Internacional Relations Office

About

The International Relations Office (NRI, in Portuguese) of the SANTA CASA DE SÃO PAULO SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (FCMSCSP) was created in March 2010 in order to promote the revitalization of the international performance of the institution and to develop ​​international cooperation.

The NRI has a coordinator, a deputy coordinator and a secretary (shared with other FCMSCSP committees). The NRI is responsible for the development of all sets of activities related to student’s exchange, supports student’s initiatives of international exchanges, organizes events with the participation of foreign teachers and researchers, and arranges reception and activities for foreign students.

 

Responsabiities

The core responsibilities of FCMSCSP‘s International Relations Office are:

To help bolster a culture of internationalization at FCMSCSP, in order to contribute to the institution’s positioning in the world academic scenario.

To serve as both an internal and mainly external interlocutor for the institution with regard to international exchange programs.

To intermediate the negotiation of cooperation agreements between FCMSCSP and other universities; to follow up the exchange programs in which our academic community participates; and to include our University as a participant in networks and groups geared to international university cooperation.

To disseminate information on opportunities abroad, such as scholarships, courses, internships, meetings, seminars, international cooperation programs and so on.

To provide information for students, researchers and foreign residents interested in FCMSCSP’s exchange programs.

To follow up the formalization of candidacies for the academic exchange programs originating from the agreements or collaborations signed between FCMSCSP and other universities abroad.

To provide students with guidance on visas, stay, costs, among others, in addition to assisting in the reception of foreign students and visitors.

To provide support for the organization of international events held by FCMSCSP and participation of our community in activities abroad.

NRI’s external relations make up a fundamental axis of the office’s functions. For this very reason, it has been of the utmost importance to develop partnerships with academic organizations and research institutes.

Accordingly, document templates have been duly prepared encompassing three distinct levels of commitment among the participating institutions: Letter of Intent (Carta de Intenção); Cooperation Agreement (Acordo de Cooperação); Agreement (Convênio). They thus serve as a basis when discussing cooperation formats with potential partners.

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OFFICE (NRI, NÚCLEO DE RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS)

 

The core responsibilities of FCMSCSP‘s International Relations Office are:

 

To help bolster a culture of internationalization at FCMSCSP, in order to contribute to the institution’s positioning in the world academic scenario.

 

To serve as both an internal and mainly external interlocutor for the institution with regard to international exchange programs.

 

To intermediate the negotiation of cooperation agreements between FCMSCSP and other universities; to follow up the exchange programs in which our academic community participates; and to include our University as a participant in networks and groups geared to international university cooperation.

 

To disseminate information on opportunities abroad, such as scholarships, courses, internships, meetings, seminars, international cooperation programs and so on.

 

To provide information for students, researchers and foreign residents interested in FCMSCSP’s exchange programs.

 

To follow up the formalization of candidacies for the academic exchange programs originating from the agreements or collaborations signed between FCMSCSP and other universities abroad.

 

To provide students with guidance on visas, stay, costs, among others, in addition to assisting in the reception of foreign students and visitors.

 

To provide support for the organization of international events held by FCMSCSP and participation of our community in activities abroad.

 

NRI’s external relations make up a fundamental axis of the office’s functions. For this very reason, it has been of the utmost importance to develop partnerships with academic organizations and research institutes.

 

Accordingly, document templates have been duly prepared encompassing three distinct levels of commitment among the participating institutions: Letter of Intent (Carta de Intenção); Cooperation Agreement (Acordo de Cooperação); Agreement (Convênio). They thus serve as a basis when discussing cooperation formats with potential partners.

 

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND AGREEMENTS

At this moment, with varying degrees of formalization, FCMSCSP has ongoing partnerships with the following institutions:

 

University of Toronto – CANADA

National Institutes of Health – USA

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa – PORTUGAL

Universidade de Coimbra – PORTUGAL

University Medical Center Goettingen – GERMANY

University of Rome “Tor Vergata” – ITALY

University of Victoria – CANADA

University of Minnesota – USA

University of California San Francisco – USA

University of Modena – ITALY

Harvard University – USA

Keio University – JAPAN

Verona University – ITALY

IFMSA – International Federation of Medical Students Association

Federal Aviation Administration Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) – USA

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – FRANCE

 

STUDENT MOBILITY PROGRAMS

In 2018 NRI worked on different Programs promoting student mobility at FCMSCSP. The Future Investigators Program (Programa Pesquisadores do Futuro), the International Elective Internships (Estágios Eletivos internacionais) (eg Harvard Univ.), and the IFMSA exchange program have been the most sought-after programs, with an average 25-30 students per year.

