Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Tropical (PPGMedtrop)
The program's teaching staff maintains links in research with institutions boasting recognised excellence, where faculty members working in the program have completed their postgraduate studies and collaborations. They are the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/LSHTM, UK, University of Paris-Sud, University of Salamanca, National School of Public Health-FIOCRUZ, University of São Paulo, UNIFESP Paulista School of Medicine, the State University of Campinas.
With the INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT known as "Communicable Disease Epidemiology Research Training" involving the UFPE and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The agreement between the Post-Graduate Program and the Laboratory of Viral Hepatitis of the Adolfo Lutz Institute (IAL) in São Paulo. This dynamic has repercussions on streamlining dissertations and theses, and undoubtedly provides greater integration with outside teachers who collaborate with the experience and innovation of scientific research in different study centres.
The participation of undergraduate students through UFPE's Scientific Initiation Program (PIBIC-UFPE), PIBIC-CNPq, or PIBIC-FACEPE allows them to experience an academic reality that is different from that of the classroom, through the application of the scientific method to obtain proprietary data that will compose new knowledge. In addition, they present their results at the annual Congresses of Scientific Initiation held at UFPE (CONIC), and other national congresses (SBMT: MedTrop2016; SBParasitology: CBParasitology2015; SBInfectology; SBMicrobiology) and even international conferences. The vast majority of our masters and/or doctoral students were students from scientific initiation. The number of students seeking our programs is growing each year.
Another highlight is the Graduate in Tropical Medicine Week, an event that generally takes place in September and has been established as a university extension activity through the UFPE's Dean of Extension (PROEXT). There are 70 undergraduate students participating who have access to the lectures and roundtable discussions along with presentations of the projects developed by our graduate students. In addition, all the students from the program, teaching staff and members outside the program and other institutions and states in the country. Undergraduate students are being encouraged to get in touch with teachers and start a scientific life in the field of tropical medicine through these activities.