Who we are
It is an organisation founded in 1872, officially recognised legally, which constitutes a forum and meeting point for healthcare professionals from Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Valencia, and Andorra. It is an independent institution at the service of the country, and is not linked to any official body.
The main aim of the Academy is to foment continuing education and study, and the cultivating of health science in every aspect: human, technical, social, and civic, in terms of healthcare, teaching, and research.
We form a part of a living scientific community, the fruit of a group effort, adapting to the needs and scientific and social circumstances of the times; we work in collaboration with other medical, biological, and pharmaceutical societies, both national and foreign, in a constant search for progress.
We are the most important medical corporation in our country, due to the number of members, societies, and associations that form a part of it, and due to the volume of scientific activities that we carry out annually. We are present all over Catalonia, and also in the Balearic Islands, Valencia, and Andorra, through the branch offices of the Academy.
Because of all of these special characteristics, promoted by civil society, we may be considered the only institution of our kind in the world.