Postgraduate Course in Pathology


The Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Pathology of Federal University of Bahia under authorization by the higher instances of this University and in the use of its legal attributions, hereby makes public to the interested parties that the inscriptions are open for the selection to the entrance in the Program of Masters’ and Doctoral level, Stricto sensu, in the second semester of 2016, on the dates and other conditions specified in this Edict.



The Postgraduate Course in Pathology (PGPAT) was implemented at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) in 1972 as a Master’s Degree in Human Pathology. It was complemented with a Ph.D. in 1989. The success of the course can be attributed to the fact that it was implanted by a group of excellence in Pathology that worked in Pathological Anatomy Service of the University Hospital Professor Edgard Santos (UFBA). The School of Pathology of Bahia had in this postgraduate course an important role in the training of pathologists focused on the areas of research and teaching. Since its first evaluation by CAPES the course has obtained concept “A”. With the new evaluation system, the course is with concept 6.

PGPAT is localized at the Gonçalo Moniz Research Institute (IGM), one of the most productive units of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. The course also maintains its strong link with UFBA. In this way the PGPAT constitutes an important nucleus of scientific production and researchers training. Many of their students became actors of the expansion of IGM contributing to its current dimension. Pathology professors and researchers trained in this course are now spread across several universities and research institutes in the country.


The course consists of two main areas:

           – Human Pathology

           –Experimental Pathology

The axis of Human Pathology is restricted to Physicians with Residency in Pathological Anatomy. The axis of Experimental Pathology is open to graduates in biomedical area and the specialization in Pathological Anatomy is not being necessary.


The proposal from Graduate Programs is related to develop Researchers who has to conduct their research with high quality once it is essential for the good performance of university education and for the public health program.  The aim of the Master’s Degree course is to accumulate general knowledge of the activity’s area of the course to deepen the knowledge in specific fields where it operates, as well as the practical exposure to scientific methods through the execution of experiments necessary for the conclusion work. In this perspective the Master’s degree has a dual function: to prepare students for the next stage of scientific formation and for the teaching practice.

The Doctorate is seen as the stage of formation of an independent researcher. Such training is given by the work of a researcher already trained where dedication, independent study and specific work are more important than teaching disciplines.



Master’s: Exclusive Dedication Duration: 24 months
Doctorate: Exclusive Dedication  Duration: 48 months

Final Product: Master’s Dissertation and Doctoral Thesis.


PGPAT candidates should be graduates in the biomedical area (Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Nursing, Biology, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, etc.)

The selection inscriptions may be made conditionally by a student enrolled in the last semester of the graduate course (these candidates must prove their status as graduates before enrollment).


The following places will be offered:

Doctorate 09
Master’s 07


Obligatory disciplines 17 21
Optional disciplines * 6 6

* Optional disciplines should cover both blocs (at least one Substantive Discipline and one Discipline of Methods). [MdSG1]




Nr. PROFESSORS Function/Sector E-mail
1 Aldina Maria Prado Barral Associate Professor


Researcher of Fiocruz

aldinabarral@gmail.com; abarral@bahia.fiocruz.br;
2 Antonio Ricardo Khouri Cunha Researcher of  FIOCRUZ ricardo_khouri@hotmail.com; ricardo.khouri@posdoc.bahia.fiocruz.br;
3 Camila Indiani de Oliveira Researcher of  FIOCRUZ camila@bahia.fiocruz.br
4 Clarissa Araújo Gurgel Rocha Adjunct Professor


Researcher of FIOCRUZ

5 Claudia Ida Brodskyn Associate Professor


Researcher of  FIOCRUZ

6 Cristiana Maria Costa Nascimento de Carvalho Associate Professor


7 Dalila Luciola Zanette Researcher of FIOCRUZ dalila.zanette@bahia.fiocruz.br
8 Daniel Abensur Athanazio Adjunct Professor UFBA dathanazio@gmail.com‎;
9 Deborah Bittencourt Mothe Fraga Adjunct Professor UFBA

