Studying in the Czech Republic: General Medicine
The demand for healthcare professionals is high everywhere in the world. The medical profession is one of society’s most valuable assets, so it comes as no surprise that medical degrees are long, all-consuming and certainly one of the most challenging career paths possible. However, the hard work pays off when you are making an impact on the world.
Medicine is a broad field, there are tons of specializations you can choose from for your career. You can choose to work in hospitals or other healthcare facilities, research labs, or be part of the medical department in other professional fields. There are Medicine graduates who manage health care costs in economic sectors or contribute to the legal work intended to verify medical errors and defend patients’ rights.
General medicine is one of the most challenging, but one of the most demanded majors at Czech universities. In fact, the fields of medicine and pharmaceutical studies count among the most popular among international students who come study in the Czech Republic. If you’re one of them, check out these degree programmes in English:
Master’s Degree in General Medicine at Charles University’s First Faculty of Medicine
A 6-year program leading to the Master degree MUDr. – “Medicinae Universae Doctor” = Doctor of General Medicine. Graduates from this programme are physicians with a comprehensive education in general medicine and a thorough theoretical background. They are capable of both scientific and practical work, are educated in communication and are trained to provide basic medical care for adult population, in paediatry and in hygiene, public health and epidemiology. They are prepared to acquire new findings and to specialize in any field of medicine and/or take positions in the health care system. They have learned about the ethical, legal and moral principles of medical profession.
Maximum number of accepted students: 150
Tuition: 360 000 CZK / year
Master’s Degree in General Medicine at Charles University’s Second Faculty of Medicine
The Second Faculty of Medicine is an outstanding choice for your medical studies thanks to its educational tradition, along with academic excellence and its commitment to prepare students for a successful career in primary care or subsequent fellowship training, make. Graduates are awarded the degree ‘Doctor of General Medicine’ (MUDr.) after 6 years of studying.
Maximum number of accepted students: 90
Tuition: 330 000 CZK / year
Master’s Degree in General Medicine at Charles University’s Third Faculty of Medicine
The standard duration of study is six years. The form of study is full-time only. Graduates of the programme receive a complete medical education and are awarded the title MUDr. (M.D.) after successful completion of studies, entitling them to apply for positions in all M.D. specialization fields.
Maximum number of accepted students: 90
Tuition: 330 000 CZK / year
This six-year full-time Master’s study programme is designed to prepare students for the medical profession. By completing their studies, students earn the MUDr. (Doctor of General Medicine) degree. The programme is designed for graduates of secondary schools completed with a school-leaving examination. In the course of the first two years, the curriculum includes primarily theoretical courses (Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Anatomy, Histology, and Physiology). To be able to complete these courses, students need excellent knowledge of science subjects at grammar school level. The classes consist of lectures, laboratory practicals, and seminars.
Master’s Degree in General Medicine at Palacký University Olomouc
The curriculum of the study programme is identical to the one pursued by Czech medical students, apart from being taught in English. It conforms to the European Union standards. The six-year General Medicine programme has also been accredited by the USA, Canada and Malaysia, to name only those countries most students come from. During the first three years of the programme, students have compulsory classes in the Czech language. A good grasp of Czech is required for communication with patients and with colleagues in the wards, such as nurses, who may speak only Czech. The teaching method is traditional and most medical schools in Central Europe are conducted the same way. This study programme is using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), thus allowing the students to spend part of their studies abroad at our partner universities in Europe.
The first four semesters of the General Medicine study program encompass mostly theoretical subjects (anatomy, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, histology, physiology). Preclinical subjects (pathology, microbiology, pharmacology) are taught in semesters 5-7. Instruction in clinical subjects begins in the following semesters (internal medicine,surgery, pediatrics, obstetric and gynecology, neurology) together with subjects connected with public health care (social medicine, medical law). The whole sixth year is devoted to bedside training in internal medicine, surgery, gynaecology and obstetrics. The study is concluded with final state examinations in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, preventive medicine and pediatrics. Find out more.
Master’s Degree in General Medicine at Charles University’s Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen
The Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen offers courses in General Medicine (six years) in both Czech and in English languages. For medical students, the first two years of study are devoted to theoretical disciplines, such as Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Biophysics, Biochemistry and Physiology. During the third and fourth years, pre-clinical subjects, such as Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology and Pharmacology are studied. Bed-side teaching is also introduced in the third year. The last two years of study are fully devoted to clinical subjects.
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Maximum number of accepted students: 85
Tuition: 300 000 CZK / year
Master’s Degree in General Medicine at Charles University’s Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové
Graduates of the General Medicine study programme completed complex education in all theoretical and clinical medical disciplines for obtaining knowledge and manual skills enabling their future successful practicing of general medicine or any further specialization. Main aims of their curriculum were oriented towards providing ample theoretical background for understanding causes and development of diseases as well as possibilities of their prevention, mastering of principles and interpretation of modern diagnostic methods and of rational effective therapy. Graduates earned basic clinical experience at clinical departments and a lot of attention during education was paid also to moral, ethical and legal aspects of their future medical practice.
Maximum number of accepted students: 105
Tuition: 310 000 CZK / year