Escola Paulista de Medicina
Graduate Program in Pulmonology

Master's Degree

Master's Degree
The master's degree consists of a set of activities in research lines, disciplines, teaching staff (advisors) and students enrolled in the study of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of diseases with thoraco-pulmonary involvement, with attention to assistance, teaching and research, privileging the Integration of knowledge.

The flow for the enrollment of the students in the Graduate Program in the Master, Doctorate and postdoctoral levels is continuous throughout the year, with no predetermined specific period.

In the masters course, the objective will be to deepen knowledge, promote scientific competence, improve teaching and enable the development of the ability to perform research in Pneumology and related fields. The following shall be admitted as candidates:

A) Physicians with medical residency or equivalent, in Pulmonology;
B) Physicians with specialist qualification awarded by the Brazilian Society of Pulmonology and Phthisiology;
C) Physicians of other specialties, with medical residency or with specialist qualification conferred by the Brazilian Society of their specialty, provided there is bilateral interest in studies applied to Pulmonology;
D) Professionals of higher education in the area of ​​health, or other areas of knowledge, with a course of specialization or similar full time, for a period of not less than one year; Provided there is bilateral interest in studies applied to pulmonology.

Requirements for obtaining title
To obtain the Master's Degree, the student must, during the minimum enrollment period of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months:
a) Obtain 25 (twenty five) credits that may be attributed by CEPG due to its participation in courses, scientific meetings, didactic or assistance activities;
b) Comply with the courses and disciplines required by the Postgraduate Program in Pulmonology and the compulsory classes for all postgraduates, according to CEPG's schedule. Module of scientific and statistical methodology are mandatory.
c) Attend to at least three doctoral thesis defenses during the period of their enrollment.
d) Have a certificate of proficiency in English;
e) Periodically discuss, in a scientific meeting designated at CEPG's discretion, the progress of the research, with the mandatory presence of the advisor and, if applicable, the co-supervisor;
f) Write and present the Master's dissertation within the standards established by the Program and demonstrate its ability to systematize the knowledge and use of methods and techniques of scientific and technological research;
g) Write work related to the master's dissertation, forwarding it for publication in a periodical of international circulation indexed in the ISI, Scopus or MEDLINE;
h) The maximum time for conclusion and defense of the study is 24 months. At CEPG's discretion, the period may be extended for a further six months after formal request of the student and counselor.

Specific and unforeseen circumstances that may occur during the course and delay the fulfillment of this term will be evaluated by CEPG, not exceeding in the meantime the period of 4 years determined in the Internal Regiment of Post Graduation and research of Unifesp.
The titles of Master or Doctor are awarded after the fulfillment of the requirements defined by the Graduate Programs in Pulmonology and the Internal Regulation of Postgraduate and Research of the Federal University of São Paulo, and for the approval of dissertation or equivalent work for the Master's degree, or the doctoral thesis.

The Postgraduate Program in Pulmonology programs are supported by research funding agencies that offer scholarships at the masters and doctoral levels, in limited numbers, to enrolled students. The criteria for scholarship selection are:
a) To be enrolled in the Graduate Program in Pulmonology.
b) Postgraduate applicant declare not to be impeded from receiving the requested scholarship, according to norms stipulated by CAPES
c) Curricular analysis and interview with the candidates by CEPG members
d) Postgraduate enrollment (according to the criteria of CEPG) and use of the bags occur in a continuous flow
e) In the case of a greater number of potentially eligible candidates in relation to the number of scholarships, the curricular analysis (7 points) and the interview (3 points) will determine the decision in the choice. Academic extracurricular activities will be evaluated during undergraduate and specialization courses:

- Courses attended
- Participation in Congresses
- Papers presented at the Congress
- Papers published in national and international journals
- Monitoring and participation of Leagues or related activities
- Lectures or Seminars given
- Proficiency in foreign languages


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