International Students Mobility - Ten Years of Experience at The Faculty of Medicine of The University of Coimbra (2009-2019) | iHSES

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International Students Mobility - Ten Years of Experience at The Faculty of Medicine of The University of Coimbra (2009-2019)

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marilia Dourado, University of Coimbra, Faculty of Medicine, Portugal

Abstract

Since 1987 the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (FMUC) has been engaged in mobility programs, making efforts to encourage and support the internationalization of its students. The mobility programs are designed to foster quality and to reinforce the dimension of Higher Education, to encourage transnational cooperation between Universities to improve transparency and the academic recognition of studies and qualifications. The objective of this paper is to present a report on the evolution of mobility of the FMUC undergraduate students in the period between 2009 and 2019. An observational descriptive report was carried out. During this last decade, the FMUC has dealt with mobility applications from 1,500 incoming and 1,350 outgoing students to attend both classes and clinical traineeships as part of their Master’s Degrees in Medicine. In the academic year 2015-2016 there was an increase in the number of applications, coinciding with the introduction of clinical internships in hospitals. The top countries where the FMUC sent students (538); and from where it received students (978) were, Italy, Spain and Brazil. In Portugal, the FMUC is one of the main medical schools with the largest number of students attending mobility programs, which has contributed to fostering the internationalization of undergraduate medical students’ training.

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higher education internationalization, students mobility, mobility programs, incoming and outgoing students, medicine  

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Dourado, M. (2021). International Students Mobility - Ten Years of Experience at The Faculty of Medicine of The University of Coimbra (2009-2019). In R. Thripp & I. Sahin (Eds.), Proceedings of iHSES 2021--International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences (pp. 11-22). Monument, CO, USA: ISTES Organization. Retrieved 05 December 2021 from www.2021.ihses.net/proceedings/10/.

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