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Students choose the Second Faculty for its exceptional research and teaching excellence, because of a proud tradition of friendship and unity among lecturers, students and administrative staff, and the unique student experience that we offer. Our commitment to preparing successful professionals in primary or hospital-based medical care makes our faculty an outstanding choice for your studies.

Research & teaching excellence

At the Second Faculty you benefit from daily contact with internationally renowned scientists as well as research leaders in many medical fields in the Czech Republic. We particularly focus on the research in the fields of human genetics and genomics, childhood oncology and haematology, oncogynaecology, neuroscience and paediatrics. We regularly publish our results in the best international scientific journals. Many of our academic staff and PhD students are laureates of national or international prizes and awards, and our recognised specialists care for national sporting representations. All of this provides you with the very best opportunity of becoming a prominent healthcare professional.

Experience of the largest university hospital in the country

Students spend most of their practical training at Motol University Hospital, the clinical base of the Second Faculty of Medicine and one of the largest and most developed hospitals in Central Europe. Motol University Hospital provides care in all the medical fields for residents of Prague and the whole of the Czech Republic. It is famous for its treatment of distinguished VIP patients, including the Czech President. It has a total number of approximately 2 300 beds, of which 690 are in the Paediatric section, while the adult section has 1 230 beds. Annually, over 70 000 patients are admitted to the hospital, and more than 750 000 outpatients are treated. A total of 3 000 medical staff are employed, including 800 medical doctors. All Paediatric departments are highly specialised, with some medical services being unique in the Czech Republic (Oncology, Haemodialysis, Epileptology, etc.).

Students' practical training also takes place at Na Bulovce Hospital and the Military University Hospital Prague.

Paediatrics – our unique added bonus to standard education

The Second Faculty of Medicine historically continues the Faculty of Paediatrics. Although it provides general medical education and its graduates are successful as internists as well as paediatricians (or specialists in other disciplines), the curriculum has retained a broad scope of Paediatrics. Compared to other faculties, students can become more familiar with paediatric specialisations, such as Neurology, Haematology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Stomatology, among others.

State-of-the-art teaching and learning environment

As a student, you benefit from well-equipped and technically advanced laboratory facilities and sophisticated research instruments. The new building (called ‘Žížala’ – ‘Earthworm’) provides state-of-the-art education and research facilities. All theoretical, preclinical and clinical subjects are taught with substantial use of up-to-date audio-visual and computer techniques.

Excellent facilities & services

We strive to provide you with all the services and supportive staff you need for a great learning and living experience. As students, you have at your disposal lecture rooms with computer facilities allowing access to bibliographical network databases, a library well stocked with foreign-language literature and relaxation areas, a coffee room and student club. Our international students' coordinator is always ready to answer all your questions, to care for your needs and help you to solve everyday student-life problems.

Individual approach and a ‘family’ environment

The Second Faculty is ranked among smaller faculties. The favourable lecturers vs students 1 : 2 ratio (in the English programme) and an individual approach enhance the quality of teaching, enabling students to feel totally at home in the faculty. As an international student, you have the advantage of knowing basically all your colleagues, so you can rely on friendliness and support within the group.

Wide international recognition

The degrees awarded by the Second Faculty of Medicine are fully recognised in all EU countries and in the USA on a federal level. (For information on the licensing process to practise medicine, it is necessary to contact the professional body of the relevant country.)

Global study & training opportunities

As a student of the Second Faculty, you can choose from a wide range of study exchange programmes and internships abroad. You can spend a semester or the whole academic year at some of our partner universities in Europe and around the world; undergo a practical internship at hospitals and medical institutes all over the world (read about our students' experiences); or participate in humanitarian medical missions.

Room for developing one's talents

If you don't like merely attending lectures, but want to prove your talents, you may be allowed to participate in teaching younger fellow students. From your second year, you can be useful as a medical demonstrator in Anatomy and Histology classes, as you are close in age and profession to other students and can understand their problems and needs.

Excellent transport connections

The centre of Prague is reached within 15 minutes by Metro. The Metro station exit leads directly to the entrance of the faculty.

