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A’s Review About Turin!

Review from: Teaching Level category
GOOD BUT NOT THE BEST

This university is good but it doesn't provide the best service I've ever heard of, both from the point of view of the lectures and from the point of view of the services proper. The teachers are generally good but there are some cases in which they seem somewhat unfit for their role (the majority of times, this is because of their lacking English). All these things considered, it's still a very good place to study in and it's not too stressful, at least compared to other places.

The general level of education provided by the course is surely high. Personally, the problem arises when we talk about the lecturers, and in particular their level of English. Since most lecturers are Italian (like I am) I have no problem in understanding what a professor means when they make a mistake while talking in English, but I recognize that being a foreign student could be a problem for such moments. Apart from this, I have no major complaint and, as stated before, the level of the lectures is very satisfactory.

A’s Review About Turin!

Review from: Exams category
Hard exams

The exams are organized relatively well, at least in terms of organisation: no two exams are next to each other (an exam is the following day right after another one) and it is possible for us to book exams within a couple of months of time. As far as the difficulty of some exams, some are easier than others, but among the more difficult ones there are some that I personally feel like are unfair because of the amount of study requested and the time that is taken from other subjects.

A’s Review About Turin!

Review from: School Organisation category
The school is organised in a good way, but could be betterd from many points of view.

The school is organised in a good way, but could be betterd from many points of view. The way in which professors' lectures are managed is surely not one of those, as the planning is always precise and dutily followed. The problem arises when we start to consider the secretariat: they take a lot of time to answer and they usually redirect the problem to another section of administration without being able to solve it themselves. Luckily enough (at least for me), not many problem have arisen, so I didn't need their service that much.

A’s Review About Turin!

Review from: The City category
I live in the extreme outskirts, so for me living the social/night life is extremely difficult and time-consuming

I'm happy about the city and it surely is a nice place to live in. Sadly enough though, I live in the extreme outskirts, so for me living the social/night life is extremely difficult and time-consuming. The costs of living are reasonable, I can live for 2 weeks with 25-30€ worth of groceries. The weather is generally nice, although it gets really cold (to the point of snowing really hard) in the winter. I use the public transportation and am somewhat satisfied with the service provided and the prives for subscriptions, although there is a really noticeable problem with puntctuality of surface transports (mostly with buses).

A’s Review About Turin!

Review from: University Services category
The libraries are really useful and helpful

As far as I know there are no services such as the gym. The only services I'm aware of are the cafeteria and the library. I personally use only the cafeteria, where the food is certainly nutritious but sometimes not really tasty. As mentioned before, I've never went to the library but I've heard only good things from the people who used it. I have actually went there but only to use the computer since mine was not working at the moment, and talking only about this experience I found the library really useful and helpful.

A’s Review About Turin!

Review from: The City category
Some people do speak English

Some people do speak English, mostly in the city center and the most touristic areas of the city but the most majority of people only speaks Italian. Sadly there are rare but very much present racist people, whose downsides I luckily never experienced because I am Italian and caucasian. In general people are pleasant and polite, and try to help if they can.

A’s Review About Turin!

Review from: Accommodation category
in general prices are between 300€ and 400€ for a single room or a single studio apartment

I live in an apartment with 3 roommates, in general prices are between 300€ and 400€ for a single room or a single studio apartment, but lower and higher prices can be found. I have lived for a little time in a dorm and I can say that the price was reasonable for the offered service (which in my case was only a bed, in a room shared with other people). But going back to apartments, the quality may vary and I feel like everyone can find some option in their preferred price bracker, provided that they start contacting owners and/or agencies on time (i.e. before there's a massive wave of requests that makes many options unavailable)

Anonymous Turin Experience! Just Finished their First Semester

Review from: Teaching Level category
University of Turin is a nice university

University of Turin is a nice university, which offers a compact, friendly society. The professors are patient, enthusiastic and devoted to the lectures they offer. In a single compound , we can communicate with all the students from every academic year on daily basis. The university building is located inside th San Luigi hospital, orbassano. If we go inside the university part of the building, the lecture halls are located on the first floor whereas the second floor is occupied with study tables, seminar rooms and anatomical lab. Students can use two study rooms or polo San Luigi library inside the building. Overall, I really like the environment of the university, the only downside is that it’s quite far from the city center. Personally, I would rate the university as 4/5

The professors at the university can speak fluent English, so lectures are quite easy to follow after some time of adaptation. To my knowledge, most of the professors are already famous in their own research and medicine fields. The long lecture hours in the first year can actually lower the concentration level but I personally feel quality of the lectures our professors offer is great.

