Flags are important symbols that represent nations, states, cities or institutions. In its 60th anniversary, FMRP-USP decided to implement a flag to represent the Institution in important celebrations or institutional events.
In the proposal it was decided to include the traditional crest of the Facility just as in all other secular universities. On this crest the eagle expresses strength, nimbleness, grace, ability to fly and keen eyesight. The sword refers to the crest of São Paulo state and expresses our affiliation with the University of São Paulo; the Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, is considered a symbol of medicine. The crest has also the motto “SCIENTIA TERMINUM AMOVERE” which means to extend limits and boundaries based on knowledge. It is a manifestation of belief in knowledge as a tool to reduce human limitations and also in the triumph of medical science in the fight against diseases.
The commemorative flag, as well as the flags of Brazil and São Paulo state are hoisted in front of the Central Building of FMRP-USP in mourning or celebrations.