IMAT 2022 official test date is released
IMAT 2022's test date is officially released by the Italian Ministry of Education. Sitting the IMAT is the only determinant for candidate selection to enter a medical school in Italy. If you want to apply for Medicine in English or Dentistry in Italy...
How to choose a medical school: 11 factors to consider
There are a variety of English-taught medical schools in Italy. All having their pros and cons, how should you pick which one you want the most? Are there some factors that are more important than others when making your decision? Here's a deep dive into what...
IMAT test day: all you need to know
After months of preparation, the time has come - the IMAT is only a few days away. At the finish line, we’re here to give you an extra boost: a checklist of what to bring with you, tips on how to organize your trip to the test center, and a peek of what...
COVID Green Pass needed to sit IMAT 2021 in any test center in Italy!
As of August 6th, 2021, all public gatherings, events, and competitions in Italy can only be attended if in possession of “Certificazione Verde” or a Green Pass. The International Medical Admission Test is the entrance exam for all public medical schools in...
How to get the Declaration of Value (DOV) or CIMEA for medical school in Italy
There are two absolutely crucial elements for a successful admission in Italy: passing the IMAT with a score high enough and preparing all the documents within the deadlines. And one of the most important documents, that both Eu and Non-Eu candidates...
Timing is everything: why do your IMAT registration ASAP?
For Every IMAT taker, the closer the exam date draws, the more vital is every step taken in terms of preparation and registering for the exam, and securing a place in the competition. And there are a couple of steps to take, where time is of the essence. One of...
Pre-registration June and July deadlines not to miss
There are a couple of pre-registration deadlines nearing relevant to both Eu or Non-Eu candidates and there is a lot to lose if you miss them. Three Universities (Turin, Pavia, and Messina) require students to pre-register (apply) directly on their website. If...
Student perspective: studying in Padova (with Kad)
What makes one med course different from the others? Many of us who took a leap of faith and moved to a different country to pursue the dream of becoming a doctor, have faced a sneaky truth: you really, really don’t know what you’re getting at until you start living...
IMAT 2021 official test date released
The IMAT test date is out! The Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) released the official entrance exam date only days ago. Sitting the IMAT (International Medical Admission Test) is a necessary step you need to take in order to get admitted to any of the public...
Non-EU Admission Call for Humanitas Medical School in Milan
Humanitas University second round registration for medicine for Non-EU applicants is open! Last 10 places for Non-EU applicants are available. Register for Humanitas IMAT (HUMAT) and get into their world-class degree course in Medicine and Surgery, taught exclusively...
IMAT 2020 & Coronavirus official update
In light of the current developments with the corona-virus (COVID-19) outbreak worldwide, Cambridge Assessment, the company behind the IMAT, has released an official statement regarding the 2020 IMAT test. IMPORTANT NOTE! Unfortunately every year there are a few...
IMAT 2020 test day announced
The Ministry of Education in Italy has officially released the IMAT 2020 dates for admission to medical schools in Italy, teaching in the English language. The official IMAT 2020 date The official IMAT 2020 test date was set to 10.09.2020 (September 10, 2020). When...
New Key Dates for Italy English Med School 2020 Admissions Announced
The important takeaway from this is that since Padua and Turin have already set down July registration deadlines, we can be sure that the 2020 IMAT will not be moved to the spring.
Practical ways to finance your medical studies in Italy
One of the things I am really proud of, is the fact that I was able to finish my 6 years of medical studies in Pavia without asking my parents for money nor without getting any loans. In this post I will tell you how I was able to pull it off and give you several...
Your New Life in Bologna: An Editorial and Guide
Bologna med student Tim Lee addresses topics that prospective students of medicine in Italy often ask about, from the delicious food and fun social life, to bureaucracy and ethnic discrimination.
How to Find Housing for Med Students in Bologna
University of Bologna student Elad Fayel gives tips on how to find housing, a difficult task in the crowded city.
A Detailed Profile of the Bologna English Med School
The University of Bologna English med school has a good international academic reputation, and fantastic social life, in an ancient city.
Lots of Pictures of Milan-Bicocca (Bergamo)
A collection of photos of the English med school at the University of Milan-Bicocca (Bergamo)
Studying, Eating, and Living in Messina
by Nil Müge – A description of the life of a 2nd year student in the English med school at the University of Messina
First Images from the New Padua Med School
Our friend Mohammad Saeed, a student in Padua, has provided medschool.it with some first images from the English med school that opened this year at the city’s ancient university.
