Faculdade de Ciências Médicas


    Library profile:
    It is a specialized library in Medicine, and its related and complementary subjects.

    Opening hours:
    Regular, during academic period - From Monday to Friday: 9 am to 8 pm
    During school holidays - From Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, sometimes reduced due to unusual causes, duly announced.
    From a regular cooperation programme with the Students Association, students work as library assistants to support library extension hours.

    Though mainly directed to the Faculty´s members, NMS|FCM library is open to the public in general for on site use.

    The Central Library of the NMS|FCM is located at the Red Building of the NMS|FCM's Research Pole, Rua do Instituto Bacteriológico, 3.

    To provide additional space conditions there are 2 library extensions at affiliated hospitals in Lisbon: one at the Faculty’s building within Pulido Valente Hospital and a small nucleus at Hospital D. Estefânia. There are several computers either workstations or laptops, all with Internet access. There is wireless access at the Library. The digital interface to the Library: BiblioMedConsulta, among general library characteristics, offers specific contents created to provide guidance in information research topics to its users, Faculty´s members and general public as well.

    Information sources:
    Besides paper documents (books and journals) the library offers most of its electronic information sources on remote access via the Web.
    - Textbooks and study books;
    - Scientific journals;
    - Databases;
    - Library OPAC;
    - Other search tools;

    UNL is a member of B-ON national consortium and NMS|FCM participates in UNL´s cooperative subscriptions, so that the Library offers access to those sources as well.

    Services provided:
    - Manages document circulation via the usual lending services;
    - Orients and guides in locating and getting documents non available in its own collections;
    - Orients and guides in information searches;
    - Participates in Interlibrary Lending and Delivery Services
    - The Library provides several distance services to NMS|FCM users, namely providing difficult located articles.
    - The Library also has a sector providing assistance in some bibliometric matters and also offering training in the use of citation managers.

    Additional Information:
    - The Library is the institutional focal point to collect bibliographic production data of NMS|FCM´s authors.
    - The Library participates in some Projects at university level: Information Literacy - Besides cooperating in this university strategic project in partnership with other professional specialists and other Academic Units, the Library also offers Information Literacy sessions to NMS|FCM´s  users namely annual sessions to new first year students.
    - The library also orients a specific optional module integrated into the Doctoral Programme.
    - Institutional Repository - Within this project, the Library has been promoting several activities aiming to facilitate the participation of institutional authors into the university Repository - RUN.

    Library website (in Portuguese language): http://www.fcm.unl.pt/biblioteca/index.htm

    Other equipment

    Ramiro Ávila Medical School building at Hospital Pulido Valente, EPE
    Prof. Doutora Teresa Magalhães Godinho
    Office Manager: João Cardoso
    This building, located in Hospital de Pulido Valente, is a visible part of the Faculty’s agreement with its associated Hospitals network and serves the purpose of providing classrooms for the students of the subjects that take place in this hospital.

    Medical School Building at Hospital São Francisco Xavier EPE 
    Prof. Doutor José Guimarães
    Office Manager: Teresa Venâncio
    This is the second Medical School Building of NMS|FCM, located at Hospital de São Francisco Xavier, it gives support to under graduate and post graduate studies, it is open to all units, specially for those teached at the Hospital.

    Interchange programs

    The International Relations Office is responsible for student mobility to and from the NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (NMS|FCM), which is done under:
    - The European Lifelong Learning Project, specifically Erasmus.
    - As Free-mover clinical clerkships.
    - The Santander Portuguese-Brazilian University Scholarships programme.
    - Specific agreements between the New University of Lisbon´s and Brazilian Universities.

    NMS|FCM´s specific Erasmus rules can be can be checked here and additional information can be found in International Relations Office also, practical information common to all of the New University of Lisbon´s academic units, are available in this guide.

    Contacts and information:
    International Relations Coordinator: Prof.ª Doutora Teresa Gamboa
    Erasmus Programme Coordinator: Prof.ª Doutora Teresa Gamboa
    Administrative officers: Ms.Rita Fael / Mr. João Gil Freitas

    Gabinete de Relações Internacionais
    NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
    Campo Mártires da Pátria, 130
    1169-056 Lisboa

    Tel.: (+351) 21 880 30 71
    Fax: (+ 351) 21 880 30 67
    E-mail: socrates@fcm.unl.pt

    Student attendance hours:  Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 13:30 to 16:00


    For information, please contact: geral.gri@fcm.unl.pt


    Prizes - AstraZeneca Foundation - NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas.

    Language courses

    For more information please consult: http://ilnova.fcsh.unl.pt/

    Food services

    The NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas´ students have access to a canteen at the main building. Also, upon the display of their student card, have access to all the canteens of the New University of Lisbon, the University of Lisbon, the Technical University of Lisbon and the Polytechnic University of Lisbon.

    Special needs facilities

    All NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas infrastructures are fully equipped to comply with the requirements of disabled users.

    Extra curriculum activities

    New University of Lisbon Choir
    Founded in 1988, it is composed of members of the University' s various faculties.

    The NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências´ Academic Association
    Responsible for the welcoming of new students, it was started in 1998.

    Miguel Torga theatre Group
    Started in 1995, it comprises members of other faculties and Universities.

    Tuna Médica de Lisboa
    In existence since 1995, it is composed of member of Lisbon' s two Medical Faculties.

    Students associations

    The NOVA Medical School Students' Union — Associação de Estudantes da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Lisboa (AEFCML)  — was founded in 1979 and thanks to the great commitment and dedication of its members has reached a level of excellency, always centered on its values of competence, team spirit, cooperation, innovation and sustainable ambition.


    At AEFCML we are organized in six main teams: Activities, International, Medicine, Social Responsibility, Public Relations and Finances. We also develop three major projects: iMed Conference, FRONTAL Magazine and Hospital da Bonecada. Together, we work to ensure all medical students enjoy a complete academic experience.

    We run lectures on the most current subjects, workshops on medical skills, volunteering programs and because your time at NMS | FCM is not all about studying there are also trips, parties, sport teams and much more to attend.

    Eduardo Freire Rodrigues, AEFCML’s president, challenges you to get involved and participate in this project.

    For further information, please e-mail us to aefcml@fcm.unl.pt

    Other information

    Association of former students of the NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas

    Carris Bus Lines: 30, 723, 760 and 767
    Routes and schedules here.