A Medical University is a higher education institution that awards professional degrees to physicians, surgeons and other medical specialists. It is an independent institution, often committed to a university hospital. Whether it is called a Medical School or a Medical University varies on the country where the institution is situated. However, sometimes a Medical school isn’t independent; it is a part of a university and is similar, if not the same, as a faculty. The oldest Medical school was a part of University of Bologna; it was established in the 12th century and was one of the few known institutions, practicing human dissection from the 13th century or even earlier.
Medicine has been present in human lives since thousands of years, initially connected with religion and philosophy in a certain culture. Often treatment was done with herbs accompanied with prayers for healing. Bloodletting was a cure for every disease, up until the advent of science, when medicine became more like a combination of art and science.
Main courses are genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, anatomy, physiology, internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and others. Medical universities are regulated by their country of residence, so admission, fees, and other conditions vary.
The length of medicine studies in Europe is at least 6 years, whereas the last 1-2 years are very practically oriented. In almost every country to start your medical education you will have to work very hard, because the important criterion for admission is the Numerus clausus – only a certain small number of students are allowed to continue their studies. Often, the first 2 years are dedicated to more theoretical subjects, like physics, chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, ethics, etc. However, these courses are always accompanied by exercises in the relevant field.
During the course of study and definitely at its end you will be required to take few exams (state exams, depending on the country of residence)
|University of Glasgow|
|London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg Theodor Fontane|
|Medizinische Universität Graz|
|Medical University Pleven|
|Danube Private University|
|Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu i Nauk o Zdrowiu|
|Medical University Varna|
|SRH Fachhochschule für Gesundheit Gera|