There are many prestigious faculties to study medicine and dentistry in the Czech republic. The Czech universities grants internationally recognized certificates.
Leading Medicine Universities in Czech
The University of Prague has the oldest faculty of medicine in Europe. All its facilities are located inside the historical buildings in the center of Prague, near Karlovo Namesti, I.P.Pavlova and Albertov. The university hospital is located inside the university campus and covers a number of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and research facilities that include the latest techniques in the field of medicine.
The faculty offers a high-standard education by a teaching staff of more than 100 professors and over 700 assistant professors. Instructions are given in the lectures, while the practical lessons are taught in the labs and scientific seminars.
Masaryk University in Brno is the second-largest university in the Czech republic. It also offers programs in the same fields in English.
The other universities that offer the study of medicine in the Czech republic in English are Palacky University, Pilsen University, and the University of Hradec Králové.
Check our articles and learn more about the top universities in Czech.
Why Study Medicine and Dentistry in Czech
The higher tuition fees and competitive admission requirements in other countries make the students, who dream to be doctors, checking the high-quality English programs offered by the Czech republic. Prague is the land of one of the oldest universities in Europe. It offers medicine programs in English amid a cultural and historical environment.
General Medicine and Dentistry
Most of the Czech medicine universities teach the following programs:
General medicine: it is a 6-year program. It grants a diploma degree in Medicinae Universal Doctor (MUDr), which is equivalent to Doctor of Medicine.
Dentistry: it is a 5-year program. It grants a diploma degree in Medicinae Dentium Doctor (MDDr), which is to Doctor of Dentistry.
The graduates of the medicine and dentistry programs can start working as doctors or resume their specialization in the country.
Moreover, the universities offer a 5-year pharmacy program in English, in addition to other programs in the Czech language. They offer other programs as well, such as the bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s in optometry, which are also in English.
Academic Year and Admission Requirements
The academic year consists of two semesters; each one ends with an exam. The winter semester starts by the end of September and lasts for 15 weeks. The semester is suspended during the new year holidays, which are followed by a 4-week exam period.
The summer semester lasts for 15 weeks and ends by exams and summer vacation.
Starting from the second year, the universities include summer training in the curricula of the clinical departments.
Entrance Examination and Registration
To start studying medicine in Czech, you need to complete secondary education (with a good grade in biology, chemistry, and physics). Moreover, Students have to master the English language, which may be proved through Skype. The entrance examination is mostly followed by an interview, but not in all the universities.
For more info, check our article how to enroll in a Czech university.
The examination consists of multiple-choice questions in biology, chemistry, and physics. The examination’s level is the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level (GCE A ’Level). The participants are provided with detailed materials to prepare for the exam.
Registration date: the deadline for submitting the requirements differs according to each faculty. The earliest is in May. Most of the faculties require submitting the application via the internet, then sending the paper copies after getting prior approval on paying the fees of file processing.
The annual tuition fees of the general medicine diploma reach CZK 360,000, and it costs the same per the academic year for the dentistry diploma as well.
Moreover, you will need to pay the fees fully in advance, before the beginning of the year.
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