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University of Ostrava, Faculty of Medicine | Medhead

University of Ostrava, Faculty of Medicine | Medhead

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic is the prestigious educational institution with the most advanced training center (SIMLEK) in the Czech Republic. The Faculty of Medicine in Ostrava offers a program of General medicine for an affordable price of 11.000€ per academic year as well as affordable living costs. The Faculty has an excellent reputation among hospitals, clinics, and other providers of medical or paramedical care in the region. Medhead is official representative of the University of Ostrava and will host entrance exam in Warsaw (Poland) on 5th of August 2024.

Basic details about the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ostrava

The Faculty of Medicine in Ostrava is the youngest faculty of medicine and was established in 1993. The faculty opened the program of General Medicine in the Czech language in 2010, English program was re-opened in 2023/2024. The Faculty has over 1.700 students in 27 various study programs in the Czech language (e.g. intensive care, community care in midwifery, laboratory diagnostics in health care, protection and promotion of public health, nursing care in surgical fields, nursing care in psychiatry). English program of General Medicine will open its second year in the academic year 2024/2025.

The Faculty operates the largest and most advanced simulation center in the Czech Republic (the machines and models are more modern than those used in some hospitals). The simulation center SIMLEK was opened only recently in December 2022. The building was previously used as a faculty hospital, so the arrangement of the rooms is the same as you can experience in the hospitals. The faculty also organizes preparatory courses for doctors or dentists preparing for attestation (medical specialization) and hosts plenty of conferences or training sessions.

The faculty of medicine also offers an exchange study program Erasmus+ with a network of over 60 collaborating universities abroad (for example Aarhus University, University of Nicosia, Lazarski University, Medical University of Bialystok, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, University of Zaragoza and others).

More details about the Medical University of Ostrava

The University of Ostrava is a public university that was opened on the 29th of September 1991 with three faculties. Nowadays, the university has five faculties in 2023 (Faculty of Social Studies, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Science). The university has 1500 employees, including 932 academic employees. The biggest number of students study at the Faculty of Education (2690) and the Faculty of Medicine (1921), totally there are over 10000 students from countries like Slovakia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom or the USA. The university also offers Psychological counseling for its students.

The University has tens of program collaborating universities, such as the University of Glasgow, the University of Oxford, the University of Portsmouth, Stockholm University, the University of Barcelona, the University of Zaragoza, the University of Malaga, the University of Porto, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, University of Bologna, University of Milan, University of Rome Tor Vergatta, TU Dresden, University of Strasbourg, Tallinn University, Ghent University, University of Salzburg, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and others.

Recognition of the Medical University in Ostrava

The University is enlisted in the World Directory of Medical Schools, which is a joint venture of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). It is also a member of the European University Association (EUA), SGroup – Universities in Europe, NAFSA, NEOLAiA, and others. The University is ranked among the TOP 800-1000 universities worldwide according to QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Global Ranking. The ratio of teachers compared to students is 1:18, which favors close contact between teachers and scholars. The faculty is integrated into the ECTS system, which makes the achieved degree recognized in the whole European Union and many other countries. Medhead is an official representative of the Faculty of Medicine in Ostrava and accepts applications for the 2024/2025 intake.

Program of General Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine in Ostrava

The faculty offers a program in General medicine in the English language with tuition fees of 11.000€ per academic year. The program Dental Medicine is currently running in the Czech language, with a plan of accreditation in English in 2027. The study program of General medicine lasts 6 years (12 semesters) and has a capacity of 50 students. There is a single intake (September intake) open for students from all over the world. Students need to obtain a total of 360 ECTS credit points, the degree is internationally recognized in the European Union as well as in other countries around the world.

Structure of General Medicine Program

The program has a classical structure, where students have theoretical courses in the first and second years of studies (Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Anatomy, Histology, and Physiology). The third year of studies comprises preclinical courses (Pathophysiology, Pathology) and prepares students for the study of clinical courses (Surgery, Internal Medicine). In the fourth and fifth years, students undertake internships at individual clinics and departments. Students spend most of their 6th year in pre-graduation practical training, during which students work at clinics and departments under the supervision of experienced doctors. The university cooperates with all local hospitals where students can go during clinical subjects. Most of the local graduates find employment in the same region.

Admission process and deadlines for submission of application

The admission process is based on the submission of an electronic application with the required documents and payment of the application fee (80€). It is required to submit: a certified copy of their secondary school diploma/certificate, a medical certificate issued by a general practitioner, and passport or ID card. Applicants can apply also without a high school leaving certificate but must submit it by enrollment to studies. Students can choose among various dates for the entrance exam.

Entrance exams have the form of multiple entrance exams from Chemistry, biology, and physics and take place from January to August. Each section has 30 questions (applicants can score a maximum of 3×30 points = 90 points). One must score a minimum of 8 points from Chemistry and Physics section and 10 points from Biology section. but need to score at least 45 points (out of 90) to pass the exam in total. The entrance exam will be organized at the premises of the faculty in Ostrava, as well as by a collaborating agency (in the second case, students must be under the supervision of the agency).

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