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Faculty of Medicine in Bratislava

The Faculty of Medicine, CU in Bratislava was established in 1919 as the first professional school of former Czechoslovak State University (later Comenius University). It owes development and honor to many Czech physicians who were also the first heads of departments and institutes. They did not only build particular medical branches but also prepared the first generation of Slovak physicians and formed favorable conditions for improvement of health care in Slovakia.

The main aim of FMCU is pedagogical and educational process, scientific and research activities and curative and preventive treatment. At the beginning of its existence students were trained in so called clinical subjects and later in theoretical subjects. FMCU prepared over 17.000 physicians who are either from Slovakia, or from other European states, Asia, Africa and America as well. Demanding aims of the Faculty are provided by institutes, hospitals, special facilities with close cooperation with teaching hospitals and further health-service institutions.

The main task of the Faculty is undergraduate education of students where they gain general medical knowledge and which takes 6 years. The graduates can continue in their research in postgraduate training in an appropriate department leading to the award of PhD degree.

Since 1990 the Bratislava Association of Medical Students has been working at the Faculty in the field of international cooperation and scientific information. EuroTransMed satellite equipment has been available since 1995 at the Faculty. It has been of great importance for medical education of both medical students and physicians.

Professional medical journal Bratislavské lekárske listy is also an important source of information and stimuli for scientific, clinical, and experimental research. The first issue was published in 1921. Abstracts from the journal form a part of information system Medline (Index Medicos and computer network Internet/Logos).

Courses of General Medicine and Dentistry are held in 56 theoretical and clinical institutes and departments.

There are two study branches at the Faculty of Medicine in Bratislava:

General Medicine and Dentistry

The standard course of study lasts six years (12 semesters). Each academic year starts in September and lasts till the end of August of the following year. The academic year is divided into two semesters, winter and summer semester.

After passing the state examination the graduate is conferred the degree MUDr. - Medicinae universae doctor (Doctor of Medicine).

Since the academic year 2001/2002 the credit system has been introduced from the first year of study at our faculty. This credit system is compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

The tuition-fee for one academic year for General medicine is 9.000 EUR and for Dentistry 10 000 EUR.

Entrance Examination:

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Certificate about vaccination against hepatitis B
  • Curriculum vitae (Resume)
  • Birth Certificate - notary authorized translation into Slovak language
  • photocopy of the passport
  • 3 passport size photos
  • Secondary School Certificate - notary authorized translation into Slovak language

Procedure of the validation:

The Secondary School Certificate must be validated by Slovak authorities (Decree of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic No. 207/1993). The student is obliged to submit the request of validation of the Secondary School Certificate in written form to the Regional Office in Bratislava, branch of education and culture (Krajský úrad v Bratislave, odbor školstva a kultúry, Teplická 4, 831 02 Bratislava).

The following documents must be enclosed to the request:

By notary verified copy of the original Secondary School Certificate from foreign school by notary verified copy of the translation into Slovak language the standpoint of the Centre for equivalence of credentials (Ústav informácií a prognóz školstva, mládeže a telovýchovy, Stredisko pre ekvivalenciu dokladov o vzdelaní, Staré Grunty 52, Mlynská dolina, Bratislava).

Signatures and seals on the original documents must be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a notary’s office of the state where the documents were issued and the seal of the representative of the Slovak Republic abroad in this state must be added / or APOSTILLE stamp according to the Hague Convention of 5th Oct. 1961.

Applicants whose Secondary school education is not equivalent to the Slovak one must complete 1-year preparatory course at the Institute of foreign language and academic preparation for foreign students of Comenius University.

Entrance Examination is taken in: Chemistry and Biology (multiple-choice tests)

Criteria of admission:

completed secondary school education, validated Secondary School Certificate, successfully passed entrance examination.

 

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