The NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (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.
The launch of the Research Pole at Campus de Sant’Ana, with its state-of-the-art facilities, such as the library and the new training centre for clinical skills, provided improvements to all educational activities. Moreover, it strongly contributed to the development of the school’s research. The School’s research Centres operate at this Campus: CEDOC - Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas (Chronic Diseases Research Centre) and TOXOMICS - Centro de Toxicogenómica e Saúde Humana (Centre for Toxicogenomics and Human Health). CEDOC is integrated in a R&D Unit, iNOVA4Health, classified as Excellent.
In 2015, NMS|FCM was awarded the Ministry of Health Gold Medal for Distinguished Services.
In July 2015, NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas and Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central (CHLC) signed the consortium that created the University Medical Centre of Lisbon (Centro Médico Universitário de Lisboa - CMUL). This consortium grants the students of NMS|FCM a better and more integrated clinical training, stimulates the development of clinical research and offers better conditions for lifelong learning to the health professionals.