Contented students and successful graduates

According to their own evaluation of the teaching at the Second Faculty of Medicine, students are contented in the long term and graduates perform successfully in Czech and international job markets.

Student life, entertainment & culture

The faculty ensures a pleasant atmosphere and good relationships among its students and staff. Our student societies strive to enhance student life with numerous extracurricular events, classical and popular music concerts, art exhibitions and sporting competitions, including a traditional summer party on a steamer. Freshers' Week at the beginning of the year is an invaluable opportunity to meet your fellow students and get to know Prague as well as the Czech Republic.

Active and original student societies

As a member of some of the student societies, you can actively participate in all these activities. Besides taking part in organising events, you can develop your creativity as a reporter or photographer with Motolák; assist in the management of practical internships abroad with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations Czech Republic (IFMSA); or engage within the international students' community through the Association of International Medical Students (AIMS).

Convenience of electronic documents

For you to avoid unnecessary paperwork, we run many electronic applications including study applications, exam enrolment, evaluation of teaching and electronic teaching resources.

Sport & fitness

As a student, you have the opportunity of participating in a variety of all-year-round sporting courses, as well as summer and winter courses. The modern university sports centre in Hostivař provides excellent facilities for aqua-aerobics, athletics, basketball, floorball, canoeing, swimming, body-building, softball, volleyball, golf, squash and climbing. You can take part in canoeing, skiing and cycling courses and also courses held at the seaside.

Accessible and affordable student halls

Prague is a wonderful place to live and Charles University's student halls of residence are located across the city. The majority of our students stay at Kajetánka Hall, located near Břevnov Monastery and a picturesque park, just eight minutes by bus from the faculty and also within walking distance. Komenského Hall and Hvězda Hall are also popular among international students.

Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Czech

This school also offers:

M.D.

Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

The range of MD of General Medicine at 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague is comparable to other Medical Faculties in the Czech Republic and also abroa ... [+]

Second Faculty of Medicine offers a six-year full-time M.D. study program in General Medicine.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance examination:

The entrance exam will take place on specified dates at the Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Czech Republic. Additionally, it takes place in selected locations abroad.

The entrance examination consists of two parts: A written multiple-choice test and an interview.

1st part:

Applicants take a written multiple-choice test in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Logic (4 x 15 questions) corresponding to standard secondary school curricula. The entrance exam topics and examples of the questions are available on our website. Applicants have 75 minutes to complete the test. Each question is presented with four possible answers. Four points are awarded if all correct answers to the question are selected and all incorrect answers remain unselected. No points are awarded if there is a discrepancy between the final selection and the correct answer. The total number of points that can be acquired for the written test is 240. Completed written tests are marked anonymously.... [-]

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PhD

Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

Biochemistry and pathobiochemistry deals mainly with biochemical and molecular biological problems of biomacromolecules, i.e. proteins and enzymes, lipids and nucleic aci ... [+]

Biochemistry and pathobiochemistry deals mainly with biochemical and molecular biological problems of biomacromolecules, i.e. proteins and enzymes, lipids and nucleic acids, as well as their structural and other important low-molecular substances in nutrient systems.

The aim of the study also clarifies their mutual substance metabolism and their role in the regulation of life processes such as hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors, receptors, antibodies, signal molecules etc. A very important field is also research into biological membranes, membrane transporters, subcellular components, energy transformations, extracellular matrix and the role of the second messengers in cell regulation. The research focused on the role of free radicals in terms of their action as mutagens, on the research of other toxic agents for nucleic acids and biomembranes and on the research of carcinogenesis and atherogenesis. The methodological field requires knowledge of fundamental techniques and separation and functional characterization of biomacromolecules as well as low-molecular biochemical components of cells and body fluids, or molecular biology techniques, or cell and tissue culture cultivation.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mec ... [+]

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behavior of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions.

