Medicine and Surgery - San Paolo Hospital Location
The specific objectives for the pre-clinical coursework are set, on a priority basis, based on the following criteria:
relevance of each objective within the framework of human biology;
the preparation provided by each objective in terms of specific clinical issues.
The specific objectives for the clinical coursework are set, on a priority basis, based on the following criteria:
epidemiological prevalence, urgency of the care needed, possibility of providing care, severity, educational value;
promote clinical work through healthcare facilities, at least for the hospital wards;
improving patient interactions, including the physician's bedside manner;
assessing adverse events and any other issue relating to the use of medicine (Pharmacovigilance) to ensure a favourable risk/benefit ratio for the community;
assessing gender-based differences (Gender Medicine), with the ultimate goal of ensuring all persons, whether male or female, receive the best possible care.
These objectives integrate the five Dublin descriptors (European descriptors) with those proposed by the International Medical Education (IIME) and the "The TUNING Project (Medicine) - Learning Outcomes/Competences for Undergraduate Medical Education in Europe". Furthermore, they align perfectly with the requirements of the "core curriculum" for the Master's degree in Medicine as proposed on a national level by the Conference of Italian Master-Degree Programme Presidents.
Knowledge and skills assessment
Admission to the Master's degree programme in Medicine is subject to a written test (60 multiple-choice questions, only one of which is correct), which is held on the same day for all public universities throughout Italy.
Its topics cover: general knowledge, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Furthermore, the student must have good logical reasoning skills. Visit the website of the Ministry of University and Research (MUR) for further information.
The call for applications will be posted to the degree programme website: https://medicina-spaolo.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi .
Candidates scoring at least 20 (twenty) points will appear in the national ranking, up to the number of places available.
In order to sit the test, and possibly enrol in the degree programme in Medicine (if high enough in the ranking), candidates must hold a secondary-school diploma or other qualification obtained abroad, recognized as suitable.
Those who, following the admission test, will rank high enough, will have to complete enrolment procedures.
Additional learning requirements (OFA)
Students who are admitted with an overall score lower than 45/90, or with a score lower than 13.5/27 on Biology questions, will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA). These requirements may be met through specific remedial activities. Students who fail to meet their OFA will not be allowed to take the Biology and Genetics exam. Remedial initiatives will be timely advertised on the website: https://medicina-spaolo.cdl.unimi.it/it .
Additional learning requirements (OFA) – English language level B2
In order to take the English language exam required by the study plan, students must be proficient in English at a B2 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This proficiency level may be certified as follows:
- through a language certification, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, at a B2 level or higher. For the list of language certifications recognised by the University, please review: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/language-proficiency/placement-tests-entry-tests-and-english-courses . The certificate must be uploaded upon enrolment;
- through a Placement Test, delivered by SLAM during Year I, from October to December. Students who fail the test will be required to take SLAM courses.
The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who fail to submit a valid certificate.
Those who do not take the Placement Test by December, or who fail to pass the final exam for the course within six attempts, must obtain a paid certification by the programme year contemplated for their exam in English.
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).
Admission, ranking and enrolment