A Detailed Profile of Bicocca (Bergamo) Med School
The University of Milan-Bicocca’s medical school has jumped into the pool of English med schools in Italy as the second most difficult to get into for EU-affiliated applicants, Why?
Italy English Med Schools Ranked by Admissions Difficulty (IMAT Scores) – 2018 v. 2019
The threshold IMAT score that an EU-affiliated applicant needed, to get into one of the English med schools in Italy in the first round of scrolling, increased for every school this year over 2018.
A Look at the New English Med School in Messina, Sicily
by Nil Müge – The English med school at the University of Messina offers high-tech education in a warm, Mediterranean climate.
Humanitas Announces Opening of 2020 Application for Medicine: New Procedure with Major Changes
Humanitas is increasing the number of places in its medical school, introducing a new entrance exam, and has clarified the status of UK applicants as European, regardless of the outcome of Brexit.
How to Live Inexpensively in Italy as a Medical Student
Even in the capital of Italy, life does not have to be as expensive as some people might think — by Karolina Kułakowska
How to Deal with Italian Bureaucracy: Tips for Med Students
by Orhan Yilmaz – I will now share with you some tips and several personal stories of how I made it through the hardships of Italian bureaucracy as a medical student.
The First Year at Humanitas: Fun, Formidable, and Fascinating – Part Two
by Maread Carter – I’ll fill you in on the specific material you’ll study, and who your classmates will be, at Humanitas University.
Where to Live in Pavia? A Guide to Housing for New Med Students in Italy: Part One
by Isabella Draghi So, you’ve passed the IMAT! The initial buzz of excitement and bon voyage parties have come and gone, and maybe you are starting to feel a little nervous about what comes next. What is Pavia like? Will I like it? And very importantly, where will I...
The First Year at Humanitas: Fun, Formidable, and Fascinating – Part One
An insider’s look at one of Italy’s most research-oriented medicine programmes by Maread Carter Maybe you’ve just written the Humanitas IMAT 2019 exam, and are counting down the days until they send acceptance emails. Maybe you’re doing some research, and are...
Total Candidates Skyrockets for English Med Schools in Italy 2019: Report
Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper is reporting that the number of candidates registered for the IMAT entrance exam to public English med schools in Italy increased dramatically this year over previous years. MEDschool.it is attempting to independently verify the...
2019 IMAT – Make Sure You are Prepared for the BIG Change Just Announced
The 2019 IMAT might be nothing like in the previous years. If you want to send in your IMAT application this year, there could be a big change regarding IMAT questions that you absolutely must know in order to optimize your preparation. Right now we will discuss this...
IMAT 2019 exam date [official news!]
The official IMAT 2019 dates have been published! The International Medical Admission Test is an essential requirement to study medicine in Italy in English or dentistry in Italy in English. Only two days ago, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research...
Official IMAT 2018 Directive released (English)
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How We Study Human Anatomy at BEMC Bari
Real Human Bones, Anatomage, and Soon a Cadaver Lab Hello, dear readers! Today I am more than happy to take you with me on an imaginary journey around the classrooms of BEMC! The classes we will visit together are about one of the most important subjects in the...
URGENT Deadlines for pre-application to several English medical schools in 2018
The university of Turin [and Rome La Sapienza] have announced new pre-application/pre-selection requirements for their English taught medical programs. Be aware that this step is in addition to and does not substitute the pre-registration at the Italian embassy as...
Traditional Barese Dinner in a Local Family House
Hello, dear readers! Today I have the pleasure to take you with me on a gastronomic journey in Bari Vecchia. This magical place, which I already introduced you to in my previous posts, and which still has many hidden charms I would like to tell you about! One of them...
Q & A: MR AND MRS MEDICINE
Following up on our previous post, we thought that it would be a good idea to get a little bit of background information on who exactly we are. So Angelo and I agreed to do a little Question and Answer "session". We got these questions from friends and family who were...
The official date for the 2018 IMAT is out!
The official IMAT test for the admission to public international medical schools in Italy be held this year on September, 13 (13.09.2018). Click here to save the date to your Google Calendar. The online subscription for the IMAT test is still closed and will be...
