Entry requirements

Admission to the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery requires a secondary school diploma, or another qualification obtained abroad, recognised as suitable according to current legislation.

The requirements and procedures for access are regulated at national level by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, by means of laws and annual decrees.
The questions in the admission test cover topics in Logic (deductive, inductive and text comprehension), General Culture, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

Applicants are selected by means of a national ranking list; it is therefore assumed that admitted students have an adequate initial preparation, achieved in their previous studies. In addition to knowledge of a cultural nature useful for attendance in the first year, candidates should possess good human contact and teamwork skills, the ability to analyse and solve problems, the ability to acquire new knowledge and information independently and be able to evaluate it critically (Maastricht, 1999), good attitudes and sound motivational components.

Students who, despite having passed the admission test, score low (threshold set annually) in the basic disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) are enrolled with Additional Training Obligations (OFA). The departmental teaching structure organises supplementary and preparatory teaching activities aimed at the relevant remedial work in the first year of the course; the results achieved in these activities are checked as part of the assessment of the corresponding courses.
Foreign students are required to have an adequate knowledge of Italian, a requirement that is verified prior to the admission test.

Admission procedures

Admission to the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery is planned nationwide by the Ministry of Education, University and Research. The admission test is governed by an annual decree. Aspirants are selected by means of a nationally ranked test, with questions covering topics in Logic and General Culture, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

The annual Ministerial Decree regulating the 'Modalities and contents of the admission tests for single-cycle degree courses with national programmed access' establishes the minimum score for acquiring admission eligibility, both for EU candidates and for non-EU candidates residing abroad. It is therefore assumed that the demonstration of knowledge is fulfilled with admission to the degree course.

In cooperation with the Welcome and Guidance Unit: since 2015, free admission test preparation courses have been organised in the summer.

https://www.unipr.it/notizie/lezioni-gratuite-online-di-preparazione-ai-test-nazionali-0

For students who, despite having passed the admission test, are enrolled with additional training obligations (OFA), preparatory and remedial teaching activities are organised.