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[Guide] La Sapienza University - Medicine In English In Italy Course  

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The typical academic year follows this structure:

  • October-December: First Semester lessons
  • End of December: Marks the beginning of Christmas holidays
  • Early January: Remainder of Semester 1 classes
  • Rest of January: Study break
  • February: One month study break; Beginning of Exam season
  • March-May: Second Semester classes and one week Easter break.
  • June-July: Study break and exam session
  • August: University is closed
  • September: Study break and exam session

Q: First semester subjects:

  • Medical Physics
  • Chemistry and Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Biology and Genetics (I)
  • Anatomy I
  • Basic Medical Scientific Methods (BMSM) I
    • History of Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Statistics

Q: Are the professors fluent in English? Can I easily understand them ?
I’ve never had any problems following lectures

Q: What about exams? What are they like?
While some subjects have a written part, it is usually to allow an attempt at the oral exams.

Q: What are the tuition fees and living expenses?
Living expenses in Rome are hard to estimate as it varies greatly from person to person depending on their wishes. The tuition fees are a maximum of €1100 euro a year. For Italian students the school fees are calculated slightly differently (family ISEE)

Q: I heard some universities offer Free Italian language courses? Is it the same for La Sapienza?

Q: Do we study in the morning or afternoon? How are the classes organised?

Classes usually start at 9am and end around 2pm

Q: What about accommodation?
Sapienza doesnt have private dorms but works with companies

Q: What are the clinical years like in Sapienza?
Starting from 3rd year

Q: Do we get paid for practical lessons ?
Students are not paid for the experience they gain as part of their mandatory education.

Topic starter Posted : 16/07/2020 11:06 pm