Study medicine in Italy
International medical schools
Since 2009, Italian public universities have been offering English-language MD programs. Pavia and Milan Universities were the first to start, yet today over 9 public medical schools offer English taught MD degrees including Pavia, Milan, Rome, Turin, Bologna, Naples, and Bari. These English-language medical schools are among the most internationally-diverse, academically-rigorous, and inexpensive in the world, and are excellent preparation for residency, research, and clinical work in Europe and beyond.
With subsidized tuition fees that range between 200 – 4000 Euro per year for European as well as non-Europeans, obtaining a Western-European-level medical education has never been so accessible.
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8 good reasons to study Medicine in Italy
Admissions You will take just ONE admission exam in English (IMAT), that is held in more then 20 cities around the globe. No interviews, No High school GPA , No recommendation letters required. Actually you won’t even have to fly to Italy until you know you’re in. Admission test costs around 120 Euro and it’s held entirely in English.
The Costs The average tuition fee is around 1200 Euro/YEAR and living expenses can be as low as 600 Euro/month including accommodation. Far less then it will cost you in US/UK/EastEU. Scholarships and work possibilities are available also for foreign students.
English taught lectures, books, notes and all exams will all be in a language you can understand from day 1. Italian courses will also be offered in order to help in your daily life without pressure of time.
Reputable Universities Several of the top Italian Universities offer an English medical degree on a western-European level, some with 500+ years of experience in teaching medicine.
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6. Culture If you’re spending 6 years abroad why not do it in a beautiful country with great food, customs and people in the middle of Europe? Surrounded by sea, the Alp mountains and breathtaking lakes in the North you won’t regret visiting. See for yourself why they call it ‘La dolce vita’.
7. Student Exchange programs Spend a semester or a year in a partner University in Europe doing all the exams and clinical work that a local student would do and get accredited for them as well. Some Universities like Pavia also offer exchanges with USA.
8. Reserved spots Extra places are reserved for Non European candidates making the chances for some even better.
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Alex is a graduate of Harvey Medical course in English, taught in Pavia University and the founder of MEDschool.it. He currently pursuits his carrier in Ophthalmology and ophthalmic gene therapy research in Germany.