Researcher of FIOCRUZ

10 Fabio Rocha Formiga Researcher of  FIOCRUZ fabio.formiga@bahia.fiocruz.br
11 Jean Nunes dos Santos Associate Professor UFBA jeanpatol@gmail.com;
12 Jorge Clarêncio Souza Andrade Adjunct Professor Bahiana jorgec@bahia.fiocruz.br;
13 Josmara Bartolomei Fregoneze Head Professor UFBA josmara@ufba.br;
14 Luiz Carlos Junior Alcantara Researcher of FIOCRUZ lalcan@bahia.fiocruz.br;
15 Luiz Antonio Rodrigues de Freitas Ad UFBA

Researcher of  FIOCRUZ

16 Manoel Barral-Netto Full  Professor UFBA

Researcher of FIOCRUZ

17 Marcos André Vannier dos Santos Researcher of FIOCRUZ vannier@bahia.fiocruz.br;
18 Marilda de Souza Gonçalves Associate Professor UFBA

Researcher of FIOCRUZ

19 Milena Bolelho Pereira Soares Researcher of FIOCRUZ milena@bahia.fiocruz.br;
20 Mitermayer Galvão dos Reis Full Professor UFBA

Researcher of FIOCRUZ

21 Natalia Machado Tavares Researcher of FIOCRUZ natalia.tavares@bahia.fiocruz.br
22 Patrícia Sampaio Tavares Veras Researcher of FIOCRUZ pveras@bahia.fiocruz.br;
23 Ramon dos Santos El-Bachá Associate Professor UFBA ramon@ufba.br;
24 Ricardo Riccio Oliveira Researcher of  FIOCRUZ ricardo.riccio@bahia.fiocruz.br;
25 Valéria de Matos Borges Researcher of  FIOCRUZ vborges@bahia.fiocruz.br;
26 Washington Luis Conrado santos Adjunct Professor UFBA

Researcher of FIOCRUZ

27 Theolis Barbosa Bessa Researcher of FIOCRUZ theolis@bahia.fiocruz.br


NR TEATCHERS Function/Sector E-mail
1 Juliana Perrone B. de Menezes Researcher of  FIOCRUZ juliana.menezes@bahia.fiocruz.br
2 Maria Fernanda de Castro Amarante Researcher of FIOCRUZ maria.amarante@conveniado.bahia.fiocruz.br
3 Leonardo Paiva Farias Researcher of FIOCRUZ




The inscriptions will be held from Monday to Friday strictly obeying the time schedule. In any case the execution of conditional registration will not be accepted nor will the deliveries or collection of documents after the deadline for registration.

Candidates, who make any false or inaccurate declaration at the time of inscription or if cannot meet all the conditions listed in this edict, will have the inscription canceled and all acts resulting there from, even if classified in the tests, examinations and evaluations will be annulled. 



Original documents required for registration [1]:

·         completed and printed registration request form located on the course page

·         (www.pgpat.ufba.br)

·         Forward letter sent confidentially (sealed) by the Advisor who is part of the faculty of this graduate program according to the attached form.
·         Proof of payment of registration fee for selection (http://www.sgc.ufba.br/sgcboleto/inscricao_selecao.htm)
·         2 photos 3X4

 Copy of the documents listed below

The original and copy or AUTHENTICATED copy of the graduation Diploma (double-sided) or attestation of matriculation in the last semester graduation course. If the student has not yet registered he must present the original and copy or AUTHENTICATED copy of the certificate of completion of the course, stating the date of graduation of the degree until the date of enrollment for the first year of the class of students selected).
·         School History of Higher Education – (Graduation for Master’s and graduation course and Master’s for Doctorate)
The original and AUTHENTICATED copy of the Master’s Diploma (front and back) (for doctoral students), copy of the certificate of approval in the master’s degree or declaration of work conclusion of master’s degree course.

* If the student still has not defended the master’s degree until the moment of inscription, he must deliver the original copy and AUTHENTICATED or copy of declaration of the Graduate Course informing the date of defense and copy of the Certificate of Approval Or declaration of conclusion must be delivered until the day of registration.

