International Medical School (IMS)

Medici in ospedale
Single-cycle master
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-41 - Medicine and surgery
Single-cycle master
360
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
6
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
English
The degree course consists of 360 credits overall, spread over a six-year programme, of which at least 60 must be acquired in training aimed at the acquisition of specific professional abilities. Graduates in the degree courses in Medicine and Surgery must have:
1) acquired the scientific bases and the necessary theorical-practical preparation to Directive 75/363/CEE on the practice of the medical profession;
2) acquired a level of professional awareness, decisional and operative autonomy safety with a deep sensitivity to the complex human problems and social diseases;
3) acquired the theoretical knowledge arising from basic sciences and the ability to properly apply it in the perspective of subsequent professional application;
4) acquired the knowledge of physiopathology and organ and apparatus pathologies, interpreting them in the light of basic scientific knowledge from a clinical point of view;
5) acquired the competence to properly obtain and examine data and elements related to the state of health and illness of an individual;
6) acquired the ability and the experience of facing, and solving, the priority health problems considering the preventive, diagnostic, prognostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative aspects;
7) been exposed to the content and methods of scientific research as a tool to access the clinical field, always in the context of a training translational "from bench-to-bedside" and vice versa;
8) acquired the knowledge of historic, epistemological and ethical dimension of medicine;
9) acquired how to communicate properly and clearly with the patient and his/her relatives relating to them with humanity;
10) learnt how to co-operate with the different professional figures in the various health activities they will be exposed to;
11) learnt how to apply the principles of health economics in medical decisions and acquired the ability to recognise health problems in the community and intervene in a competent manner.
The professional profile of our graduates is characterized by a sound scientific knowledge of diseases and diagnostic procedures, by a strong ethical structure, accountability, consciousness of his/her own limitations, understanding of culture diversity, capability to solve urgent health problems, and respect for each individual, regardless of his/her religion, values, race, sex or any other peculiarities. They are supposed to mature a strongly integrated approach to the patient, critically assessing the clinical as much as the relational aspects. During the course they acquire the educational, social and ethical aspects involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, as well as the rehabilitation and recovery of the highest possible level of psychophysical well-being. Our graduates are exposed to the content and methods of scientific research in the context of a translational training aimed at leading them in their lifelong learning and/or in their profession of biomedical scientists.
Graduates in the Medicine and Surgery degree courses acquire the professional profile adequate to carry out medical-surgical work in the different professional clinical, health and bio-medical roles and spheres.
The degree in Medicine and Surgery gives access to the State Examination for authorisation to practise as a M.D. Once the examination has been passed, access is given to registration in the relative professional order. In addition, the degree in Medicine and Surgery is a requirement for entry to the Postgraduate Medical Schools or the postgraduate courses for general practitioner.
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
All the degree courses in Medicine and Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan have programmed access and require an admission test. Upon the Law 264 date 2.8.1999, the test is the same for all Italian public universities offering an international medical curriculum, and takes place on the same day at the same time all over the world. The main focus of the admission test is to examine and judge the fundamentals of scientific knowledge and reasoning. The number of students who can be admitted is defined annually by a Decree of the Ministry of Education and Research (MUR), taking account of the training potential declared by the university on the basis of the teaching and clinical resources and structures available, and also the requirements reported by the Lombardy Region and the Ministry of Health. Candidates who have a High School Diploma, or alternative qualification achieved abroad and recognized as suitable, can be admitted to the single cycle degree courses in Medicine and Surgery. Candidates in eligible positions in the ranking of the admission test must enroll according to the procedure of the university.

The admission test (International Medical Admissions Test, IMAT) is designed by Cambridge Assessment in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The admission test consists of sixty (60) multiple choice questions with five options (of which only one is correct) on the following topics: general knowledge and logical reasoning; biology; chemistry; physics and mathematics.

The student is required to attend all the teaching activities, with a tolerance of no more than 1/3 of the hours, according to the Regolamento. Students are required to sign their attendance at each learning activities. Should the number of absences be higher than 1/3, the Teaching Committee will take the necessary measures.

