The Professional Master’s Program in Imaging Sciences and Medical Physics (PM CIFM) of the FMRP-USP was established in 2013, with the first class in 2014. It is now in its second quadrennial CAPES evaluation. It comprises two Areas of Concentration, Medical Imaging and Medical Physics, and six lines of research, Neuroimaging, Interventional Radiology, Radiotherapy and Medical Physics, Musculoskeletal System, Internal Medicine, and Cardiovascular Imaging (included in 2018). The lines of research are comprehensive for the development of projects aimed at the topics of interest. From 2017-2020, 39 students presented their dissertations that are available on the USP Thesis Portal (https://www.teses.usp.br/). Since its creation, 77 students have presented their dissertations, confirming the consolidation of the Program.
The program aims to develop skilled human resources with the capacity for innovation, critical thinking, understanding, and application of the scientific method, and leaders in Medical Imaging and Medical Physics. This purpose is seen in the alumni evaluations. Our alumni have positions in SUS and complementary health services, with distinguished action. The innovation in our program is related to the production of knowledge in research projects. This innovation includes the development and application of new methodologies to address specific issues in the differential imaging diagnosis of a wide range of diseases and medical conditions (including computer science and artificial intelligence), the application of innovative technologies to treat diseases (especially in Interventional Radiology and Radiation Therapy), and re-reading the problems, presenting solutions to the infrastructure, storage, and distribution of digital images in the application of quantitative methods to evaluate medical imaging. Therefore, our mission agrees with the University of São Paulo to train qualified human resources to work in health care in Brazil committed to the Public Health System. Our mission is to offer high-quality higher education and train proficient health care professionals with the potential of leadership based on ethics, morals, science, and culture. We aim to train researchers to produce innovative research, exploring the boundaries of knowledge, and watch for the needs of society. Considering the graduate profile and the characteristics of the area of Medicine I, which include complex applied research activities involving specific patients and laboratories, our objectives and mission are directed to developing a final product and the quality of the training.