The School of Medicine of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile opened its classrooms on May 1, 1930, offering its inaugural class to the first generation of future doctors. Since then, it has attained the highest standards in the training of physicians and specialists in Chile and Latin America.
The objective of the School of Medicine is to train professionals of excellence to serve society, who base their work on respect for life, the dignity of people and the virtues of benevolence, compassion, prudence and justice.
Professionals who train at our School of Medicine possess a scientific-technical training of the highest quality, in addition to sound morals, based on Christian principles. By the end of their academic training, our physicians will have acquired the competencies to promote inclusive and quality healthcare and solve the fundamental problems of any disease at all stages of life.
During their studies, students will develop scientific creativity, abilities to conduct critical analysis and teamwork, and an attitude that fosters self-improvement and independent study. These traits will allow physicians trained at UC to perform in different social contexts and acquire the foundation to be leaders of change in their fields.
The Director of International Affairs at the School of Medicine, Dr. Jorge Carvajal Cabrera, has been the Director of Extension and Continuing Education since 2014.
Dr. Carvajal works in collaboration with Erin Hamilton (Manager of International Relations), Marcela Grez (Manager of International Accreditation and Postgraduate International Exchange), and the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
The Office of International Affairs strives to encourage, develop, and facilitate international exchange of students (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral) and professionals.