Humanitas University has 24 Medical Specialty Schools, reflecting Humanitas' Centres of Excellence

Humanitas University offers 24 Specialty Schools, with an extensive network of hospitals and centers of the Humanitas Group where to spend part of the training.
The lessons are in Italian, with the possibility of conducting research and training programmes abroad, alongside practising in the state-of-the-art Hunimed’s Simulation Center and Anatomy Lab.

Humanitas University’s Medical Specialty Schools offer courses based on a multidisciplinary approach and on innovative teaching methods that allow medical residents to deepen the knowledge necessary for the medical profession. For instance, they can test medical equipments and surgical techniques in the state-of-the-art Mario Luzzatto Simulation Center, which faithfully reproduces a modern hospital and hosts high-fidelity simulators, as well as workstations equipped with augmented reality and imaging.

Congresses, seminars and contacts with international research groups allow those who wish to pursue a career in research to develop useful competencies.

Medical residents can also conduct training experiences abroad, thanks to the international partnerships established by Humanitas.

There are several courses common to all medical speciality schools that allow residents to acquire cross-disciplinary skills in several fields:

  1. Bioethics
  2. Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Medical Writing
  3. Doctor-Patient Relationship
  4. Resource and Quality Management

Admission to a Specialty School is based on a national call for applications, that includes presenting academic qualifications and passing an admission exam. For further information please visit the Italian page

Here is the full list of the 24 Specialty Schools.

Specialty School Length (years) Director
Allergology and Clinical Immunology 4 Prof. Enrico Heffler
General Surgery 5 Prof. Antonino Spinelli
Dermatology and Venerology 4 Prof. Antonio Costanzo
Hematology 4 Prof. Carmelo Carlo-Stella
Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases 4 Prof. Andrea Lania
Gynaecology and Obstetrics 5 Prof. Nicoletta De Simone
Hygiene and Preventive Care 4 Prof. Holger Schunemann
Cardiovascolar Diseases 4 Prof. Gianluigi Condorelli
Digestive System Diseases 4 Prof. Alessandro Armuzzi
Internal Medicine 5 Prof. Ana Lleo De Nalda
Nuclear Medicine 4 Prof. Willem Jozef Gerard Oyen
Ophthalmology 4 Prof. Mario Romano
Radiotherapy 4 Prof. Marta Scorsetti
Medical Oncology 5 Prof. Paolo Andrea Zucali
Orthopaedic Trauma 5 Prof. Alessandro Castagna
Urology 5 Prof. Nicolò Buffi
Emergency Medicine 5 Prof. Carlo Selmi
Neurosurgery 5 Prof. Federico Pessina
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care 5 Prof. Maurizio Cecconi
Anatomic Pathology 4 Prof. Silvia Uccella
Otolaryngology 4 Prof. Giuseppe Mercante
Radiodiagnostics 4 Prof. Marco Francone
Respiratory Medicine 4 Prof. Stefano Aliberti
Microbiology and Virology 4 Prof. Valeria Cento



ERASMUS for Training Applications are closed reserved to residents at the Medical Specialty Schools of Humanitas University.

Applications to the Erasmus for Training SSM Call are closed

Bando Erasmus for Training SSM
Erasmus+ Summary
Letter of Acceptance


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.