The Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery is designed for 200 highly-selected and motivated students.
The curriculum - whose research aspects and interactive learning as part of a close, ongoing relationship with students, teaching staff and tutors make it highly innovative - guarantees training that is absolutely in line with that of the leading European and North American universities with which it aims to compete.
The success of the Course is demonstrated both by the very high number of applications for the Admission Test and by the low percentage of students who do not complete the course within the scheduled time-frame, as well as our graduates’ success in the admission process for leading Residencies and research doctorates in Italy and abroad.
The Course is structured to train physicians with a solid scientific base and the awareness that it must be kept up to date throughout their career; at the same
time, the aim of training is to provide a strong sense of responsibility, autonomy and the ability to identify and resolve biomedical problems, a deep respect for
human dignity, with an in-depth knowledge of both the bioethical issues associated with the great problems of life, death and suffering and of the evolution of medicine and of the organisation of healthcare, as well as an aptitude for management and public speaking, including in English.
The presence of outpatient and inpatient facilities pertaining to the various medical and surgical specialisations, research labs, lecture theatres and seminar rooms, study facilities and libraries on the same campus, enables students to be exposed to clinical practice from the very earliest stages of their course, by means of integrated courses in which the knowledge acquired in the basic disciplines finds an immediate and early application in clinical settings.
An excellent standard of teaching is made possible by the limited number of students admitted; a teaching staff composed of world-renown experts who are
willing to interact with students; the tutorage work that prepares students for laboratory and ward work; careers advice and teaching options that allow students to follow partly customised courses; innovative teaching approaches, based also on problem-based learning; and the vast range of lectures and seminars held by world-class specialists.
We live in a rapidly-evolving world: knowledge in the medical and biological fields and research techniques are renewed and transformed at a rate that would have been unthinkable just a few decades ago.
In this scenario, Medicine students must receive a very strong theoretical and practical basic training in order to be able to deal with and understand the medicine of tomorrow, which will be associated with increasingly novel know-how and technology, originating from the interactions between medicine, physics, chemistry, mathematics, biophysics and biology. It is only natural that the favourable environment that exists at San Raffaele, with its healthcare facilities and research centres, allows students, from the earliest stages of the course, to grasp the natural integration between clinical work and basic and applied research.
This unique context, which puts students in a privileged position compared to their peers elsewhere in Italy and worldwide, allows them to mature very rapidly, preparing them to approach their future profession with greater confidence and achieve the ultimate aim of our Degree Course: to train doctors who are perfectly suited to Italian society, but also able to compete as equals in the international world of employment.