Study cover for International Medical Doctor Program
M.D. On Campus

International Medical Doctor Program

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

72 months
20140 EUR/year
20140 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The International Medical Doctor Program at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University has been designed to foster a new kind of doctor. This doctor will possess the necessary human, cultural and professional values to provide healthcare and share ideas in today’s globalized world. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Why Study medicine at San Raffaele?

UniSR is one of the top-ranking universities in Italy for research and teaching;  it is well known in Italy and in Europe for research on  Cancer, Urology, Cardiovascular diseases and cardiac surgery, HIV/AIDS, Rare diseases, Preclinical and Human Biological Sciences.  This means that students have the unique possibility of studying and living in an exciting environment where breakthroughs are made every day in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions.


The newly-renovated curriculum is inspired by internationally acclaimed models and adopts highly integrated, innovative and educational approaches where contents are organized to ensure a progressive specialization with an increasing complexity that corresponds to the skills and competencies gradually acquired.

Elective courses from year 1 offered along with comprehensive courses in all medical areas, are the main innovations of the new curriculum whose aim is to foster and encourage a critical approach towards translational research, behavioural sciences and health management processes.

This early multidisciplinary approach in year 1 is made possible thanks to 3 Elective courses, which are mandatory for all students:  

  • Language and Behavior for those who want to take care of people 
  • Nursing (25-hour diving experience to deeply and directly understand the    needs and uneasiness of the patient)
  • The scientific method, quantitative biology and the art of medicine (with selected professionals and experts to better understand what it means to carry out medical research)

Moreover, starting from year 2, alongside the traditional general track envisaged by the Medical school, students have the ability to choose based on their personal interest and professional ambitions among 3 specific and selective training tracks:

These specialized tracks are devoted to students able to perform adequately, hence selection will be made based on the students’ average grades. At the end of year 6, all students will be awarded the degree title of Medical Doctor, regardless of the chosen track. 

Mandatory licensing rotations are offered as curricular activities during the last years allowing IMDP graduates to be immediately granted license to work as doctors in Italy.

  •  Medicine and Surgery (maximum 20 students/year)
  • Translational Research (maximum 20 students/year)
  • Global Health (maximum 20 students/year developed in collaboration with Bocconi University)
  • Programme Structure

    Medical Physics

    Basic medical statistics

    Medicinal Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Molecular cell biology

    Medicine as a Human Endeavour

    Medical genetics

    Basic life support

    Human Histology

    Human Anatomy

    Clinical Laboratory Medicine


    Principles of pharmacology

    Basic Mechanisms of Diseases

    Pathologic Anatomy

    Applied Medical Statistics

    Medical and Surgical semiotics


    Endocrine and kidney diseases

    Blood and Immune system diseases

    Integumentary system

    Cardiovascular system diseases

    Respiratory system diseases

    Biomedical Imaging

    Medical Oncology

    Neurological Sciences

    Musculoskeletal Diseases

    Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology

    Head and Neck diseases

    Women’s health

    Women's heath clerkship

    Children's health

    Children's health clerkship

    Gastrointestinal Diseases

    Surgical & Medical approach to the patient

    Public health, Global health & Legal medicine

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 72 months

    Start dates & application deadlines




    360 ECTS


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    English requirements

    We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • The minimum academic requirement for enrolling to a medical degree course in Italy, is to possess a high school diploma and have at least 12 years of education.
      • An English Language Certification corresponding to C1 level is requested as well by the International MD Program and is obligatory.
      Students coming from countries where education lasts less than 12 years must integrate the missing years by:
      • presenting a University certificate indicating they have passed all the first year exams of the University course they are enrolled in if they are missing only 1 year.
      • presenting a University certificate indicating they have passed all the exams of the first 2 years of their course if they are missing 2 years.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      20140 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 20140 EUR per year during 72 months.
    • National

      20140 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 20140 EUR per year during 72 months.

    Living costs for Milano

    850 - 1450 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    Our partners

    International Medical Doctor Program
    Vita-Salute San Raffaele University


    Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!