General Information – First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague
Medicine: Since 1992, lectures have been held not only in Czech, but also in English. That makes Prague a good alternative for students who wish to study Medicine and who would otherwise have to wait for a long time. The duration of the studies at the Charles University is six years.
The first two years are devoted to preclinical subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology or Biochemistry, as well as to medical terminology. In addition, there are also a Czech language course and a sports course. The theoretical education and the preclinical training take place primarily in Prague. The basic principles are taught in lectures, and acquired knowledge is consolidated with the help of seminars and exercises. In the following academic years, the clinical areas are predominant. The clinical training takes place in the different faculties of the hospital at Charles University. German-speaking students who are interested may finish their education in the clinical subjects, from the 4th academic year, mainly at the Klinikum Chemnitz.
Awarded title: Master degree MUDr. – “Medicinae Universae Doctor” (M.D.) = Doctor of General Medicine
Dentistry: Apart from the English-speaking programme in Medicine, the Charles University in Prague also offers a programme in Dentistry. The regular course of studies lasts for 10 semesters. In order to study Dentistry at the Charles University in Prague, you have to pass the same entrance examination as the candidates applying for a study place in Medicine.
Awarded title: Master degree MDDr. – “Medicinae Dentalis Doctor” = Doctor of Dental Medicine
Prague is a metropolis with more than one thousand years of history. At the same time, Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. With its more than 1.25 million inhabitants, Prague is the cultural and economic centre in the country, as well as its political headquarters. Prague is a European transport junction and has a big international airport. You can reach it from many different cities.
In order to be able to matriculate at the First Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague, you need to pass an entrance exam. This test is made up of multiple-choice questions concerned with the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Once you finish, there will be a short interview. MSA provides its candidates with varied, comprehensive learning material.
When will the next MSA entrance examination for the First Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University take place? You will find the dates here: Dates
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The degrees are fully recognised in the EU. The degrees are also recognised in the majority of other countries as well. Students who are not from the EU should contact the responsible authorities in their respective home countries so as to know whether some parts of the degree are recognised. They may also inquire whether the whole degree is recognised in order to be able to practise the profession.
The Faculty is listed publicly in the World Directory of Medical Schools by the WHO (7th edition, 2000, page 105).The Faculty is also listed in the Directory of Postsecondary Institutions, published by the Department of Education of the USA.
The First Faculty of Medicine qualified to participate in the programmes Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) and the Federal Student Financial Assistance (Title 4, HEA Programme) of the USA. The First Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague also participates in the Federal Family Education Loan Stafford Program (OPE ID Number G33004).