·          Validation of diplomas and / or certificates obtained abroad; (In the case of a foreign student, the diploma or equivalent must be properly registered by the Brazilian consular authority from the expedition country of the document and translated into Portuguese by a sworn translators in Brazil).
The original and copy or AUTHENTICATED copy of the Identity Card;

The original and copy or AUTHENTICATED copy of CPF


The original and copy or AUTHENTICATED copy of the document of quitter with the Electoral Justice whose document can be issued in the site: www.tse.gov.br;

·         The original and copy or AUTHENTICATED copy of the document of quitter with the Military service (if male candidate);

·         03 copies of the Curriculum Vitae (LATTES format);

• 03 copies of BAREMA properly fulfill, signed and attached the vouchers in each copy;

All documents from curriculum that will be scored must have proof of competent from organizations and must be listed according to the items of the barema. (Annex – Observe model exclusively for the masters and exclusive for the doctorate);

·         03 copies of the Dissertation Project (Masters) or Thesis (Doctorate), with approval of the Advisor, indicated by signature in the project or letter of referral. See the project model available on the course page;
o    Copy of dissertation, when available;

o    The foreign candidate must present certificates of proficiency in Portuguese and English.

o    Candidates from other states or foreign countries can be registered by a letter of attorney, attaching all necessary documents authenticated (see table in the above documents that need authentication).

* The documents must be delivered to the Academic Secretary of PGPAT from 08:00 to 11:30 and from 13:00 to 16:00, Gonçalo Moniz Research Institute (IGM – FIOCRUZ). Rua Waldemar Falcão, nº 121, Candeal, Salvador-Ba CEP: 40.296-710, Tel: 71 3176-2296, 71 3176-2321.



In order for the registration to be approved, that is, confirmed and accepted, it is necessary to send all the required documentation within the registration period. Inscriptions with incomplete documentation will not be accepted.

Inscriptions will be homologated by an examining board (PGPAT) / or by the Collegiate and the result will be published in the site http://www.pgpat.ufba.br/page01.asp; the resources will be accepted according to the dates indicated in the schedule of item 5.


 The selection exam for the Master’s or Doctorate in Human and Experimental Pathology will consist of three stages:

  1. Interpretation test of a scientific text in English with eliminatory and classificatory character;
  2. Defense of preliminary research project and interview with an eliminatory and classificatory character;
  3. Evaluation of curriculum vitae with barema with classificatory character.

 The minimum grade for approval in the eliminatory stages will be 7.0 points. The candidate’s final grade will be a weighted average of the grades obtained in each of the steps considering the weights for each stage and for each selection (masters or doctorate) in the table below:

Stages weight (for Masters) weight (for Doctorate)
1 – Interpretation test of scientific text in English.






2 – Defense of a preliminary research project and interview (attached barema).


3 4
3- Curriculum vitae evaluation with barema
Completed and signed.
3 3





4.3.1 Steps of selection process:


Phase 1 – Interpretation test of scientific text in English: In the assessment of knowledge of the English language the scientific reading comprehension ability in English will be evaluate and from this considerations about the text itself and about tables and figures.
The use of English-Portuguese dictionary will be allowed.

Phase 2 – Defense of a preliminary research project: The candidate will have between 05 and 10 minutes for presentation of preliminary project. Audiovisual resources can be used in an existing compatible program in IGM-FIOCRUZ. The candidate’s argument about the preliminary project and interview will last no more than 15 minutes. The candidate evaluation will be carried out according to the barema for analysis of the research project (annex). In the interview the candidate will be evaluated with emphasis on activities that indicate scientific and / or academic interests. All interviews will be recorded.

Phase 3  Analysis of Curriculum Vitae with Barema: The Barema will be analyzed and documents relating to each item will be scored. Each document will score only once in the Barema; therefore, the certificates related to the participation in scientific meetings, presentation of oral work / poster and summary of presented work in the annals should be presented separately. In the same way, curricular stages proven in school history do not score in the Barema since they are an integral part of graduate curriculum, a minimum requirement for admission to the postgraduate level. Only the extracurricular stages are computed and must be proven by specifying the realization place and number of duration hours.

The selection process will be conducted by two independent commissions designated by the PGPAT Course Collegiate, one to evaluate the candidates for the Master’s and another to evaluate the candidates for the Doctorate.

All candidates for the Masters or Doctorate must be submitted to all steps of the selection process, even candidates for the doctorate who have already undergone the selection process for the PGPAT master’s degree.

Note: The absence of the candidate in any of the evaluation steps, for any reason, will result in his elimination in the selection process. There will be no second call or repetition of any of the exams contained in this Notice.

