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: 

  1. Medical University of Wien, Austria (Erasmus+ code: A WIEN 64): for all study cycles; i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 3 incoming students, 3 outgoing students.
  2. University Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Erasmus+ code: BG PLOVDIV 02): for all study cycles; i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 2 incoming students, 2 outgoing students.
  3. Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Frankfurt, Germany (Erasmus+ code: D FRANFU 01): for undergraduate studies. 2 incoming students, 2 outgoing students.
  4. Ludwigs – Maximillians – Universitat Munchen, Germany (Erasmus+ code: D MUNCHEN 01): for undergraduate studies. 1 incoming student, 2 outgoing student.
  5. Seconda Universita degli Studu di Napoli, Napoli, Italy (Erasmus+ code: I NAPOLI 09): for all study cycles; i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 2 incoming students, 2 outgoing students.
  6. Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey (Erasmus+ code: TR ISTANBU 27): 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).
  7. University de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France (Erasmus+ code: F BREST 01): for postgraduate and doctorate studies. 3 incoming students, 3 outgoing students.
  8. Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (Erasmus+ code: F STRASBO 48): for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. 2 incoming students, 2 outgoing students.
  9. Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany (Erasmus+ code: D JENA 01): for undergraduate studies. 2 incoming students, 2 outgoing students.
  10. Technical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria (Erasmus+ code: BG VARNA 02): for doctoral studies. 2 incoming students. 2 outgoing students.
  11. University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Polland (Erasmus+ code: PL BIALYST 02): for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. 2 incoming students. 2 outgoing students.
  12. University of Malta, Malta (Erasmus+ code: MT MALTA01): for postgraduate studies. 2 incoming students. 2 outgoing students.
  13. Trabsilvania University of Brasov (Erasmus+ code: RO BRASOV01): for undergraduate studies. 2 incoming students. 2 outgoing students.
  14. Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy (Erasmus+ code: I PERUGIA01): for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral studies. 5 undergraduate, 1 postgraduate and 1 doctoral incoming students. 3 undergraduate, 1 postgraduate and 1 doctoral outgoing student.
  15. Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Erasmus+ code: PLISBOA09): for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral biomedical engineering students. 3 incoming students. 3 outgoing students.
  16. University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova (Erasmus+ code: RO CRAIOVA02): for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 3 incoming students. 3 outgoing students.
  17. Universite Paris Sud (Erasmus+ code: F PARIS011): for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. 2 incoming students for study cycles 1 and 2 (in total). 1 incoming student for study cycle 3. 2 outgoing students for study cycles 1 and 2 (in total). 1 outgoing student for study cycle 3.
  18. Universita Degli Studi Di Genova (Erasmus+ code: IGENOVA 01): 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.
  19. New! Technical University of Munich (Erasmus+ code: D MUNCHEN 02): 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.

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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