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Why should I study here?

Vita-Salute is one of the top-ranking universities in Italy for research and teaching; it is well known in Italy and in Europe for research on  Cancer, Urology, Cardiovascular diseases and cardiac surgery, HIV/AIDS, Rare diseases, Preclinical and Human Biological Sciences.  This means that students  have the unique possibility of studying and living in an exciting environment where breakthroughs are made every day in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions.The 1300-bed hospital in Milan is both a private and a public hospital, which means that you’ll get the chance to see a wide range of patients with everyday diseases or sometimes neglected or even rare genetic pathologies. Don’t forget that Lombardy is one of the richest regions in Europe and Milan is at its very heart.Classes are smaller compared to the majority of medical schools, which will increase student-teacher interaction and productivity.

From the 3rd year, we operate an innovative integrated ‘block’  curriculum, which means that you will always be at the center of the teaching process. You will work in groups with other students to set your own learning goals. This approach encourages pro-active learning, creative thinking and teamwork.You will re-visit topics from your first two years in the fourth and fifth years both in class and by sitting mock licensure exams. The second semester of the sixth year is free from lessons and exams, allowing you to concentrate entirely on your thesis internship and to do part of it abroad. This gives you the possibility of getting to know foreign institutions where you might want to continue with your specialization training.The medical school, research institute, and hospital at San Raffaele in Milan all boast state-of-the-art facilities and are located on the same premises, allowing for unsurpassed interaction. Medical students can also use the facilities on the Campus, giving them the chance to meet other students studying subjects such as Nursing, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Biotechnology and Philosophy.But it’s not all work! At Vita-Salute you will find clubs to join, cultural activities to follow, music bands, and sports activities such as football, basketball, cheerleading, and many others. The clubs organize nights out, and you will be able to meet students from other faculties and universities in Milan.Finally, we pride ourselves on being a large family. Our students are very sociable and committed to the local and international community.

What are the admissions criteria?

US students must have an IB or 3 AP score of 3+ to apply to schools in Italy. Admissions decisions are based solely on the results of admissions tests which have questions related to general knowledge, logic, biology, chemistry, physics, and math. The first non-EU exam is held in March in many different cities (including LA and NY).  If there are still spots open after this test, there are also tests in May and July. Exams are held during the spring in different cities around the world.

What is student life like?

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University offers not only a space to study and practice teaching at once: students also have the opportunity to live on campus. The UniSR Campus is a community for students: functional residences, cultural proposals, sports activities, and opportunities for solidarity and commitment. Living the Campus means being part of a community where spaces and services are created to suit students: to stimulate interest, cultivate passions, grow through complete training, and stimulate human experiences. The Campus environment is built on the student’s centrality and the valorization of his talents and potential. 

The UniSR sports club is a great way to compete and meet new friends in a more relaxed, welcoming environment. Club teams include soccer, rugby, basketball, volley, Tennis, and running. In addition to regular team sports, UniSR offers the opportunity to practice indoor climbing, cheerleading, chess, and special events where you can practice, play and participate in many activities.

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Housing options.

The school offers housing in student residences, though it is not guaranteed.  Single rooms with private baths range from 577–790 euros per month.

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