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Postgraduate Medical Education (PME) Project


The information listed for Portugal was provided by individuals knowledgeable about PME in Portugal. If you note errors or omissions or would like to provide additional information, please click here.

Duration of studies

The duration of studies is between three and six years, depending on the specialty:

Trainee selection process

Access is by national examination (“Internato Complementar”). Requirements depend on the specialty and change frequently.

Specialty curriculum authority

The final exam is administered by the Ministry of Health with the help of Ordem dos Médicos.

Licensing authority


Areas of specialization

Legal references

[last update: March 1, 2010]