Among big Italian cities, Milan is particularly well-suited to biking. This is because Milan is flat, and has, relatively, orderly driving, and a high number of bike lanes. Sidewalk bicycling is also tolerated. So, I bike to school. Continue reading
One interesting feature of the international medical schools in Italy is that you have professors teaching, and students learning, in for what most of them is a second language: English. What is this like — at least here at the IMS at the University of Milan?
It is magnificent. Continue reading
Here at the International Medical School at the University of Milan, professors have different styles of teaching, all of which are suited to different subject areas. Sometimes, they review the material directly; sometimes, they expect us to educate ourselves using the textbook, while they use class time to enrich our understanding with real examples from clinical medicine or scientific research; and sometimes, they lead us through guided exercises.
It is interesting to consider these teaching styles in the context of the school’s curriculum. Continue reading
The first and second-year students at the International Medical School at the University of Milan have classes and labs in a building called LITA, which stands for Laboratorio Interdisciplinare Tecnologie Avanzate (“Laboratory for Advanced Interdisciplinary Technology”). Continue reading
We learned today a bit about the structure of our exams, here at the International Medical School at the University of Milan. Continue reading
This first day, we jumped immediately into the academic material. Almost every day, Monday to Friday, we are scheduled to have class from 8:30 – 5:30. Here’s what a little of what this plan looks like. Continue reading
The online enrollment for the IMAT exam was closed and the Ministry of education has announced some numbers. Here they are: Continue reading
The Minister of Education, Ms. Giannini, was talking about the medical admission exams during a “question time” meeting that was held on March 25 (Italian source).
She was explicitly referring to the foreign language exams (i.e., the English IMAT 2015 test for international medical schools in Italy). Mainly about two aspects: Continue reading
It’s been a while that rumors and discussions about abolishing the admission exams for medicine altogether are taking place in Italy. The alternative that was proposed is the French system where no admission exam takes places and everybody gets into the first year. Continue reading