Study medicine in Italy
International medical schools
Since 2009, Italian public universities have been opening English-language MD programs. 12 public medical schools now offer English-taught MD degrees. These are the universities of Bari, Bologna, Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Messina, Milan, Milan-Bicocca, Naples Federico II, Padua, Pavia, Rome La Sapienza, Rome Tor Vergata, and Turin. These English-language medical schools are among the most internationally diverse, academically rigorous, and inexpensive in the world, and are excellent preparation for residency, research, and clinical work in Europe and beyond.
With subsidized tuition fees that range between 200 and 4000 euros per year for European as well as non-Europeans, obtaining a Western-European-level medical education has never been so accessible.
The International Medical Admissions Test
IMAT, which stands for “International Medical Admissions Test”, is the only official exam you will need to pass on your way to studying medicine in English in Italy.
The IMAT test is held in English and contains 60 questions (with 5 possible answers) of which: 2 on General knowledge, 20 Logical reasoning, 18 Biology, 12 Chemistry, 8 Physics + Maths. The exam takes 100 minutes. Every right answer gives 1.5 points, every wrong answer subtracts 0.4 points, 0 points for no response. So you can have maximum 90 points in the IMAT itself. The International Medical Admissions Test is used as part of the selection process for medicine and surgery courses at thirteen Italian universities.