Clerkships

Description: This exchange program in surgical emergency is the training program regularly provided to 5th-year students of the University of São Paulo Medical School (FMUSP) as part of their clinical rotation at FMUSP ́s main teaching hospital (Hospital das Clínicas). 

To obtain knowledge and basic medical and surgical skills on a broad range of common traumatic and nontraumatic surgical emergencies in a different cultural environment:

● Abdominal emergencies and acute abdominal pain. ● Abdominal trauma. ● Cervical trauma. ● Hemorrhagic Shock. ● Introduction to ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support). ● Lower intestinal bleeding. ● Principles aspects of the trauma patient. ● Thoracic trauma. ● Upper gastrointestinal bleeding. ● Basic point-of-care ultrasound course for Trauma and Acute Care patients

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School

Description: Airway management, including intratracheal intubation; venous access and intraoperative volemic replacement; mechanical ventilation; perioperative monitoring; observe and practice (under ethical conditions) spinal anesthesia; general overview of anesthetics

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Clinical years students 

Description: Follow cardiopathy patients and study its issues, like arrhythmias and post-infarction cardiogenic shock. Participate in clinical discussions, pharmacological treatment and coronary reperfusion methods. Participate in scientific papers discussions about coronary disease treatment. 

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Intermediate (B1) or higher

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School

Description: Correctly detect the presence or risk of a cardiovascular disease. Carry out specific activities according to the field of choice: echocardiogram, MRI, tomography, nuclear medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Cardiology

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School

Description: Students can have a different aproach to the elderly patient, paying more attention to items like polypharmacy, dementia, parkinson disease and multimorbidity.

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Intermediate (B1) or higher

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School

Description: The objective of the clerkship program is to provide conditions for the student to acquire develop and strengthen clinical skills and knowledge regarding heart failure and associated with traditional cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease, but also conditions epidemiologically important in Latin America, namely Chagas disease and Rheumatic disease. 

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School

Description: The student will participate at rounds, outpatients clinics, ICU clinics, heart transplantion in children and clinical reserach.

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School.

Description: To provide the opportunity of experiencing clinical diagnosis and management of infectious diseases that are epidemiologically relevant in the Brazilian context. This training shall address not only technical aspects and clinical practice in this specialized field, but also interdisciplinary approaches to healthcare, medical communication and ethics with a culture-sensitive attitude. 

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge:  Intermediate (B1) or higher

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School


Description: To acquire the experience regarding cardiovascular diseases in patients hospitalized with non-cardiac diseases in the General hospital (HCFMUSP). The functional and structural basis of the stage lies in the cardiology referral service in the General Hospital Complex and in the Outpatient Unit of the Interdisciplinary Medicine in Cardiology Unit at the Heart Institute (InCor).

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Students are required to had experienced and acquired at their original medical school skills related to physical exam and minimum clinical reasoning skills

Description: To obtain knowledge and basic medical and surgical skills on a broad range of common traumatic and non-traumatic neurosurgical and neurological emergencies in a different sociocultural environment. After completion of the training program the student is expected to have acquired both clinical knowledge and clinical skills, such as: to recognize and interpret the main clinical findings of a patient with neurological and neurosurgical emergent conditions, to perform adequate clinical evaluation and preparation of patients for neurosurgery, to recognize physiologic and metabolic changes in the acute neurological/neurosurgical patients, orotracheal intubation, acute and chronic wound care, clinical and neurological examination, pre-operative care of the neurosurgical patient. 

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School

Description: To provide the opportunity of experiencing the approach to patients with solid malignancies, emphasizing subtypes more prevalent and epidemiologically relevant in Brazil.

To encourage students to develop their skills and clinical practice in multidisciplinary teams

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School

Description: Observational internship in ambulatory, surgery center and urgency and emergency environments. Possibility of supervised care, if the candidate knows the language. Participation as a listener in scientific meetings. Ability to describe the eye’s anatomy. Knowledge of the main causes of blindness. Knowledge of the main ophthalmic emergencies and how to handle them. Basic ophthalmic exam and treatment. 

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Intermediate (B1) or higher

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School. Previous theoretical knowledge of the subject is desirable

Description: Improve the candidate’s overview of diagnostic and treatment of the main disorders of the otolaryngology scope.

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Intermediate (B1) or higher

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School

Description: Participate in daily and bi-weekly multidisciplinary visits, infirmary activities, ambulatory and surgery center, and watch classes.Improve the candidate’s knowledge about clinical history, clinical exam, problem identification, diagnostic investigation, care program, care quality and interpersonal relationship 

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Intermediate (B1) or higher

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School

Description: Principles of Rehabilitation - Definition of functioning, as established by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Epidemiology of functioning and disability - Principles of diagnosis and assessment - Principles of rehabilitation strategies.

Understanding the fundamentals of functional assessment and the needs of persons with disabilities; realizing the psychosocial aspects of disability in different age groups; understanding the need for a multidisciplinary approach based upon functional outcomes and the continuum of care; getting to know the core knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of disabling syndromes, diseases and injuries found in Medical practice; acknowledging the most important aspects of disabling health conditions and im- pairments; understanding the relevance of a transdisciplinary approach to the medical rehabilitation

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School.

Description: The Discipline of Plastic Surgery currently counts with specialists who serve an extensive area of action such as Burns, Wounds Complexes, CraniumMaxillo-facial Surgery, Microsurgery and Hand Surgery, Surgery of the Body Contouring in addition to specific service in plastic surgery of the nose and palpebral orbit. There are groups of cleft lip and palate, plastic surgery in the child, breast surgery, aesthetics and reconstruction

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School. Previous experience in surgery is required

Description: Follow outpatient care with pulmonary hypertension patients. Participate in infirmary visits, scientific meetings and meetings to discuss the operability of pulmonary hypertension patients. Correctly diagnose patients with pulmonary hypertension, understand the treatment algorithm of pulmonary hypertension, and discuss the operability of pulmonary hypertension patients

Duration: 4 weeks

Portuguese Knowledge: Not required

Requirements: Last two years of Medical School