The main theoretical aim is the formulation of generally valid rules, both at the cellular and organic level, as well as at the human, individual level. The biophysical and engineering methodological approach for solving tasks is supported by high-level knowledge of the biological character. The research takes place at various distinct levels ranging from micro-biomechanics (cellular level) to living macro systems (e.g. biomechanics of humans). It is possible to encounter biomechanic applications in a wide range of sciences and professional activities.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
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4 years
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A graduate can process independently and at the appropriate level topics from the field of biomedical informatics. He/she is able to apply acquired knowledge as a researc ... [+]

A graduate can process independently and at the appropriate level topics from the field of biomedical informatics. He/she is able to apply acquired knowledge as a researcher and a manager in the field of biomedicine and healthcare, e.g. in design and evaluation of healthcare information systems, in the field of telemedicine, decision support systems, knowledge discovery in biomedical databases and in analyses of biomedical data and knowledge by means of statistical methods and methods of artificial intelligence. He/she can be employed in all areas of biomedical research and also in creating an information and knowledge society in healthcare. His/her place can be found in companies dealing with the development and distribution of healthcare systems, production, and distribution of medical equipment and software.... [-]

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The aim of the study is the dynamics, relationships and functional characterization of basic structural components of eukaryotic cells under normal - physiological condit ... [+]

The aim of the study is the dynamics, relationships and functional characterization of basic structural components of eukaryotic cells under normal - physiological conditions and in pathological processes, as well as in their modeling. Furthermore, the general expressions of functional cells such as cell cycle, movement etc., including its regulatory mechanisms. Methodical landmark is vytochemie, in situ hybridization, electron microscopy, image analysis, a biological experiment in vivo and in vitro. This program overlaps with a number of other fields, particularly in molecular biology, biochemistry, and physiology.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Experimental Medicine, the Institute of Molecular Genetics, the Institute of Microbiology and the Institute of Physiology of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.... [-]

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Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

The Study program Experimental surgery is aimed at studying the theoretical foundations of medical disciplines that use surgical procedures in the broadest sense. The top ... [+]

The Study program Experimental surgery is aimed at studying the theoretical foundations of medical disciplines that use surgical procedures in the broadest sense.

The topic of the research is molecular, structural, metabolic and pathophysiological changes of damaged cells, tissues and organs which take place during the development of pathological processes, possibly with their experimental induction, and which are surgically affected. Special attention is paid to issues of reparations and healing of various tissue structures.

These processes will be explored in genetical, immunological and endocrinological context. Based on the above specialization, experimental surgery will be established topics for graduate studies in various medical fields (disciplines - surgery, orthopedics, urology, plastic surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, otorhinolaryngology). Specific topics in various specializations will be determined by the supervisor always combined clinical and theoretical work.... [-]

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Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

Functionally defined discipline that studies regulatory functions of organs in response and adaptation of specific systems of the organism to changes in the external and ... [+]

Functionally defined discipline that studies regulatory functions of organs in response and adaptation of specific systems of the organism to changes in the external and internal environment in normal and pathological states. There is dominance of transition from studies of indirect manifestations of certain functions to studies of their own functional and regulatory mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level in order to use the acquired knowledge for the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of human diseases.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2019. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee by 30 April 2019 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2019 Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen. ... [-]
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October 2019
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Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

The doctoral (Ph.D.) degree program entitled "Imaging Methods in Medicine" covers various qualitative and quantitative methods of image analysis in biology and medicine. ... [+]

The doctoral (Ph.D.) degree program entitled "Imaging Methods in Medicine" covers various qualitative and quantitative methods of image analysis in biology and medicine. Research and the development of new imaging techniques and procedures, as well as the analysis, processing, and interpretation of data, are also emphasized. The degree program is closely related to molecular biology, molecular imaging, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology and many other fundamental and clinical fields of biomedicine. The standard length of study is three (3) years.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2019. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee by 30 April 2019 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2019 Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
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3 years
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The study program investigates the mechanisms of immune responses at the cellular and molecular level, under normal and pathological conditions. The study program is carr ... [+]

The study program investigates the mechanisms of immune responses at the cellular and molecular level, under normal and pathological conditions.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2019. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee by 30 April 2019 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2019 Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
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4 years
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Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

The program of doctoral studies in kinesiology and rehabilitation is based mainly on Master's degree in medicine, physiotherapy, ergotherapy and other master’s or enginee ... [+]

Kinesiology deals with human motion, its control and motorial learning in relation to the biomechanical parameters of the locomotor apparatus. Rehabilitation relates to this knowledge in order to restore or improve locomotor functions when a diseases disorder, injuries or congenital defects appear.

