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what made you chose Milan over Pavia? I'm hesitating between the 2 and really don't know what to do...
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Hey. I am interested in applying to Italy for medicine next year, I come from Northern Ireland. I was hoping you could answer some questions for me?
1) Is the medicine course fully recognised throughout the UK/Ireland, or do I have any further qualifications to complete before I could work here or in Italy?
2) How did you go about financing staying in Milan?
3) When are the holidays in Italy and when would the 2013/2014 year begin and end? (I noticed on the site for Pavia some of the exams are in July)
4) How long (roughly) did the whole application procedure take to complete (including translating documents etc)?
Thanks
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(Original post by amy_1993)
Hey. I am interested in applying to Italy for medicine next year, I come from Northern Ireland. I was hoping you could answer some questions for me?
1) Is the medicine course fully recognised throughout the UK/Ireland, or do I have any further qualifications to complete before I could work here or in Italy?
2) How did you go about financing staying in Milan?
3) When are the holidays in Italy and when would the 2013/2014 year begin and end? (I noticed on the site for Pavia some of the exams are in July)
4) How long (roughly) did the whole application procedure take to complete (including translating documents etc)?
Thanks
recognition: It's an EU qualification, so is technically valid throughout the eu.

Finance: Self-funding

Holidays: From start July till start October - but this varies with your personal work scheme. There are exams that run late into july if you have not taken them beforehand, and also in September.

Academic year 13/14 would be from October to July 14.

Procedure: The whole application procedure from start to finish varies a lot, but it took me over 2 months. i.e. do what you can, and get in contact with the italian consulate early.


ER: I'm sorry but you really need to make a decision, and I think the best way to do it would be to visit the two places. You will be there for the next 6 years, so surely you would want to check out what exactly you are getting yourself into... Highly recommended.

Milan v Pavia V other unis - I have been told that other uni's in Italy are not as well received or looked at, but this is little more than hearsay. As for Milan v Pavia, read above as to my personal decision (note: My decision only).

I'm trying to cut down on waffle responses, keeping things direct. Hope this helps in clarifying things.
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Hi Shinwave,

Thanks for all the info you have given in relation to studying in Milan. Can I ask you how much roughly would I be looking at in paying to get a single room ensuite? I have a pretty miniscule budget.. Also, how much would you reckon you'd need monthly between paying accomodation and buying food (leaving out socialising etc)

I am just trying to get an idea as to how much things will cost if I get a place. Also, are there any mature students on your course or previous years...? (Eh, cause I am a mature student myself, and don't want to feel completely out of my depth if I get a place) At the moment I am hesitating betwee Milan and Rome. Both look very interesting...it's not going to be easy!

Anyhow, thanks in advance!
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Hi Shinwave,

Thanks for all the info you have given in relation to studying in Milan. Can I ask you how much roughly would I be looking at in paying to get a single room ensuite? I have a pretty miniscule budget.. Also, how much would you reckon you'd need monthly between paying accomodation and buying food (leaving out socialising etc)

I am just trying to get an idea as to how much things will cost if I get a place. Also, are there any mature students on your course or previous years...? (Eh, cause I am a mature student myself, and don't want to feel completely out of my depth if I get a place) At the moment I am hesitating betwee Milan and Rome. Both look very interesting...it's not going to be easy!

Anyhow, thanks in advance!
Single room within the city of Milan is not cheap - probably 600 euros plus, realistically speaking. Outside (outskirts) is a lot cheaper, maybe 400ish, but I dont know what will happen if you're looking for en-suites... I havent really seen any to date.
Food, I approximate between 100 to 200 a month?
Outside of accommodation and food, maybe 100 pounds for books? bills - maybe 50~ if you're sharing costs.
These are all my guesstimates..

I think the average age for our course is probably ~ 20/21 for our year, as we have a few mature students.
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How much did the apostilles cost you, because i have four a level, and three gcse certificates, and they are saying it would cost £30 per certificate!


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How much did the apostilles cost you, because i have four a level, and three gcse certificates, and they are saying it would cost £30 per certificate!


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I think that there's a Package price offer, but I Can't remember now, nor can I find anything related to it Sorry
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Thank again for the info relating to costs etc. In relation to areas of Milan (on the outskirts) that would be close by Rozzano (if that this is where Med Students) attend every day for lectures and practicals..could you recommend any areas close by that would be "nice" and relatively safe to live and which would hopefully keep costs down?

Also, do you dissect any cadavers for anatomy? If not, do you get to handle already dissected cadavers? Or, is it all done through some simulated IT programme for instance?

