Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine has three campuses (Hospital Clínic, Bellvitge and Sant Joan de Déu), three tertiary level university hospitals, eight hospitals associated with high quality care, teaching and research, and 22 primary care centres with the necessary teaching and research infrastructure in libraries, dissection rooms, research and practical laboratories, computer rooms, study rooms, communication skills laboratories, clinical skills laboratories and facilities to simulate critical care. Current policy allows for optimal student-patient relationships and has helped to improve the working dynamics of centres offering clinical education. It also encourages the involvement of more human resources in the tasks of teaching, research and care and therefore ultimately guarantees better teaching quality.
As a result, the Faculty of Medicine is regarded as a leading provider of medical education, and is the first medical school in Catalonia to feature in the international ranking tables published by the University of Shanghai.
The combination of human resources and institutional facilities that comprise this cutting edge faculty provides keen students with training programs that meet their high expectations. The implementation of a new medical residency (MIR) testing system, which assesses skills and attitudes in addition to knowledge, along with specialization programs, equips successful graduates with the competences and know-how to make the best decisions for their future.