NOVA Medical School | 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: 9:00 am to 8:00 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):

    Other equipment


    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 Universidade NOVA de Lisboa´s academic units, are available in this guide.

    Contacts and information:

    Secção de Mobilidade e Intercâmbio
    NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
    Campo Mártires da Pátria, 130
    1169-056 Lisboa

    Tel.: (+351) 21 880 30 15/71
    Fax: (+ 351) 21 880 30 67

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


    For information, please contact:


    PRIZE - Astrazeneca Foundation
    Assigning an annual prize for mobility grants from the Erasmus program, students of the 6th year with two main objectives: rewarding the best student and enable the terminal pre-graduate clinical and scientific training in the European Faculties of reference included in the Program. For more information, see the Regulation on the "international" area of the NMS|FCM site.

    SCHOLARSHIP – NOVARTIS FARMA, Produtos Farmacêuticos, S.A
    Award an annual scholarship for 4 years to reward merit student of the academic program in Medicine and Science NMS | FCM life by granting assistance for the payment of research costs of a research project a student of PhD in Medicine or Life Sciences.


    PRIZE of Collaborative Research - Santander Totta/NOVA
    This award aims to distinguish research projects to be developed by junior researchers at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, giving preference to projects involving at least two of NOVA's Organic Units.


    PRIZE best student from each year and from Integrated Master in Medicine Santader Totta/NOVA
    This award aims to distinguish the best students each year, as well as the best student of all the Integrated Master in Medicine.



    Language courses

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    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 Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa and Lisbon Polytechnic Institute.

    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

    Universidade NOVA de Lisboa 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 | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas Students' Union (AEFCM) was founded in 1979 and is responsible for representing all the students at NMS|FCM. Moved by innovation, dedication and proximity, AEFCM is formed by seven Teams (Communication, Financial, International, Recreational, Education Policy, Training and Social Responsability) and five Projects.

    Recently, AEFCM has innovated through renowed activities in the fields of Science, Social Responsability, Public Health, Medical Education, Culture and Sports, for which we were awarded the Good Academic Practices Award by the Portuguese Institute for Youth in 2015.

    iMed Conference, FRONTAL Magazine, Hospital da Bonecada, Saúde Porta a Porta, Health Screenings, Clinical and Scientific summer clerkships and numerous other cultural, scientific and sports activities are just some examples of the programs with a broad impact in society that we provide our colleagues access to.
    Ricardo Carvalheiro, AEFCM’s president, challenges you to get involved and participate in this project.

    For further information, please e-mail us to

    Other information

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

    Carris Bus Lines: 723, 730, 760 and 767
    Routes and schedules here.