The program of doctoral studies in kinesiology and rehabilitation is based mainly on Master's degree in medicine, physiotherapy, ergotherapy and other master’s or engineering disciplines. Their scientific knowledge is used in rehabilitation (eg biomedical and clinical technology, biomedical engineering, prosthetics, biocybernetics, robotics, and information technology). The proposed doctoral study program focuses on the objectification of physiological parameters of human motorial disorders, identify the causes of movement disorders and the possibility of therapeutic intervention.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
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Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

The subject of the study program within the concept of the complex biomedical fields is the issue of physical processes in a living organism, the influence of physical fa ... [+]

The subject of the study program within the concept of the complex biomedical fields is the issue of physical processes in a living organism, the influence of physical factors on living organisms and the use of modern physical methods in biomedical fields. Biophysics as an interdisciplinary field offers doctoral (Ph.D.) study to university graduates of various specializations (medicine, natural sciences, mathematics, physics, etc.).

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2019. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee by 30 April 2019 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2019 Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
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4 years
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Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

Studies are focused on the knowledge of the biological processes occurring in the microorganisms at the molecular, cellular and ecosystems level of organizations. Graduat ... [+]

Studies are focused on the knowledge of the biological processes occurring in the microorganisms at the molecular, cellular and ecosystems level of organizations. Graduates are accomplished in the skill of independent research and scientific work in microbiology.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2019. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee by 30 April 2019 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2019 Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
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4 years
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Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

Homologous and heterogeneous gene expression and its regulation, gene manipulation industrial strain of microorganisms, the degree of ribosomal biosynthesis of proteins. ... [+]

Homologous and heterogeneous gene expression and its regulation, gene manipulation industrial strain of microorganisms, the degree of ribosomal biosynthesis of proteins. Influence of application spheres of medicine (hereditary and infectious diseases, vaccines, new drugs), agriculture (transgenic organisms, and plant and animal breeding), ecology and biotechnology.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2019. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee by 30 April 2019 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2019 Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
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4 years
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Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

Neuroscience occupies a special position in the system of scientific fields due to the high specificity of functional neural tissue that significantly differs from other ... [+]

Neuroscience occupies a special position in the system of scientific fields due to the high specificity of functional neural tissue that significantly differs from other tissues in almost all observable parameters at all levels. Added to this are the enormous heterogeneity in functional neuronal population and the fact that one of the cardinal functional manifestations of the outer world is a reflection of mental activity. Neuroscience brings together a range of sub-disciplines as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.... [-]

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October 2019
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4 years
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Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine

Pharmacology and Toxicology are research topics that investigate the mechanisms of interaction of substances and medicaments with biological systems and tracking their po ... [+]

Pharmacology and Toxicology are research topics that investigate the mechanisms of interaction of substances and medicaments with biological systems and tracking their positive and negative consequences for the organism. The final goal is to use this knowledge in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human and animal diseases. Research subject encompasses the study of both processes from the molecular level to affect the entire body and also research into clinical practice in patients.

The determination of the latest research methods allow for interdisciplinary research at the receptor level, messenger systems and transmission of genetic information. Created new disciplines such as pharmaco-biochemistry, pharmaco-genetics, pharmaco-economy and others.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
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4 years
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The study program investigates the mechanisms of interaction of chemical, physical and biological factors of the living and the working environments of the organism. It i ... [+]

The study program investigates the mechanisms of interaction of chemical, physical and biological factors of the living and the working environments of the organism. It integrates methodological approaches especially in the area of toxicology, molecular biology, and immunology. It is the theoretical basis for preventive medicine fields, ie. hygiene, and epidemiology.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2019. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee by 30 April 2019 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2019 Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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About the Second Faculty of Medicine

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Charles University in Prague
2nd Faculty of Medicine
V Úvalu 84
150 06 Praha 5 - Motol

Prague, Prague, CZ
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