Victor Ramos, Invited Assitant Professor at Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (NOVA National School of Public Health) was distinguished by the Portuguese Medical Association with the Prémio Miller Guerra de Carreira Médica, a prize that honours his medical career.
The initiative, promoted by the Portuguese Medical Association and Merck Sharp & Dohme Foundation, consists of a 50.000 euros prize and is attributed every two years to a Portuguese doctor.
According to the regulation, the prize aims to “award a medical professional that has an outstanding career dedicated to the service of the patients and to the progress of medical assistance in Portugal, favoring not only the technocratic side, but also and mostly, the humanistic attitude in the clinical practice, just like Miller Guerra". Victor Ramos has over 40 years of medical practice and was involved in the project that inspired the creation of the current Portuguese Family Health Units (Unidades de Saúde Familiar, USF).
The award ceremony takes place on November 29, at 6 pm, at the Portuguese Medical Association.