The medicine course at the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FCM) is the oldest course of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), currently providing 110 places/year and integrated modular curricula, with duration of six years at full period.
Its medical assistance, teaching and research programs are developed in a professorial-assistantial complex, which includes the Teaching Hospital (HC), the Center for Integral Attention to Women's Health (Caism), the Hematology and Hemotherapy Center (Hemocentro), the Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Services (Gastrocentro), the Sumaré State Hospital, the Municipal Hospital “Dr. Mario Gatti” and several public health centers in the city of Campinas.
The faculty objective is to graduate physicians with general education, ethical and humanitarian values, not only with access to high technology but also involved with the reality of health in Brazil.
Its medical residency is recognized as the most important lato sensu graduate teaching modality of the medical field, consisting of specialization courses, and it is characterized by in-service training. Currently, the institution offers 43 medical residency programs credenciated by CNRM-SESu-Ministry of Education (MEC), in addition to complementary programs in 25 fields of work, in a total of approximately 463 residents with scholarships payed by the State Health Secretary, administered by the Administrative Development Foundation (Fundap) and complemented by Unicamp.
The nursing course, created in 1978, is attentive to the diversification of fields of work and prepares students not only to enter a new market, but also to become a transforming agent of this market.
Aiming to graduate autonomous professionals with a critical mentality, the course is directed to general education and has four years duration at full period.
In addition to functions in baccalaureate programs, the licensed nurse may perform activities of a professor and coordinator for technical nursing courses, as well as activities in public health disciplines for elementary and middle schools.
The phonoaudiology course, originated from an initial project by professors at the Center for Studies and Research on Rehabilitation 'Prof. Dr. Gabriel Porto' (Cepre-FCM/Unicamp), has as partner the Institute of Language Studies (IEL).
This course presents innovative characteristics, searching for providing the student with a solid general education not only biologically, but also in the social language field. It began in March 2002, constituting the fifth phonoaudiology graduation course in public universities of the State of São Paulo, and works at full period with four-year duration.
The course gives a multidisciplinary view of the health field, based on a curricular integration involving acting either in the public or private sector.
The pharmacy undergraduate program, with duration of five years, aims to prepare health professionals with a solid education on research, production and quality control of medicines, capable of facing challenges of modern technologies, especially those relative to post-genomic era biotechnology.
The curricular content comprises basic disciplines and a multidisciplinary integration of four units that share the responsibility for the course: Faculty of Medical Sciences (FCM), Institute of Biology (IB), Institute of Chemistry (IQ) and Pluridisciplinary Center for Chemical, Biological and Agricultural Research (CPQBA). The course will provide the students with general, humanitarian, critical and reflexive education to work in all levels of their professional habilitation, making them capable of performing activities of research, production and quality control of medicines, cosmetics and food, in addition to work with clinical and toxicological analyses, sanitary vigilance and health attention.
Most FCM graduate programs are among the best ones in the country, being considered good or very good by the Coordination for Higher Level Graduates Improvement (Capes), having also a program that earned excellent concept immediately after its implantation. The nine FCM programs (surgery, medical sciences, internal medicine, nursing, pharmacology, medical physiopathology, collective health, child and adolescent's health, tocoginecology) currently receive approximately 1022 regular students, offering disciplines that are also attended by a large number of special students.
The FCM knows the importance of qualified biomedical research education and the education of nonphysician graduate students, receiving in different fields and distinct specialties bioligists, biophysicians, biochemicals, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, phonoaudilogists and psychologists.
The research laboratories and the existence of more than three-hundred financial projects vinculated to more than 224 research lines, allied to one of the most complete teaching and medical assistance infrastructure in the country, assure educational quality for students, involving approximately 1000 researchers and over 1000 graduate and scientific initiation students, highlighting those from the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (Fapesp).