Universidade Anhembi Morumbi (UAM) is opening two medical schools in 2018, one in Piracicaba and the other in São José dos Campos, both in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The new campuses are almost ready to welcome future medical students, who will have access to an innovative and integrated academic offering, that combines theory and practice with patients and the healthcare system throughout their education.
The project is a milestone in the implementation of the Laureate Learning Model in Healthcare, in which students develop medical skills to address the present and future demands of society.
“The objective is to train physicians to work efficiently with their patients, mastering technical and scientific knowledge and presenting an ethical, professional, and humanistic vision of medicine with a sense of social responsibility,” says the director of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at UAM, Dr. Marcos Freire.
In terms of the incorporation of educational technologies, equipment, and laboratories, the facilities are second to none in Brazil. The new courses follow global trends and are on a par with the best schools in the world, including realistic simulations in the curriculum, which UAM has pioneered in Brazil. In addition, both schools meet the necessary prerequisites in quality and have received positive reviews from Ministry of Education.
Dr. Francisco Gutierrez, Senior Vice President of Medicine and Health Sciences at Laureate Education, says this achievement is the result of the commitment, intelligence, and performance of all involved in this challenge, either from the beginning or in this final stretch. “Clearly this delivery in the healthcare area is executed by a team that is united and integrated with our Here for Good spirit. This project will not only be part of UAM’s history, it will go down in the history of medical education in Brazil,” he adds.
The São José dos Campos campus will have capacity for 100 students and the Piracicaba campus for 75 students.