The city of Coimbra is one the most important and internationally recognized centres of knowledge and experience in the health area.

Apart from the great hospital centres in the city, every year several international medical congresses are conducted which contribute to on-going medical education and to share specialized knowledge. Doctors, specialist and delegations all over the world come to the Centre of Portugal looking for training and education in health. There is important knowledge and research networks in the area which decisively help consolidating medical practice and assure that new scientific findings are quickly put into practice and they have decisively help to put this area in the international medical map.