Palacky University Olomouc
Palacky University is found in Olomouc, a small student-oriented city of about 100,000 inhabitants. The Faculty of General Medicine and Dentistry has an international recognition and a big number of its graduates are established in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Scandinavian countries. The facilities are located at the same campus as the University Hospital.
General Medicine is a six year programme through which students obtain the degree of Doctor of General Medicine (MUDr.) Graduates can continue with their specialization directly in the Czech Republic or anywhere in Europe, United States of America (USMLE Exams), Asia and Africa.
Dentistry is a five year programme leading to the Degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine(MDDr.) Graduates can start working directly as General Dentists or continue with specialization in the Czech Republic or anywhere in Europe, United States of America (USMLE Exams), Asia and Africa.
The total number of students in the Faculty is about 400. Every year 70 students are enrolled in General Medicine and 20 for Dentistry.
The first four semesters of the General Medicine study programme encompass mostly theoretical subjects (anatomy, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, histology, physiology). Preclinical subjects (pathology, microbiology, pharmacology) are taught in semesters 5-7. Instruction in clinical subjects begins in the following semesters (internal medicine,surgery, pediatrics, obstetric and gynecology, neurology) together with subjects connected with public health care (social medicine, medical law). The whole sixth year is devoted to bedside training in internal medicine, surgery, gynaecology and obstetrics. The study is concluded in the 11th and 12th semester with final state examinations in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, preventive medicine and pediatrics.
The study of Dentistry is divided into three basic parts: theoretical subjects (anatomy, physiology, histology and embryology, chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics), preclinical and clinical subjects (microbiology, pharmacology, pathological physiology, surgery, internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry). Main emphasis is placed on special subjects such as preventive dentistry and cariology, preclinical dentistry, prosthetic technology, dental radiology, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, preservative dentistry or oral surgery. A crucial part of the study is devoted to practical trainings. The study plan also includes courses of management, ethics, legislation and social aspects of dentistry. The Dentistry study programme is concluded with final state examinations in preservative dentistry, orthodontics and prosthetics, and oral surgery.
All theoretical and preclinical disciplines are taught in the Theoretical Institutes building located on the University Hospital campus. Clinical disciplines are taught in the University Hospital. Equipment of the Hospital meets all contemporary standards required for quality medical education.
Students are selected on the basis of an entrance examination-multiple choice test consisting of questions on Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics. The passing grade is 55% for both General Medicine and Dentistry, but minimum 50% in each examined subject.
The annual tuition fees are 10,000 Euro for General Medicine and 11,800 Euro for Dentistry and can be paid in one or two installments, either full payment before the end of July, or in two installments, the first one before the end of July and the second and last before the end of February of the academic year.