Training Program at Medical School of Chieti, Italy

Miscia, Sebastiano; Innocenti, Paolo; Costantini, Marco; Costantini, Antonio; Barbara, Anna; Di Ilio, Carmine
June 2006
Croatian Medical Journal;2006, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p485
Academic Journal
We describe the changes in medical training program offered at the G. D'Annunzio University Medical School in Chieti-Pescara, Italy, which took place over the last decade. The new curriculum differs from the previous one in several important aspects, including limited number of students admitted to school depending on the estimated needs for physicians, obligatory class attendance, student attendance in preclinical laboratories, formative credits as a measure of student activity, and elective subjects. Furthermore, all medical graduates are allowed to take the State exam to obtain the licence to practice, which was not the case previously. As a result of these major changes, a higher number of students graduates in due time. The changes made in the medical education curriculum in Italy have enabled Italian medical graduates to work in European Community Hospitals, because their medical degree is recognized in other EU countries. The main motif that drives the Medical School in Chieti-Pescara is the achievement of high quality in medical education and biomedical research by creating as strong a relationship between education and research as possible.


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