Anonymous Turin Experience! Just Finished their First Semester

Review from: Exams category
The exams are fair, the grades can be rejected if you do not feel satisfied.

The exams are fair, the grades can be rejected if you do not feel satisfied. Depending on the subject, exams can differ in both oral and written. I would rate exam session as 4/5.

Anonymous Turin Experience! Just Finished their First Semester

Review from: Teaching Level category
The school has a segreteria in the same building.

The school has a segreteria in the same building. You can email them or open a ticket to report your issues, the reply can take from one day to weeks. University has a buddy program, where older students try to help out the new incoming students.

Anonymous Turin Experience! Just Finished their First Semester

Review from: The City category
I personally am in love with the city .

Turin is a really nice city with great access to almost everything. The city itself is lively, the living costs range from 300-700 depending on what type of accommodation you choose. There are a variety of cuisines available here. The mountains surrounding the city makes the city look really magnificent. I personally am in love with the city .

Anonymous Turin Experience! Just Finished their First Semester

Review from: University Services category
warm and cozy area with nice study environment.

University has two nice cafes near the entrance of the hospital. Quality of food is pretty decent, but I don’t personally go there much because we have to walk a long corridor from the university to get there. Library is my favorite place. It has great lighting, warm and cozy area with nice study environment.

Anonymous Turin Experience! Just Finished their First Semester

Review from: Population category
People here don’t speak English

People here don’t speak English much apart. But I think it’s common in other cities of italy as well . They are quite friendly (but depending on type of people you meet ofc).

Anonymous Turin Experience! Just Finished their First Semester

Review from: Accommodation category
Beware of the scammers!!

I am going to be living in a camplus apartment which costs me around 360 euros a month. I think it is a pretty great deal because I have changed three times since I arrived, and it’s super hard to find a decent place here. Beware of the scammers!!

Nadia’s Review About Turin

Review from: Teaching Level category
HAPPINESS

I am very grateful to be in Turin and study Medicine and Surgery in English, the environment is very good and peaceful, the people are so helpful and good, the course itself will open many doors in the future. if I have to rate from 1 to 5, my score will be 5

Nadia’s Review About Turin

Review from: Teaching Level category
Very Good

The level of the course if it should be rate from 1 to 5, will be 5. Is very good. The site is well organized, the professor are very professional, the environment is clean, the organization of the course well.

Nadia’s Review About Turin

Review from: Exams category
Fair

The level of the organization for my exams if it should be rate from 1 to 5, will be 5. The date let you to organize and be prepared.

Nadia’s Review About Turin

Review from: School Organisation category
Organized!

The environment is clean, the people that work there are helpful, the professor are professional, the classmate are good.

Nadia’s Review About Turin

Review from: The City category
The city is amazing

The city is amazing, there many things you can do, go out with friend for an Aperitivo ( there are many bars ) and the prices are fair. Go for a walk in the amazing parks that are around the city, go shopping… My score will be 5.

Nadia’s Review About Turin

Review from: University Services category
In my universities there are 2 cafeteria

In my universities there are 2 cafeteria, on inside and the other one outside, there is a Mensa in which the food is quite good if you do not want to starve, there is a librarie very cute with so many books and the librarian is so polite a very good person. My score is 5.

Nadia’s Review About Turin

Review from: Population category
pleasant and open to help you

Most of the people speak Italian, but are pleasant and open to help you. My rate will be 4.

Nadia’s Review About Turin

Review from: Accommodation category
The prices for living in a building are fair

The prices for living in a building are fair, considered the fact that in other cities are pricy, there are many sites through which you can chose an apartment, and there are many Italian student very open to help you if you do not know the English. My score is a 4.

