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Medicine and Surgery 


Program Name: International MD Program - Medicine and Surgery
Program type: Undergraduate 6-year Single-cycle Degree (B.Sc. + M.Sc.)
School: "A. Gemelli" School of Medicine and Surgery
Campus: Rome, Italy
Duration: September 2017 - September 2023 (6 years)
Total ECTS: 360

The most qualifying features of our Medicine and Surgery Program are:

  1. a highly specialized problem-based learning method;
  2. the complete synergy between basic and clinical sciences;
  3. a strong international approach.

These qualities are achieved through a multidisciplinary approach and an early involvement in patient management, while also addressing ethical issues and legal responsibilities, which are at the basis of the profession. In addition, medical anthropology, bioethics and medical humanities are emphasized, as well as the ability to communicate with the patient and the family.

The Program provides students with a strong scientific background, and theoretical and hands-on preparation in medical practice and methodology, as well as a high level of professional decision-making and operational independence in terms of ability to face and solve the main health problems from all points of view: preventive, diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic.

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 USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) 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 biopathology 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 specialities.

 

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