• Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
One of the most qualifying features of the Medicine and Surgery program at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the complete integration of basic and clinical sciences. This will be achieved through a multidisciplinary approach and an early involvement in patient management, including both ethical issues and legal responsibilities, which are at the basis of the profession.
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Overview

In addition, medical anthropology, bioethics and medical humanities will be emphasized, as well as the ability to communicate with the patient and the family. 

The Medicine and Surgery program offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore will provide a strong specific background, and theoretical and practical preparation in medical practice and methodology, as well as a high level of professional decisions and operational independence in terms of ability to face and solve the main health problems from the preventive, diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic point of view.

Learning objectives

The program will provide complete integration of learning objectives of European and US curricula. The curriculum is designed also to help students prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2. Students will benefit from high quality teaching and learning designed to encourage active participation and support independent thinking. They will acquire the ability to identify the state of health or illness of individuals on the basis of the knowledge of bio-pathology and pathophysiology. In addition they will develop skills and general experience in the field of Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics, as well as Medical and Surgical specialties.

Career Opportunities

The program is designed for students who wish to become qualified medical practitioners. A varied range of careers are open to medical graduates. Due to the innovative curriculum, students will be able to start a career in both basic and clinical scientific research.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences 
  • Organic and Functional Systems 
  • First Aid and Nursing Practice 
  • Residency in Health Center
  • Introduction to Christology and Scriptures
  • Optional project 
  • Vertical domain 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Your high school qualification has to:

  • be conferred after min. 12 years of previous global schooling
  • satisfy the requirements for access to university in the awarding country.
High school qualifications obtained after 11 or 10 years of global schooling do not allow access to Italian universities, unless:
  • you attended one (in case of 11 years) or two (in case of 10 years) years of university studies and took all the exams included in the relevant study plan
  • you can give evidence that you attended a pre-school year. The pre-school year can be taken into consideration only if its attendance was compulsory, and its syllabus included the development of reading and writing skills in the mother tongue.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 EUR per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 72 months.
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European Residents

Tuition ranges from € 7,000 to € 16,000 per annum.

Living costs for Roma

  • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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