The International MD Program at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is a 6 year, single-cycle degree program, which offers a pro-active, life-enrichening experience to study medicine, thanks to its innovative top-level interdisciplinary teaching methods and international educational standards focus on hands-on learning experiences and exposure to real-world problems.
The program's curriculum envisages a highly integrated educational approach allowing for continuous long-term professional growth of the student's medical expertise. Contents are organized to ensure a progressive specialization with an increasing complexity corresponding to the skills and competencies gradually acquired.
While studying, students strengthen practical skills through placements at our San Raffaele reference hospital and active participation in IRCCS scientific research centres, becoming a part of today's research.
Students can tailor their medical education by selecting courses that align with their interests and passions, and broaden their perspective by having a dedicated stretch for interaction with foreign institutions.
Our students have the opportunity to receive an education with a novel study plan inspired by acclaimed international models. Our curriculum integrates innovative and educational approaches that cultivate progressive specialization with the increasing complexity of skills and competencies as students progress through their Medical School curriculum. It promotes a critical mindset in translational research, understanding behavioral sciences and managing health-related processes.
Students acquire a solid and resilient foundation of fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of medical education. This "backbone" represents the central core of information and abilities that form the supporting structure of the education, providing a stable foundation upon which to build further levels of knowledge and specialization.
The association of pathways characterizing the education indicates the presence of specific and targeted routes within this robust backbone.
This targeted approach allows students to customize their education, focusing on areas of interest and acquiring specific skills required by contemporary medical practice.
In this way, medical education becomes more dynamic and efficient, addressing the evolving needs of the healthcare sector and preparing students to face complex and innovative challenges in the field of medicine.
Learn more on the IMDP CURRICULUM
Our International MD Program has earned recognition from prestigious organizations such as the World Health Organization, the British General Medical Council (UK) and the US Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®).
Discover Student Journeys
Mariam, Year 5
My journey at Vita-Salute San Raffaele started almost 6 years ago. It had always been my dream to study abroad, and thanks to the suggestion of a family friend, I discovered the English program for Medicine and Surgery offered by San Raffaele University in Italy. Recognized as one of the best private medical universities and research institutes in Italy, I saw this as a great opportunity.
The courses offered at this university had a great impact on my knowledge and passion for medicine. The highlight of my medical school journey was participating in clinical rotations and the possibility to learn from some of the greatest doctors in Italy.
Looking back, adapting to a new country, language, and environment presented significant challenges. However, the university's warm and welcoming atmosphere soon made me feel part of the San Raffaele family.
Becoming a member of UniSR's sports teams, particularly the rugby and running teams, was a great honor. These experiences taught me the essence of teamwork, friendship, and allowed me to immerse myself fully into university life.
Undoubtedly, medical school posed numerous challenges and difficulties. However, navigating through these challenges gave me the opportunity to grow as an individual and as a future physician. Overall, being part of this big family is a great honor to me
Aditya, year 5
Hello! I am an Indian student in the 5th year of the IMD Program
Since my childhood, I wanted to be a doctor. I heard about the university from an ex-student of UniSR and in October 2019, I joined the institute as a fresher. The course content here is very organized. Initially, emphasis is given to basic sciences followed by subjects pertaining to medicine. The college is well equipped with modern technologies and facilities which make learning easier. Moreover, our professors are very experienced and are always ready to help. The administrative staff are very efficient and guide students effectively.
Everyone here is very friendly, warm and welcoming. This helped me adjust easily to campus life. Personally, I feel learning Italian is helpful for adapting to university life. The various clubs and activities here help in building a good rapport and bond between students of all nationalities.
All these things together have made UniSR special and perfect for me!