The First Faculty of Medicine
Charles University Medical School
Charles University was Founded in the 14th century .
As one of the four original faculties of the university, Charles Medical School is one of the most prestigious medical faculties in Czech Republic. Moreover, it is one of the leading medical institutions in Europe.
To this day, there are more than 3,500 medical students on campus.
The academic team is build of over 650 professionals.
How is it to study a medical degree at Charles University?
When going for a medical degree at Charles University, you’re attending a TOP 1% medical school in the WORLD.
Charles, like no other medical schools known to us, will also allow you to study (when joining the international programmes) 3 years in Prague (your pre-clinical years) and the last 3 years (the clinical years) can be done back home or in a different country of your choice.
It is important to clarify that the 3+3 programme (as Charles University calls it) is an initiative from the school and it has no relation with your home country or any other country. This is because for the clinical rotations which is the last part of your degree, you are allowed by the school to be away, and it is up to the different affiliated hospitals to welcome you to do the rotations with them for a given time.
Having said this, as a medical student, you should always stay connected with your favourite hospitals at home or where you wish to do rotations to be able to arrange a possibility to be accepted when the moment comes.
Please note that rotations may be sometimes of a few weeks or months depending on the hospital that accepted your integration for the last 3 years of your degree.
If you are accepted at one hospital for a given time that is shorter than your 3 years, then you simply look for another hospital once your period is over where you are.
A Very Affordable Option with Charles University
When studying at an international programme, your study costs will be quiet a significant investment. We call it an investment because it is what they are; you will become a very prestigious medical doctor from Charles University and like so, your salary and job opportunities should reflect that, however, investing thousands of euros in your medical degree may not be for everyone and that’s why there is another option as well.
Charles University, in coordination and full cooperation with King Charles Medical College have arranged a Medical Foundation Year Course
that will allow you to prepare in ENGLISH for a medical degree at Charles, and at the same time receive more than 1,500 hours of training in the Czech language for the degree to come. This will give you the option to apply for a medical degree in Czech (the local programmes) and thus, your degree will have ZERO TUITION FEES.
If you choose this option, and you are accepted to start a medical degree in Czech, then for a 7-year medical degree (one year foundation and six-year degree) you would have paid HALF of what the cheapest medical degree in Europe could cost you.
All you need to know about The First Faculty of Medicine
A College/ University Degree in full and to successfully pass the entrance examinations.
A complete secondary school diploma from any country and to successfully pass the entrance examinations.
Exam subjects are: Biology, Chemistry, Physiology and Physics.