt blood group systems and its application for transfusion medicine practice
We provide 3 meals per day for ours incomings at hospital.
Most incomings will stay at student's flat. Sometimes, they can stay at host family or student hostel.
The main transport to Marilia is the bus coming from São Paulo and the company is called "Expresso de Prata". The price varies from R$ 109 to R$ 197, depending if it's conventional or bed. The bus station is 5 minutes away from our main hospital by car.  Marilia has an airport too. There is a route Campinas - Marilia. Campinas is an hour and half away from São Paulo. The company that maintains it's route is Azul Airways. The contact person or another lc member will be responsible for receiving the incomings in the bus station or airport. 
The college and main hospital are really close to the students house, so you can get on foot to the places. If you need to go anywhere further there is taxi service, public bus that can be consulted in the website and the ride costs 3,00 reais.

Every year, we have our National Food and Drink Party (NFDP). Our incomings bring their country's traditional food and drink and we have a really great time together. Also, marilia is full of local bars and restaurants such as Donna Oliva Pizzaria; 515 Pizzaria; Copacabana Bar; the city food truck area with lots of sandwiches opitions; There are events such as Marilia's Gastronomic Festival in July and Italian Party in August.

Rangel Pietratóia Municipal Forest (Bosque Municipal Rangel Pietraróia).
Local waterfalls, small rivers and rural landscape
University's farm from UNIMAR
Country Club Marilia

Bring your own white coat and stethoscope. You have to respect Brazil's norm NR 32: do not use accessories, wear closed shoes and tie your hair.

Also, bring your joy and motivation. We are always really happy and glad to welcome our incomings!