Teaching and research


Female doctor studying


FBG was born with a strong vocation for teaching and research. Since the beginning, the Institution has been guided by the training of new doctors, being, even, one of the pioneers in the creation of postgraduate programs along the lines existing today.

Baleia is certified by the Ministries of Education and Culture and Health as a Teaching Hospital. To coordinate the training activities, internships and internships in the health area, Baleia has a Teaching, Research and Innovation Center (NEPI). The Medical Residency Commission (COREME) and the Research and Ethics Committee (CEP) act alongside the Nucleus.



Created in 2003, the Teaching, Research and Innovation Center (NEPI) of Hospital da Baleia has the mission of generating and disseminating knowledge, qualifying new professionals and promoting an environment that favors the attraction and retention of talents for the Institution.

From the perspective of its areas of competence, Teaching, Research and Technological Innovation, NEPI's strategic objectives are to train human resources for health, generate knowledge and innovation through research and evaluation of new health technologies and promote teaching, research actions and extension in the institutional context.

The Medical Residency Commission (COREME) coordinates, organizes, supervises and monitors all the Institution's Medical Residency Programs, acting in compliance with the National Medical Residency Commission (CNRM) - CNRM Resolution No. 15/82.

The group is composed of professionals of recognized ethical and professional competence, holders of specialization titles duly registered with the Federal Council of Medicine, or qualified to practice teaching in Medicine, in accordance with current legal rules.

The Hospital da Baleia Ethics and Research Committee (CEP) has been playing an advisory role and, in particular, an educational role to ensure the continuing education of the institution's researchers, promoting the discussion of the ethical aspects of research on human beings in the community.

CEP seeks to contribute to the quality of research, to discuss the role of research in the institutional and social development of the community and to value the researcher, who receives recognition that his proposal is ethically adequate.

Click here and see how to submit your research project to the CEP of Hospital da Baleia.

Baleia is part of the history of the creation of medical residency in the country as we understand it today. According to the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (Sbot), the first Minas Gerais physician trained in Orthopedics was Professor José Henrique da Matta Machado, graduated in Belo Horizonte in 1938 and specialized in the USA. In the 1950s, he took on the Orthopedics service at Hospital da Baleia, where he installed the country's first postgraduate program long before the Medical Residency regulation (Decree nº 80.281, of September 5, 1977). In 1999, Baleia implemented the Medical Residency Program at the Institution and, until today, it participates in the training of more than thousands of professionals.

Specialties accredited by the Federal Government for the Medical Residency Program:

  • Clinical Cancerology;
  • Pediatric Cancerology;
  • General surgery;
  • Plastic surgery;
  • Mastology;
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology;
  • Urology.

More information about Medical Residency programs can be obtained at the Teaching, Research and Innovation Center (NEPI), by calling (31) 3489-1633 or by email - nep.coreme@hospitaldabaleia.org.br