Competition and Admission Scores
Here you can compare what scores were needed to get into the various medical schools in previous years.
|Criteria||Pavia Harvey||IMS Milan||Rome Sapienza||Rome T.V.||Napoli Federico II||Napoli SUN/ Campania LV||Bari||Turin||Bologna||Bergamo (Bicocca)|
|Places for EU (through 2016)||60||34||35||20||25||10||22||not opened||not opened||not opened|
|Places for EU (2017)||60||34||35||20||15||8||22||70||50||25|
|Places for non-EU (through 2016)||40||16||10||10||10||20||8||not opened||not opened||not opened|
|Places for non-|
|Minimal IMAT score EU, first-round entry 2016||55.2||58.1||53.4||52.6||52.0||50.8||51.1||not opened||not opened||not opened|
|Minimal IMAT non-EU, first-round entry 2016||43.0||44.2||43.1||23.7||36.5||20||20||not opened||not opened||not opened|
|Mean IMAT score of applicants with school as first choice, 2016||31.9||32.7||27.6||23.8||26.8||22.0||25.9||not opened||not opened||not opened|
|Minimal IMAT score EU, first-round entry 2017||50.1||53.0||47.7||47||46.7||46.1||45.9||47.4||49.6||49.9|
|Minimal IMAT non-EU, first-round entry 2017||39.2||51.0||39.1||35.3||19.3||none (all 1st choice applicants admitted)||25.3||25.5||37.3||none (all 1st choice applicants admitted)|
|Mean IMAT score of applicants with school as first choice, 2017||27.2||28.0||22.9||19.3||20.8||18.7||20.8||25.5||27.9||27.5|
|Criterion||Pavia Harvey||IMS Milan||Rome La Sapienza||Rome Tor Vergata||Naples Federico II||Naples SUN||Bari|
|Approximate city population||70,000||1,250,000||2,630,000||2,630,000||960,000 (Naples)||900,000 (Caserta)||310,000|
|Region of Italy||Lombardy (north)||Lombardy (north)||Lazio (middle)||Lazio (middle)||Campania (southwest)||Campania (southwest)||Puglia (southeast)|
|GDP per capita||€27,000||€35,137||€29,153||€29,153||€15,290||€12,829||€16,762|
|European Regional Human Development Index Ranking 2012||146||146||184||184||255||255||243|
Tuition Fees, Costs of Living, and Financing
|Criteria||Pavia Harvey||IMS Milan||Rome Sapienza||Rome T.V.||Napoli Federico II||Napoli SUN||Bari|
|Tuition fee minimum (€/year)||400||156||?||320||400||617||342|
|Tuition fee maximum (€/year)||3800||2320||3064||2620||1600||2665||1823|
|Rent of a room (singola) (€/month)||260||320||450||450||300||300||220|
|Average expenses (€/month)||700||?||800||800||?||?||450|
|Mensa full meal (€/meal)||3-7 (income-based)||5.70||?||6.4||?||?||3-6 (income-based)|
|Buses etc (€/year)||10||varies||250||480||?||?||70|
|Beer in Bar (€/0.5L)||4||3 (at Davide's, across the street from IMS)||5||5||4.5||4.5||3.5|
|Unemployment (%) 2015||7.6||8.0||10.7||10.7||22.1||19.6||19.1|
|Regional poverty (%)||6.4||6.4||8.5||8.5||23.1||23.1||23.9|
Alex really does not recommend you base your whole decision on university rankings, for reasons he has written about in his post about choosing the right medical school. But to give you a complete picture, Alex is presenting some rankings, by Italian domestic, and international, organizations. Note that these rankings agencies have varying methodology, and there is considerable divergence between university reputations within Italy and outside of Italy.
|Ranking Organization||U. of Pavia||U. of Milan||U. of Rome - La Sapienza||U. of Rome - Tor Vergata||U. Naples - Federico II||Second U. of Naples||U. of Bari|
|DOMESTIC||1 in Italy||7 in Italy||22 in Italy||18 in Italy||30 in Italy||35 in Italy||10 in Italy|
|INTER-NATIONAL||8 in Italy, 191 worldwide||1 in Italy, 69 worldwide||6 in Italy, 154 worldwide||not ranked||9 in Italy, 193 worldwide||not ranked||not ranked|
|INTER-NATIONAL||11 in Italy, 298 worldwide||1 in Italy, 79 worldwide||3 in Italy, 140 worldwide||10 in Italy, 279 worldwide||7 in Italy, 210 worldwide||not ranked||not ranked|
|INTER-NATIONAL||not ranked||76-100 worldwide||151-200 worldwide||not ranked||151-200 worldwide||not ranked||not ranked|
|INTER-NATIONAL||401-500 worldwide||151-200 worldwide||151-200 worldwide||401-500 worldwide||301-400 worldwide||not ranked||not ranked|
|INTER-NATIONAL||301-350 worldwide||301-350 worldwide||201-250 worldwide||401-500 worldwide||not ranked||not ranked||401-500 worldwide|
Academic Comparison of Milan, Pavia, and Rome-La Sapienza
- …what is the class size?
- …do students take oral or written exams?
- …how many chances at exams do you have?
- …is attendance in lectures mandatory?
- …do students have the possibility for cadaver work?
- …at which hospitals do you do clinical rotations?
- …what foreign research affiliations does the school have?
- …has the school announced it is applying for California accreditation, to facilitate US residencies after graduation?
|Class size||about 50||about 100||about 50|
|Oral or written exams?||Mostly written with some oral||Only written*||Mostly oral with some written|
|How many chances at tests?||unlimited||3*||unlimited|
|Mandatory attendance at lectures?||Yes; 66% in practice for 1st years (English documentation says 75%)||No||Yes; 70%|
|Possibility for cadaver||Yes (Year 1) - didactical post-mortem, integrated into academic program||Autopsy observation only, independent of academic program||No|
|Which hospitals for clinical rotations?||Spread around about 9 hospitals around Milan, based at 1 (Luigi Sacco)||Mostly at 1 hospital (San Matteo) with a few rotations at 2 other hospitals in Pavia||Mostly at 1 hospital (Umberto I) with some rotations at 2 other hospitals around Rome|
|Foreign research affiliations||League of European Research Universities||Coimbra Group||Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe|
|Applying for California accreditation?||Yes||No||No|
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