The IMS-Milan’s English-language MD program educates top-level international researchers and clinicians, at one of Europe’s scientific powerhouse state universities.

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Scenes of Spring at IMS-Milan

Scenes of Spring at IMS-Milan

Two decades ago, I spent the spring and summer in Italy, in Tuscany, on an archaeological dig. The thing that struck me back then about the country was how alive it was. I have since seen a lot of places — including the true tropics — but there is... read more
Our Furry Friend at IMS Milan

Our Furry Friend at IMS Milan

Many afternoons, a cute little creature greets us on our way home from school. Meet Charisse. A brook runs by LITA, the home of IMS-Milan. The brook is actually part of an artificial network of irrigation canals that traverses the municipality of Segrate, wherein LITA... read more
Milan to the Swiss Alps

Milan to the Swiss Alps

Milan is only about a half-hour from the Swiss Alps, a great getaway for a busy med student. Let’s take a ride. You can actually see the Alps from IMS Milan. A ticket to the Swiss town of Chiasso, at their foot, is 5.50 €, and takes 33 minutes by direct train.... read more
Our First Real Look at Disease

Our First Real Look at Disease

Until today, in the first-year class at IMS Milan, we have only spoken about disease. Today, under the microscope, we actually looked at it — and the experience was profound. Our professor semi-surprised us, this week, with real-life medicine. Last night, she... read more
Studying the Heart

Studying the Heart

I was scared to study the heart (literally, not metaphorically). However, doing so has turned out to be a pleasure. How? 1) I have been systematically making doodles based on Gray’s Anatomy for Students, and 2) I got to play with a ceramic heart model. In the process, I have learned important lessons both about how to study, and about overcoming the fear of failure in med school.

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All About Textbooks

All About Textbooks

It is nearly impossible to master the discipline of medicine without textbooks. At the IMS at the University of Milan, we have considerable choice about the textbooks we use, and a number of different ways of acquiring them.

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A Look Inside LITA

A Look Inside LITA

The International Medical School of the University of Milan has its first and second-year courses at LITA, Italy’s Laboratorio Interdisciplinare Tecnologie Avanzate (Advanced Technology Interdisciplinary Laboratory). The facility permits us to have direct contact with international-level researchers in biomedical sciences.

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On Language

On Language

One interesting feature of the international medical schools in Italy is that you have professors teaching, and students learning, in for what most of them is a second language: English. What is this like — at least here at the IMS at the University of Milan?

It is magnificent.

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Where We Study, and Eat

Where We Study, and Eat

The first and second-year students at the International Medical School at the University of Milan have classes and labs in a building called LITA, which stands for Laboratorio Interdisciplinare Tecnologie Avanzate (“Advanced Interdisciplinary Technology Laboratory”).

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The Promise of Milan

The Promise of Milan

The English-language international medical schools at the Italian public universities — and particularly, the University of Milan, the country’s largest research institution — are offering something revolutionary in medical education. They are making it possible for students from anywhere in the world, regardless of income, to attend a Western European-quality medical school, in the language in which most international research is conducted -– that is, English.

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Quick Facts

IMS – Milan

Number of students 50/year

Percent international ~50%

Faculty:student ratio 4.5:1

Tuition (all students) 693 to 3,938 €/year

University of Milan

QS World University Ranking, clinical medicine #1 in Italy, #79 worldwide

European partner universities Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Geneva, Heidelberg, Helsinki, Leiden, KU Leuven, Imperial College London, University College London, Lund, Ludwig-Maximilian Munich, Oxford, Paris-Sorbonne, Paris-Sud, Strasbourg, Utrecht, Zurich

Number of students 61,000

Number of campuses 7

Number of teaching hospitals 9

Number of libraries 113

Year of foundation of main teaching hospital 1456

Milan’s Nobel Prize Winners

Ricardo Giacconi, Physics 2002 • Dario Fo, Economics 1997 • Renato Dulbecco, Physiology and Medicine 1975 • Eugenio Montale, Economics 1975 • Giuilo Natta, Chemistry 1963 • Salvatore Quasimodo, Economics 1959 • Ernesto Moneta, Peace 1907

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Erik Campano (Milan)

Erik Campano (Milan)

Erik Campano is a consultant to the English medical school of the University of Turin and doing a Master's degree studying artificial intelligence applications in global health at the University of Umeå, Sweden. 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 develop AI technologies for international emergency humanitarian aid organizations like Doctors without Borders, and to combine medicine and journalism. Erik grew up in Connecticut, and is a citizen of the United States and Germany.
Erik Campano (Milan)

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