Prof. Nicoletta Gagliano has a Ph.D. in Physiopathology of Aging from the University of Milan. She is a Professor of Histology at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, and Director of the Extracellular Matrix Laboratory, University of Milan. Continue reading
Studying medicine in Italy, in English, has some unique implications for note-taking. Here is a system I have devised. Continue reading
It is nearly impossible to master the discipline of medicine without textbooks. At the IMS at the University of Milan, we have considerable choice about the textbooks we use, and a number of different ways of acquiring them. Continue reading
Histology, the study of biological tissues, is a fun subject in the first year at the IMS at the University of Milan. We observe — literally — the human body at tiny scales. Continue reading
Yesterday, I was craving pizza for lunch. So I went out searching for it, in the neighborhood around the building where our classes are held, here at the IMS at the University of Milan. What I found was a pleasant surprise. Continue reading
The non-fluent speakers of Italian at the IMS, University of Milan, had our first language courses today. Here is how the program’s system works of teaching Italian to second-language students. Continue reading
The International Medical School of the University of Milan has its first and second-year courses at LITA, Italy’s Laboratorio Interdisciplinare Tecnologie Avanzate (Advanced Technology Interdisciplinary Laboratory). The facility permits us to have direct contact with international-level researchers in biomedical sciences. Continue reading
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