NOVA Medical School (NMS) celebrated its 43rd anniversary in 2020.

NMS|FCM is an academic unit of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and it currently has 1.639 students in the Integrated Master Degree in Medicine, 58 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 (5%) 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 2020 NMS reached, for the fifth consecutive year, the 1st position in the ranking of admissions to Higher Education, in Medicine, in the Lisbon Area. Also, 73,2% of the students chose NMS as their 1st option.

The new Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Sciences, obtained for the 3rd consecutive year the highest access score at national level, with a value of 170.3.

It is the Medical School with the best teacher/student ratio (1/3) 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 comprehensive 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|FCM and Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central (CHLC), grants the students of NMS|FCM a better and more integrated clinical training.

Research is another case of success in our Medical School. The School’s Research Facilities hold the Library, the Clinical Competence Training Center (NOVA MedSim) and CEDOC - Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas (Chronic Diseases Research Center) wich brings together all the research developed at the Faculty and includes 3 research units: TOXOMICS - Centro de Toxicogenómica e Saúde Humana (Centre for Toxicogenomics and Human Health), CHRC (Comprehensive Health Research Centre) and iNOVA4Health (program in translational medicine). NMS also participates on the R&D Unit: Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS)

NMS was recently awarded with the Ministry of Health Gold Medal for Distinguished Services.