Alberto’s Turin Review

Review from: Teaching Level category
Can be improved but it's a nice choice

The professors are all very competent and enthusiastic about teaching. The classes are well organised and pretty clear and the topics are explained in an efficient manner making the classes understandable and coherent. Unfortunately a couple professors have a really bad English pronunciation but it doesn't make their classes unfollowable and it's not the majority of them anyway. It's just a little annoying until you get used to it.

Alberto’s Turin Review

Review from: Exams category
The exams are doable.

The exams are doable. They are coherent with the topics explained in the class and overall fair, if you study enough of course. The exam session are well organised in general and there is the possibility to retake exams in April as an extraordinary session for late enrolments and whoever failed the February session. The times are almost always correctly observed with a couple exceptions due to technical problems. Moreover the teachers and the University provides us with all the tools needed to take the exams i.e. the Ipads and the formulae sheets. The professors are also very clear with the way the exams are structured and ready to answer any question both on person and via e-mail.

Alberto’s Turin Review

Review from: School Organisation category
The main issue I faced with the School is the bureaucracy behind it's organization.

The main issue I faced with the School is the bureaucracy behind it's organization. The offices don't work properly and overall should make things simpler not more complicated, as they often do. Personally, I come from Italy but I chose the English course cause I want to live and work outside Italy but I have the experience of a classmate who couldn't book her exams cause she had problems on her account. She got sent to 4 different offices and all of them said that it didn't depend on them. In the end it was a simple issue with her Tax code that could've been fixed immediately but ended up taking 3 days. Being Italian, I am used to these kind of problem cause Italian bureaucracy is terrible in general but as a foreigner I don't think it's something you are used to.

Alberto’s Turin Review

Review from: The City category
The city is really wonderful

The city is really wonderful and filled with interesting places to see and hang out. The public transportation is simple to understand and coherent with the timetables with only small exceptions. The rents might be a little expensive depending on family's financial situation but the campuses here offer a nice cheaper solution. The cost for the transports is affordable and will be refunded by university if you apply for the request on time. I'm not the kind of person to go out often but the city is lively being a really important university city due to Politecnico being one of the best engineering schools in the whole Europe.

Alberto’s Turin Review

Review from: University Services category
The food at the cafeteria is average, not too good nor too bad.

The food at the cafeteria is average, not too good nor too bad. It can be really cheap based on the family's income so it's something I suggest to try cause it can save a lot of money. There are a few sports teams but I'm not particularly interested in them like Basketball for instance. There are some discounts offered to visit museums, opera theater and other cultural events.

Alberto’s Turin Review

Review from: Population category
the most important services speak English as well.

It depends on the shop but on average the most important services speak English as well. It might be helpful to learn some Italian before moving here.

Alberto’s Turin Review

Review from: Accommodation category
the rents can be pretty expensive.

I live at my aunt's place but, as I said the rents can be pretty expensive. A dorm I feel like suggesting though is the Camplus. They reply very consistently and are more affordable than the average house. The prices range from 400 euros to up to 1k euros but be careful cause the accommodation business is full of scammers. If people ask you for money without showing you the house on person just ignore them. There are also societies promising the entry to a database by only paying 250 euros but those are scammers so pay a lot of attention. Never give money until you see places on person.

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Welcome to our guide on the University of Turin’s Medicine and Surgery program! Turin is a city in northern Italy known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and world-renowned universities. The University of Turin, also known as Università degli Studi di Torino, is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Italy, and its Medicine and Surgery program is no exception.

According to the latest rankings released in 2023, the University of Turin’s Medicine and Surgery program is among the top five universities in Italy and among the top 500 in the world. This ranking is a testament to the university’s commitment to providing high-quality education and producing skilled medical professionals.

To gain a better understanding of the student experience, we interviewed several students who are currently enrolled in the Medicine and Surgery program at the University of Turin. Their insights, experiences, and feedback have been compiled in this article, which will serve as a useful guide for prospective students and anyone interested in learning more about the program.