 

Furthermore, FCMSCSP has also received undergraduate and graduate students from International Teaching and Research Institutions.

 

FUTURE INVESTIGATORS PROGRAM – 2017/2018 EDITION (PROGRAMA PESQUISADORES DO FUTURO – EDIÇÃO 2017/2018)

In the 2017/2018 edition, 15 students were selected (as listed below) to participate in internships for two months (January and February 2018) at teaching and/or research institutions with the support of FCMSCSP professors:

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – TORONTO, CANADA (2 fellowships)

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) – WASHINGTON, USA (3 fellowships)

UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA – COIMBRA, PORTUGAL (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER GOETTINGEN – GOETTINGEN, GERMANY (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA – VICTORIA, CANADA (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – MINNESOTA, USA (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO – SAN FRANCISCO, USA (2 fellowships)

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM – ENGLAND (1 fellowship)

  1. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL – USA (2 fellowships)

INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER (IARC) (01 fellowship):

 

FUTURE INVESTIGATORS PROGRAM (PROGRAMA PESQUISADORES DO FUTURO) 2018/2019

For the 2018-2019 edition of the “Future Investigators Program”, 17 students were initially selected to participated in interviews. FCMSCSP awarded 10 fellowships in order for them to do their internships at the following Universities and Research Centers in January and February 2019.

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – TORONTO, CANADA (2 fellowships)

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) – WASHINGTON, USA (2 fellowships)

UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA – COIMBRA, PORTUGAL (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA – VICTORIA, CANADA (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – MINNESOTA, USA (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO – SAN FRANCISCO, USA (1 fellowship)

  1. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL – USA (2 fellowships)

 

FUTURE INVESTIGATORS – PREPARATORY ACTIVITIES

Prior to the selected students’ trip, planning meetings are held that include various pieces of information intended as guidance, such as those related to the internship itself, applying for visas, travel expenses, housing, vaccines, and other requirements.

 

In addition, a preparatory course is held, where students are introduced to laboratory concepts and techniques and can thus become familiar with technical terms in the target area beforehand.

In parallel with that, each student is asked to give an oral presentation in English on a selected paper by their internship advisor abroad, in the format of journal club presentation. The purpose of such presentations is to give participants a chance to practice their language skills while using English technical terms and promote discussions in the language to be used during their internship abroad.

 

All students take active part in this activity, which therefore allows everyone to learn something about the field in which their fellow student is about to participate in their internship. At this point, the professors responsible for the positions abroad also participate in order to enrich the discussions.

 

MEETING WITH THE FUTURE INVESTIGATORS / 2018 EDITION (ENCONTRO COM OS PESQUISADORES DO FUTURO / EDIÇÃO 2018)

The Meeting with the Future Investigators / 2018 Edition was held in June. The students who participated in the program presented the results from their academic and research experience while abroad in international internships at centers of excellence in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, England, and Portugal.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT FCMSCSP:

Every year, 50-60 students from foreign institutions are welcomed to our institution, both via the Health and Community Program, the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA), and some individual applicants.

 

HEALTH AND COMMUNITY PROGRAM

The Health and Community Program, hosted at FCMSCSP since 2009, receives about 30 students per semester. FCMSCSP supports the program by offering its venues and infrastructure for the group’s classes and activities. In addition, there are opportunities for interaction with our academic community, which fosters the exchange of both cultural and academic experiences.

