The School of Medicine was created on Sept 10, 1969, after a meeting of PUCRS’ University Council, which was presided over by its President Br José Otão.

The implementation of PUCRS’ School of Medicine played a decisive role in an attempt to solve the social needs of the time: as there were too many applicants for Medicine schools and the training provided in Medical Schools of Rio Grande do Sul needed to be revisited. In 48 years of existence, the School has produced 3107 medical doctors.

The program was accredited by the Federal Government on Feb 12, 1976, through Decree No. 77135/76, published in the Federal Official Gazette.


Vila Fátima University Extension Center

This center is a supplementary department of the University that is available for School of Medicine students to have practicum work in primary health care, in a multidisciplinary way. It is located at the heart of Vila Fátima, which is easily accessible by the population.


PUCRS São Lucas Hospital

As a general hospital, the São Lucas Hospital sits in an area of 55,000 m² and provides services in all medical facilities. It is equipped with a modern emergency room and laboratories employing advanced diagnosis and treatment techniques. Go to: hospitalsaolucas.pucrs.br.


Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Located inside PUCRS São Lucas Hospital, the Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology is accountable to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and is devoted to different interdisciplinary actions in research, graduate studies (residency, specialization, and graduate programs), and extension programs in the area of ageing and health care assistance. Go to: www.pucrs.br/igg.


Brain Institute

The main objective of the Brain Institute of Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (BraIns) is to foster the integration between applied research and state-of-the-art technology for the benefit of patients. Supported by the União Brasileira de Educação e Assistência (Ubea), BraIns is led by a team of world-renowned neuroscientists and is committed to the challenge of providing high quality neurological care through the development and the use of innovative technologies. With the participation of researchers and professors from PUCRS, it brings together research and medical care. Go to: inscer.pucrs.br.