Returning home, sixth year and other monsters
Returning home after spending months abroad may be an exciting yet challenging experience. But when you return after one year abroad to face your last year in university, things are a bit different…
The complete guide to being married to a medical student
a guest-blog by Courtney, a blogger of "little brave", wife of a medical student in Italy (and an awesome person too 🙂 ) Angelo and I met while he was on holiday in South Africa. I had just finished my studies and was working for a local newspaper as a Graphic...
7 things top achievers do when preparing for a test
Below is a copy of our last week's email from for our mailing list. JOIN our mailing list to receive weekly emails like this How do YOU prepare for IMAT? In my years during the medical school in Pavia I had the chance to learn alongside the smartest and most...
Emergency Medicine in Bari: an experience you will never forget By Ivet Tagareva
Hello again, dear readers and future doctors! I am Ivet Tagareva and today I address you as a second year medical student in BEMC- even more eager to relate my incredible experience studying in Bari! That’s why I will get back to a topic relevant to the first year of...
A Must-Have Study-Tool for Visual Medical-Students
Learn how I upgraded my learning and preparation during my medical studies to the next level with this erasable no-glue “Magic Whiteboard”.
IMAT 2017 competition: one thousand candidates in Bologna
Bologna University has one of the oldest and most prestigious medical schools in Italy. This year it has opened it first English-taught M.D. degree course, offering 60 places of which 10 are reserved for non-European students. The offer has not passed unnoticed as 994...
How to open a free bank account as a student in Bari
by Ivet Tagareva Once you are settled in your new home and have attended several lectures, it is time to think about the practical side of living in Italy. One of the necessities is opening an Italian bank account. With it, you can pay your monthly rent, go shopping,...
“Medici con Camper” — One Great Adventure
An account of a student’s volunteer work with an organisation helping African migrants in Italy.
You’ve passed the IMAT and are now panicking about how moving will be like? Get a glimpse of what to expect, others have been through it before.
Summer Solstice in Bari by Ivet Tagareva
It is the 21st of June in Bari! The weather is warm, sunny, and fresh.
Official IMAT test specifications for 2017 are released, subscription is OPEN
We are very excited to announce that the full test specifications for 2017 IMAT have been released. You can now also subscribe for the exam online. Here are all the important updates this year: New Universities were added this year: Bologna, Torino, Campania “Luigi...
Why Study in Bari?
Because BEMC gives its students high-quality medical education, blending theory and practice, in an international environment.
Why and how to get a Codice Fiscale
By Ivet Tagareva One of the first steps during the online enrollment procedure to IMAT and Italian medical schools requires to enter your personal Codice Fiscale (Italian for fiscal code). The Codice Fiscale has similar functions as the social security number in the...
Pre-enrollement is open
Those who wish to apply for Italian medschools from abroad, need to go through a "pre-enrollment" procedure in the Italian Embassy or consulate near them. Have a look at our updated application calendar for more details about this step and why is it needed as well as...
Italian medical degree recognition abroad: How Pavia’s English M.D. graduates integrate globally?
Pavia University "Harvey" course was the first to offer an English M.D. degree in Italy in late 2009 and in 2015-16 the first wave of Harvey students have graduated and obtained the M.D. license. Now, as graduates enter the specialty training programs globally, the...
The day I learned to ask for help
Knowing when to ask for help is a great quality in a doctor, especially if it’s a non-experienced one. I learnt this one morning in Belgium.
My First Months Living in Bari
“Am I still a tourist or am I already a local?” by Ivet Tagareva
IMAT 2017 admission test date officially released
The Italian Ministry of education (MIUR) has released preliminary information about the IMAT admission test for 2017. The national IMAT exam date, for the admission to all public Italian medical schools (IMAT) was set to: 14 September 2017 As always, the results of...
A Visit to the New English Med School in Turin
The universities of Turin, Bologna, and Florence are all in various stages of planning an English-language med school. Here’s a look at Turin.
The 2017 IMAT test might be computer based
The IMAT admission test has seen many updates and changes throughout its short history. Anything, from the number of questions to the date of the test, was a subject for a continuous debate under the previous administration with Ms. Giannini as the minister of...
How to find accommodation in Bari
Post by Ivet. Hello everyone, I am Ivet, first year medical student armed with enthusiasm, hopes and dreams in my first few months spent here in Bari! Being still a freshman, I would like to share my experience with you and if you are thinking of applying to our...
One night in the ER
What’s doing a clinical rotation in the ER like? Stefano takes a chance at trying to describe one of his 24-hour shift in a Bruxelles hospital.
