International mobility for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Medicine 

The University of Patras / School of Medicine participates in various bilateral academic agreements that aim to promote research and teaching exchanges through mobility of students and staff. The opportunities are offered mainly through the Erasmus+ program, however several mobility opportunities through ad hoc agreements with institutions in the USA are also available. 
The School of Medicine has the following active bilateral agreements under the Erasmus+_logo.pngprogram: 

Austria:

  • Erasmus+ code: A WIEN 64: Medical University of Wien, Austria, for all study cycles; i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 3 incoming students, 3 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

Bulgaria:

  • Erasmus+ code: BG PLOVDIV 02: University Plovdiv, Bulgaria, for all study cycles; i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 2 incoming students, 2 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

Cyprus:

  • Erasmus+ code: CY NICOSIA01: University of Cyprus, for undergraduate studies (study cycle 1). 3 incoming and 3 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

France:

  • Erasmus+ code: F BREST 01: University de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, for postgraduate and doctorate studies. 3 incoming students, 3 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: F STRASBO 48: Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, for undergraduate studies. 2 incoming students, 2 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: F PARIS011: Universite Paris Sud, for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 2 incoming students for study cycles 1 and 2 (1 for every study cycle). 1 incoming student for study cycle 3. 2 outgoing students for study cycles 1 and 2 (1 for every study cycle). 1 outgoing student for study cycle 3 (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: F MONTPEL54: Universite de Montpellier, France, for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral studies (study cycles 1, 2, and 3). 2 incoming students for study cycles 1,2, and 3 (2 in total). 2 outgoing students for study cycles 1,2, and 3 (2 in total). 1 student for traineeship (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: F PARIS013: Universite Paris 13, Paris, France, for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral studies (study cycles 1, 2, and 3). 2 incoming students for study cycles 1 and 2, 1 incoming student for study cycle 3 (3 in total). 2 outgoing students for study cycles 1 and 2, 1 outgoing student for study cycle 3 (3 in total). No student Mobility for Traineeships (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

Germany:

  • Erasmus+ code: D FRANFU 01: Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Frankfurt, Germany, for undergraduate studies. 2 incoming students, 2 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: D MUNCHEN 01: Ludwigs – Maximillians – Universitat Munchen, Germany, for undergraduate studies. 1 incoming student, 1 outgoing student (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: D JENA 01: Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany, for undergraduate studies. 2 incoming students, 2 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: D MUNCHEN 02: Technical University of Munich, Germany for undergraduate, and postgraduate studies (study cycles 1 and 2). 3 incoming students for studies. 3 outgoing students for studies. No student Mobility for Traineeships (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

Italy:

  • Erasmus+ code: I NAPOLI 09: Seconda Universita degli Studu di Napoli, Napoli, Italy, for all study cycles; i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 3 incoming students, 3 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: I PERUGIA01: Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy, for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral studies. 5 undergraduate, 1 postgraduate and 1 doctoral incoming students. 3 undergraduate, 1 postgraduate and 1 doctoral outgoing student (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: IGENOVA 01: Universita Degli Studi Di Genova, Italy, for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 3 incoming students for studies, and 2 students for traineeships for study cycle 1 (5 students in total). 1 incoming student for traineeship for study cycle 3. 2 outgoing students for studies, and 2 students for traineeships for study cycle 1. 1 outgoing student for studies and 1 for traineeship for study cycles 2, and 3 (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: I-PADOVA01: Universita Degli Studi Di Padova, Italy, for undergraduate, and postgraduate studies (study cycles 1 and 2). 3 incoming and 3 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

Malta:

  • Erasmus+ code: MT MALTA01: University of Malta, Malta, for postgraduate studies on Food Processing. 2 incoming students. 2 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

Poland:

  • Erasmus+ code: PL BIALYST 04: University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland, for undergraduate and postgraduate studies on Physical Sciences. 2 incoming students. 2 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

Portugal:

  • Erasmus+ code: PLISBOA109: Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral biomedical engineering students. 3 incoming students. 3 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

Romania:

  • Erasmus+ code: RO BRASOV01: Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania for undergraduate studies. 2 incoming students. 2 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).
  • Erasmus+ code: RO CRAIOVA02: University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 3 incoming students. 3 outgoing students (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

Turkey:

  • ​Erasmus+ code: TR ISTANBU 27: Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey, for all study cycles; i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 1 incoming student (for all three study cycles), 1 outgoing student (for undergraduate students) (valid till academic year 2020-2021).

