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Faculty/course name/academic level:

Medical and Health Science Center, General Medicine, MD

Course status

HAC accredited, existing course in English language in 2011/2012

Starting date(s) (following optional prep. course)


Max number of students


Duration of the course

12 semesters (60 months)

Language requirements

Toefl paper 500; Toefl Computer 173; Toefl iBT 59, IELTS 5.0

This Academic Program leads to the degree of Medical Doctor (M.D.). The degree received is accepted in all EU countries and several other countries around the world.

For foreign students, the language of instruction is English. However, foreign students are required to learn some basic Hungarian in order to be able to communicate with patients from the third year on. Those students who are fluent in Hungarian – and wish to do so – may join the Hungarian Program of the Medical School.

During the first two years, the curriculum mainly focuses on theoretical aspects of medicine that lay the foundation of the subsequent medical subjects.

In the 3rd year, subjects explaining the theoretical background of diseases, as well as the foundations of internal medicine and surgery are taught.

In the 4th and 5th years, training in Pharmacology begins and the study of clinical subjects continues.

Internship: During the 6th, final year, students take their final examinations in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry and Pediatrics.

Each final exam is preceded by a two or three months’ internship period. Students in the final year are required to submit their theses. The last academic year is concluded with a comprehensive state examination, in which the “soon to be” medical doctors must demonstrate their competence in the most important practical and theoretical fields of medicine. Students having passed all examinations and having successfully defended their theses are awarded an M.D. degree.

University of Debrecen