Formació Sanitària Especialitzada
Specialized Healthcare Training
Specialized Healthcare Training

Founded in 1401 by a Papal Bull of Pope Benedict XIII, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is one of the oldest healthcare institutions in Europe. As an institution, it has deep-rooted ties with the city of Barcelona and the whole of Catalonia. For five centuries, it was the only hospital of this size in the whole country, as well as being the headquarters of its Medical Faculty.

The Hospital’s age, however, has in no way been at the detriment of its pioneering nature in a range of initiatives. Specifically, in terms of postgraduate training in medical specialties, jointly with the Hospital General de Asturias and the Clínica de la Concepción, it founded the Hospital Bureau, which introduced the residency system, the first class of which graduated in 1966.

Later, when the medical resident intern programme was implemented by a single national session, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau joined the programme from the first graduating class in 1978, with 26 specialist resident interns. Since then, more specialties have gradually been incorporated to reach the 39 that the Hospital current has officially accredited, with programmes for different Bachelor Degrees and three Multi-Professional Teaching Units.

Specialized Healthcare Training

  • Director of Studies and Chairwoman of the Teaching Committee: Dr. Gemma Carreras
  • Administration staff of the Training Department: María José Martín and  Cristina Ramos
  • Contact details:

    - Telephones: (+34) 93 553 79 38 / (+34) 93 553 79 92
    - Fax: (+34) 93 553 79 39
    - E-mail:

Information on the new graduating class
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Managers and tutors of the different Teaching Units
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Training programmes for the different specialties


  • Pathological Anatomy
  • Intensive Medicine
  • Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Pain Management
  • Internal Medicine
  • Angiology, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Digestive System
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Neurology
  • General Surgery and Digestive System  
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Plastic, Cosmetic and Reparative Surgery
  • Radiotherapy Oncology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dermatology, Surgical Medicine and Venereology 
  • Paediatrics and Specific Departments
  • Endocrinology and Nutrition
  • Pneumology
  • Hospital Pharmacology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatrics 
  • Radiodiagnosis
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Hospital Radiophysics
  • Hematology and Hemotherapy
  • Rheumatology
  • Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing (Midwifery) 


  • Pediatrics Nursing


  • Mental Health Nursing


  • Immunology



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Staff and offer of resident internships
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