Debrecen Medical University

Debrecen Medical University, Hungary

Medicine or Dentistry 6 Year Course

Foundation year available for students without Science subjects

The University of Debrecen was founded in 1912. At the time only four faculties existed. The medical school consists of 22 departments in basic sciences and 25 clinical departments which include the fields of Clinical Chemistry, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Paediatrics and more. The medical school also serves as a city hospital for the city of Debrecen so students looking for clinical training need not look any further. The faculty of medicine started M.D. training in English in 1987 with only 49 students. Debrecen is now proud to say its current number of students exceeds 1500. The University of Debrecen is internationally recognised in the fields of both basic and clinical research which facilitates the support and close co-operation of researchers and interdisciplinary studies. All curricula meet the challenges of modern times and embody basic but comprehensive values regarding the course.

Debrecen is the second-largest city after Budapest in Hungary and is known as the regional centre of the Northern Great Plain region. It is widely classed as a leading global city with its economic hub and close proximity to the capital city (230km).

Great attractions of note include the Hortobagy National Park, the holiday resort (where the university campus lies) and the Great Forest also known as Nagyerdo.

The living costs for students who study medicine here are extremely cheap with rent ranging from €130 to €180 per month and utilities averaging roughly €78 per month. You can expect to pay roughly €450 to €550 per month for everything inclusive, generally while studying in medical universities in Europe.

Medicine in English 6 Years: €13,700 per year

•  The first three years being pre-clinical in nature with a heavy emphasis on the fundamental subjects; Anatomy, Medical Psychology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Medical Chemistry and Biophysics for example.

•  The next two years focus on clinical practice and Pharmacology as well as preventative medicine, with more of an emphasis on practical work, clinical practice and visiting patients in hospitals.

•  The final year is reserved for examinations (including the thesis) as well as surgery internal medicine, paediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, neurology, and psychiatry. A comprehensive state exam is also given.

The degree is recognised in all European Union states, European Economic Area and of course by the General Medical Council (GMC), the World Health Organization, the State Education Department (NY, USA) and the Medical Board of California.

An admissions exam is given prior to entry into the university.

Deadline for Application: 31st May, students must apply much earlier to secure their seats.

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