Overview of the Medical Degree

Our program aims to educate medical students and provide health professionals with the highest scientific standards. We prioritize conducting high-quality research in collaboration with both Greek and international research centers. Students in our program have the opportunity to participate in various research programs and gain hands-on experience in Laboratories and Medical Departments. We prioritize the dissemination of ethical values governing medical practice, ensuring that our students and young medical doctors acquire the scientific knowledge necessary to diagnose and effectively manage health problems.

Educational objectives

The graduates of the Medical Degree English Program should have acquired

i. necessary knowledge of basic sciences
ii. basic clinical skills of Medicine.
iii. critical thinking and ability to combine their knowledge
in order to prevent, diagnose and treat the most common
diseases / illnesses of the population.

iv. the ability to communicate effectively with patients and their relatives as well as healthcare staff, with the aim of optimally addressing patients' problems and promoting public health.
v. ethics, high sense of responsibility, professionalism and dedication to the patients who have to serve.

Our goal is also to instill in our students a love for research, an interest in teaching younger colleagues, the ability to reflect and self-critique, and an effort to continue their education and improve their skills in the future exercise of their function.





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Credits - ECTS​

Overview of the Medical Degree English Program

Credits - ECTS​​

Undergraduate and postgraduate programs of higher education institutions are organized on the basis of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS, which is a system for describing the curricula of higher education institutions.

Credits express the workload required to complete the goals of an academic program by each student. The workload includes the time required to complete all the planned learning activities, within an academic curriculum, such as attending lectures, seminars, independent study, homework preparation, internships, exams, preparation of the dissertation.
The workload for each full-time student during an academic year is estimated at sixty (60) credits and thirty (30) credits per semester.

To obtain the Degree of Medicine a student of Medical Degree English Program must successfully complete 360 ECTS. ​


Curriculum structure

The curriculum of the Medical Degree English Program contains the titles of the compulsory/obligatory core and elective courses, their content, the semester hours of teaching work, the number of teaching units corresponding to them and the time sequence of the courses. For all the courses of the curriculum, the faculty member that has the responsibility of teaching them is determined. The syllabus describes the content of each course and details of how it is taught.
Each academic year is divided into teaching periods called semesters, the winter and spring semesters. The courses of the study program are divided into twelve independent semesters of study. During the winter semester of each academic year, the courses are taught which fall into the 1st , 3rd , 5th , 7th , 9th and 11th semesters . During the spring semester the courses are taught in the semesters 2nd , 4th , 6th , 8th, 10th and 12th .
The courses of the of the Medical Degree English Program can be functionally divided into three parts, although the curriculum encourages the cross-sectoral and vertical interaction of all subjects: In the preclinical part: (indicative from the 1st to the 5th semester of Studies), during which courses of Basic Sciences, Morphology of the human body, Social Medical Sciences, Laboratory Medicine and other courses that prepare the student for the clinical part of the program are taught.
In the clinical part: (indicatively from the 6th to the 10th semester of Studies), during which the diseases of the human body are taught (etiology, pathogenesis, natural history, diagnosis and treatment), as well as the methods of their prevention. The training takes place to a significant extent in clinics and clinical laboratories.
In the Clinical Training (practice) of the last two semesters of Studies.

Analytical description of curriculum

Compulsory Courses per semester

Clinical Training in the 6th year

Start of clinical training for the 6th-year students, first Monday of August. End of clinical training, first Friday of June. Duration of clinical training: forty-four (44) weeks. The distribution of weeks is as follows
Total Clinical Practice (weeks)
14 (11 + 3) *
11 (8 + 3)**
Obstetrics Gynecology
* The three (3) weeks of Clinical Training in Pathology include one week of mandatory training in Pulmonology and two (2) weeks of mandatory weekly training, after selection in the following clinics: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology, Neurology Dermatological, Cardiac. ** The three (3) weeks of Clinical Training in Surgery include mandatory weekly exercise, after selection in the following clinics: Urology, Orthopedics, Vascular surgery, Cardio-Thoracic surgery, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology.

Medical Degree

(Ptychion Iatrikes)

Upon successful completion, the students receive the Medical Degree (Ptychion Iatrikes), which is in accordance with the EU Directive 2005/36/E and gives them access to postgraduate studies (Masters), Doctorate in Medical Science (Doctorate
Diplomas) and a licence to practice the medical profession in the Public and Private Sector within European Union.

medical degree certification
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