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The Medical School of USP and the Universidad de Antioquia, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of Colombia, are in negotiation for the constitution of a program of post-graduation PhD for the mobility of students and professors of these institutions. The project was discussed on June 11th, at the FMUSP director’s office, during the visit of the coordinator of International Relations of the Universidad de Antioquia, Julian Santiago Franco Pérez, and the head of the Post-Graduation Service of the Colombian institution, Antonio Carlos Toro Obando. The delegates have also gone to technical visits in some of the HCFMUSP laboratories.

The FMUSP intends to offer similar programs to other Latin American institutions, increasing the number of new members of the International Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHCI), of which its regional headquarters is based at FMUSP since June of 2017. The goal is to intensify the integration with Latin America and the Caribbean, strengthening bonds by collaboration among the universities of the Southern Cone.

The gathering counted on the presence of the FMUSP director, Professor Tarcisio Eloy Pessoa de Barros Filho; the vice general director of the Foundation Faculty of Medicine (FFM) and first regional ambassador of the AAHCI, Professor Jose Otavio Costa Auler Jr.; the executive director of the International Office of FMUSP, Professor Eduardo Moacyr Krieger; the coordinator of the International Office of FMUSP, Talita de Almeida; the president of the Undergraduate Committee, Professor  Milton de Arruda Martins; the president and vice-president of the Post-Graduation Committtee of FMUSP, respectively, Professor Emmanuel Burdmann and Professor Luiz Felipe Pinho Moreira, besides the FMUSP Head of Office, Professor Yassuhiko Okay.