School of Medicine

The school of medicine promotes a medical practice based on values such as dignity, respect, and attention when caring for human health and wellness. it is concerned with training professionals who are aware of their role as a doctor in society and who recognize the importance of humane treatment. it also offers a complete graduate program with a master’s and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences.

At PUCPR, we value the application of medical knowledge. In order to assure that both theoretical knowledge and practical skills are mastered throughout the 12 semesters that compose the Medicine Course, foreign students have the opportunity to attend to all classes that Brazilian students attend.

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CURRICULUM

Lectures: informative classes in which students learn theory. All of our students attend this classes together at our Campus between the first and eighth.

Tutorial classes: in these classes, that happen between the 1st and 8th semesters, students are divided in small groups. Together with a tutor, the students discuss what was learned during the lectures through clinical cases.

Simulation Center: in several disciplines throughout all 12 semesters, our students also practice real life situations in our Simulation Center.

Academic Ambulatory: throughout all 12 semesters, our students have the opportunity to care for patients that present health issues related to the disciplines they are attending to at that time. This happens in our Ambulatory. The students are divided in groups of 4 or 5 and proceed with anamnesis and physical examination of each patient. Then, all cases are discussed with Professors that are also specialists in the respective areas.

PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES

Hospital Universitário Cajuru
Reference in trauma and orthopedics, this hospital provides great opportunities for students to get to know medical practice in the disciplines of Ortopedia and Trauma. Regarding the internship, this Hospital provides great opportunities in Urgency/Emergency, General Surgery and Internal Medicine.

Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Curitiba
Reference in Cardiology, this Hospital provides great opportunities for students to get in touch with medical practice in the disciplines of Semiology I, II and III.

Osvaldo Cruz Hospital
Specialized in the treatment of infectious diseases, this Hospital provides great opportunities for students to presence medical practice in the discipline of Infectology.

Pequeno Principe Hospital
This humanized Hospital is a reference in Pediatrics, area in which this Hospital provides great internship opportunities.

Hospital and Maternity Hospital Alto Maracanã, and Santa Brígida Maternity Hospital
Besides giving support for practice in the disciplines of Obstetrics and Gynecology, these Hospitals also provide great opportunity for Internships in both areas.

INTERNSHIPS

The internships occur in the final 4 semesters of the Medicine course. During this period, students are engaged into practice, but also attend lectures on important themes. We provide 4 vacancies/semester in each of the following Internships.

Internship in Surgery: 10 weeks in the 9th period of the Medicine course. The students are divided into small groups that rotate into the following practical activities: outpatient clinic, infirmary, surgical center and the Emergency Room. Most activities happen at Cajuru Hospital.

Internship in Internal Medicine: 10 weeks in the 9th period of the Medicine course. The students are divided into small groups that rotate into the following practical activities: outpatient clinic, infirmary and the Emergency Room. Most activities happen at Cajuru Hospital.

Internship in Gynecology and Obstetrics: 10 weeks in the 10th period of the Medicine course. The students are divided into small groups that rotate into the following practical activities: outpatient clinic, infirmary and Surgical Center. Activities happen at our Maternities.

Internship in Pediatrics: 10 weeks in the 11th period of the Medicine course. The students are divided into small groups that rotate into the following practical activities: outpatient clinic, infirmary and the Emergency Room. All activities happen at Pequeno Príncipe Hospital.