Medicine USP


Health Assistance

The FMUSP-HC System, the oldest Brazilian academic health system gathers education, research and free assistance to the population. Pioneer in the country, it was idealized when the creation of the Faculdade de Medicina e Cirurgia de São Paulo (today, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo), in 1912, and reorganized later, with the support of the Rockfeller Foundation and with the implementation, in 1944, of a university hospital linked to the School.

Since then, the System didn’t stop growing and today it is the largest in the country. Its goal is to offer education, research, culture and extramural activities, giving emphasis on multidisciplinary and multi-institutionalism.

Focusing on the Brazilian reality, the FMUSP-HC System has been contributing to the development of technical-scientific knowledge in Brazil, inserting it among the societies regarded as references in education, research and healthcare.

Integrate it, besides the Medical School, institutes specialized in high complexity healthcare (tertiary/quaternary care), hospital of medium complexity (secondary care), auxiliary hospitals, units specialized in full time care of HIV/AIDS patients, Health Center School, Healthcare Units (primary care), Medical Investigation Laboratories (LIMs) and Support Foundations.

Primary Health Care

The primary health care is done in two fronts. One is the Centro de Saúde Escola Butantã (CSEB), educational-assistance unit that attend since 1977 the population of Butantã district, in the capital of São Paulo, under the responsibility of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and FOFITO (Psysiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy) of FMUSP. The other one is the Região Oeste Project, a platform for education, research and further educational courses created in 2008. It offers total health attention to the residents of the west region area of São Paulo city.

Center Health School Butantã - CSEB

Centro de Saúde escola Samuel Barnsley Pessoa (CSEB) is an educational-assistential unit of the Faculdade de medicina da USP, under the responsibility of the Department of Preventive medicine, Pediatrics, Medical Clinics and FOFITO (Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy), located at Butantã district.

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Western Region Project

Established in 2008, through a management contract signed between the Municipal Health Office and Fundação Faculdade de Medicina, jointly with FMUSP, Região Oeste Project is a partnership for the management of health actions and services in Sao Paulo’s west region area. Its goal is to develop a platform for education, research and further educational courses, harmonizing the academic and assistential activities in the region.

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Secondary Health Care

This sector is covered by the University Hospital (HU), inaugurated in 1981 inside the Cidade Universitária. It is the first community school hospital dedicated to graduation in Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dentistry, Nutrition, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychology. It operates in general areas such as Medical Clinic, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics and Pediatrics. The HU stands out in epidemiological studies and several unpublished studies that determined the profile of microbial agents associated to diarrheic and respiratory illnesses.

University Hospital

The first school hospital aimed at the community dedicated to graduation in Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dentistry, Nutrition, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychology. The HU stands out in the integration between primary and tertiary care.

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Tertiary/Quaternary Health Care

This area is composed by the Hospital das Clínicas System, one of the main Brazilian centers of production and diffusion technical-scientific knowledge and center of excellence in education, research and public health care. The Complex comprises eight Institutes (Cancer Institute, Central Institute, Heart Institute, Pediatrics Institute, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute, Orthopedics and Traumatology Institute, Psychiatry Institute and Radiology Institute), two Auxiliary Hospitals (Cotoxó and Suzano), Medical Investigation Laboratories, specialized units and supporting areas, besides the Escola de Educação Permanente.

University Hospital

ICESP was inaugurated in 2008 with the aim of producing scientific knowledge and offering medical and hospital assistance according to the principles defined by the public health system (SUS).

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Central Institute (IC)

Inaugurated in 1944, it was the first erected building and it hosts the most medical clinics and surgical specialties. It also includes the Unit of Emergency Referrals, offering assistance for high complexity cases, the Outpatient Clinics building (PAMB), that offers treatment to outpatient clinic patients and which is the largest surgical center and the Central Laboratory Division, the first public service laboratory in Brazil to receive the ISO 9002 certificate.

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Heart Institute (InCor)

One of the three biggest cardiological centers in the world in volume of services and in number of subspecialties of cardiology and pneumology, the Heart Institute was officially created in 1963, but its conception as a center of excellence in education, research and assistance in cardiology, pneumology and heart and thoracic surgery, however, it dates from the 1950s.

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Pediatrics Institute

The Pediatrics Institute, inaugurated in 1976, was prepared to treat high complexity diseases. In almost 40 years of history, it was regarded as reference in the country and today it is recognized by the Ministry of Health as a National Reference Center in Child Health.

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Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute

The Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute was inaugurated in 1975 and assists people with physical disabilities or illnesses that are potentially disabling. The IMREA aims to carry out the integral program of medical rehabilitation, to guide and advice professionally and also to reach the physical and social evaluation of the rehabilitation.

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Orthopedics and Traumatology Institute

Inaugurated in 1953, in order to receive the cases of Acute Anterior Poliomyelitis, during the epidemic phase in the city of São Paulo at that time, the Orthopedics and Traumatology Institute is actually among the largest Orthopedics and Traumatology hospitals in Latin America and among the main Research Centers of Brazil.

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Psychiatry Institute

Inaugurated in 1952, the Psychiatry Institute is pioneer in the creation of specialized programs and services, including all psychiatric conditions, in the different stages of life. The IPq also has the only admission unit in the country specialized in children, with the service of functional neurosurgery and an Intensive Unit Care which is a Brazilian reference in the area.

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Radiology Institute

Inaugurated in 1994, the Radiology Institute is a national and international center of excellence, with technologic pioneerism in diagnostics, imaging therapeutics and oncologic treatment. It was the first Institution in Latin America to adopt the techniques of Nuclear Medicine and the first in South America with resources for high dose rate brachitherapy.

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Auxiliary Hospital of Cotoxó

It acts as an auxiliary hospital, offering specialized medical and hospital assistance in intermediate care to patients transferred from Heart Institute, Pediatrics Institute and Central Institute. It also functions as a School of Health Administration and serves as a field for study and research in hospital administration.

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Auxiliary Hospital of Suzano

It functions as an auxiliary to the various Institutes of the FMUSP-HC System and it offers medical and hospital assistance for Hospital das Clínicas long term patients.

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School of Continuing Education (EEP)

It is an educational center that aims to promote for health professionals and education in health for the general community, in the following patterns:

  • Technic: in the vocational category and initial continued education;
  • Tertiary: in the diffusion, updating, enhancement, specialization and professional improvement areas.

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