Camilo José Cela University will offer degrees in Medicine as of the 23-24 academic year

The Fundación para el Conocimiento Madri+d issued a favourable report for the UCJC HM Hospitales School of Health Sciences to teach the Degree in Medicine as of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Therefore, UCJC and HM Hospitales pursue their ambition to light the way for a new university education model that hinges on practical teaching at working hospitals. A strategic commitment to generate a new academic ecosystem, the only one in Spain to focus on the patient from the beginning. Both of the above play a crucial role in the degree.

The eighty students enrolled in the first year of the degree will learn about health data and the technological and digital revolution, therefore defining the healthcare of the future. Furthermore, teaching will cross-cut specific areas and courses with students learning about key aspects of medicine such as empathy, humanity or ethics, thus focusing on patient care.

Emilio Lora-Tamayo, rector of Camilo José Cela University, remarked that “our university is proud to contribute to the training of professionals and academics in the field of medicine and we are driven by our commitment to conduct research, generate innovation and participate in the process of identifying and supporting talent.”

The dean of the UCJC HM Hospitales School of Health Sciences, Dr Jose Barberan, highlighted that “we are presented with a unique opportunity, since in addition to conventional teaching of medicine, we challenge the status quo by training future doctors in a hospital environment from the very first day and, therefore, we focus primarily on the patient, incorporating the science of health data and leveraging the technological and digital revolution. Thus, our students will embody a new model of medicine and will be trained to respond to the health needs that our society demands.” 

The UCJC HM Hospitales School of Health Sciences Degree in Medicine, in addition to expanding the university academic offering in the Madrid Region, will transform and redefine the healthcare of the future thanks to its own academic ecosystem that is focussed on hospitals and patients and that continually promotes research and adoption of new technologies.

The strategic alliance between UCJC and HM Hospitales began in 2021 and in 2022 it came to fruition with the launch of the UCJC HM Hospitales School of Health Sciences. Now a fundamental step has been taken with the certification of the Degree in Medicine, which will take centre stage as the backbone of a new model of university education.

Therefore, the UCJC HM Hospitales School of Health Sciences offers for the 2023-2024 academic year, in addition to Medicine, degrees in Pharmacy and Biomedicine, which are currently being certified by Madri+d, in addition to the seven degrees it already offers: NursingPhysiotherapyPsychologyPhysical Activity and Sport SciencesOdontologyHuman Nutrition and Diet and the degree in Biomedical Computer Engineering, which is taught in conjunction with the UCJC School of Technology and Science. In addition, it will offer sixteen official postgraduate master’s degrees and another eight of its own postgraduate master’s degrees.

The healthcare professions of the future

By teaching Medicine, the UCJC HM Hospitales School of Health Sciences is consolidated as a fundamental actor in the Spanish higher education field in Health Sciences, above all thanks to its cutting-edge healthcare training, new technologies and research, basic ingredients that will define the health professions of the future.

In addition, the new faculty will respond to emerging professional and care needs in the health sector that stem from continuous scientific and technological advances. Furthermore, the partnership between HM Hospitales and Camilo José Cela University will create the largest network of university hospitals in Spain.


The UCJC HM Hospitales School of Health Sciences courses will be taught at the UCJC campus in Villafranca, in Villanueva de la Cañada, and at the HM Montepríncipe University Hospital, including the Group’s university hospitals. In addition, in 2023 a new 6,000-square-meter building will be built at HM Montepríncipe. It is estimated that both campuses will host approximately 5,000 students.