 

Health and Community Program – Spring 2018 – APRIL

Period from 4/3 to 5/2/2018

28 students from the following institutions:

 

Agnes Scott College
Barnard College
Brown University
College of Wooster
Emory University
Hamilton College
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Providence College
Rice University
Skidmore College
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Puget Sound
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
University of Texas at Arlington
Wesleyan University
Yale University

 

Health and Community Program – Fall 2018 – NOVEMBER

Period from 10/30 to 11/28/2018

25 students coming from the following institutions

 

Bowdoin College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Davidson College
Davidson College
Davidson College
Duke University
Emory University
Emory University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University
Rhodes College
Tulane University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
Vassar College
Villanova University
Wesleyan University
Wofford College

 

 

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (IFMSA)

 

FCMSCSP also welcomes medical students for a one-month exchange program coming from several countries and participating in the IFMSA Program. Visiting students came from the following institutions and participated in the exchange program at the following departments:

 

June 2018

McGill University – Canada – Department of Surgery

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo UAEH – México – Department of Surgery

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo UAEH – México – Department of Pediatrics and Childcare

 

July 2018

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua – Mexico – Department of Surgery

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece – Department of Surgery

Facultad de Medicina Unidad Saltillo – Mexico – Department of Pediatrics and Child Care

 

August 2018

First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University – Czech Republic – Department of Surgery

Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra – Portugal – Department of Surgery

Universitat Pompeu Fabra de BarcelonaHospital del Mar – Spain – Department of Morphology

Università degli Studi di Brescia – Italy – Department of Morphology

 

CAMPUS

Main Campus

Rua Doutor Cesário Motta Júnior, nº 61, 3º andar, Vila Buarque, São Paulo – SP, Brazil

presidencia@fcmantacasp.edu.br

+55 11 3367 7700 or +55 11 3367 7837

International Partnerships and Agreeements

At this moment, with varying degrees of formalization, FCMSCSP has ongoing partnerships with the following institutions:

University of Toronto – CANADA

National Institutes of Health – USA

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa – PORTUGAL

Universidade de Coimbra – PORTUGAL

University Medical Center Goettingen – GERMANY

University of Rome “Tor Vergata” – ITALY

University of Victoria – CANADA

University of Minnesota – USA

University of California San Francisco – USA

University of Modena – ITALY

Harvard University – USA

Keio University – JAPAN

Verona University – ITALY

IFMSA – International Federation of Medical Students Association

Federal Aviation Administration Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) – USA

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – FRANCE

Student Mobility Programs

In 2018 NRI worked on different Programs promoting student mobility at FCMSCSP. The Future Investigators Program (Programa Pesquisadores do Futuro), the International Elective Internships (Estágios Eletivos internacionais) (eg Harvard Univ.), and the IFMSA exchange program have been the most sought-after programs, with an average 25-30 students per year.

Furthermore, FCMSCSP has also received undergraduate and graduate students from International Teaching and Research Institutions.

FUTURE INVESTIGATORS PROGRAM – 2017/2018 EDITION (PROGRAMA PESQUISADORES DO FUTURO – EDIÇÃO 2017/2018)

In the 2017/2018 edition, 15 students were selected (as listed below) to participate in internships for two months (January and February 2018) at teaching and/or research institutions with the support of FCMSCSP professors:

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – TORONTO, CANADA (2 fellowships)

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) – WASHINGTON, USA (3 fellowships)

UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA – COIMBRA, PORTUGAL (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER GOETTINGEN – GOETTINGEN, GERMANY (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA – VICTORIA, CANADA (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – MINNESOTA, USA (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO – SAN FRANCISCO, USA (2 fellowships)

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM – ENGLAND (1 fellowship)

JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL – USA (2 fellowships)

INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER (IARC) (01 fellowship):

 

FUTURE INVESTIGATORS PROGRAM (PROGRAMA PESQUISADORES DO FUTURO) 2018/2019

For the 2018-2019 edition of the “Future Investigators Program”, 17 students were initially selected to participated in interviews. FCMSCSP awarded 10 fellowships in order for them to do their internships at the following Universities and Research Centers in January and February 2019.

