Francisco López Muñoz, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), professor of Pharmacology and director of the International Doctoral School of the Camilo José Cela University, has been appointed as a corresponding academician of the Dominican Academy of Medicine after the proposal of his candidacy was approved by the Ordinary Assembly on November 1, 2018. López Muñoz is also part of other international academies such as the National Academy of Medicine of Colombia or the National Academy of Medicine of Venezuela, among other first level institutions.
The Dominican Academy of Medicine was founded on August 12, 1971. It is composed of six sections (Basic Sciences, Medical Sciences, Surgical Sciences, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Bioethics and Legal Medicine and History of Medicine) and among its fundamental objectives there is the scientific promotion of medical studies, the promotion of research in these disciplines and the preservation of the historical heritage of Dominican medicine. It collaborates with the national, regional and local authorities and agencies of the Republic, formulating the proposals that are deemed appropriate on matters of scientific interest, and responding to the questions addressed to it.
The Dominican Academy of Medicine is integrated into the Latin American Association of National Academies of Medicine, which also includes Spain and Portugal, and is regularly represented at all international events held by this group.