VIII Symposium of Student Exchange


Date: November, 17th, 2021, 5:30 PM

Place: Virtual Meeting:


Open Cerimony: SMS - Directors, ERI, DERI, DC Adolfo Lutz

17h30 to 17h50


In-Service training program for foreigners under the SMS and hospitals covered by the Unicamp

17h50 to 18h10


Rodolfo C. Pacagnella, Professor of Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of SMS - Unicamp. Coordination of the SMS Extension Commission.






My Adventure: an Unconvencional Path

18h10 to 18h30


Patricia Barros is a pediatrician and PCI Certified Parent Coach®️.
She graduated from SMS Unicamp (class XXV) in 1992, earned a certification in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Venezuela, 2007), and owns Insightful Parent Coaching, LLC. Patricia coaches parents with complex kids to find the joy and ease in parenting.She has lived in four different countries and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
She is a mother of three, and currently lives in Ohio, USA.





Becoming an Emergency Physician in Australia, a brief overview of the journey

18h30 to 18h50



Fernando Bergo, Emergency Medicine Fellow, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Graduated from SMS Unicamp (class XLI) in 2008






My path from Unicamp medical student to stroke doctor in the US

18h50 to 19h10


Dr. Barbara Voetsch is Director of Acute Stroke Services and Co-director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.  She graduated from SMS Unicamp in 1992 (class XXV), followed by residency in Neurology and fellowship in Vascular Neurology.  She came to Boston, MA to complete her PhD in Neurosciences at Boston Medical Center, which she defended at Unicamp in 2002. In the US, Dr. Voetsch retrained at the Harvard Medical School MGH/BWH Neurology residency program, followed by a second Vascular Neurology fellowship at Boston Medical Center.

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Dr. Voetsch helped grow the stroke program both in the inpatient and outpatient settings, and played a key role in leading the institution to obtain CSC certification.  She is heavily involved in research and education, and has numerous publications and presentations in the field of stroke. She also serves as Director of Quality & Safety for the Division of Neurology and was recently nominated fellow of the American Heart Association for her accomplishments in advancing stroke care.

Dr. Voetsch is fluent in Portuguese, English and German. She lives in Lynnfield, a small New England town north of Boston, with her husband and twin boys.




Journey as MD/PhD in Brazil to clinical work as Pediatrician in Canada

19h10 to 19h30


Nilcéia Lopez de Souza, Community Pediatrician / General Pediatrics. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Graduated from SMS Unicamp (class XXIV) in 1991









Medical observership abroad: Broadening your Horizons

19h30 to 19h50


Dr. Daniela Carvalho is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (RCHSD) and Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She graduated from medical school at SMS UNICAMP (class XXVIII), where she also did her Otolaryngology H&N surgery residency. She did a two-year clinical fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at RCHSD/UCSD. She earned a Masters of Medical Management from the Marshall School of Business, at USC. Dr. Carvalho is the Director of the Hearing and Cochlear Implant Program at RCHSD since 2003 and is the Medical Director of Surgery at RCHSD, where more than 20,000 surgeries are performed in children annually. She lives in sunny San Diego with her husband and two children and speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, German and French.






Panel of discussion

19h50 to 20h15