Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal and Europe.
The 16th century was Lisbon's golden era: the city was the capital of one of the first's Global Empires, and was a European hub of commerce between Africa, India, the Far East and later, Brazil.
The devastating earthquake at 1755, and loss of the empire left the city a little threadbare, but 21st century commerce took a hand, sprucing the place up for Euro 2004. Portugal may have been the runners up, but Lisbon emerged a winner.
NOVA Medical School | Faculty of Medical Sciences. NOVA University
The NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas (NMS|FCM) is an academic unit of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa since 1977. It currently has 1.660 students in the Integrated Master Degree in Medicine, 576 postgraduate students. It has a total of 516 professors and researchers.
NMS|FCM is the Medical School with the best tutor/student ratio (1/3) in clinical years in Portugal. It 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 students of NMS|FCM have had excellent results in the medical specialty assessment.
Most of the projects we offer are held in CEDOC - Chronic Diseases Research Center:
CEDOC is an established institute which aims at excellence in Medical Research on Chronic Diseases.
The general objectives of CEDOC are to form an internationally-recognized Center of excellence in Biomedical, Translational and Clinical Research on chronic diseases; to stimulate collaborative research between groups within the CEDOC; to strengthen research quality and innovation and to promote multidisciplinary projects within and beyond the Center; to provide an exciting research environment for the training of Postdoctoral Fellows, PhD and Master funding at national and international levels; and to simulate the organization of outreach activities at local and national levels.
The students will be given pocket money that will allow them to eat a meal a day (per day of clerkship) at the Hospital or University canteens . Meals include 1 soup, 1 main course with or without side salad, water or juice and 1 dessert.
Student’s Residence or apartments in July and August and for the other months to be defined upon avaliability.
- The Lisbon metro works from 6.30 a.m. up to 1a.m. It’s the transportation that we recommend, it is very safe and fast. A one-way ticket costs 1,40 € if you have a ticket Sete Colinas other Viva Viagens, both bought in any in any metro station.
- Carris (http://www.carris.pt/) is the BUS company and has the advantage of travelling to some parts of Lisbon that the Metro doesn’t reach. A one-way ticket is 1,40 € if previously bought with the ticket Sete Colinas other Viva Viagens or 1,85€ if bought on the bus.
More information at http://www.carris.pt/
Torre de Belem (Tower of Belem), Castelo de S. Jorge (Saint George's Castle), Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (Jeronimos Monastery), Baixa (Downtown Lisbon)
Limited spots at the following Departments: Gynaecology/Obstetrics and Internal Medicine-Cardiology.