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.
General medicine is pregraduate 6 years study programme in 12 semesters.
There are following subjects taught in the first 4 semesters of study: anatomy, biology, biochemistry, histology and physiology. In 5th to 7th semester, there are Pathology, microbiology, Introduction to Internal Medicine and Surgery taught. After that, instruction to clinical subjects are on curriculum (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obsterics and Gynecology, Neurology), together with public health care related subjects (Social Medicine, Medical Law). Students of General medicine can also take subjects like Medical Ethics, Latin and others.
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry closely cooperates with the Faculty Hospital, where 1396 beds for patients are situated. There are final examination in 11th and 12th semester with state examination in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Public Health and Pediatrics.
After graduation, degree of MUDr. (Doctor of General Medicine is awarded to students). Degree MUDr. is an equivalent of M.D. Tuition fee for study program is 10 000€ per year.
There are around 50 students admitted in English programmes, which makes it to 300 students in total. Totally, there were around students from 15 countries who graduated at Faculty of medicine in Olomouc.
Tuition fees is 10.000€ for General Medicine
It is recommended to have budget of at least of 350€ per month. Costs such as books, copying etc are not included.
– 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.
Transfers are possible, but there are only few places available to transfer students.