Humanitas University aims to prepare students to face the challenging reality of a European society that, while still strongly anchored to its traditions, is undergoing the process of globalization.

Our university will strongly support the process of internationalization and encourages its students and staff to participate to mobility programs including also virtual mobility.
*In view of the emergency situation related to COVID-19, the international internships are suspended for the whole 2020.
The decision has been taken to protect everyone’s health and to enable doctors and nurses to dedicate themselves entirely to patient care and assistance.

Humanitas University exchange programs provide students with an opportunity to study in a different country and environment experiencing the history and culture of another country, as well as meeting new friends to enrich their personal development. International exchange programs are also effective to challenge students to develop a global perspective.

Outgoing

  • Erasmus+
  • Travel Grant

Incoming

  • Erasmus+
  • Internship

For more information about our international mobility programs, please write to international.office@hunimed.eu

 

Erasmus office contacts
Email: erasmus@hunimed.eu

Opening hours:

Monday: 14:00- 17:00.

Tuesday: 9:30-12:30.

Friday: 9:30-12:30.

 

Outgoing


Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU programme that allows students to perform courses, exams, theses, research, laboratory and clinical experience in European partner universities with subsequent academic recognition of the activities in the student’s career. The main aim of the programme is to give students the opportunity to improve the knowledge of a foreign language and promote the development of the European society through studying and training in an intercultural context.

Costs

During the mobility abroad, students remain enrolled at their University and do not have to pay any tuitions or fees to the host university (except for possible secretarial costs). In order to finance the period of stay abroad within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, the European Union assigns a study grant to each selected candidate. Although it does not cover all expenses, it can help cover additional costs such as travel expenses or living expenses in the host country.

The amount of the monthly installment of the EU grant is established yearly by the Erasmus+ National Agency. Special contributions for disabled persons may also be assigned on ad-hoc national funds.

Hunimed Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (English version); Carta Erasmus Hunimed (Italian version)

Hunimed Erasmus Policy Statement

Erasmus+ Student Charter (English version); Carta dello Studente Erasmus+ (Italian version)

Erasmus+ agreements

Charles University     Third Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic (Erasmus code: CZ PRAHA07)

Università di Medicina di Lodz     Lodz, Poland (Erasmus code: PL LODZ03)

Universidad Francisco de Vitoria    Madrid, Spain  (Erasmus code: E MADRID28)

Erasmus+ annual calls for proposals

This project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, grant No 2018-1-IT02-KA103-047264.

Erasmus+ call 2019/2020 School of Medicine

Outgoing students application process

a. Submit the application form

HU students who wish to undertake a period of study abroad within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, will find all the information on prerequisites and procedures in the annual HU Erasmus call.

The Erasmus application for the academic year 2019-2020 is closed

Download the Erasmus application form

Download the CV template

Candidates are selected by a specifically designated Committee, which will assess:

  1. the score received for the Erasmus application form, based on the curriculum vitae and studiorum
  2. foreign language proficiency, especially if it is a prerequisite required by the host University;
  3. the candidate’s motivation

The date and venue of the selection interviews are indicated in the Erasmus call for application.

b. Receive HU confirmation

The final rankings of the selection interviews (selected candidates and waiting lists) will published in the website. Selected candidates will be also informed by email.

Successful candidates will be invited to consult the website of the Host University, for information on courses, application procedures, student accommodation services, etc.

The selected candidates can always withdraw from the programme. In this case the candidate is kindly requested to promptly email the Erasmus Office (erasmus@hunimed.eu). Immediate notification means other students will have an opportunity to go abroad.

c. Before your departure

Fill in your Learning Agreement (LA)

LA contains the educational activities that the student is expected to complete abroad. Before the departure the student must always agree on the content of the LA with the Erasmus coordinator of his/her degree course at the sending University. The Erasmus Office will send a scanned copy of the document by e-mail to the Host Institution for approval and countersigning by the relevant Coordinator. It is the responsibility of the Host Institution to e-mail the document back to our Erasmus Office as well as to the departing student. In order for the Learning agreement to be considered valid, it must be approved both by the Home Institution and by the Host Institution.

