The COMU Awards are organized yearly by the Congresso Médico Universitário’s Organizing Comission at Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (Universidade de São Paulo Medical School – FMUSP). They were first conceived as an acknowledgement of distinguished academic performance and dedication to research for undergraduate students at the Medical field. The COMU Organizing Commission is responsible for coordinating and regulating the whole awards process.

The XXXVIII COMU Awards comprises the Oswaldo Cruz Award, the Monography Award, the Panels Awards and the Fundação Faculdade de Medicina Award.

In 2019, the Organizing Commission intends to maintain the initiative started in last year´s Congress, accepting works from undergraduate students from all over the world. Therefore, all submissions must be made in English. This is another step in University of São Paulo’s efforts to develop quality research output and international outreach.