Medicine has been taught at Sapienza University since the Studium Urbis was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII. Over the course of the centuries, the Faculty has amassed knowledge and influence, shaping medicine in both Italy and Europe and improving human health.
In particular, Sapienza offers a 6-year inter-faculty degree course in Medicine and Surgery that is taught entirely in English (Programme F at the “Policlinico” University Hospital) and is open to students from around the world.
The aim of this degree is to educate students to the highest standards of medical practice, train specialised clinicians in patient-centred medicine and tackle crucial issues in the mechanisms, prevention and treatment of disease, as well as health care and basic science.
Sapienza places a strong emphasis on developing clinical skills throughout the course of the programme and teaching often takes place in Sapienza’s three specialist hospitals: Policlinico, Sant’Andrea and Latina.
The Medicine degree programme (see Single Cycle Degree Programmes) accepts 45 students: 35 places are reserved for EU citizens and 10 are reserved for non-EU citizens.
Classes are smaller than the majority of medical schools, allowing for greater teacher-student interaction and fostering student self-evaluation, independent thinking and investigation.
Entrance examination: IMAT
Degree: Doctor of Medicine and Surgery
Duration: 6 years
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