International Medical Doctor Program
The MD program at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University enjoys recognition from the World Health Organization, the British General Medical Council and by the US Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®).
The key features that make the International MD Program unique are:
• Thirteen ECTS credits – devoted to the Humanities: philosophy, ethics, human sciences, philosophy of science and language and communication skills are studied for preparing a new doctor that has the cultural and professional background needed in today’s globalized world.
• Assessment of knowledge acquisition with the collaboration of an external, independent third-party: this allows thorough assessment of student preparation as well as measuring teaching efficacy based on reliable international benchmarks;
• International electives and training activities abroad: the curriculum has been designed to allow students to complete the American licensing examinations USMLE step 1 and 2 in the correct timing and to spend part of their final year abroad taking part to international electives and pre-residency programs.
• Small classes: a select and limited number of students are admitted each year following an entrance test based on analytical and logical skills. Students from diverse backgrounds, from all over the world, easily become part of the multicultural environment of San Raffaele.
• English is the official language for all lessons, practical activities and examinations: italian language courses are organized during the first years to foreign students in order to enable interaction with patients during the clinical years.
Students in San Raffaele study in an exciting environment, where breakthroughs are being made every day in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. The medical school, research institute and hospital at San Raffaele all boast state-of-the-art facilities allowing for unsurpassed interaction.
A Global Network: Vita-Salute San Raffaele is part of the GHLO®, Global Health Learning Opportunities, a program of the AAMC – American Association of Medical Colleges that facilitates clinical, global health, and research elective rotations for medical students.
UniSR Medical Students can search and apply for electives all over the world and benefit from the opportunities offered by the network of collaborating institutions.
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