Brazil (IFMSA Brazil) - Marilia-Unimar
Internal Medicine-General, Surgery-General, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Surgery-Pediatric, Orthopedic
April, May, June, August, September, October, November, February, March
Host Family or Hospital
Host Family or Student Flat
Itens to bring with you: 
  • White coat
  • Stethoscope
  • Student Handbook 
    • The student handbook is mandatory for certification
Daniel Romio

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 by cotton. 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."

Unimar and Hospital Unimar. Unimar is a private school, our medicine course was found in 1996, is a relatively young school, but we have lots of good physicians and teachers to make your internship a learning experience. Website: . The Hospital is a private hospital, but we have patients from the public service as well, medical specialties: Pediatrics, Hematology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery and lots others. Website:

 The hospital will provide one meal per day. Our local meal consists in bread and coffee with milk in the morning, and lunch and dinner with rice, red beans, some kind of meat (beef, eggs, chicken, pork or fish), vegetables and salad. Also, there are lots of italian, german, french and japanese culinary references.


The incomings are alocate in students flat house, family houses or republic houses, where students share a house and create a family bound. They will have their own bed and will be provided with one bathroom that can be shared or not, and internet acess, on the house or on the college.

In Marilia, the public transport is bus and there is also taxi.
Check the buses here:
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 places to go in Marilia are Paleontology Museum and Municipal Forest. We also have two malls. If you want nice places to eat and drink at night in Marília, the most visited places are Chaplin Restaurant and Pizzeria, O Buteco, Copacabana Bar and Bar do Português. Also, there are nice places to dance/listen to music at night like Dux Country Bar, Lounge 277, Hendrix, Berlin Whiskeria.
  • Festa de Santo Antônio, Av. Santo Antônio. June. Also known as the Festa Italiana, this festival celebrates the local Italian heritage with typical Italian dance and food. 
  • Japan Fest. April. Celebrating Japanese culture and influence with traditional Japanese dance, music, and other performances, as well as a crafts expo, a beauty contest for locals of Japanese heritage, and plenty of Japanese food stalls.  
We require you to bring your own white coat and sthetoscope.
You cannot use accessories during the internship, It's also necessary to wear closed shoes and have your hair tied.
Anything you need, do not hesitate to contact us.
And be welcome to Marilia