If you are looking for a career to pursue and chose Medicine, congratulations! This profession has enormous importance in society. It is timeless and survives even in times of crisis. In addition to the financial return, Medicine enables the recognition of being able to help others and even save lives. If you are thinking about becoming a doctor, check out the best medical schools in Brazil and the world in this article and start preparing.

Best Medical Schools in the World

To present this list, we used the QS Top Universities, a world ranking that annually evaluates and selects the best universities and undergraduate courses in the world. Check out the Medicine 2018 ranking now, including many national universities, as we will present here.

Best Medical Schools in South America

In ranking the ten best medical schools in Latin America by QS Top Universities, nine are located in South America, and six are Brazilian.

University of São Paulo (USP)

In addition to being the largest university in Brazil, USP has great prestige throughout South America. 118th position in the world ranking, 1st place among the best medical schools in South America. USP is a public entity and has distributed campuses throughout the state of São Paulo, and 87% of its activities are full-time.

With over a century of existence, the Faculty of Medicine at USP is recognized for its pioneering spirit and excellence in teaching and research. USP is responsible for 20% of all literary production in the country, with an average of 1,300 articles published annually by the Faculty of Medicine.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

First place among the best private medical schools in South America, second place in the general list of the best courses in Latin America, and position 132 in the world list.

The UC Medicine course has existed since 1929 and offers its clinics and partnerships with public hospitals and outpatient centers. Professionals who graduated from UC have a strong presence in the scientific and social services world.

  1. University of Buenos Aires (UBA)

The third best in South America, this Argentine university is among the most renowned in Latin America. The UBA is a public university, and among professors and alumni, there are some Nobel Prize winners.

Founded in 1821, UBA is considered the best university in the country. The medical course lasts, on average, seven years.

  1. University of Chile

The fourth best medical school on the continent is another Chilean college. Inaugurated in 1842, UChile is a public institution of international quality and the oldest university in the country. Notable figures have passed through the institution, such as 20 former presidents and two Nobel Prize winners. The UChile Medicine course is at least seven years long.

State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

The second Brazilian among the best medical schools in 2018 is UNICAMP, a public university that occupies the 204th position in the world ranking. With 55 years of installation, the Medicine course at UNICAMP is the oldest in the institution. Medical students have practice in 5 large hospitals and several health centers across the city of Campinas.

According to UNICAMP, “the objective of the Medicine course is to train professionals with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to practice medicine in an ethical posture, in a humanistic vision, with a sense of social responsibility and commitment to citizenship.” The medical course at UNICAMP lasts from 6 to 9 years.

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

UFRJ is the third-best in Brazil by ranking and the first among the best medical schools in RJ. In the world ranking, it occupies the position 361. UFRJ is today the largest federal university in the country.

Graduation in Medicine at UFRJ ranges from 6 to 9 years. Eight large hospitals and health centers are linked to the course.

Although UFRJ was founded in 1920, its Faculty of Medicine dates back to 1808. Distinguished figures such as Adolfo Bezerra de Menezes Cavalcanti, Emílio Ribas, Roberto Jorge Haddock Lobo and Osvaldo Cruz have passed through the Faculty of Medicine at UFRJ.

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

UFMG occupies the first position among the best medical schools in Minas Gerais and is fourth among the Brazilian ones in the ranking.

Founded in 1911, the Faculty of Medicine at UFMG is one of the country’s largest, best and oldest. There, former president Juscelino Kubitchek was a student and professor and became an honorary professor.

UFMG is also recognized for its research and postgraduate programs, both stricto sensu and lato sensu. A degree in Medicine lasts from a minimum of 6 years to up to 10 years, with full-time classes.

Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)

UNIFESP is the 5th best in Brazil by ranking and the ninth-best in Latin America. The course lasts for six years, full-time. Some of the highlights of the course are the promotion of integration into the multidisciplinary team and access to a high-quality structure with excellent research laboratories.

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

The 6th position in the Brazilian ranking and 10th in Latin America is occupied by UFRGS. The university is a public institution committed to educating and disseminating knowledge, inspired by ideals of freedom and solidarity.

The Medicine course lasts six years full time. UFRGS has a teaching hospital and an agreement with four other hospitals, where undergraduates practice the knowledge acquired in their training.