The program has a well-defined proposal, which is to form trained researchers who are qualified to evaluate the pathogenetic mechanisms of human diseases with certain predominance in the area of infectious diseases due to the high tradition of the Institution in this area of knowledge.
“…, the program’s researchers have experienced and have defined lines of research with evident connection with their student’s projects. The research projects involve the participation of students and also the orientation of scientific initiation.”

The curricular structure composed by 33 disciplines is comprehensive and adequate to the program’s objectives. There is a link between postgraduate and graduate activities. The relationship between students and professor is very good. There is student participation in publications as well as in graduate activities.

CAPES Triennial Evaluation Result

The PGPAT is now level 6, a level reached by only 7.5% of graduate courses in the country in the last three-year evaluation of CAPES. PGPAT is recognized as a center of excellence in research and has a great national impact and high insertion and international recognition.
197 articles were published and 127 (64.5%) were in A1, A2 or B1 periodical. Permanent professors published 182 papers (93% of program production), 120 of which were A1, A2 and B1.
In addition to the recognition of academic excellence, concept 6 will lead to a greater contribution of CAPES financial resources and more CAPES and CNPq fellowships as well as a greater incentive to realization of internship outside the country for doctoral students.
On the other hand it increases our responsibility. Keeping the concept 6 is not a trivial task also because we should aim for 7, the maximum grade of assessment.