The present Advisory Council of the School (ACS) was nominated in 2011, meets every two years and its composition is as follows.

UMinho/School of Medicine's Members:

Rector of University of Minho (invited member)
School of Medicine's Presidency (Nuno Sousa, Jorge Pedrosa, Joana Palha and Pedro Morgado)

External Members:

Alistair Warren (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Arsélio Pato de Carvalho (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Fernando Lopes da Silva (University of Amsterdam, Holand)
Joseph S. Gonnella (Thomas Jefferson University, United States of America)
David Macfadyen (University of Edinburgh)
Peter V. Scoles (National Board of Medical Examiners)
President of Administração Regional de Saúde do Norte Portugal (ARS-N), Portugal
President of Ordem dos Médicos, Portugal.

Invited Members:
Maria João Teixeira de Queirós (EUROTRIALS)
Luís Portela (BIAL Foundation)

The external members have designated Prof. Fernando Lopes da Silva as the ACS Coordinator