Faculty of Medicine in Olomouc is part of Palacky university. Palacky University was established in 1573 and is the oldest university in Moravia and second-oldest university in Czech Republic. University in situated in relatively small town, Olomouc, which has 100.000 inhabitants and 25.000 university students. It has 8 faculties in total and around 1850 academical employees. Latin name of University is Universitas Palackiana Olomucencis.
History: Teaching of medicine was started at Philosophical faculty back in 1753, in 1782 Faculty was separated and created as independent institutions. At beginning of 19th century, number of medical students was the highest in Autriand lands (after Graz). Faculty was closed on 1873 and re-open in 1946.
Present: Currently, there are 540 teachers, 1750 pregraduate students, 400 postgraduate students and 200 students in the English language. International students may apply to programmes taught in English language – General medicine, which is awarded with the degree of MUDr. (Medicinae Universae Doctor) and Dental medicine, which is awarded with the degree of MDDr. (Medicinae Dentium Doctor)
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is active in theoretical and clinical fields of expertise. Main research areas are following: allergies, immue-pathological processes, diagnosis and treathments of tumor, molecular disorder of sacharide and lipid metabolism and inborn developmental defects and hereditary diseases.
Degree is internationally recognized, which means that graduates may work in European Union without restrictions. Degree also enables its holder to practice medicine in other countries, where the degree is recognised and apply for locally required licensing examination.
Olomouc is city with 100.000 situated in Moravia, whereas there are around 25.000 students currently living in the city.
In the USA, the Faculty was approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs and is listed in the Directory of Postsecondary Institutions published by the U.S. Department of Education. In Canada, the Faculty is approved in a similar way as in the U.S. by the Canadian Ministry of Education and Training and is listed under the code QUSF – Canadian Student Loans Programmes.
Programme of The Dental medicine is pregraduate 5 years study programme in 10 semestes. It combines education in General medicine with special focus on theoretical and practical dentisty.
ame as General medicine, the first 4 semesters contains theoretical subjects – Anatomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Histology and Physiology. Preclinical subjects (Pathology, Microbiology, Introduction to Internal medicine, Surgery) are taught in 5th and 6th semester. In upcoming semesters, there clinical subjects taught (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology), as well as subjects in public health care (Social Medicine, Medical Law).
Studies of Dental medicine end after 10th semester with final examinations from Operative Dentistry, Orthodontics and Oral Surgery.
Graduates are awarded with degree of MDDr. (Doctor of Dental medicine).
Tuition fees for program of Dental medicine is 11.800€.
– there is a need to submit a certificate from high/secondary school or college graduation (UK students must pass A-levels in 3 subjects), other students must complete secondary education
– entrance examination taken in Chemisty, Biology and Physics or mathematics (corresponds to British A-levels)
– Non-English speakers: at least B2 level English certificate (Cambridge Exam FCE, IELTS with minumum result of 6, TOEFL with minimum result of 87). If he/she does not have it, than it must take language test on the day of entrance examination.
– sucessful interview with the Board of Admission to evaluate personality and motivation of applicant.