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Bari English Medical Curriculum


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Italian universities, with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), offer degree programmes that are taught in English and open to applicants outside Italy. The Universities of Bari, Milan, Pavia, Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ and the University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ are offering a number of places for both home and overseas students to study medicine as part of this initiative.

The Bari English Medical Curriculum (BEMC) consists of a 6-year medical degreeprogramme at the University of Bari, Italy. The BEMC is offered to EU citizens and to students not residing in the EU.
The BEMC has been approved by the School of Medicine in Bari and by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

The programme is totally in English and is similar to the medical curriculum available at the University of Bari Medical School. Teaching will consist of lessons, practical sessions, seminars, distance learning, self-study, interactions with foreign teachers belonging to a network of excellence in medical education. Agreements are under way with several other European and extra-European universities and the Erasmus/LLP network.

Applicants for the existing programmes taught in Italian currently take an Italian admissions test (developed by the Italian Commission), with the available places awarded to those obtaining the highest scores.

The MIUR has asked the Cambridge Assessment’s Admissions Testing Service to develop and deliver the English language equivalent of this Italian admission test.

The University offers various programmes for first cycle, second cycle and post-graduate students. Besides teaching, the University also focuses on scientific research at PhD level. The University of Bari research centres are highly interactive, with links to different departments, universities, and other research centres.

The University's facilities include central and departmental libraries, theatres, lecture halls, job placement centres, a press office, counselling centres, and a university chapel. These facilities are open to students, faculty and staff and can be used free of charge. Each year, the university holds numerous cultural and part-time activities that foster friendship between local and international students. The Erasmus/LLP program is very active in the Medical field.

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The School of Medicine in Bari


The School of Medicine in Bari was established in 1924 together with the Faculty of Pharmacy and Law.

The first hospital was based in the old part of the city at the Ospedale San Pietro and moved later to the main university building in the Murat quarter and, subsequently, to the large hospital known as the ‘Policlinico’ in Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, in the 1950s. Since then, the hospital has been substantially renovated and hosts all Clinical Departments and Specialties, the Dean’s Office, the Aula Magna “G. De Benedictis”, the Emergency Asclepios block and students’ facilities, rooms, libraries, internet access, and Academic Departments. The current Dean is Prof. Paolo Livrea, MD (Neurologist).  The Erasmus/LLP Delegate is Prof. Piero Portincasa, MD (Internist).

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Pubblicato il: 20/07/2012  Ultima modifica: 09/03/2018