Options in English

Many courses which appear in the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula of the School of Medicine are offered in English, to exchange students without very good command of the Greek language, as presented below.

General and Specific Requirements

Exchange students applying for a course or a rotation at the University of Patras, School of Medicine have the obligation to fulfill general as well as specific course/rotation requirements.

All students have to fulfill the language requirements:

  • A very good command of English, corresponding to a 550 score on the TOEFL-test or level B1 within the CEFR framework.

In addition to this, exchange students applying for clinical courses/rotations have to fulfill the following general requirements:

  • Three years of study under a Medical Curriculum in the country of origin.
  • Ability to take medical history and perform a physical examination of a patient.

Specific requirements may apply as well (to be specified for each individual discipline or clinic).

Different options

Exchange students without Greek language command can apply for the following type of courses/rotations;

  • Curricular courses (see under Curricular courses)
  • Clinical rotations; designed to fit the needs of incoming exchange students (see under Clinical rotations)
  • Elective courses (see under Elective courses)

Please note that the options in English are limited and that a study place cannot be guaranteed.

Courses and clinical rotations are offered throughout the academic year (September - June) according to the timetable below. Please note that University of Patras / School of Medicine does NOT offer any courses/rotations during summer holidays (July and August).

Erasmus+ Studies

Course syllabuses

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow this link.

Curricular and elective courses in English (may be subjected to change)

All courses are full-time and require at least 40 hours of work per week. If not specifically stated, courses are given simultaneously and not in parallel, and  students can only attend one course at a time.

All courses are considered complete after successful examinations (written or oral). All clinical courses integrate theory and practical clinical training. The performance is graded on a 1-10 scale on the basis of the student/s fulfillment of the learning outcomes stated in the course syllabus.

Curricular courses:

1st year of studies

  • ​Medical Physics runs through winter semester (3 h lectures and 3 h tutorials per week) 
​ECTS units: 6
  • Medical Informatics runs through winter semester (2 h lectures and 2 h tutorials per week)​
​ECTS units: 4
  • Biochemistry I runs through winter semester (3 h lectures and 3 h practicals per week) ​
​ECTS units: 6
  • Biochemistry II runs through summer semester (3 h lectures and 3 h practicals per week) ​
​ECTS units: 6
  • Histology – Embriology I runs through summer semester (3 h lectures and 3 h practicals per week)​
​ECTS units: 6
  2nd year of studies
  • Biochemistry III runs through winter semester (3 h lectures and 3 h practicals per week)  
​ECTS units: 6
  • Histology - Embriology II runs through summer semester (2 h lectures and 2 h practicals per week)
​ECTS units: 6
 
 Clinical rotations:

5th year of studies

  • Internal Medicine I (cardiology / nephrology / pulmonology / gastroenterology included)  8 weeks  
​ECTS units: 14
  • Paediatrics 4 weeks      
​ECTS units: 8
  • ​Surgery (2 weeks intensive care and 2 weeks orthopaedics included) 8 weeks
​ECTS units: 14
  • ​Obstetrics and Gynaecology 4 weeks   
​ECTS units: 8
  • ​Psychiatry 4 weeks      
​ECTS units: 8
  • ​Neurology (1 week Neurosurgery included) 4 weeks 
​ECTS units: 8

6th year of studies

  • Internal Medicine 6 weeks       
​ECTS units: 12
  • Surgery 6 weeks      
​ECTS units: 12
  • ​Paediatrics 6 weeks      
​ECTS units: 12
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology 3 weeks   
​ECTS units: 4
  • ​Otorhinolaryngology 2 weeks    
​ECTS units: 4

Elective clinical rotations (for 5th and 6th year of studies):

  • Otorhinolaryngology 2 weeks
​ECTS units: 4
  • Ophthalmology 2 weeks     
ECTS units: 4
  • Dermatology 2 weeks     
ECTS units: 4
  • Endocrinology 2 weeks     
​ECTS units: 4
  • Nephrology 2 weeks      
​ECTS units: 4
  • ​Gastroenterology 2 weeks     
​ECTS units: 4
  • ​Infectious Diseases 2 weeks     
​ECTS units: 4
  • ​Oncology 2 weeks      
​ECTS units: 4
  • ​Cardiothoracic surgery 2 weeks    
​ECTS units: 4
  • ​Immunohaematology 2 weeks    
​ECTS units: 4
  • ​Neurosurgery 2 weeks     
​ECTS units: 4
  • ​Radiobiology – Radiotherapy 2 weeks    
​ECTS units: 4

 

The School of Medicine has the following active Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the following US academic institutions:

 
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