Historical background and description
The UNIBE School of Medicine was founded in the year 1982. It was one of the first academic programs offered by the university, which also offers 15 undergraduate programs and over 30 graduate programs in different areas, including law, engineering, education, arts, business, and health sciences.
The School has always distinguished itself because of its adherence to new paradigms in the learning models applied to medical education. Our program has undergone many innovative changes in order to integrate basic and clinical sciences, incorporate learner-centered teaching methods, and foster the development of students’ skills through the use of standardized patients and simulation.
UNIBE’s academic program has the purpose to educate physicians who responds to national and international requirements; who are committed to offer quality attention and to act efficiently and compassionately in a variety of medical care settings, with an emphasis on primary care.
Vision of the School of Medicine:
“To promote the education of physicians with the knowledge, skills and values required to adequately respond to the health needs of society, promote an integral, human, ethical and innovative approach to patient care, by applying leadership skills, critical attitude, and a commitment to lifelong learning”.
- Academic excellence
- Critical thinking
- Respect for the environment
- Sense of belonging to the institution
- Active participation of its student body
- National and cultural identity