The newly-renovated curriculum is inspired by internationally acclaimed models and adopts highly integrated, innovative and educational approaches where contents are organized to ensure a progressive specialization with an increasing complexity that corresponds to the skills and competencies gradually acquired.
Elective courses from year 1 offered along with comprehensive courses in all medical areas, are the main innovations of the new curriculum whose aim is to foster and encourage a critical approach towards translational research, behavioural sciences and health management processes.
This early multidisciplinary approach in year 1 is made possible thanks to 3 Elective courses, which are mandatory for all students:
- Language and Behavior for those who want to take care of people
- Nursing (25-hour diving experience to deeply and directly understand the needs and uneasiness of the patient)
- The scientific method, quantitative biology and the art of medicine (with selected professionals and experts to better understand what it means to carry out medical research)
Moreover, starting from year 2, alongside the traditional general track envisaged by the Medical school, students have the ability to choose based on their personal interest and professional ambitions among 3 specific and selective training tracks:
- Medicine and Surgery (maximum 20 students/year)
- Translational Research (maximum 20 students/year)
- Global Health (maximum 20 students/year developed in collaboration with Bocconi University)
These specialized tracks are devoted to students able to perform adequately, hence selection will be made based on the students’ average grades. At the end of year 6, all students will be awarded the degree title of Medical Doctor, regardless of the chosen track.
Mandatory licensing rotations are offered as curricular activities during the last years allowing IMDP graduates to be immediately granted license to work as doctors in Italy.
English is the official language for lessons, practical activities and examinations; however, in order to allow a better interaction with patients during the clinical rotations, Italian language lessons will be offered to all international students.
In fact, for the first two years, a compulsory Italian language course for non-mother tongue students will be scheduled preparing the student to reach a B1 level of Italian knowledge.
The total number of credits for the 6 years medical degree program is 360.
The detailed IMDP study plan is indicated here below:
Basic medical statistics
Medicinal Chemistry and Biochemistry
Molecular cell biology
Medicine as a Human Endeavour
Basic life support
Track rotations I
Human Anatomy practicals
Clinical Laboratory Medicine
Principles of pharmacology
Track rotations II
Basic Mechanisms of Diseases
Applied Medical Statistics
Medical and Surgical semiotics
Endocrine and kidney diseases
Blood and Immune system diseases
Clinical rotations I
Track rotations III
Cardiovascular system diseases
Respiratory system diseases
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
Head and Neck diseases
Clinical rotations II
Track rotations IV
Women's heath clerkship
Children's health clerkship
Medical approach to the patient: chronic care
Medical approach to the patient: Infectious Diseases
Surgical approach to the patient I
Surgical approach to the patient II
Surgical approach to the patient III
Licensing rotation in Surgery
Licensing rotation in Internal Medicine
Track rotations V
Medical approach to the patient: acute care
Surgical approach to the patient: acute care
Public health, Global health & Legal medicine
Licensing rotation in community medicine
Elective rotation I
Elective rotation II