Introduction

A Successful History Anchored in Solid Values

Ranked first among all Brazilian health science colleges by the General Index of Courses (IGC) used by MEC, the Brazilian Ministry of Education, and having been one of the top ten Higher Education Institutions (IES) since 2007 out of two thousand institutions assessed by the same ranking in the country are credentials we take pride in at São Leopoldo Mandic College– SLMANDIC.

 

A history conceived over 30 years ago thanks to the innovative mind and determination of a group of dental surgeons when they founded the Center of Studies dedicated to developing knowledge and fostering education in the field of dentistry.

 

The core of such proposal already held dear experience with academic qualification and practice of enterprising students.  This combination of solid values with the concern of sharing scientific knowledge was joined by technological breakthroughs, gradually incorporated into and essential to the success of simple as well as more complex procedures performed in the area of health sciences. And it was at that point that the mission of São Leopoldo Mandic College was born: to provide skills and education to highly qualified professionals in the area of health sciences.  A mission accomplished throughout the institution’s history.

Ensinar e formar profissionais de valor para atuar na área da saúde. Missão que se perpetua ao longo de sua história.

By sticking to its original proposal, the Center of Studies was then developed and became São Leopoldo Mandic Dentistry Research Center, offering Development and Specialization Courses accredited by the Federal Council of Dentistry (CFO).

 

A year later, the College started to offer master’s and Ph.D. degree programs, both accredited by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel – Capes. The faculty excellence as well as college facilities and research laboratories, together with outstanding assessment results given by Capes have made SLMANDIC a hub that attracts students from all parts of Brazil and abroad.

 

In line with its mission of preparing highly qualified professionals for the job market, and supported by its experience and tradition in postgraduate studies, SLMANDIC implemented the Undergraduate Dentistry course, which, thanks to its teaching project, is considered one of the most innovative comprehensive courses in the country.

 

The academic experience and the successful model adopted when the course was implemented led the College to establish undergraduate and postgraduate Medical School programs.

 

Today, SLMANDIC is a reference in Brazil for the encouragement of research, for being ahead of educational trends and for its contribution to the social improvement through programs aimed at providing community services. This reputation has reached international levels and enabled the College to establish partnerships with higher education institutions in several countries such as the University of Barcelona in Spain, the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, the University of Porto in Portugal, and the Autonomous University of Chile in Chile, in addition to holding courses in one of the largest private cadaver labs in the world: Miami Anatomical Research Center (MARC), in Miami, the United States.

 

The College provides Medical and Dental undergraduate degree programs as well as postgraduate degrees Lato Sensu (Specialization) and Stricto Sensu (Master’s and Doctoral degrees) at its headquarters in Campinas (SP), also available in other units of the College: São Paulo (SP), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Belo Horizonte (MG), Porto Alegre (RS), Curitiba (PR), Brasília (DF), Vila Velha (ES) and Fortaleza (CE). All programs are accredited and recommended by the agencies of the Ministry of Education and the Lato Sensu Specialization courses are also accredited by the Federal Council of Dentistry (CFO).

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