Faculty of Medicine

General presentation

Founded in the 12th century, Montpellier's Faculty of Medicine is the oldest practicing medical school in the world.
It has welcomed scholars and scientists from all eras and origins. Rabelais, Lapeyronie, Chaptal, Arnaud de Villeneuve and Gui de Chauliac have all left their mark on its history.

Director: Isabelle Laffont
Deputy Director in charge of the Nîmes site: Serge Lumbroso
Administrative Director: Hélène Herrada
Deputy Administrative Director: Marie-Pierre Castanié, Sandy Boitieux
Administrative Director, Nîmes site: Lionel Magliari
Deputy Administrative Director, Nîmes site: Stéphan Doladille

Key figures


  • PACES: 2455
  • Montpellier-Nîmes medicine: 2506
  • Montpellier-Nîmes midwives: 281
  • Masters: 362
  • Speech therapy: 174
  • Orthoptics: 80
  • DE IPA: 37


The courses offered by the Faculty of Medicine lead to various diplomas:

  • 3rd cycle diploma
  • State Diploma of Doctor of Medicine
  • Specialty diplomas
  • State Diploma in Midwifery
  • Medical skills
  • Masters in health
  • Dual medicine-science curriculum
  • State Diploma in Advanced Practice Nursing (DE IPA)
  • Certificate in Speech Therapy and Orthoptics, etc.

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