The integrated master of Medicine at the University of Algarve (MIM-UAlg) is an innovative degree in Portugal, following a learning philosophy used and proved successful in other universities around the world. This innovative character is reflected by a strong commitment towards research, allowing the students and future physicians a privileged contact with both basic and clinical research.

After a rigorous international evaluation, the MIM-UAlg was approved by the Portuguese government and inaugurated by the Portuguese Primer Minister on the 24th of July 2008, integrated into a concerted plan to overcome the lack of medical doctors in Algarve region. The commitment to quality and innovation is demonstrated in the last years with very good results from our graduate in the National Exam for the access to the medical specialization. Equally very positive is the increase in the number of established physicians in the Algarve after the foundation of the MIM-UAlg.