Second Faculty of Medicine Charles University in Prague
The 2nd Faculty of Medicine (2nd Medical School) of Charles University in Prague offers various medical program in Czech, but also 6 year medical program in English. The second faculty has taken on the history of Charles University in Prague, which was established in 1348, and continues the nearly fifty-year-old tradition of the former Faculty of Paediatrics of this University. It offers both pregraduate and postgraduate education to students, doctors and other professional staff working in all fields of medicine.
M.D. degree study program in english
Second Faculty of medicine Charles University in Prague offers 6 year M.D. program in English. Theoretical and preclinical disciplines are taught in the first to third years. Clinical disciplines (in the third to sixth years), are organized in the form of blocks and concentrated at the Teaching Hospital in Motol, which is one of the most developed and largest hospitals in Europe, providing total health care for both adult and paediatric patients. Students get contact with patients already from the 1st year. The study program of subsequent years also includes practical training in special health institutes both in Prague and other cities. Courses in all disciplines finish with credits and/or examinations.
The students take the final state exams in the following subjects: Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Public Health.
All the theoretical, preclinical and clinical subjects are taught with the substantial use of audiovisual aids and computer equipment. Special attention is paid to teaching basic clinical and communication skills in connection with common clinical practice. During their studies students must prove their ability in independent scientific research. Students receive practical training in nursing care (second year) and in internal medicine, surgery, gynaecology and obstetrics and paediatrics (fourth to sixth years). Students can apply for grants and spend their placements in renowned international clinical institutes via the framework of mutual cooperation between universities or using the IFMSA programs.
There is also the possibility of spending a term or more studying in UK, Germany, Japan and other countries, following an individual study program. The 2nd Faculty of Medicine's students have the chance to gain and enhance knowledge in subjects and fields they are particularly interested in by attending optional subjects and specialised courses. Specialization in particular medical disciplines is offered in the form of postgraduate courses.
The course in General Medicine provided at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine is exclusively a full-time course, taking six years. The standard course is completed after passing the state final exams, and culminates in a graduation ceremony in Charles University's Great Hall, where graduates are granted the degree ‘Doctor of Medicine’ - abbreviated as ‘MUDr.’
Language of instruction for international students
The medical course for international students is conducted in English. English is also mostly sufficient for communication in everyday life. However, students do need to study Czech so that they can communicate with Czech patients and medical staff during their practical courses in the hospital departments. Basic Czech is therefore required in the fourth to sixth years.
Tuition fees for medical program in English
Annual tuition fees for medical program at Second faculty of medicine Charles University in Prague are fixed in CZK are paid at beginning of each academic year.
- 1st year: 270 000 CZK (approx. 9 860 €) paid till 31 Oct.;
- 2nd - 6th year*: 300 000 CZK (approx.10 950 €) paid till 31 Oct.;
The Tuition fee (in the second to sixth years) for the best students could be reduced taking in account on the excellence of student.
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