It’s worth noting that the University of Turin’s Medicine and Surgery program has a long and illustrious history, having been founded in 1436. This impressive history is a testament to the university’s enduring commitment to excellence in medical education, and it provides a strong foundation upon which current and future generations of medical professionals can build their careers. So, whether you’re a prospective student, a current student, or simply someone interested in the world of medicine, we invite you to join us as we explore the University of Turin’s Medicine and Surgery program in more detail.

Medicine and Surgery at UNITR, Course Structure

YearCourses
1st yearIntroduction to Medical Biochemistry, Microscopy Lab, Basis of Human Morphology, Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Metabolism, Cell Biology and Genetics, Medical Language, Introduction to Medicine, Anatomy, Health and Safety at Work
2nd yearBasic Pathology and Immunology, Basis of Human Morphology 2, Clinical Methodology and Semeiotics, Microbiology, Pathology and Pathophysiology, Physiological Basis of Human Body, Physiology of Systems
3rd yearCardiovascular and Respiratory Systems, Endocrine, Metabolic and Gastroenteric Diseases, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, and Dermatology, Medical English, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Urology
4th yearHead and Neck Diseases, Nephrology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Neurology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Psychiatry
5th yearInternal Medicine and Medical Genetics, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Statistics, Mother-child and Reproductive Medicine, Oncology
6th yearEmergency, Final Test, General Surgery, Internal Medicine II, Hygiene, Public Health, Forensic and Occupational Medicine
Turin Course Structure in Medical School

The University of Turin’s Medicine and Surgery program is a six-year course, divided into theoretical and practical courses, with an emphasis on hands-on learning. The curriculum is structured to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the human body, its functions, and diseases that affect it. The program begins with a focus on basic science, such as biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology, and gradually progresses to more specialized fields such as pathology, pharmacology, and psychiatry.

The first year of the program introduces students to the fundamental concepts of medicine, such as human morphology, biochemistry, and genetics, and includes laboratory work to provide a practical understanding of these concepts. The second and third years focus on the study of diseases, their diagnosis, and treatment. The fourth and fifth years provide an opportunity for students to specialize in specific fields of medicine, such as oncology or neurology. The final year is dedicated to clinical rotations, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in hospitals and clinics.

Throughout the program, students are also introduced to medical ethics and patient communication skills, which are essential in providing quality medical care. The program also includes courses in medical English to prepare students for communicating with international patients and colleagues.

In conclusion, the University of Turin’s Medicine and Surgery program provides a comprehensive and well-rounded education for aspiring medical professionals. The curriculum is structured to provide a strong foundation in basic sciences and progress towards more specialized fields of medicine, with a focus on practical learning and clinical experience.

Turin IMAT Minimum Scores

YearMinimum Score (Non-European)European Scores (First/Last Round)
202044First: 53.4 / Last: 42.3
202144First: 45.6 / Last: 35.5
202249.9First: 45.1 / Last: 37.3
202349First: 39.0 / Last: 37.4
Turin IMAT Minimum Scores

Exam Structure

Exams are an essential component of any university program, and the Medicine and Surgery program at the University of Turin is no exception. The exams in this program are predominantly oral, especially during the more advanced years. This means that students must be able to effectively communicate their understanding of the material to their professors, who will ask them questions and engage in discussions to assess their knowledge and skills.

However, exams are not the only way that students are evaluated in the program. There is also an emphasis on clinical rotations, where students gain hands-on experience in hospitals and clinics, providing care to patients under the supervision of experienced medical professionals. These rotations provide an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios, and to gain a deeper understanding of the medical profession.

It’s worth noting that the professors in the Medicine and Surgery program at the University of Turin are highly skilled and knowledgeable, and most of them speak English well. This is especially important for international students who may not be fluent in Italian, as it ensures that they can effectively communicate with their professors and fully engage with the program’s curriculum.

In conclusion, the Medicine and Surgery program at the University of Turin places a strong emphasis on practical learning and clinical experience, with exams primarily conducted through oral assessments. The program’s professors are skilled and knowledgeable, and their ability to communicate in English makes it accessible to international students. Overall, this program provides a well-rounded education that prepares students for a career in medicine and sets them on the path towards becoming skilled medical professionals.