Student Xhorxhi Kaçi’s Welcome Speech at IMS Milan White Coat Day
“…that paragraph you skipped and weren’t asked at the exam? That knowledge might have made a patient’s life a little easier.”
Why Tomorrow’s Pavia-Milan Football Match Matters
It’s not just about the rivalry. It’s about friendship.
The English Question: the View from Pavia
It’s the beginning of November, and the academic year in Italy has started in the last two to four weeks. Here in Brussels we already had three full-time weeks of classes, and I’m now getting ready to for my first stage (en français) in the ER of one of the local...
Studying for, and Taking, the IMAT in the UK
by Anonymous Scores are in. Here’s what the IMAT was like for me.
A Statistical Analysis of the 2016 IMAT Results
This analysis should help applicants determine their first-choice school in the future.
How to Find Housing in Milan
Here are easy steps to finding housing for students of IMS Milan — and perhaps also Naples, Bari, Rome, and Pavia.
We Belong to the World
by João Victor Cornicelli “I am going to become a doctor, doing the best I can for the people that surround me.”
Why Study at La Sapienza?
by Emma Hourda It’s both the university and the city that make Rome-La Sapienza great.
How the Non-EU Ranking Scrolls Work
An explanation of how non-EU spots are allocated based on IMAT score.
The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Erasmus
You’re now studying in Italy but still would like to have an experience in another country? The Erasmus program is what you were looking for!
Preparing for, and Taking, the IMAT in Taiwan and China
by Jeff Liu (Guest Blogger) You can get a high mark if you adequately prepare and strategize before sitting the exam.
On the Road for ECFMG Certification – Part 1
One frequent discussion among English-language medical students in Italy is the possibility of residency training in North America.
Pavia Graduate in London II: Applying for Foundation Programme
Valentina, a Harvey graduate, explains the process of how she successfully applied for a residency spot in a London hospital.
Accommodation: Collegio anyone?
Hello everyone, it feels nice being able to write here once again, especially because this means I’ve done all my exams and so have something that resembles free time. So, I’m about to move abroad for one year, and I was thinking that new students may appreciate some...
Who All Is Interested in Studying Medicine in English in Italy?
From which countries and age groups? What’s the gender breakdown? Let’s look at some statistics.
How To Live Inexpensively — and Well — in Milan
Don’t believe the rumors that studying at IMS Milan is expensive. You can live very cheaply — and well — in this cosmopolitan, world-class city.
Online registration for IMAT is open!
The official decree for the 2016 IMAT was released. There are several updates like exam venues and assigned places. You can now register and pay for the IMAT exam. For full details read the translated degree below [su_button...
Pavia graduate in London, Part 1: Provisional registration in UK
Valentina is a "Harvey" English medical school graduate from University of Pavia, and she is starting work as a Foundation Year (FY1) Doctor in London in few weeks. In this fascinating guest-post she will share her experience in getting the Provisional registration...
Student Support Services at the University of Milan
A month and a half ago, my dad, across the ocean, was diagnosed with cancer. I needed someone to talk to about it — and the University of Milan came through.
Most efficient way to take a break from studying? Going to a huge college party of course. And in Pavia you can find a lot of them in this time of the year.
A Quick Academic Comparison of Milan, Pavia, and Rome-La Sapienza
This handy chart may help you decide on your first choice school.
Meet the Professors: Chiarella Sforza
“Teaching is an interactive activity … where everyone plays a key role. If successful, all of this is extremely rewarding.”
North Korean Contemporary Art, on Display in Milan
The art — and the story of how it got to Milan — is incredible.
All About Transferring into English Med Schools in Italy
We have been getting a lot of personal messages from people hoping to transfer into the English-language med schools at the Italian state universities.
An Art Exhibition on Migration and Humanitarian Aid
We visited an emotionally-moving art exhibition, on human migration, co-sponsored by Emergency, similar to Doctors Without Borders, based near IMS-Milan.
Tutor: more than just a student
Are you a student who enjoys teaching? Do you want to put some effort into a project, and gain something from it? Apply for a tutor position! You can find most of the basic information about it in this post.
IMS-Milan Is Applying for California Accreditation
The International Medical School of the University of Milan is taking a major step toward attempting to ensure that its graduates will be able to do residencies throughout the entire United States. It is the first English-language med school in Italy to apply for...
Cycling Around the Milan Countryside
From Milan and the neighborhoods around IMS, there are beautiful bike trails to help you get your mind off medical studies, or reflect upon what you have learned.
