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Medicine entry requirements, examination and interview guide

What are the entry requirements to study medicine abroad?

Every medical school has its own entry requirements. The key requirement which is common for most of the medical schools is English language proficiency.

In addition, you have to take an entrance exam in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Some universities will need you to take exams which may be multiple-choice questions, open questions or a combination of both, other schools will ask you to take interview exam. As every medical school abroad is different, the entry requirements will always vary.

The most common entry requirements to study medicine in Europe are:

  • Secondary school degree or equivalent credentials providing eligibility for university admission in a home country, issued after 2017

  • Satisfactory grades in biology, chemistry and physics or mathematics (minimum of 2 subjects which must include biology) from previous education (secondary school, college or university).

  • High level of knowledge in the following fields: Physics, Chemistry and Biology

  • High level of English language proficiency

  • Examination: interview and test covering physics, biology and chemistry.


Tests are done via school’s distance learning platform OLAT at .

For list of written test and interview topics follow this link.


In addition, some medical universities will also take the following criteria  into account:

  • Knowledge and reasoning in natural sciences with main focus on the human body

  • Self-introduction/motivation/interpersonal skills

  • Voluntary work and/or experience in health services.

Other formal requirements

  • Completion of the online registration form. To register click here.

  • The following digitally scanned documents need to be uploaded during the online application:

    • Secondary school reports (GCSE and A-levels) and reports from any other completed educational programs including biology, chemistry and physics/mathematics coursework.

    • Any other documentation which you would like to provide to support your application.

  • The following documentation will need to be submitted after the successful entrance examination. Only hard copies or certified copies will be accepted:

    • Secondary school certificate or report which would qualify the graduate to undertake higher education in the country of issue, with the issue date no earlier than 2017. A diploma issued before 2017 might be accepted if the education has continued. The certificates and/or reports need to be supplied with apostille or legalization certificate. In the United Kingdom all apostilles are issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Milton Keynes.  In the United States, the Secretary of State and their deputies are usually competent authorities.

    • Report sheets of all completed educational programs.

    • Health certificate completed by General Practitioner. Click here to print or download the pdf.

    • 2 recent photos (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm).

    • Curriculum vitae/resumé.

    • Applicants with IB diploma (International Baccalaureate) are required to select the advanced level in one of the following IB examinations: ‘Biology’, ‘Physics’ or ‘Chemistry’.

    • Criminal report check from country of residence.

All documents must be in English or a certified translation needs to to provided.

Hard copies of the documents supporting your application and your official photo ID (passport or national ID) will need to be presented during the interview. This also applies to the remote interview.


  • MCAT, GAMSAT or UCAT are not required although candidates can get extra points for submitting resuts  of these exams (providing score is high enough).

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6-year Medicine Program overview


Year 1 outlays the basic science groundwork for medical studies. Laboratory practice and theoretical classes of anatomy, physiology, or genetics, will give you excellent understanding of structure and function of a healthy human body and a great insight into biochemical processes inside living organisms. It is a review and further exploration of secondary school coursework with focus on it's use in medicine.

Year 2 will be a deeper insight into physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, behavioral sciences, pathology, and pharmacology. You will also be trained in the emergency cases through CPR training and a course in rescue and disaster medicine.

During year 3 while finishing the basic science coursework, you will find out what can go wrong when healthy structures and processes are disturbed and how it translates to dynamics of a range of diseases and conditions. You will also explore the best available pharmacological and therapeutic options. You will understand mechanisms of disease and treatment interventions. At the end of the year, you will take part in the Comprehensive Basic Science Review course. This module is administered in cooperation with the Kaplan Inc. and concluded by comprehensive examination.

Year 4 is a start of the clinical part of the studies. You will begin rotations in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, and radiology. You will spend your hospital shifts in groups of 5-6 students per one doctor-tutor, learning the ins and outs of the daily work on various wards, performing interviews, and taking patient history, practicing procedures, and assisting in surgeries. You will also review cases and discuss theoretical bases for each specialty.

Year 5 will be a continuation of clinical rotations with final exams in surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, and neurology. You will gain an experience as a hospitalist, learn how to conduct clinical procedures, and keep training your professional skill set.

Year 6 will be a completion of the rest of mandatory clinical rotations and subspecialties. During this time, you will become familiar with many interesting fields like forensic medicine, neurology, oncology, infectious and tropical diseases. If you are thinking of practicing medicine in the US or Canada, this is also when you will complete your elective clinical rotations.

Would you like to become a family doctor with your own medical practice? Or perhaps it is the surgery that you find fascinating? Are you wondering how you could become a good and valued doctor? Are you looking for a profession that will give you satisfaction and social recognition? Are stable career and financial success important to you?

Diplomas are recognized worldwide.

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