During clinical studies (Years Four, Five and Six) students must acquire specific knowledge in internal medicine, general surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as in medical-surgical specialities. For this purpose, students will be required to undertake professional training by participating in an internship in healthcare operational units designated by the Degree Programme Committee. Internships take place at the Policlinico Gemelli University Hospital.
Teaching is mainly undertaken through class lectures complemented whenever possible by in-class or laboratory exercises. Supplementary professional training is held in small seminar groups led by faculty staff or tutors.
Tutors are assigned to specific groups of students and undertake teaching as well as tutoring. Tutors also record attendance in students’ activities booklets.
Students with attendance below the minimum requirement (65%) must contact the Coordinator of the Integrated Course to arrange additional activities necessary to compensate for low attendance and obtain the Coordinator’s signature so that they can then take the related exam.
In line with the European Directive 2013/55/EU, each professional training credit (CFU) corresponds to 25 hours of teaching, and students must accumulate a minimum of 60 of these credits out of an overall total of 360 credits.
The Degree Programme Committee can identify non-teaching hospitals or healthcare facilities where internships may be either in part or entirely carried out, once the Professional Training Practice Commission (CTP) has carried out the necessary evaluation and confirmed the subsequent accreditation and academic suitability.