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 something unique...
Can You Do a US Residency After English-Language Italian Med School?
Can I practice and specialize in the States? A hot topic and quite a subject of debate over the years. But sit tight cause we're here to make your day - big changes are coming ahead! As an Italian graduate, your degree is automatically recognized just...
More clinical rotations @Pavia
Where do you go when you need to do some clinical practice? Hospital S. Margherita may be the place for you, find out why.
Problem-Based Learning at IMS-Milan
During problem-based learning, medical students analyze, in teams, a real-life case scenario, step-by-step, as if they were seeing the patient themselves. How does this play out specifically in an international medical school? At IMS-Milan, this month, we began...
My Experience Studying Medicine in Bari by Davin McLoughlin
My name is Davin McLoughlin, and I am a Scottish medical student currently in my second year on the BEMC course at the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”. In this article, I will provide an insight into our course, especially since there does not seem to be...
2016 Medical School Application Calendar Released: Pre-enrollment is Open
The official dates and application time-frame for the English taught MD in Italy has been released. The pre-enrollment is already open.
A Visit to Humanitas
Besides the six state universities that offer English-language MD programs in Italy, there are three private universities that do the same. (Or, to be specific, there are two private pariochial Roman Catholic universities -- the Cattolica in Rome and San Raffaele in...
Clinical rotation chances @Pavia
So you’ve finished studying physiology and would like to know how to put in practice all the knowledge you’ve crammed in your brain? Here’s some tips for you Pavia students.
Inside the Anatomy Labs at the University of Milan
This week, we first-years at IMS-Milan went for our first field practical, to learn how to stain slides for clinical observation. Our professor took us to the university's Department of Anatomy. What we found was a hundred years' worth of very cool equipment for...
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...
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. On...
IMS Milan Football Season Opener: 2nd-Years Win in Pouring Rain
In the inaugural match of IMS intramural football, the 2nd-years have beat the 1st-years 7-5 on a stormy Saturday in Milan-Lambrate. Fans and players then retired to my apartment for tea, supper, and party games. The tightly-fought victory by the second years was...
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 gave us...
A Surprising Night Out in Milan: East Market
On Sunday last week, my classmates came over to my place for a party, at my apartment. Afterwards, we all walked around the block — and could not believe what we found.
Write for Medschool.it: why should we?
Stefano tells you why he decided to write for Medschool.it, and why a medicine student may want to pursue a similar creative hobby in between exams.
How to Study Medicine in English in Italy [video]
A video primer on international MD programs at Italian public universities
My First Exam at IMS Milan
We are getting an incredibly rigorous medical education. That is what I learned from my first exam.
Milan Has, Possibly, the World’s Best English-Language Medical Bookstore
You would think that the world’s best medical bookstore would be in an English-speaking country, right? Actually, it very well might be in Italy.
Italy’s Superb Health Care System
One surprisingly good reason to study medicine in Italy is the health care system itself.
Why Studying Histology is Like Learning the Kanji
Shape is the expression of function — or meaning.
The Amazing Embryo
The takeaway from my first full day of exam prep was the jaw-dropping wonder of the beginning of human development.
Two Weeks to Exams
Our first microanatomy, embryology, and histology exam is in two weeks. Here is what it is like to be buried in the textbooks at a med school in English in Italy.
Tirocinio aka Traineeship
An introduction into Hospital Life in Pavia.
2016 IMAT admission test date released
The ministry of education has published the official date of the IMAT test for public medical programs in English in Italy. IMAT 2016 will be held on 14 September 2016. At this stage we don't know if there will be any changes in this year's IMAT compared to last...
Meet the Professors: Massimiliano Pagani
“I really love teaching at the International Medical School, because it is an amazing environment, with people from all over the world.”
Milan → New York → Milan
One of the many reasons I chose Milan to study medicine is that it has the most numerous, and least expensive, transit connections to and from Italy. To illustrate, here is a chronicle of my wonderful trip home in New York for the holidays.
List of Countries Represented in Our Class
I have spoken individually with (almost) all 46 of my amazing classmates in the first year at the IMS Milan, and asked them what country, or countries, they represent. There are 21 countries in total.
The Elegant Milan Tram
The Milan tram system — the city’s above-ground streetcar network — is an elegant form of public transit, little-known to the rest of the world. Let us take a ride.
Meet the Professors: Roberto Cerbino
“Always think. Be curious and positively critical. Try to change your angle. Take your time to understand, because understanding is forever.”
