The School of Medicine was founded in 1954, just two years after the birth of the University of Navarra. Throughout these more than 65 years of history, #MedUNAV has distinguished itself -among other things- for being faithful to and projecting its mission statement, vision and values in all areas related to its activity professor, training and healthcare.


The School of Medicine has as mission statement to create and cultivate a university community, a point of meeting of students and professors, where: 

  • Students acquire the most advanced medical knowledge, with a profound respect for the dignity of their patients from conception to natural death, and which enables their medical and scientific development with a mentality of service to the immediate society and the world. 

  • Teachers can make an outstanding medical research and attendance contribution to their work professor, and can make a strong contribution to the medical, intellectual and human training of their students through theoretical teaching and internship, as well as through counselling staff. 

The School of Medicine is part of the University of Navarra, a Christian-inspired university directly promoted by Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, founder of Opus Dei. In addition, a good part of the faculty of the School of Medicine carries out its healthcare activity in the Clínica Universidad de NavarraThe hospital centre directly promoted by #MedUNAV in 1958 and to which it has remained inseparably linked ever since.


We aspire to configure a School of Medicine where students assume the leading role in their professional development and staff and are formed as leaders of the medical profession animated by the desire to serve society; where teachers are a reference letter professor , research and clinical that allows us to offer students an extraordinary medical training . 

A campus and an academic environment in which, through the training of Degree and postgraduate program, as well as the research and the medical internship , the School is a worldwide reference letter in the teaching of a medicine made by and for the patient. 


For its part, the activity and projects of the School of Medicine are based on solid and well-defined values, common to the entire University of Navarra. #MedUNAV wishes to share and project these values in the spirit and hope of thus contributing to the enrichment and development of the medical profession and society as a whole. 

These features include the following:

work. The work is a manifestation of the dignity of the person, a factor in development of the personality, a bond of union between human beings and a driving force for progress. This conception of work entails, among other consequences, the aspiration for excellence in the performance of tasks and attention to detail.

Freedom. The University is a place of coexistence, study and friendship, open to people from all walks of life, without discrimination as to religion, race, ideology, nationality, sex, etc. The University feels called to collaborate in the resolution of the problems that arise in society and, without leading directly to political action or to tasks that are proper to other institutions, it educates in the critical capacity that allows each person to freely form their own opinions and convictions, in a climate of pluralism. The love of freedom and responsibility is a basic principle of academic and professional life, of research work, of medical or care work. Those who carry out governmental tasks at the University perform them in accordance with the principles of collegiality and participation.

Respect. The university facilitates students' acquisition of knowledge and also the development of attitudes such as respect for others, the ability to listen, correctness in the way they behave, civic spirit and care for nature. All these habits help prepare students for professional practice and foster a sense of social responsibility among members of the academic community. Respect for privacy is part of the commitment of those who work in the academic corporation.

multidisciplinarity. The university's mission statement -seeking and transmitting the truth- is a collective task that requires dialogue between specialists from different scientific areas. With this approach, the diversity of the sciences constitutes a factor of mutual enrichment, provides an overview and financial aid to overcome the excessive fragmentation of knowledge.

Responsibility. A sense of responsibility at work is one of the attitudes that must characterise professionals at the University of Navarra, and which we try to transmit to students as part of the project educational . It takes the form of a sober style in the use of resources and in the care of the facilities.

Service. In accordance with the wishes of its founder, the University of Navarra has, from the very beginning, had an explicit purpose of service, and aspires to contribute to the material and moral improvement of society. This characteristic invites it to be aware of and respond to social problems and needs in fields related to its activity professor and research: attendance medical and health, programs of study of current issues, university cooperation and many other social promotion initiatives. Solidarity and volunteer activities is a fundamental part of the university spirit. The University encourages members of the academic community to participate in concrete initiatives of service to those most in need.

international outreach. The University of Navarra's model educational encourages interest in other cultures and the enrichment of the international experience of students, professors, researchers, healthcare personnel and other professionals.

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