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The move to the interior and
curriculum innovation underline
the beginning of FMRP

Working full-time since its foundation was a decisive
issue for the faculty members to produce new
knowledge that revolutionized the biomedical field.

T he FMRP, first public O Hospital das Clínicas começou The clinical hospital of the Medical School
medical school outside a funcionar no prédio da began to function in the building that
state capital cities, began Maternidade Sinhá Junqueira
its activities in 1952, harbored the Maternity Sinhá Junqueira
changing paradigms. At present, involved in cardiac and digestive
it is the only medical school in the disorders, and in the genesis of the gy: studies on hereditary changes
country where 98.8% of the faculty disease, in addition to studies of of the genome that do not alter
members are in full term positions. its transmission. The mechanisms the DNA in various diseases and
The promise of the course imple- involved in the genesis of many in hematology. In the early 2000
mentation coordinator and first di- other infectious diseases, including the following courses were imple-
rector, Zeferino Vaz (1952-1964) to leprosy, tuberculosis and para- mented: Physical Therapy; Occu-
“revolutionize the Medical Educa- coccidioidomycosis, and various pational Therapy; Speech Therapy;
tion” was not just rhetoric. The first neuropsychiatric disorders have Nutrition and Metabolism; and
faculty members hired came from also been discovered. The control Biomedical Informatics. The cour-
centers of excellence in the coun- of the cardiovascular system, the se of Biological Sciences, Medical
try, Latin America, and Europe. release of several hormones, and Approach, established in 1965, was
To the pioneers was given the task processes involved in inflamma- restructured as Biomedical Scien-
not only to disseminate, but also tory pain of autoimmune diseases ces offered since 2014.
to generate knowledge. The course and sepsis were also described.
of Medicine was inaugurated with Transplantation: bone marrow The Rockefeller Foundation
a curriculum in stages focused on for the treatment of autoimmune
basic and clinical training, with diseases and solid organ. Cochlear invested about US$ 1 million
emphasis on research, technology, implant. Surgery of the locomotor in improvements in the
and specialization. Among the system. Epilepsy: development of infrastructure of the Ribeirão
innovations in the curriculum, dis- surgeries for its treatment. Virolo- Preto Medical School-USP
ciplines such as Medical Psycholo-
gy and Preventive Medicine were
introduced. The course has gradu-
ated around 4,800 physicians and
has granted since 1971, more than
7,000 master and doctoral degrees
for students, which corresponds
to more than 7% of the graduate
degrees from USP. For over 60
years, among the main findings, we
can highlight the research on the
role of bradykinin, which led to the
development of angiotensin-con-
verting enzyme inhibitors and the
research on Chagas Disease, with
the description of the mechanisms
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