Prerequisites and requirements

IMS builds on a strong foundation in the basic sciences at the premedical level, whose possession is checked via standardised testing (IMAT). To be admitted to our International Medical School you have to pass the admission test. In addition, a suitable upper secondary school leaving certificate is needed (check here the detailed entry requirements to Italian Universities).

The studies carried out at other courses at UNIMI and in other Italian and foreign universities, together with the credits awarded as their result, might be acknowledged by a suitable commission. If the criteria for progression from one year to another have been satisfied, the commission will indicate the examinations confirmed and the course year to which the student may be admitted. Enrolment in a specific year of the course is, in any case, subject to the availability of positions.

The candidate students should be aware that even though knowledge of the Italian language is not a prerequisite for matriculation to IMS, a good level of knowledge of Italian is required to access the clinical activities at the third year of the programme. To this aim, Italian courses will be organised for non-Italian-speaking IMS students.

As far as premedical requirements is concerned, students are expected to bear a strong background at high-school level in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, whose possession will be given for granted by IMS professors.

  • Mathematics” Powers and roots. Scientific notation. Decimal and significant figures. Solution of Algebraic Equations. Graphs. Plane Geometry and Trigonometric Functions. Series Expansions. Derivatives. Areas and volumes. The exponential function. Logarithms. Trigonometric identities. Integrals. The basic rules of probability: the Sum and Product.)
  • Physics" Physical quantities and their measurement. Standards. Units and errors. Systems of units. The International system (SI). Vectors and operations with vectors (sum, difference and the three products).
  • Chemistry” structure and periodic properties of the atoms; relative atomic and molecular mass i.e. atomic and molecular weight; covalent bond; moles; balance of reactions; basic stoichiometric calculations; solutions and molar concentration; strong acids/bases; pH
  • Biology” basic understanding of the diversity of life,  of the cell, of the metabolism; Mendelian genetics: Mendel’s Laws of Heredity, probability of inheritance and Punnett Squares, alleles and genes, dominant and recessive alleles, homozygous and heterozygous definitions.