Doctor of General Medicine Palacky University
We offer modern, practically oriented, internationally accredited courses in General Medicine. Our graduates are fully competitive physicians, scoring high in USMLE tests and securing jobs all over the world from the USA to Japan.
The curriculum of the study programme General Medicine is identical to the one pursued by Czech medical students, apart from being taught in English. They both conform to the European Union standards. Moreover, General Medicine programme has recently received the accreditation from the Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), which confirms the high quality and European standards of medical studies in Olomouc as well as meeting the WFME Standards of Basic Medical Education.
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 first four semesters of the General Medicine study programme mainly cover theoretical subjects (Anatomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Histology, Physiology). Preclinical subjects (Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology) are taught in semesters 5-7. Clinical subjects are introduced in the following semesters (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neurology) together with subjects associated 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 programme concludes in the 11th and 12th semesters with final state examinations in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Preventive Medicine.
Degree and accreditation
At the graduation ceremony, the graduates in General Medicine are awarded the degree Doctor of General Medicine (Medicinae Universae Doctor, abbreviated as MUDr., equivalent to M.D.).
Graduates who are EU citizens may then practice medicine within all countries of the European Economic Area. Graduates who are not EU citizens practice worldwide in countries where our Faculty is recognized.