General presentation

Founded in the 12th century, the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier is the oldest practising 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 in charge of the Nîmes site: Lionel Magliari

Deputy Administrative Director of the Nîmes site: Stéphan Doladille

Some figures


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


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

  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • State diploma of doctor of medicine
  • Specialty Diploma
  • State Diploma in Midwifery
  • Medical capabilities
  • Masters in health
  • Double degree in medicine and science
  • State Diploma of Advanced Practice Nursing (DE IPA)
  • Certificate in Speech Therapy and Orthoptics, etc.

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The UFR Medicine is spread over 3 campuses, on two sites:

Montpellier site

Historic building

Postal address of the faculty:
2, rue Ecole de Médecine
CS 59001
34060 Montpellier Cedex 2
Tel: 04 34 43 35 00
Fax: 04 34 43 35 13

Arnaud de Villeneuve Campus

641 avenue Doyen Gaston Giraud
34090 Montpellier

Nîmes site

186, chemin du Carreau de Lanes
CS 83021
30908 Nîmes Cedex 2
Tel: 04 66 02 81 81
Fax: 04 66 02 81 80

The Nîmes site is located near the CAREMEAU Hospital.

Virtual tours :

The Faculty of Medicine at a crossroads

A new page is turned for the faculty with the opening of new premises on the Arnaud de Villeneuve campus. In addition to its primary mission of training future doctors, the institution is increasingly accompanying health professionals in their growing need for continuing education. Read more...

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