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Human body 19 248 English BIO/16 BIO/17
- Anatomy13
- Histology and embryology6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cells, molecules and genes 1 7 84 English BIO/11 BIO/13 BIO/17
- Biology2
- Histology and embryology1
- Molecular biology4
Fundamentals of basic sciences 10 124 English BIO/10 FIS/07
- Chemistry and Introductory Biochemistry6
- Medical Physic4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cells, molecules and genes 2 11 140 English BIO/10 BIO/13 MED/03
- Biochemistry5
- Biology4
- Genetics2
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Functions 28 344 English BIO/09 BIO/10 BIO/16 FIS/07
- Anatomy3
- Biochemistry6
- Chemistry and introductory biochemistry1
- Medical physics2
- Physiology16
Mechanisms of diseases 24 296 English BIO/10 MED/03 MED/04 MED/07
- Biochemistry1
- General pathology and immunology15
- Genetics2
- Microbiology6
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Bed side approach and clinical Methodology 6 72 English M-PSI/01 MED/09 MED/18
- General psychology1
- General surgery2
- Internal medicine3
Bed side approach and clinical methodology (clerkship) 2 50 English MED/09 MED/18
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
Pharmacology I 3 36 English BIO/14
System diseases 1 11 132 English BIO/12 MED/07 MED/08 MED/11 MED/14 MED/36
- Cardiovascular diseases2
- Clinical Biochemistry1
- Microbiology1
- Nephrology4
- Pathology1
- Radiology2
System diseases 1 (clerkship) 3 75 Italian MED/11 MED/14 MED/36
- Cardiovascular diseases1
- Nephrology1
- Radiology1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biostatistics 5 64 English MED/01
Health informatics 3 36 English INF/01
System diseases 2 12 144 English BIO/12 MED/07 MED/08 MED/10 MED/15 MED/36
- Blood diseases4
- Clinical biochemistry1
- Microbiology1
- Pathology1
- Radiology1
- Respiratory diseases4
System diseases 2 (clerkship) 4 100 English MED/10 MED/15 MED/36
- Blood diseases2
- Radiology1
- Respiratory diseases1
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Dermatology 3 36 English MED/35
Dermatology (clerkship) 1 25 English MED/35
Infectious diseases 6 72 English BIO/14 MED/17
- Infectious diseases5
- Pharmacology1
Infectious Diseases (clerkship) 1 25 English MED/17
Pharmacology II 3 36 English BIO/14
System diseases 3 14 168 English BIO/12 MED/07 MED/08 MED/12 MED/13 MED/36
- Clinical Biochemistry1
- Endocrinology4
- Gastroenterology4
- Microbiology1
- Pathology2
- Radiology2
System diseases 3 (clerkship) 5 125 Italian MED/08 MED/12 MED/13 MED/36
- Endocrinology1
- Gastroenterology2
- Pathology1
- Radiology1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Bone and joint diseases 7 72 English MED/16 MED/33 MED/34
- Orthopedics4
- Rehabilitation medicine1
- Reumathology2
Bone and joint diseases (clerkship) 2 50 Italian MED/16 MED/33
- Orthopedics1
- Rheumatology1
Clinical and surgical pathology 4 48 English MED/08
Clinical Oncology and Radiotherapy 7 84 English BIO/14 M-PSI/01 MED/06 MED/08 MED/36
- General psychology1
- Medical oncology3
- Pathology1
- Pharmacology1
- Radiology and radiotherapy1
Clinical oncology and radiotherapy (clerkship) 3 75 Italian MED/06 MED/36
- Medical oncology2
- Radiology and radiotherapy1
Head and neck 9 108 English BIO/09 BIO/16 MED/28 MED/29 MED/30 MED/31
- Anatomy1
- Human physiology1
- Maxillofacial surgery1
- Odontostomatological diseases2
- Ophthalmology2
- Otorhinolaryngology2
Head and neck (clerkship) 3 75 English MED/28 MED/30 MED/31
- Odontostomatological diseases1
- Ophtalmological diseases1
- Otorhinolaryngological diseases1
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical practice 5th year 18 216 English BIO/14 MED/05 MED/09 MED/18 MED/19 MED/21 MED/24
- Clinical pathology2
- General surgery5
- Internal medicine7
- Pharmacology1
- Plastic surgery1
- Thoracic surgery1
- Urology1
Clinical practice 5th year (clerkship) 5 125 Italian MED/09 MED/18 MED/21 MED/24
- General surgery2
- Internal medicine1
- Thoracic surgery1
- Urology1
Evaluation internship - Medical sciences 5 125 Italian
