Dean's Message

Fausto J. Pinto



The Lisbon School of Medicine is a century-old School, integrated in the Universidade de Lisboa, whose excellence and prestige are nationally and internationally recognized, earning it the Gold Medal for Outstanding Services of the Ministry of Health in 2015.
Promoting an academic curriculum focused on the students,their self-learning capacity and individual responsibility, as structuring elements for a professional career based on lifelong learning, the Lisbon School of Medicine is strongly committed to increasing exposure to the practical reality of contemporary, outpatient and hospital Medicine, right from the beginning of the Course.

Based in a Campus where there is a Referral Hospital (Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte) and a relevant centre of basic research (Instituto de Medicina Molecular), since 2009 the Faculty has integrated, together with these two institutions, the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre, a pioneering concept in Portugal, with obvious competitive advantages for the organization of education, research and differentiated medical practice centres.

At the Lisbon School of Medicine we are committed to promoting the teaching of the scientific bases of medicine and developing the humanistic dimension of Medicine and its values, which are key factors for Best Practices and integrating medical skills: dedication, altruism, character, moral integrity and spirit of duty.

Choosing the Lisbon School of Medicine means investing in a solid, demanding, prestigious education of recognized quality, always focused on an integrative perspective of knowledge, all of which are key factors for personal and academic development and for exercising the medical profession.

We believe that with the enthusiasm and commitment of everyone, from students and researchers to teaching and non-teaching staff, we will continue to build a School that honours the past and builds the future!