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Specific Recognition | Medicine and Dentistry

Check HERE all the information concerning the procedure and the documents necessary for the recognition.

For further information, please contact the Specialised Services regarding this issue in the Faculty of Medicine (FMUC) by means of the email


The specific recognition of the Master’s Degree in Medicine follows what is established in the Regulation for the procedure of the Specific Recognition concerning the Integrated Cycle of Studies of the Master’s Degree in Medicine of the Portuguese Medical Schools, available at

Scheduling of the exams / Assessment components | 2023/2024 Academic Year 

>> Applications whose file has been forwarded by the Universities to the Medical Schools until 1st September 2023 (limit date).

Proficiency Test in Basic Communication (Portuguese Language)30th November 2023 at 09:30 a.m.
Specific recognition exam – written exam8th January 2024 at 09:30 a.m.
Specific recognition exam – Practical /Clinical ExamPreferably between April and May 2024 (on a date to be defined by each Portuguese Medical School)
Specific recognition exam – “Final Work of Integrated Master’s Degree”.6 months after the the practical/clinical exam
Specific recognition exam – “Discussion of the Final Work of Integrated Master’s Degree”.Up to 2 months after the submission of the final work (date to be defined by the appointed examination board)


Only applicants, whose application file was duly sent to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra until 1st September 2023 will be admitted to sit the Specific Recognition Exam.


Dates of the Written Exams for Assessing Knowledge - Examination period of May 2024

Regarding the 2024 civil year, the Portuguese Dentistry Schools established that the written exam for assessing knowledge concerning the Specific Recognition in Dentistry will take place on 22nd May 2024 at 09:00 a.m. (Lisbon Time).

Furthermore, we inform that the applicants who meet the requirements imposed by subparagraph no.1 of article no. 20 of the Decree-Law 66/2018 and article 2 of Regulation no.  809/2021 of 30th August, and whose requests with all the documents are received at the Faculty of Medicine until 16th February 2024, will be admitted to sit the Specific Recognition Exam.