Evaluation internship - Surgical sciences 5 125 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Neurobiology, human behaviour and clinical neuroscience 19 228 English BIO/09 BIO/14 BIO/16 M-PSI/01 M-PSI/08 MED/08 MED/25 MED/26 MED/27 MED/34 MED/36 MED/39
- Anatomy1
- Clinical Psychology1
- General Psychology1
- Human physiology1
- Infant neuropsychiatry1
- Mental health4
- Neurology5
- Neurosurgery1
- Pharmacology1
- Phatology1
- Rehabilitation medicine1
Neurobiology, human behaviour and clinical neuroscience (clerkship) 2 50 Italian MED/25 MED/26
- Mental health1
- Neurology1
Traslational cardiovascular medicine and surgery 4 48 English MED/11 MED/22 MED/23
- Cardiac surgery1
- Cardiovascular diseases2
- Vascular surgery1
Traslational cardiovascular medicine and surgery (clerkship) 3 75 English MED/11 MED/22 MED/23
- Cardiac surgery1
- Cardiovascular diseases1
- Vascular surgery1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics 10 120 English MED/38 MED/40
- Obstetrics, gynecology5
- Pediatrics5
Obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics (clerkship) 2 50 Italian MED/38 MED/40
- Obstetrics, gynecology1
Public health and environmental medicine 9 108 English MED/42 MED/44 SECS-P/06
- Applied economics1
- General and applied hygiene4
- Occupational medicine4
Public health and environmental medicine (clerkship) 1 25 English MED/44
be activated by the A.Y. 2024/2025
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Evaluation internship - General practice 5 125 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical Biochemistry 6 90 English MED/10 MED/11 MED/26 MED/27 MED/33 MED/41
- Anesthesiology1
- Cardiovascular diseases1
- Neurology1
- Neurosurgery1
- Orthopedics1
- Respiratory diseases1
Clinical practice 6th year 10 120 English M-PSI/01 MED/01 MED/09 MED/18
- General psychology1
- General surgery3
- Internal medicine4
- Medical statistic2
Clinical practice 6th year (clerkship) 2 100 Italian MED/09 MED/18
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
Emergencies 8 96 English MED/09 MED/18 MED/41
- Anesthesiology4
- General surgery2
- Internal medicine2
Forensic medicine 4 48 English MED/43 MED/44
- Forensic medicine3
- Occupational medicine1
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 18 0 English
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Cells, molecules and genes 2 Cells, molecules and genes 1 (compulsory), Fundamentals of basic sciences (compulsory)
Clinical practice 6th year Clinical and surgical pathology (compulsory), Neurobiology, human behaviour and clinical neuroscience (compulsory), Pharmacology I (compulsory), Pharmacology II (compulsory), System diseases 1 (compulsory), System diseases 2 (compulsory), System diseases 3 (compulsory)
Emergencies Clinical and surgical pathology (compulsory), Neurobiology, human behaviour and clinical neuroscience (compulsory), Pharmacology I (compulsory), Pharmacology II (compulsory), System diseases 1 (compulsory), System diseases 2 (compulsory), System diseases 3 (compulsory)
Functions Cells, molecules and genes 1 (compulsory), Cells, molecules and genes 2 (compulsory), Fundamentals of basic sciences (compulsory), Human body (compulsory)
Mechanisms of diseases Cells, molecules and genes 1 (compulsory), Cells, molecules and genes 2 (compulsory), Fundamentals of basic sciences (compulsory), Human body (compulsory)
System diseases 1 Mechanisms of diseases (compulsory)
System diseases 2 Mechanisms of diseases (compulsory)
System diseases 3 Mechanisms of diseases (compulsory)
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Dissertation tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 44 + 16 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for admission: from 01/07/2020 to 23/07/2020

Admission test date : 10/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 25/11/2020 to 30/11/2020

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Attachments and documents

Test rooms

International Medical Admissions Test  - IMAT 

The detailed program of the IMAT test 2020 is available in the Annexes (page 18) of the Decreto Ministeriale (texts in Italian). Candidates can choose to take the IMAT in one of the certified test locations. No other location but the ones listed in the document is possible.

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