For the 2023/2024 academic year, the Integrated Masters in Medicine of the University of Algarve offers 80 places.
This course has a duration of four years, its programme is entirely based on Problem Based Learning (PBL) and includes clinical teaching from the 1st year. Although most of these features are not innovative in themselves, since other foreign medical schools apply them in one way or another, the integration of all of them in the same medical course only happens at UAlg. Another major difference in relation to other national medical courses is related to the selection criteria: besides the need to hold a degree, the candidates are also submitted to a first phase of evaluation of their cognitive and linguistic capacities and to another, based on the evaluation of human values. Early contact with General Practice is another differentiating factor. Primary health care is the cornerstone for health promotion and disease control in societies such as Portugal. This course aims to educate future doctors for a broad approach to the person and the community.
Already with a good part of its teaching staff accredited in Medical Education by the European Association of Medical Education, the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of UAlg has as one of its objectives the development of the Algarve region as an attractive place to practice medicine and train young doctors.