The practice of medicine in Portugal


The recognition in Portugal of academic degrees and higher education diplomas awarded by foreign institutions, is regulated by the Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of 16 August entered into force in the year 2019. This decree revoked the previous two Decree Law 283/83, of 21 June it's the Decree-Law 341/2007, of 12 October.

The main doubts:

How long does the process take?

The deadline for completing the revalidation of medical degree is directly linked to the candidate's performance in each of the stages of the process. Considering the process calendar in recent years, validation takes an average of 12 months.

What are the steps in the process?

1. Diploma revalidation undergraduate at any Portuguese university;
2. Registration with the Medical Association from Portugal;
3. Recognition of Specialty for those who already have expertise in the country of origin.

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