Below is our 2018 updated guide on about studying medicine. All of the information you need to know about studying medicine in Italy as well as some helpful tips to ensure you have the best experience possible.
The Content on This Page:
- The Workload and Responsibility of Studying Medicine in Italy
- The grading system in Italian universities
- The Flexibility of Exams
- Why is everyone afraid of oral exams?
- A Typical Exam Day
- About Starting Late
- How to shop for books
We all know that medicine is one of the hardest subjects in the world. While there’s insane pressure worldwide for medstudents, Italy does it with a twist…. Read more
Letter based systems ie A+ to F, or percentage based systems ie out of 100% are the norms we expect when being evaluated for subjects., but Italy seems to have picked the strangest grading system possible…. Read more
Flexibility is not the first thing to pop into your mind when you think of exams. However in Italy when it comes to exams you have the absolute freedom to choose when and which exams you would like to sit. This system is quite the blessing and quite the curse at the same time….Read more
Non-Italian students seem to have an innate fear of oral exams. However I assure you there is nothing to fear! I have never seen anybody as understanding or compassionate as an Italian professor trying to get a student to pass an oral exam…. Read more
You survived another semester and now it’s time to prove it face-to-face to your hardworking professors. Continuing on from the first part of this series let’s see what to expect on the day, and how you should prepare for an oral exam…Well… not exactly study wise preparing…. Read more
Have you ever wondered what happens to those students that enrol very late in the year after rounds and rounds of scrolling, like February or March or even later? I am one of them. I enrolled in February, during exam session, so I had to wait about a month for classes to start back in March…. Read more
Thankfully buying books is not a necessity for Italian Universities with online versions of them being freely distributed for students who can’t afford them. However if you feel that having a physical copy is a must, at least try to do it in the most economical way possible…Read more