45 students are admitted each year, whereof 10 non-EU and 35 EU. Admission is made exclusively on IMAT score. No interviews or personal statements are required. The only exception holds for transferring students from other English medical programs in Italy, which are not required to resit this test. In all other cases, IMAT is required.
If you had some previous medical education (for example if you attended one year of medical school somewhere else), you still need to sit IMAT and you might get your academic career recognized (meaning that you will jump to 2nd or 3rd year), provided that course contents are similar. In any case, this aspect is discussed only after the student has been admitted to IMS. Therefore, do not expect the secretary to give you a “yes/no” answer via email, as your academic background needs to be carefully revised by our Professors, with all the required documentation.
Edoardo Trovato has enrolled to Rome La Sapienza IMS in 2012. He was born and grew up in Modena, Italy. Always showing a great interest in science and particularly Medicine. Despite the abundance of medical programs in Italian, Eduardo has decided to go for the hard journey in a foreign language, as he firmly believes in the importance of internationalization. He chose La Sapienza for its worldwide fame and the charm of the eternal caput mundi. In 2013 he also set up a forum dedicated to his course. www.ims-sapienza.com