By the way, I really appreciate you taking the time to answer all the questions and being so helpful. You'll make a great Doctor of Medicine!
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I think that there's a Package price offer, but I Can't remember now, nor can I find anything related to it Sorry
Hey, abit of a stupid question but are their any asian students on the medicine course or at the university? also are their many asians in Milan?
I want to go to milan also but I don't want to deal with racism?
thank you
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Hey Everyone, I have registered for the IMAT in London. I am interested in studying at the Med school starting this September. I have found it difficult to find a one bedroom place. Does anyone fancy sharing a place somewhere to keep the costs down?
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hey am thinking of booking my test in London as well. Hopefully if i get a place in the medical school I don't mind sharing house with someone. Is anyone in London preparing for the test???
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guys is it too late to apply for 2012 entry?
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guys is it too late to apply for 2012 entry?
Nope. If you sit the test in september, and you pass, you start like 2 weeks later. The deadline for applications is in august sometime.
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Does anyone know the exact start and finish dates for semesters?
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I just finished pre-clinical studies in another EU-country (finished 3rd year) and have a few Q´s.

1# Is it possible to transfer to 4th year in Milan? Just found out about it and it seems like a really good Uni, not that I´m not satisfied with mine but hey... Milan! Always been found of Italy :cool:

2# How are the studies divided among the years? (Basic, preclin, clin..)

3# How big of a problem will the language be if I manage to transfer to 4th year without knowing italian?

4# Is there an office I can contact by phone/email to help me with a transfer?

5# How is the examination system (open/MCQ/practical/other) during the years?

6# Does the semester start in October for all the courses?

Best regards Michael
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Hi eveybody,
I was looking for more information on (www.mimed.it) about the IMAT test and I found this (The students who have obtained at least a score of 20 or more are admitted to the Master of Science course.)
I really need someone to explain, the score of 20 out of 80 questions or in each section???
Also, what if I failed in one of the 2 sections does it affect the overall score ?
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Ok I'm really confused. Do you apply for the IMAT and then if you pass apply for the uni or apply for the uni first? And how do you go about applying to the uni?
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Hey everybody sorry for not posting before, but I've been swamped this summer (actually doing some work now for 2 weeks and first little breather)..

I will try and reply to everybody's questions.

To Yogasmama: Anatomy is studied on books. They are trialling interactive learning tools, but the old tried and tested method of books is the far safer bet. Dissections are illegal in Italy, and so they tend to compensate for this via a strong theoretical understanding before the clinical years (3rd year till 6th).

To Undertaker1:
Hey, abit of a stupid question but are their any asian students on the medicine course or at the university? also are their many asians in Milan?
I want to go to milan also but I don't want to deal with racism?
thank you
I cannot guarantee that there will ever be no racism - there are quite a lot of asians in milan but most of the time I see them as street vendors

To arcturian:


I just finished pre-clinical studies in another EU-country (finished 3rd year) and have a few Q´s.

1# Is it possible to transfer to 4th year in Milan? Just found out about it and it seems like a really good Uni, not that I´m not satisfied with mine but hey... Milan! Always been found of Italy :cool: not to the 4th year, unless you intend to join the italian course, in Italian of course.

2# How are the studies divided among the years? (Basic, preclin, clin..) 1st/2nd years are preclinical, and then clinical from 3rd year up till 6th year for us

3# How big of a problem will the language be if I manage to transfer to 4th year without knowing italian?For our course - a big problem, as its a clinical year and they would expect you to interact with italian patients

4# Is there an office I can contact by phone/email to help me with a transfer? go to mimed.it --> Contact us --> Secretary

5# How is the examination system (open/MCQ/practical/other) during the years? Not sure for clinical years, but first two years are MCQ based test, followed by an Oral examination. The MCQ is merely a precursor for sitting the Oral - you get your marks from the oral

6# Does the semester start in October for all the courses? as far as I know - yes

To Lizzie: The minimum mark is 20 out of 80, and there was no discrimination where you got those marks from. However, do not aim for 20, as it is a pretty insignificant figure. I expect the median score for entry to be closer to 45 out of 80

To Ibbie: My advice - Check out as many aptitude tests as you can - BMAT, Gamsat, UKCAT, other american ones maybe. The bmat is the best, as they are very similar.

To Deadonarrival: I think you apply first to sit the exam. This is the same as applying to the uni...
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Hi,
Is it necessary to have an english language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS...) once we are admitted to the uni (if we succeed)?
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I called the uni about 10 times they never answered...
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