Candidates who reach a grade of 7.0 or higher in each of the elimination steps will be considered approved. You will not be allowed to consult texts or notes or use electronic devices or communication. Candidates must remain at the test sites (classrooms) for at least 30 minutes after their start.

In each test, the candidate will receive a mark in the scale of 0,0 (zero) to 10,0 (ten), with an approximation of up to one decimal place.
At the end of the Test the candidate must leave the written test to the supervisor.



At the end of the trial the Commission will submit to the Board Program the selection minutes containing the concepts, Final Average (MF) obtained by the candidates and the classification scale for proper approval and publication site PGPAT-UFBA http://www.pgpat.ufba.br/page01.asp.

In case of equal total sum of points, the first criterion will be the highest score obtained in the defense of the preliminary research project and the second criterion will be the score obtained in the curriculum vitae.

Approved candidates will be ranked in descending order of grades, and the filling of places will be carried out according to the classification order of candidates obtained in the tests of the selection process.

The final mean (FM) will define the order of classification of candidates approved in 2016.2 selection; this criterion will be used in the distribution of scholarships available in the PGPAT. In case of classified candidates’ renounce, another candidate will fill the place offered by the program and will be called respecting the order of classification.


After the selection process, approved candidates must enroll the matriculation in the school term for which they were selected. All information will be able in the Secretariat of Teaching coordination.

* The matriculation is conditioned on the delivery of all the documents required in this edict.

4.6. – APPEAL

4.6.1.    The partial and final results of the selection process will be announced on the website of the course http: //www.pgpat.ufba.br/page01.asp on the dates according to the calendar

.4.6.2.    The candidate may appeal against the partial and final results within 2 (two) business days from the disclosure of steps selection process result in accordance to the calendar by forwarding the appeal to the course coordinator. The appeal will be judged within two (2) business days.

4.6.3 The candidate shall be clear, consistent and objective in his or her suit.

4.6.4 The response to the Appeal will be available to the candidate at the Postgraduate Secretariat within a maximum of two (2) business days, according to the schedule.

4.6.5 The appeal will not be accepted by post, fax, e-mail and nor will be accepted as an extemporaneous appeal.


The PGPAT regularly requests scholarship from the funding agencies: CAPES, CNPq and FAPESB. Even so, PGPAT does not commit grant scholarships to all selected students.

In order to receive a scholarship from any of the modalities, students must certify that they don’t have an employment relationship or other paid activity and be fully engaged in the course activities. The scholarships, of any modality, cannot be accumulated. Support for students is limited to a maximum of 24 months in the Masters and 48 months in the Doctorate, regardless of the origin of the scholarship. The assistance of FIOCRUZ will strictly follow the Rules for the granting of scholarships prepared by the board of IGM, FIOCRUZ.

OBS. The study time will not be computed for retirement purposes, but during the study period the student can make a contribution to the Social Security as an “optional contributor”, in the form of art. 14 and 21, of Law no. 8,212, of 07/24/91.



Inscriptions 01 to 09/20/2016

(from 8:00hsAM to 11:30AM and from 13:00 PM to 16:00PM)

Meeting of the Collegiate for Homologation of the Registrations 09/22/2016
Publication of Result of Homologation 09/22/2016
Resources Homologation of Inscriptions 09/23 and 09/26/16
Meeting of the Collegiate for Homologation of the Appeal 09/28/2016
Publication of resource analysis 09/28/2016
Written test 09/30/2016 (08:30 AM to 12:30PM)
Meeting of the Collegiate for Result Homologation 10/06/2016
Publication Results 10/06/2016
Resources Writing Test 07 and 10/10/2016
Meeting of the Collegiate for Resource Homologation 10/13/2016
Publication of resource analysis 10/13/2016
Interviews 10/14/2016 (from 8:30AM)
Meeting of the Collegiate for Homologation of final result 10/18/2016
Disclosure of the final result 10/18/2016
Resource of final result 10/19/2016 and 10/20
Meeting of the Collegiate for Homologation of resource result 10/21/2016
Publication of resource analysis 10/21/2016

Salvador, July 29, 2016.

Dr. Cláudia Ida Brodskyn

 Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Pathology


Note: The annexes to the Edict 2016.2 are available on the main page of this site in “Highlight”.

Selection Process 2016.2