Sign the Mobility Agreement

The selected candidates will receive by email the Mobility Agreement stating the conditions related to the period of study to be undertaken. The original Mobility Agreement must be signed and sent to the Erasmus Office. The office will submit the document to the chancellor for signature.

Language support

The European Commission offers Erasmus + students free online language courses through the “Online Linguistic Support” (OLS),

The Erasmus Office will provide the selected students with a login and a password to access the OLS platform.

Payment of the Erasmus grant

More information on this topic will be available soon.

During the mobility abroad, the students remain enrolled at Humanitas University and do not have to pay any tuitions or fees to the host university (except for possible secretarial costs).


Travel Grant

Travel Grants are a scholarships offered by HU aimed at funding thesis, research or clerkships projects abroad. Students will be considered eligible from the 2nd year. Projects can be developed by students with foreign institutions directly or institutions proposed by Humanitas University. In the latter case students can be requested to meet further requirement concerning the academic career.

How to apply

Interested Students should present a short summary of the project to the President of the Degree Course.  A commission of professors will evaluate the merit and quality of the project. After the evaluation, the Commission will decide whether the project has the merit to be funded or not.

Each Project deemed satisfactory for quality and education goals will be funded on the basis of estimated traveling, board and lodging costs up to the limits specified in the annual call.

Application is open from January 20th 2020 until April 10th 2020

Download call for application

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Selection of students

If the number of admitted projects will exceed the available funds, Travel Grants funds will be allocated to students according rules as follows:

  • students of the higher years (4th, 5th, 6th) will be considered first;
  • students participating for the first time will be considered prior to students already assigned with travel grants fund in the previous academic years;
  • students who have been travel grant assignee twice or more are not allowed to take part in this call;
  • grades and CFU acquired will be considered if a further selection among students is needed.

Documents to be provided before leaving

For approved projects, students must provide the international Student Office with the letter of acceptance issued by the foreign Institution. Projects without an acceptance letter will be disqualified.

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Allowance

Selected students will be entitled of fixed allowance whose amount is related to the country where the project will take place. The amounts of the allowance are reported in the annual Call.

The allowance will be paid after the completion of the project on the basis of:

  • final report of the project to be drawn up and provided to the University within 3 weeks after the end of the experience;
  • certificate of staying released by the hosting institution;
  • joining the 2019/2020 Travel Grant Program debriefing meeting to discuss about the experience and further improvements.

Students Exchange Agreements

Università di Hanyang, Seoul, Corea

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU) del Ministero della Salute della Federazione Russa, Russia

Universidad De Especialidades Espiritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Universidad Do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasile

Association of American Medical Colleges “AAMC” VSLO

DY Patil University, India

College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

To send your application please book an appointment with our international student office international.office@hunimed.eu

 

Incoming


Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU programme that allows students to perform courses, exams, theses, research, laboratory and clinical experience in European partner universities with subsequent academic recognition of the activities in the student’s career. The main aim of the programme is to give students the opportunity to improve the knowledge of a foreign language and promote the development of the European society through studying and training in an intercultural context.

Costs

During the mobility abroad, students remain enrolled at their University and do not have to pay any tuitions or fees to the host university (except for possible secretarial costs). In order to finance the period of stay abroad within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, the European Union assigns a study grant to each selected candidate. Although it does not cover all expenses, it can help cover additional costs such as travel expenses or living expenses in the host country.

The amount of the monthly installment of the EU grant is established yearly by the Erasmus+ National Agency. Special contributions for disabled persons may also be assigned on ad-hoc national funds.

Hunimed Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (English version); Carta Erasmus Hunimed (Italian version)

Hunimed Erasmus Policy Statement

Erasmus+ Student Charter (English version); Carta dello Studente Erasmus+ (Italian version)

a. Erasmus+ for incoming students Partners Universities

Requirements

Exchange students for the International Medicine Program (entirely taught in English) must have:

  • A very good command of English (level B1 or above within the CEFR framework)
  • A very good command of Italian (level B1 or above), to be able to talk with the patients
  • At least 3 years of study at a study program in Medicine
  • Ability to take medical history and to perform a physical examination of a patient

You need to supply us with an official certificate from your home university, stating your scale English/Italian proficiency.

