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).
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?
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
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 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...