The 21 years of the Higher School of Health Sciences (ESCS), an educational institution located in Brasília, were celebrated in a special session of the Senate this Monday (19). The event was marked by tributes to Jofran Frejat (1937-2020), Secretary of Health responsible for the creation of the ESCS, and the affirmation of the school’s commitment to public health.
Linked to the Health Department of the Federal District, the ESCS was created in 2001 with the aim of training professionals with a profile that is more suited to the needs of the population and in accordance with the principles and guidelines of the Unified Health System (SUS). The school offers undergraduate courses in nursing and medicine, both with 80 places per year, and lato sensu graduate programs in medical residency and other health areas, currently housing more than 1,500 students. Professional Masters in Health Sciences and Family Health, Academic Masters in Health Sciences, and Institutional Doctoral Degrees in Health Sciences are also offered.
Author of the tribute request (RQS 430/2022), Senator Izalci Lucas (PSDB-DF) opened the special session by mentioning Frejat’s legacy and the effort to create a college with one pedagogical proposal differentiated.
— It was something completely new at the time, challenging for teachers and students. The society of Brasilia followed with reservations this new method that transferred to the student a more active role in their education — observed.
João Pedro França, president of the ESCS Academic Medicine Center, praised the “holistic vision” that the course provides through contact with the population’s problems.
— In this context, the commitment to protect this methodology, regardless of administrative transitions, is essential – he defined.
The academic excellence of the ESCS and the professional success of the alumni were highlighted in the speech of Levy Aniceto Santana, manager of master’s and doctoral courses in the institution. He said expect the support of the legislature and government of the Federal District for the ESCS follow with yourthe success story. For the teacher Ubirajara Picanço Junior, it is necessary to value the work that the ESCS has developed despite all the infrastructure shortages and political setbacks. He made an appeal to students and professionals:
— Qthat they are very successful and that they do not let our school lose its importance and relevance, not only academic, but political and institutional.
In turn, Gutemberg Fialho, president of the National Federation of Physicians, criticized the Federal District government’s plans to expand private management over health units and asked voters to commit to supporting politicians committed to public affairs. Patricia dos Santos Massanaro, who did an undergraduate and master’s degree at ESCS, praised the institution’s focus on SUS, but expressed concern about the future of your funding.
Marta David Rocha de Moura, director of ESCS, praised the role of the school for the development of health in the Federal District through the training of “critical, reflective and engaged” professionals, but noted that there is still a lot to do.
— We went through the moment of the pandemic, which showed the fragility of our health system, but the strength and greatness of our servers, teachers and technicians keep the school strong, plural and even every day – he declared.
also spoke Carmelia Matos Santiago Reis, stricto sensu postgraduate coordinator; Rinaldo de Souza Neves, evaluation manager for the nursing course; Márcia Cardoso coordinator of the medical course; and William and Graziela frejat, son and daughter of Jofran Frejat.
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