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – TORONTO, CANADA (2 fellowships)

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) – WASHINGTON, USA (2 fellowships)

UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA – COIMBRA, PORTUGAL (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA – VICTORIA, CANADA (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – MINNESOTA, USA (1 fellowship)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO – SAN FRANCISCO, USA (1 fellowship)

JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL – USA (2 fellowships)

 

FUTURE INVESTIGATORS – PREPARATORY ACTIVITIES

Prior to the selected students’ trip, planning meetings are held that include various pieces of information intended as guidance, such as those related to the internship itself, applying for visas, travel expenses, housing, vaccines, and other requirements.

In addition, a preparatory course is held, where students are introduced to laboratory concepts and techniques and can thus become familiar with technical terms in the target area beforehand.

In parallel with that, each student is asked to give an oral presentation in English on a selected paper by their internship advisor abroad, in the format of journal club presentation. The purpose of such presentations is to give participants a chance to practice their language skills while using English technical terms and promote discussions in the language to be used during their internship abroad.

All students take active part in this activity, which therefore allows everyone to learn something about the field in which their fellow student is about to participate in their internship. At this point, the professors responsible for the positions abroad also participate in order to enrich the discussions.

 

MEETING WITH THE FUTURE INVESTIGATORS / 2018 EDITION (ENCONTRO COM OS PESQUISADORES DO FUTURO / EDIÇÃO 2018)

The Meeting with the Future Investigators / 2018 Edition was held in June. The students who participated in the program presented the results from their academic and research experience while abroad in international internships at centers of excellence in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, England, and Portugal.

International Students at FCMSCSP

Every year, 50-60 students from foreign institutions are welcomed to our institution, both via the Health and Community Program, the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA), and some individual applicants.

 

HEALTH AND COMMUNITY PROGRAM

The Health and Community Program, hosted at FCMSCSP since 2009, receives about 30 students per semester. FCMSCSP supports the program by offering its venues and infrastructure for the group’s classes and activities. In addition, there are opportunities for interaction with our academic community, which fosters the exchange of both cultural and academic experiences.

 

Health and Community Program – Spring 2018 – APRIL

Period from 4/3 to 5/2/2018

28 students from the following institutions:

 

Agnes Scott College
Barnard College
Brown University
College of Wooster
Emory University
Hamilton College
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Providence College
Rice University
Skidmore College
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Puget Sound
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
University of Texas at Arlington
Wesleyan University
Yale University

 

Health and Community Program – Fall 2018 – NOVEMBER

Period from 10/30 to 11/28/2018

25 students coming from the following institutions

 

Bowdoin College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Davidson College
Davidson College
Davidson College
Duke University
Emory University
Emory University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University
Rhodes College
Tulane University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
Vassar College
Villanova University
Wesleyan University
Wofford College

 

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (IFMSA)

 

FCMSCSP also welcomes medical students for a one-month exchange program coming from several countries and participating in the IFMSA Program. Visiting students came from the following institutions and participated in the exchange program at the following departments:

 

June 2018

McGill University – Canada – Department of Surgery

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo UAEH – México – Department of Surgery

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo UAEH – México – Department of Pediatrics and Childcare

 

July 2018

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua – Mexico – Department of Surgery

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece – Department of Surgery

Facultad de Medicina Unidad Saltillo – Mexico – Department of Pediatrics and Child Care

 

August 2018

First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University – Czech Republic – Department of Surgery

Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra – Portugal – Department of Surgery

Universitat Pompeu Fabra de BarcelonaHospital del Mar – Spain – Department of Morphology

Università degli Studi di Brescia – Italy – Department of Morphology

Contact/Members/Administrative Support

Contact

Rua Dr. Cesário Motta Jr. 61, Vila Buarque, 01221-020 São Paulo, SP – Brazil
+55 (11) 3367-7818

Members

Ana Luiza Navas – analunavas@gmail.com – COORDINATOR
Karina Braga Ribeiro – kbribeiro@gmail.com
Maria Amélia de Sousa Mascena Veras – maria.veras@gmail.com
Tatiana Rosado Rosenstock – tati.farm@gmail.com 
Wagner Ricardo Montor – wagner.montor@fcmsantacasasp.edu.br

Administrative Support

André Augusto – andre.augusto@fcmsantacasasp.edu.br