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.
Three Fascinating Things We Learned in the First Month
We are in the middle of a two-day vacation for the Italian and Milanese holidays of the Festa di Sant’Ambrogio and Immacolata, here at the International Medical School at the University of Milan. We have finished just over one month of studies, and within this time, learned some amazing concepts. Here are three examples.
More Shops around IMS Milan
Today during lunch, we went out again for a short walk around LITA, home of IMS Milan. There is some good shopping — particularly, eating — within five minutes by foot.
You Can See the Mountains from IMS Milan!
This afternoon, as I was biking to school, I looked at the horizon and saw something I had not yet seen from Milan: the Alps. It was quite a surprise.
Milan IMS Convocation 2015
On Friday, the International Medical School at the University of Milan held its convocation, or what it calls Welcome Day, at LITA, our laboratory-learning facility. An assembly, with speakers, was followed by a cheerful reception.
Costs and Fees in Pavia
Pavia is relatively inexpensive northern city, with rent prices way below bigger neighboring cities like Milan, other costs of living are also moderate. The tuition fees are also relatively low and are kept the same for Italian, European and non-European students and...
Meet the Professors: Nicoletta Gagliano
“Continuous curiosity, and the desire to learn, should represent the fuel of a great medical student.”
A Study System
Studying medicine in Italy, in English, has some unique implications for note-taking. Here is a system I have devised.
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.
Our Study of Histology
Histology, the study of biological tissues, is a fun subject in the first year at the IMS Milan. We observe — literally — the human body at tiny scales.
The Neighborhood Around IMS Milan
Yesterday, I was craving pizza for lunch. So I went out searching for it, in the neighborhood around the building where our classes are held, here at the IMS at the University of Milan. What I found was a pleasant surprise.
How We Learn Italian
The non-fluent speakers of Italian at the IMS, University of Milan, had our first language courses today. Here is how the program’s system works of teaching Italian to second-language students.
Sixth year med student in Pavia – interview
Eitan Keizman Eitan, one of the most accomplished students here in Pavia, answers some questions that everyone, who wants to study medicine in Italy, has on their mind. Eitan is a sixth-year student who has already published a book, done a summer internship at Boston...
First year students in Pavia – interview
An interview with four first-year students at the University of Pavia Camila Archela from Brazil, course: medicine in English Elena mitsulova from Bulgaria, course: biotechnology in Italian Raz Friedman from Israel, course: medicine in English Shay Davidovich from...
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.
Biking to School (and Other Transport)
Among big Italian cities, Milan is particularly well-suited to biking. This is because Milan is flat, and has, relatively, orderly driving, and a high number of bike lanes. Sidewalk bicycling is also tolerated. So, I bike to school.
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.
Types of Teaching
Here at the International Medical School at the University of Milan, professors have different styles of teaching, all of which are suited to different subject areas.
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”).
How Exams Work
We learned today a bit about the structure of our exams, here at the International Medical School at the University 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.
Sharp decrease in number of candidates for IMAT of 2015
The online enrollment for the IMAT exam was closed and the Ministry of education has announced some numbers. Here they are: For the English medicine (IMAT) test there are 3918 candidates this year including European as well as non European. This is great news for this...
Official IMAT 2015 exam date released
Shortly after the general announcement to the press some days ago, the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) announced yesterday (02.04.15) the official date for the English IMAT exam for public Universities. Save the date: September 16, 2015. [The admission test for...
Admissions exam IMAT 2015 News & Updates
Here you will find updates regarding the IMAT exam for 2015
Study Medicine abroad: Why I choose Italy
Back in the days I have finished my high school studies and other obligations I wanted to start studying Medicine as early as I could. Doing it in my home-country would require from me to spend around 2-3 years just on preparations and improvements. The question that...
Focus on La Sapienza IMS course
First look at the la Sapienza IMS medical course. How things work here, what it means to have a MD from la Sapienza and how do we study and practice medicine in Rome.
How admissions to la Sapienza work
A brief overview on how admissions and transferring to Sapienza work.
Improving la Sapeinza
How our course has improved during the years and what I think should still be done to make this course even better.
Students exchange in La Sapienza IMS
Want to pass a semester, a year or two in student-exchange program? Here is what we are offered in la Sapienza.
City and students life at Rome
A quick look on social life in Rome and some tips for locations to visit
Hospitals classrooms and libraries of La Sapienza IMS
What to expect from the libraries and classrooms in Rome La Sapienza.
