This is a six-year programme of study which aims to train young doctors who after completing their studies and following a preparatory year shall be in a position to work in the Cyprus Health System or elsewhere. The programme aims at promoting and developing critical thinking, lifelong learning and excellence in the practice of patient oriented clinical medicine. The programme’s objective is to equip students with the right tools so that they are competently trained to practice Medicine in the 21st century by offering them a modern programme of study that bears the stamp of Academic Excellence of the University of Cyprus.
The programme is divided in three Phases:
|Phase I||A year of preparatory studies (basic exact and pure sciences).|
|Phase II||Two years of interconnected studies in basic medical and clinical sciences including the study and analysis of behaviour.|
|Phase III||Three years of clinical studies.|
The official teaching and assessment language is Greek with the possibility to use English when deemed necessary.
The programme of study follows well established practices of medical training in Europe. More specifically, the educational approach is based on the integration of the best elements of time-tested and respected programmes of European Schools of Medicine, adjusted to the needs and context of Cyprus.
Apart from the core courses (mandatory syllabus), students may, as of their first year and throughout their studies, choose Elective Topics which are of interest to them. They therefore have the opportunity to work with researchers from the UCY and the Cyprus Health System and further develop their own competences and skills. In addition, students in Phase I have the opportunity to attend Elective Courses offered by other Schools of the University.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
Courses are taught at the Shakolas Educational Centre for Clinical Medicine (SECCM) except for certain courses in Phase I which are taguht at the University Campus.
Clinical practice included in all Phases is carried out at the following hospitals:
- American Medical Center/American Heart Institute
- Apollonion Private Hospital
- Archbishop Makarios III Hospital
- Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre
- Mental Health Services
- Nicosia General Hospital
- The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics