Compare all English med schools in Italy
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Competition and Admission Scores
Here you can compare what scores were needed to get into the various medical schools in previous years.
Tuition Fees, Costs of Living, and Financing
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.
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?
| ||IMS-Milan||Harvey-Pavia||IMS-Rome-La Sapienza
|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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Erik Campano is a first-year in the MD program of the International Medical School at the University of Milan, Italy. He completed his Bachelor’s of science in Symbolic Systems 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. His goal is to work for an international emergency humanitarian aid organization like the Red Cross or Doctors without Borders, and to combine medicine and journalism. Erik grew up in Connecticut, and is a citizen of the United States and Germany.
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