Rome – Tor Vergata
The University of Rome II also known as University of Rome Tor Vergata is a public research university located in Rome, Italy, on of the most historical and beautiful cities of the western civilization. It was established in 1981 with the goal of providing high...
Napoli – SUN
The Second University of Naples was established on May 12, 1989 after a ruling by the Presidente of the Council of Ministers to downsize the "Federico II" University of Naples. Its first Academic Year (in Italian) started on 1 November 1992. The English Language...
Update for the IMAT 2015 admissions exam
The Minister of Education, Ms. Giannini, was talking about the medical admission exams during a "question time" meeting that was held on March 25 (Italian source). She was explicitly referring to the foreign language exams (i.e., the English IMAT 2015 test for...
English Medical Schools in Italy: Which is the Best? (Part 1)
The next big question is – “How to choose the best English Medical School in Italy?” Right now there are 6 options to choose from - Pavia, Milan, Rome L.S, Rome T.V, Bari, Napoli. Which should the most important factors be? It is important to understand that there are...
English Medical Schools in Italy: Which is the Best? (Part 2)
After sorting out how Italian med-schools differ in admission, in this post we will address several more criteria and their importance in your choice, such as: the national ranks and costs of living.I hope the last post helped you to start clearing the fog about your...
Unofficial Video guide for the online IMAT registration 2014
After many requests, I've made this guide video for the online registration for the IMAT. Enjoy!
Europeans vs Non-Europeans: who has a better chance in the IMAT ranks in 2014
With the new rule this year that EU candidates can choose all 6 Universities while the non-EU will only have their 1st choice taken into consideration a question arises: Who has a better chance of getting in? European or non-European candidates? There were several...
The 2014 IMAT round-up
The IMAT exam is over, and the Italian media has been publishing some updates about how it all went. The "La Provinca Pavese (italian)" paper have released that in Pavia there were 1020 candidates takng the test in the city, out of the total 1173 subscibed. On top of...
IMAT 2015: will it be held at all?
It's been a while that rumors and discussions about abolishing the admission exams for medicine altogether are taking place in Italy. The alternative that was proposed is the French system where no admission exam takes places and everybody gets into the first year....
IMAT 2013 How where when and what
IMAT – which stands for “International Medical Admission Test”, or mistakenly called by some “Italian Medical Admission Test” is the (only) official exam you will need to pass on your way to studying medicine in English in Italy.
Tuition fees and costs in la Sapienza
What should you expect to pay to the University once you enroll to IMS of la Sapienza
Admissions exam IMAT 2014 Updates
Here you will find updates regarding the IMAT exam for 2014/2015
IMAT 2014 official release
The official guide for the IMAT 2014 was released on Feb 21 (source in Italian)
Ask the Students Project
When looking for a University we usually rely on University Ranks or info on their websites which both give a poor picture of how our life there will look like. Why not ask the students themselves those important questions about their experience? In this project we...
Milan – MIMED
Note: The info below was written by a student before Humanitas seperated from MIMED and became a private University in 2014. Now Humanitas University holds it's own IMAT exam for it's private medschool on a diffrent date than the national IMAT. They also have a...
Rome – La Sapienza
Sapienza – Università di Roma was founded in 1303. Sapienza is present in all major international university rankings and among the best Italian universities. We are around 40 students in class. (officially, there are 43 places: while 33 are for Europeans and 10...
First post of our blog
Dear current and prospective medstudents, My Name is Alex and I am a Foreign Medstudent in Pavia University in Italy, currently in my 5th year. Being involved in this field of English Medical studies from the day of its birth, here in Italy, I got asked a lot of...
Admissions exam IMAT 2013
IMAT – which stands for “International Medical Admission Test”, or mistakenly called by some “Italian Medical Admission Test” is the (only) official exam you will need to pass on your way to studying medicine in English in Italy.
NEWS: The 2013 IMAT exam will be held in April 15 (Italian source: MIUR)
It is a multiple choice test in English which can be taken once a year at a fixed date. The Score of the exam will be used to rank the candidates and the best ranked are admitted to the course. The number of accepted candidates is limited by the number of places allocated to each Medical school.
- Non-EU Admission Call for Humanitas Medical School in Milan - April 20, 2020
- IMAT 2020 & Coronavirus official update - April 13, 2020
- IMAT 2020 test day announced - March 11, 2020