University of São Paulo-USP
University of São Paulo
The University of São Paulo is a public university in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is the largest Brazilian university and the country’s most prestigious educational institution and one of the most prestigious universities in the world. According to reports by the Ministry of Science and Technology, more than 25% of scientific papers published by Brazilian researchers in high quality conferences and journals are produced at the University of São Paulo. USP is one of the largest institutions of higher
education in Latin America, with approximately 90,000 enrolled students. It has eleven campuses, four of them in São Paulo (the main campus is called Campus Armando de Salles Oliveira, with an area of 7,443,770 m²). The other campuses are in the cities of Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto and two in São Carlos. USP is involved in teaching, research and university extension in all areas of knowledge.
University of São Paulo Medical School‑ FMUSP
Founded in 1912‑13 and incorporated to the University of São Paulo in 1934, the Faculdade de Medicina da USP (FMUSP) is the most traditional and respected medical school in Brazil. Along a century of existence, FMUSP has built an unquestionable leadership in the development of education and research, and in the application of such knowledge towards the improvement of the population’s health. Its excellence in education was recognized internationally in March, 1951, when it achieved the highest score (level A) conferred by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, from the American Medical Association (AMA) of the United States.
It is the cellula mater and central core of the FMUSP‑HC System, and bears the following missions:
- To minister, to develop and to improve graduate and post‑graduate teaching (strict sensu and lato sensu) in the fields of Medicine, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy;
- To promote and to carry out research in Health Sciences and related fields which may contribute to the progress of Medicine, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy, and all their divisions;
- To extend services to the community, seeking integration with several institutions, so as to provide solution of medical‑social problems.
FMUSP’s activities are known for its combination of education, research and health care.