Masaryk University is found in Brno, the second largest city and educational centre in the Czech Republic. The University was founded in 1919 and consists of 9 faculties. It is recognized worldwide and the teaching for foreign students is in the English language.
The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of Masaryk University has moved to a new magnificent Campus, which satisfies all the student needs and is characterized as one of the most modern and student-friendly Medical Faculties in Europe
The General Medicine course lasts 6 years and leads to the degree of Doctor of General Medicine (MUDr). Graduates can continue directly with their specialization in the Czech Republic or anywhere in Europe, United States of America (USMLE Exams), Asia and Africa.
The Dentistry course is a five year programme which leads to the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine(MDDr.). Graduates can continue directly with their specialization in the Czech Republic or anywhere in Europe, United States of America (USMLE Exams), Asia and Africa.
In the course of the first two years of General Medicine, the curriculum includes principally theoretical courses (Biology, Biophysics, Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, Anatomy, Histology, Physiology). Successful passing of these courses necessitates an excellent previous knowledge of natural science-oriented subjects at the grammar-school level. The instruction is carried out in the form of lectures, laboratory practicals, and seminars. The third year of studies comprises preclinical courses and is preparatory to the study of clinical courses. In the course of the fourth and fifth years the student gradually passes through internships at the individual clinics and departments. The instruction is supplemented with lectures. The last year of studies is devoted to pre-graduation practical training during which students work at clinics and departments under the supervision of experienced doctors. In the course of the studies students also complete 4 blocks of vacation practical training during which they gradually get acquainted with the operation of health-care facilities and with practical procedures. The studies are completed with advanced (rigorous) state examinations in five subjects.
The first two years of Dentistry studies include extended dentistry courses of Preclinical Dentistry, Gnathology, Prosthetic Technology – Materials, and Preventive Dentistry, together with the theoretical general-medicine courses of Medical Physics and Informatics, Biology, Medical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, and others. Successful studies of the theoretical courses necessitate an excellent previous knowledge of natural science-oriented subjects at the grammar-school level.
The instruction is carried out in the form of lectures, practicals, and seminars. The practicals in dentistry courses take place at the Department of Stomatology with the use of modern aids – simulators. Preclinical Dentistry is completed with an examination in the 3rd semester. The third year of studies comprises general-medicine preclinical courses: Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology, Clinical Examination in Internal Medicine and Surgery, and others. It is preparatory to the study of clinical general-medicine courses, especially in the 4th and at the beginning of the 5th years. General-medicine courses are taught in a reduced extent with special attention paid to oral and dental problems. From the 5th semester on, intensive, specialised instruction in dentistry courses is started, which continues until the 10th semester. The studies of dentistry courses are intensified both in the theoretical and practical aspects, ending up in a 15-week pre-graduation practical training in the 10th semester which emphasises a comprehensive treatment of the patient. The dentistry courses occupy more than 50 % of the whole curricular time.
In the course of the studies students also complete 4 blocks of vacation practical training during which they gradually get acquainted with the operation of health-care stomatological facilities, with practical procedures, special materials, and technologies. The studies are completed with advanced (rigorous) state examinations in three dentistry subjects: Therapeutic, Surgical, and Orthopaedic Stomatology.
Applicants 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 65% for both General Medicine and Dentistry.
The annual tuition fees for General Medicine are 290,000 Czech Crowns (10,700 Euro approximately) and 330,000 Czech Crowns (12,200 Euro approximately for Dentistry. Tuition fees 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.