Students develop all the technical competencies required to operate independently and responsibly in the medical sector. The overall objectives are pursued using a teaching approach designed to examine health issues in depth in a holistic manner, taking account of the influence of the surrounding chemical - physical, biological and social environment.
The Medicine and Surgery degree from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore features a complete integration of basic and clinical sciences, 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. 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 curriculum is designed also to help students prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2.
Upon successfully passing an assessed internship and the State Examination, and following registration with the Medical Association of their local Province, all Medicine and Surgery graduates are qualified to perform clinical care throughout Italy.
Graduates in Medicine and Surgery are qualified to carry out surgery in the various roles and in clinical, health and biomedical professional fields.
The programme is designed for students who wish to become qualified general practitioners.
A natural extension of the Medicine and Surgery training programme is access to specialty training schools in the sector or further studies in the three-year regional programme of specific training in general medicine for which graduate students in the LM-41 class are eligible.
Graduates from the degree programme taught in English will be eligible to participate in USLME Steps 1 and 2 and, thus, in the USA Post Graduate Training and Residencies, as well as in similar programmess scheduled in European countries or non-European anglophone countries.
Non-Italian graduates from the International MD Programme will have successfully attended Italian language courses essential for their integration into Italian society and, in particular, for doctor-patient communication in the national health context. Knowledge of the Italian language will favour the graduate’s access to the Specialty Training Schools within the Italian University.
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- Organic and Functional Systems
- Family, Society and health
- First Aid and nursing practice
- Methodology of research
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- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Health Management Health Sciences
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
In order to be eligible to apply to a bachelor programme, candidates need to hold a high school qualification conferred after a minimum of 12 years of previous global schooling and achieved after at least 2 years of attendance within the same national education system.
Qualifications obtained after 11 or 10 years of global schooling do not allow access to Italian universities, unless candidates satisfy one of the following additional conditions:
- they 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.
- they can provide evidence that they attended a pre-school year (this usually applies to some Latin American countries), which can be taken into consideration only if its attendance was compulsory, and its syllabus includes development of reading and writing skills in the local language.
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International15800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15800 EUR per year during 72 months.
EU/EEA7000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 72 months.
- EU residents (or non-EU residents with an EU generated income): Tuition ranges from € 7,000 to € 16,000 per annum.
Living costs for Roma
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.