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The Accreditation System of Medical Schools in Brazil (Saeme) had in its first year 31 medical schools applied. Of these, 23 were evaluated, of which 19 were accredited.

The medical programs accredited by Saeme in 2016 were:

• Universidade Positivo

• Universidade de Fortaleza

• Universidade Federal de Rondônia

• Universidade de Caxias do Sul

• Universidade do Vale do Itajaí

• Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense

• Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí

• Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde

• Centro Universitário do Estado do Pará

• Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto

• Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre

• Faculdade de Medicina Nova Esperança

• Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública

• UniEvangélica - Centro Universitário de Anápolis

• Faculdade de Medicina de Itajubá

• Faculdades Integradas Padre Albino

• Universidade Federal do Maranhão

• Centro Universitário de Volta Redonda

• Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

The accreditation process of medical programs involved an external evaluation team. The role of the external evaluator is central to the Saeme process, as it analyzes of the self-study and evidences presented by the medical school, carries out the external visit and prepares the report that is analyzed by the Accreditation Committee to substantiate the final accreditation opinion.

The external evaluation teams were composed of four members, one student, one health or education professional, and two medical professionals with experience in medical education. Among the members of the external evaluation team, the one with the most experience in evaluation or in accreditation processes was designated coordinator of the external evaluation team. Regarding the designation of the external evaluation team, whenever possible, it counted with the participation of professionals with diverse backgrounds and those coming from teaching institutions with a profile similar to that of the course to be evaluated. For the preparation of the evaluators, the accreditation committee held two Evaluator Training Workshops in 2016.

What we saw?

Equipped habilities and simulation laboratories

Production of low cost materials

International standard library infrastructure

Well structured teaching hospitals

Outpatient clinics suitable for teaching

History of Medicine

What we thought?

There are different realities

It is about seeking the best possible performance considering the reality of the medical school

Dialogue is the central action of the process

Learning and improvement of practices are results of accreditation

What we felt?









Student participation approved!


Universidade Federal do Maranhão


Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná


Centro Universitário do Pará