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Medical courses accredited until December 2019, from the following educational institutions:

  • Centro Universitário de Volta Redonda
  • Centro Universitário do Estado do Pará
  • Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública
  • Faculdade de Medicina de Itajubá
  • Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí
  • Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto
  • Faculdade de Medicina Nova Esperança
  • Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde
  • Faculdades Integradas Padre Albino
  • UniEvangélica - Centro Universitário de Anápolis
  • Universidade de Caxias do Sul
  • Universidade de Fortaleza
  • Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense
  • Universidade do Vale do Itajaí
  • Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre
  • Universidade Federal de Rondônia
  • Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Universidade Federal do Maranhão
  • Universidade Positivo

Medical courses accredited until April 2021, from the following educational institutions:

  • Centro Universitário do Maranhão
  • Faculdade de Medicina do ABC
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
  • Universidade de Passo Fundo
  • Universidade do Estado do Amazonas

Medical courses accredited until July 2021, from the following educational institutions:

  • Faculdade de Medicina de Petrópolis
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho
  • Universidade Federal de São Paulo
  • Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Centro de Ensino Superior de Valença

Medical courses accredited until november 2021, from the following educational institutions:

  • Escola Superior de Ciências da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Vitória

Medical courses accredited until february 2022, from the following educational institutions:

  • Universidade Vila Velha
  • Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo

Medical courses accredited until September 2025, from the following educational institutions:

  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais - campus Betim
  • Universidade Federal de Alagoas
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Universidade Federal de Viçosa

The project that led to the creation and implementation of Saeme also sought information on the operation of some of the main education accreditation systems in the world. Below you can find out more about the models that exist in Brazil and different countries, such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands and Japan:

Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands (NVAO) Only organization legally authorized to perform professional and academic accreditation in the Netherlands and in the Flanders region.

Australian Medical Council (AMC) Independent national standards body evaluating and conducting medical school accreditation in Australia and New Zealand.

General Medical Council (GMC) Website of the accrediting body of medical schools in the UK, which has the authority to increase the frequency of evaluation of schools that do not meet the desired standard, as well as withdraw its approval for operation.

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) The LCME was instituted in 1942 for evaluation of American medical schools, including later Canadian medical schools. It is maintained by the official evaluation and accreditation bodies of medical schools in the United States and Canada.

National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD) Certification organization of the Japanese Universities.

Sistema de Acreditação Regional de Cursos Universitários Regional - ARCU-SUL (Accreditation System for University Courses) The ARCU-SUL is an initiative of the ministries of education, Conaes (National Commission for the Evaluation of Higher Education) and the educational sector of Mercosur, applied by RANA (Network of National Accreditation Agencies), whose general objective is to evaluate permanently the quality of higher education and progress in the regional integration process.

Sistema Nacional de Avaliação da Educação Superior –Sinaes (National System for the Evaluation of Higher Education)

Website with information about the evaluation process of Brazilian medical schools, coordinated and supervised by the Comissão Nacional de Avaliação da Educação Superior - Conaes (National Commission for the Evaluation of Higher Education) and operated by the Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira - Inep (National Institute of Studies and Educational Research Anísio Teixeira).

The accredited medical school must fill a report concerning if major changes happened in each of the five standards of the accreditation (Educational Management, Educational Program, Academic Staff/Faculty, Students and Educational Resources) or if a substantial change is planned (curriculum reform) or if a substantial unplanned change occurred (problems with clinical settings).

Prior notification to SAEME is required when an accredited program plans to modify the educational program, becomes aware that the resources supporting it may change, or wishes to increase student enrollment, such that the balance between enrollment and resources would be substantially altered.

The accreditation decision is granted for three to five years. According to the changes made SAEME will determine changes in the status of "Accredited Course" or decide if a new site visit is needed.

Even without any change at the end of the accreditation period, the accredited medical school must re-start the entire process of accreditation, submitting a complete application.

Click here for download the form to follow up the accredited medical school.


SAEME will consider complaints about program quality, third-party comments, and information from public sources which, if substantiated would represent noncompliance with accreditation standards or unsatisfactory performance in one or more elements.

SAEME will not accept complaints concerning individual matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty or students.

Complaints concerning each element of the standards of accreditation will be evaluated by SAEME.

The submission of the complaint should contain as much information as possible about the comment. SAEME will attempt to maintain the confidentiality of complaints and comments and all submitted documents. SAEME will not accept anonymous complaints.

Complaints concerning each element of the standards of accreditation will be evaluated by SAEME.

All complaints will be first analyzed by SAEME Secretariat.

Complaints made about an accredited medical school which may compromise the school’s accreditation status if the complaint is substantiated will be reported to the dean of medical school to give the opportunity to respond.

After this procedure, the Secretariat will decide either if the complaint is resolved and give a response to the individual who made the complaint or to send the results to the Accreditation Committee that will decide if a further action is needed.

All the information concerning the complaints will be kept for five years.

Either SAEME Secretariat or Accreditation Committee can decide that the complaint is outside SAEME’s remit and inform the author of the complaint or notify a third party, such as the Federal Council of Medicine or the Brazilian Association of Medical Education.

All complaints are considered in the evaluation of the medical schools. A record of the complaints is provided to the site visit team (survey team) with specific orientations for a careful evaluation during the visit.