The Faculty of Medicine, CU in Plzeň is one of seventeen faculties of the venerable Charles University in Prague. It was established by Decree No. 135 of 27th October 1945 issued by President Edvard Beneš. From its humble beginnings, the Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň has grown into a modern university from which 7814 doctors operating both in the Czech Republic and abroad have already graduated, as well as 499 students of the bachelor study programme. In the academic year 2009/2010, 2032 students studied at the Faculty, of which 427 were foreigners.

The medical studies are divided into two basic study programmes – General Medicine and Dentistry. Students have been accepted in the Dentistry study programme since the academic year 2004/2005 and it has gradually replaced the Stomatology study programme. General Medicine is a six-year study programme; the study of the Dentistry programme takes five years. The first two years are dedicated to theoretical fields – biology, biophysics, anatomy, histology, physiology and biochemistry. The third and a part of the fourth years focus on the study of preclinical subjects – Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology, Microbiology and Pharmacology, and study of the clinical subjects begins as well. The last years fully focus on clinical fields.

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The Faculty also provides teaching in English for foreign self-funding students. The study is finished by a graduation ceremony taking place in the venerable Carolinum Hall in Prague, where graduates receive their diplomas. Graduates of the General Medicine study programme receive the title of MUDr. (equals MD) and graduates of the Dentistry study programme receive the title of MDDr. (equals DMD). Not only are students educated for medical practice; they are also introduced to the basics of research and are led to their independent research work.

In the course of their studies, particularly during the summer holidays, students have a number of opportunities to study and gain experience abroad. Not only for these reasons, but particularly because students are required to study foreign resources, emphasis is placed on language teaching. Thus, besides Latin, each student must pass an examination in English and one more foreign language.

Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Czech

This school also offers:

M.D.

Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň

The Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen offers courses in General Medicine (six years) and Dentistry (five years) in both Czech and in English languages. For medical students, ... [+]

The Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen offers courses in General Medicine (six years) and Dentistry (five years) in both Czech and in English languages.

For medical students, the first two years of study are devoted to theoretical disciplines, such as Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, and Physiology. During the third and fourth years, pre-clinical subjects, such as Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pharmacology are studied. Bed-side teaching is also introduced in the third year. The last two years of study are fully devoted to clinical subjects. For students of Dentistry, the first two years of study are devoted to theoretical disciplines and pre-clinical Dentistry, the third, fourth and fifth years are devoted to clinical stomatology.... [-]

Czech Republic Pilsen
October 2019
English
Full-time
6 years
Campus
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PhD

Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň

Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology study program includes classical systematic macroanatomy, topographic anatomy, modern clinical anatomy, microscopic anatomy, histology ... [+]

Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology study program includes classical systematic macroanatomy, topographic anatomy, modern clinical anatomy, microscopic anatomy, histology (light microscopy and electron microscopy), immunohistochemistry and cytology (morphology, biology, and pathology of the cell). Embryology is also included with special emphasis on the effect of environment congenital developmental defects.

This study program is without specialization.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance examination takes the form of an interview in which technical and language skills are examined primarily as well as the readiness of candidates for independent scientific work in their chosen field.... [-]

Czech Republic Pilsen
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň

Student of the study program internal diseases must learn during the study the basic scientific principles: literature research preparation, the optimal choice of groups ... [+]

Student of the study program internal diseases must learn during the study the basic scientific principles: literature research preparation, the optimal choice of groups of patients or the experimental groups, get to know some diagnostic methods (laboratory, immunoanalytical, imaging). Work topics will include etiopathogenesis of the cardiovascular diseases, cancer diseases, endocrinology diseases, diagnostics and therapy of the acute conditions in the internal medicine and the issues related to the vitally essential organs and function replacement.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance examination takes the form of an interview in which technical and language skills are examined primarily as well as the readiness of candidates for independent scientific work in their chosen field.... [-]

Czech Republic Pilsen
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň

Postgraduate study in Physiology and Pathophysiology is focused on the investigation of functions of organs and organ systems during responses and adaptations to changes ... [+]

Postgraduate study in Physiology and Pathophysiology is focused on the investigation of functions of organs and organ systems during responses and adaptations to changes in the external and internal environments in health and disease. The transition from studies of indirect manifestations of certain functions to their own functional and regulatory mechanisms at the cellular and molecular levels predominates. The acquired knowledge is fundamental for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance examination takes the form of an interview in which technical and language skills are examined primarily as well as the readiness of candidates for independent scientific work in their chosen field.... [-]

Czech Republic Pilsen
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen - Alumni Reunion