Last month, I published a detailed piece about the English med school in at the University of Milan-Bicocca. That article required hours and hours of research, because I hadn’t been able to find any current students to ask or blog about their experiences. In that piece, I raised some questions about the school — things that weren’t clear after all my research. These questions included, among others:
- Where exactly are which classes held? Bergamo? Milan-Bicocca? Monza?
- How do students transport between these campuses? Where do they live, and how do they socialize, when the school is so spread out?
- What exactly is the nature of the relationship between Bicocca and the University of Surrey, England, highly touted in the school’s marketing materials?
- What exactly takes place in what the school calls “clerkships”, during the first and second years, which don’t appear to fit the traditional definition of a med school clerkship?
Since I published that article, I have now heard from a few students at the school, who have begun clarifying the answers to these questions. I’m looking forward to publishing what I’ve learned. First, however, I need to get approval from my supervising editor.
In the meantime, one student has supplied me with many more pictures of the school and its surroundings. Enjoy!
Erik Campano is a graduate student in Umeå, Sweden, studying the ethics of artificial intelligence in medicine. He formerly was an academic consultant to the English-language medical school of the University of Turin. Erik completed his Bachelor’s of science in Symbolic Systems (cognitive science) at Stanford University, and then he worked for about eight years as a radio news anchor, before moving to biomedical scientific study and research at the University of Paris and Columbia University. Erik grew up in Connecticut, is a citizen of the United States and Germany, and his family is a mix of Filipino, Italian, and German.
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