Higher School of Health Sciences receives visit from the Federal Council of Medicine


The month of April will be marked by a visit by the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM) to the Higher School of Health Sciences (Escs), in order to recognize the quality of teaching through the Medical School Accreditation System (Saeme). The active methodology used at the institution to ensure that students have a practical experience of medicine from the beginning of the course is one of the factors that can confer CFM certification, which has international recognition by the Word Federation Of Medical Education.

Active methodology used at Escs is one of the factors that can confer CFM certification | Photo: Disclosure/ Fepecs

To receive this visit, Escs went through a process divided into four stages. First, an online questionnaire was completed covering five domains: educational management, educational program, teaching staff, student body and educational environment. In the next phase, the data was analyzed by a committee that, after approving the requirements, set the date for the visit to the medical course with a team made up of four evaluators, one of whom was a student. The last stage consists of a final report with an opinion, after the visit.

The director of Escs, Marta David Rocha, states: “I hope that the school receives the certificate, which is an impactful seal of our teaching quality, and that we are trying [receber] since 2020. We evaluated the notes and corrected what was suggested, resolving the errors found. I believe we will make it now.”

Art: Disclosure/ Fepecs

In the period between the 8th and 10th of this month, Escs will receive visitors who, after evaluating the course, will prepare the final report with an opinion on the recognition, ensuring that the institution and the medicine program meet rigorous standards quality in teaching, infrastructure, human resources and research.


The certificate is proof of the institution’s excellence, quality and dedication to training professionals with international standard training. Medical schools accredited by Saeme generally have their prestige recognized internationally, which can facilitate the acceptance of diplomas and certifications in other countries. Additionally, accreditation demonstrates that the institution provides a high-quality learning environment with an up-to-date curriculum, effective teaching methods, and practical and clinical learning opportunities.

Another benefit of this type of recognition is access to additional resources, such as research funding, international exchange programs and partnerships with renowned medical institutions.

Complementary to this, some residency programs may prefer applicants who graduated from accredited medical schools, thus increasing the students’ chances of being accepted.

Regarding the importance of accreditation, Marta explains that “from 2025, only graduates from accredited institutions will be able to undertake residency processes in the United States, Canada and England”. And she adds: “In addition to allowing our graduates to reach other countries, we will have an external evaluation report, which provides indicators that allow us to identify how we can improve.”

Escs was inaugurated in 2001, and, in 2021, it became part of the University of the Federal District Professor Jorge Amaury Maia Nunes (UnDF).

*With information from Fepecs

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