Portugal (ANEM) - Algarve, NEMed
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
64560
140
Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Anaesthesia - Dermatology - Family Medicine - Gynaecology/Obstetrics - Hematology - Infectious Diseases - Intensive and Critical Care - Internal Medicine-Cardiology - Internal Medicine-Endocrinology - Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology - Internal Medicine-General - Internal Medicine-Hematology - Internal Medicine-Nephrology - Internal Medicine-Pulmonary - Internal Medicine-Rheumatology - Microbiology - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Neurology - Oncology - Ophthalmology - Otorhinolaryngology - Paediatrics - Parasitology - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Psychiatry - Radiology - Surgery-Maxillo-facial Surgery - Surgery-Neurosurgery - Surgery-Orthopedics - Surgery-Plastic Surgery - Urology
July
10 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Lunch tickets
Usually in a student's flat

No specific EC.

www.nemed.pt
LEOs
Ulyana Pidhirna
OVERVIEW

The first landmarks date from to the eighth century BC, the period of the Phoenician colonization of the western Mediterranean. The city name was Ossonoba, one of the most important urban centers of southern Portugal and commercial hub.Following the independence of Portugal in 1143, the first king ofPortugal D. Afonso Henriques and his successors initiated the expansion of the country to the south, regaining the territories occupied by the Moors..

After the conquest by King Afonso III, in 1249, the Portuguese designated it the city of Santa Maria or Santa Maria of Faaron Faaram.King Manuel I in 1499 , did a deep urban change with the creation of new equipment in the city - a hospital, the Holy Spirit Church (Church of Mercy).Until the end of the nineteenth century, the city remained within the limits of the walls. The city has grown more rapidly in recent decades.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

In 2004, the Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education,proposes to University of Algarve the creation of a medical degree program. A year later, Professor José Ponte is nominated dean of the first graduate-entry Medicine program in Portugal.In 2006, the University receives for the first time the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES.

The official approval announcement was made on 24th July 2008.This is the first 4-year, graduate entry course in Europe outside theUnited Kingdom and Ireland, the curriculum is based on Problem Based Learning (PBL) and it is the first programme in Europe tooffer clinical training clearly centred on primary care practice.Currently with 140 students and a completely innovativeperspective, it truly represents a significant leap into the 21stCentury for medical education in Portugal. The first batch of doctors(Masters in Medicine in Bologna parlance) graduated in July 2013. "

Built to replace the old Hospital Santa Casa da Misericordia, the Faro Hospital started its activity in December 4, 1979.Currently serving a resident population of about 253 000 people, this population may double or triple seasonally.Equipped with all the basic and complementary competencies. It was established as a Public Service organised and administered to think of the population and the provision of medical care to acute patients.Over the years there were many adaptations of structure and Organisation which alter the ability to respond to increased levels of patients complexity.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

The three strategic areas (Stem Cell Biology/Organogenesis,Cancer Cell Biology, Cell Therapies) are perfectly integrated with each other. Many of the molecular and cellular mechanisms important in the biology of stem cells and in Organogenesis,such as control of cell division and proliferation and cell migration,are also involved in cancer.

Given that fact, the scientific dialogue between researchers in these areas will not only facilitate the exchange of concepts and technologies but also enable further advancement of scientific knowledge.As the changes in cancer cells are identified, the knowledge and technology acquired within the area of Cell Therapy can be applied in the treatment of cancer.Moreover, the elucidation ofthe molecular mechanisms involved in stem cell biology, in organogenesis andin carcinogenesis, will provide the required framework for the development ofmore effective therapeutic strategies. It will also guide the identification ofpotential therapeutic approaches. In addition, the integration of the work of basic researchers and clinicians will allow access to important material of study (e.g.,malignant tissues of patients) and direct application in clinical cases.

BOARDING

We provide one meal a day at the hospital canteen. We provide meal vouchers for the entire month. There is usually a choice between two plates.There is a vegetarian option.

LODGING

Usually in a student’s residence near Faro Hospital.

TRANSPORTATION

Faro has an airport. A contact person will be there to help you.

In the city of Faro there is an extensive bus network. Alternatively, there is Uber and Taxi service within Faro city, they are not too expensive and widely used.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Faro and all Algarve are very well known for the coast, the beach and its welcoming people. It is also a great place for nature lovers. It is also very well known for its nightlife! You will never forget the delights of the Algarve cuisine.A trip to Sagres, to Tavira and to Vilamoura´s marina are mandatory.The costs of these trips and social program are at student charge, however it is common that a colleague offer to take you to all these wonderful places and more…Some suggested activities are:

• Traveling along the coast
• Boating
• Going to different and amazing natural beaches
• Nightlife
• Visit typical villages/ cities (Tavira, Lagos, Portimão, Sagres...)
• Tasting the gastronomy of the Algarve
• Visit monuments/museums (Fortaleza de Sagres, Faro downtown,Roman Villa of Abicada...)

MUST SEE

- Beaches
- Travelling along the coast
- Typical villages / cities (Tavira, Lagos, Portimão)

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

None.