The History of The University of Turin

The University of Turin, founded in 1404 by Pope Benedict XIII, has a long and rich history in medical education. Despite early interruptions caused by epidemics and political crises, the University persevered and established itself as an important center for medical studies in Italy.

In the 15th century, the University faced challenges with its location, and was forced to move to Chieri and later Savigliano. However, when it returned to Turin in 1436, Prince Ludovico of Savoia introduced a new order of studies which gave the government greater control over the University.

The University of Turin gained recognition as a respected institution for medical education, with notable figures such as Erasmus of Rotterdam obtaining his degree here in 1506. It also attracted scholars from France and England, who viewed Turin as a first step in Italy before attending older and more established universities.

From 1443 until 1720, the University was housed in a modest building purchased and refurbished by the City on the corner of via Doragrossa (now via Garibaldi) and via dello Studio (today’s via San Francesco d’Assisi) directly behind the Town Hall. Despite its humble beginnings, the University of Turin played a significant role in the development of medical education in Italy.

Student Expenses

As a prospective student of the Medicine and Surgery program at the University of Turin, it’s essential to consider living expenses while planning your stay. Turin is generally considered a more expensive city than smaller Italian towns like Pavia, Parma, or Padova but comparatively more affordable than Milan or Rome.

To provide a better idea of living expenses, we have compiled a table breaking down the approximate costs of some of the essentials a student may need to consider in Turin. However, these prices are subject to variation based on various factors, including location, quality, and season.

ExpenseCost
Rent (one-bedroom apartment)€500-€800 per month
Utilities (electricity, gas, water)€80-€100 per month
Internet€25-€40 per month
Public transportation (monthly pass)€34-€50 per month
Meal at an inexpensive restaurant€10-€15
Cappuccino at a cafe€1.20-€1.50
Movie ticket€7-€9
Gym membership€30-€50 per month
Student expenses at the university of Turin, Medical Course

Despite being relatively more expensive, living in Turin provides high-quality living with a rich cultural heritage, picturesque architecture, and delicious food and wine. However, prospective students need to plan their budget accordingly to ensure a comfortable stay in Turin during their studies.

Admission Process

The admission process for the Medicine and Surgery program at the University of Turin is highly competitive, and there are several requirements that prospective students must meet. One of these requirements is that candidates must sit the IMAT (International Medical Admissions Test) exam, which assesses their knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, and critical reasoning. This is the primary criterion used to evaluate the qualifications of applicants to the program.

In addition to the IMAT exam, prospective students applying to the University of Turin’s Medicine and Surgery program must also pre-enroll on Turin’s website and upload their documents to request to apply to the program. The pre-enrollment process for the English-taught program opens on May 1st, 2023.

Once a candidate has completed the pre-enrollment process, they will receive instructions on how to complete their application, including submitting their exam scores and any other required documentation. The University of Turin receives a large number of applications every year, and the selection process is highly competitive. The primary criterion used to evaluate candidates is their score on the IMAT exam, and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. While academic performance and extracurricular activities are not considered in the selection process, candidates must still meet other requirements, such as meeting the minimum score on the IMAT exam, to be eligible for consideration.

In conclusion, admission to the Medicine and Surgery program at the University of Turin is highly competitive and requires candidates to sit the IMAT exam and complete a pre-enrollment process. The University of Turin places great importance on the IMAT exam score as the primary criterion to evaluate the qualifications of applicants to the program. Prospective students should ensure that they meet all the requirements and submit a strong application to increase their chances of being accepted into the program.

Weather and Students’ Life

When considering attending the University of Turin, prospective students may wonder about the city’s climate and lifestyle. Turin is located in the Piedmont region of Italy, close to the Alps, which makes the climate colder than other Italian cities like Rome or Florence. The winters are particularly chilly, and snow is not uncommon during this season.

Another factor to consider is that Turin is quite industrial, and the pollution levels can be high. Some students may find the air quality challenging, and there have been cases of students moving to other cities due to health concerns caused by pollution. Additionally, the air in Turin can be quite dry, which can be an issue for those with respiratory issues.

It’s also essential to note that Turin is not a touristy city and requires students to speak Italian. While many locals can speak some English, Italian is the main language spoken in the city. As such, students who are not fluent in Italian should consider enrolling in language classes to help them communicate better with locals and fully engage with the city’s culture.

Despite these factors, Turin offers a vibrant student life, with plenty of opportunities to socialize and engage in extracurricular activities. The city has a rich cultural heritage, with numerous museums, theaters, and art galleries to explore. There are also several student clubs and organizations, providing opportunities to meet new people and engage in shared interests.

In conclusion, while Turin’s climate may be colder and the city may be industrial and polluted, it still offers a rich student life with plenty of cultural and social opportunities. However, students should be prepared to speak Italian and may need to take steps to address any potential health concerns caused by the city’s air quality. Overall, Turin provides a unique study abroad experience, allowing students to immerse themselves in a new culture and gain a world-class education in medicine and surgery.

Timetable

The class timetable for the Medicine and Surgery program at the University of Turin is designed to provide students with a balanced schedule that allows them to attend classes and engage in other activities such as traineeships.

In the first year, students can expect to have four hours of class in the morning from 9 am to 1 pm, and four hours in the afternoon from 2 pm to 6 pm. However, for the following years of the program, the class schedule shifts to only four hours in the afternoon. This shift allows students to attend traineeships in the morning and engage in other extracurricular activities.

It’s worth noting that the schedule may vary depending on the specific courses that students are enrolled in, and there may be additional lab or clinical sessions outside of regular class hours. Students should expect to spend additional time studying and preparing for exams outside of class hours to ensure they succeed in the program.

Overall, the class timetable for the Medicine and Surgery program at the University of Turin is designed to provide students with a manageable schedule that allows them to balance their academic and extracurricular activities effectively. By allowing for traineeships and other experiences outside of regular class hours, the program encourages students to gain practical experience and engage with the medical community, enhancing their education and preparing them for future careers in medicine.

Scholarships

Scholarships can be an essential consideration for students who are looking to pursue higher education in Turin, Italy. While there are scholarship opportunities available, it can be challenging to secure them due to the competitive nature of the application process.

To apply for scholarships in Turin, students must typically be among the first applicants to submit their documents during the application period. This means that there can be long lines of students waiting to submit their documents, sometimes for hours or even days, to ensure they have a chance of being considered for scholarships. The application period for scholarships is also often brief, adding further pressure to students who wish to apply.

Despite the challenging application process, scholarships in Turin can be very generous. The University of Turin offers several scholarships to students, including those for international students. These scholarships can provide students with financial support to cover tuition fees, living expenses, and other educational costs.

One of the most significant scholarship opportunities in Turin is the right to free tuition while also receiving a grant of 4.5-5K EUR. This scholarship program is open to students who meet specific academic requirements, and it can be an excellent way for students to reduce the financial burden of their education while also gaining valuable educational and career opportunities.

Summary

his article provides a comprehensive guide to studying Medicine and Surgery at the University of Turin. The University of Turin is well known in Italy and ranks in the top five universities for medicine and surgery. The curriculum is structured to provide students with a comprehensive education in medicine, covering basic and advanced topics in human biology and pathology. The program’s admission process requires candidates to sit the IMAT exam and complete a pre-enrollment process on Turin’s website.

The city of Turin has a colder climate than other Italian cities due to its proximity to the Alps, and it can be quite industrial and polluted. Students should be prepared to speak Italian, as it is not a touristy city. However, Turin offers a vibrant student life, with numerous opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities.

The class timetable is designed to provide students with a manageable schedule, allowing them to balance their academic and extracurricular activities effectively. Scholarships in Turin can be generous, but the application process is competitive and requires students to be among the first to submit their documents.

In summary, the University of Turin’s Medicine and Surgery program provides students with a comprehensive education in medicine, and the city of Turin offers a unique student life experience. Prospective students should be prepared for a competitive admission process, a colder climate, and a city that requires them to speak Italian. However, for those who are successful, the program can provide them with opportunities to gain practical experience and excel in their future careers in medicine.