To fill in the application form, please click here

Study Options

Exchange students can apply for the following type of courses/rotations:

Curricular courses:

Clinical rotations; designed to fit the needs of incoming exchange students for the Medical School. Clinical rotations are offered throughout the academic year (September – June) in accordance with this timetable.

Semester dates and exams

The University runs a two-semester system. Please note the length of each semester (below) before applying for any Erasmus mobility for study.

Semester I (Fall Semester): 2 October 2019 to 31 January 2020 (4 months)
Semester II (Spring Semester): 1 March 2020 to May 31st  2020 (5 months)

Exam Session

There are two exam sessions during the academic year:

Winter exam session: January/February
Summer exam session: June/July and September

Students may enrol for exams by logging into the University portal by the deadline established by the academic staff. Login credentials are provided by the Erasmus Office at the beginning of the stay. Information on lectures timetables and examination dates are available on the University portal.

Incoming students application process

a. Nomination by your Home University

Your Home University needs to recommend/select you as an Erasmus student; you cannot apply without the authorization of your home University.

Without the nomination you will not be accepted as an Erasmus student at Humanitas University.

b. Complete the HU application form

Return the application form, with the following supporting documents, to the Erasmus Office. (qua allega il file che ti metto come secondo allegato

  1. Identity Card or Passport (back and front) *Make sure that both sides are in one page.
  2. Passport-sized Photo
  3. Exam Transcript

Application Deadline for entry in Semester I (Fall Semester): May 1st

Application Deadline for entry in Semester II (Spring Semester): October 30th

c. Receive HU confirmation email

The Erasmus Office will process your application and send you a confirmation that your request has been approved, student must provide the following documents

  1. Health Insurance *
  2. Vaccination Booklet
  3. Mantoux Test (please note that mantoux test should be carried out one month before the starting date)

*European health insurance card, or any other equivalent private insurance (including conditions)

**Non-EU students’ insurance conditions must include repatriation of remains.

d. Arrange your visa/entry clearance

Non-EU citizens should arrange their visa, by contacting us to guide you at: erasmus@hunimed.eu

Send your Erasmus application form as soon as possible, because the visa process may take weeks or even months. After you have applied, the Erasmus Office will support you through the visa process.

e. Before leaving your home country, you should:

  • Reach an agreement (Learning Agreement) with your faculty about the courses/training program you will attend in Milan;
  • Obtain a certificate from your University testifying to your Erasmus status;
  • Obtain your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for medical assistance;
  • Procure an Accident Insurance certificate (valid abroad);
  • Make sure that your Passport or Identity Card is valid
  • Plan your travel to HU.

f. After arrival

As an Erasmus student, you should enroll within 2 days of arriving by handling the following documents to the Erasmus Office at Humanitas University:

  • passport or any other identification;
  • your University’s certificate testifying to your Erasmus Student status;
  • Accident Insurance certificate (valid abroad);
  • EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for medical assistance.

The office will issue the student card and a document certifying your registration: use the document to buy a public transport card if you are aged under 26.

b. Erasmus+ for incoming students Non Partners Universities

Erasmus students who’s incoming University is not HU partner must send their application as an internship, for further information please visit Internship page.


Internship

Incoming students are having a high change to get accepted only if there is a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Humanitas University and their Home institutions.

 a. Partners Universities are:

Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU) del Ministero della Salute della Federazione Russa, Russia

Universidad De Especialidades Espiritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Universidad Do Sul, Porto allegro, Brasile

Application must be sent by the International office of the +partners Universities to our International Office international.office@hunimed.eu

 

b. Non Partner University

Students form non Partner University are still able to apply for an Internship period, by sending their application within the specified dates below, and their application may be accepted or not depending on availability of the divisions, concerning his/her previous academic background and the specific expectations on the internship.

Applications Deadlines – Incoming students

Summer season: applications must be submitted from April 1st  to April 30th
Winter season: applications must be submitted from November 1st to November 30th

How to apply

1. fill the application form by choosing period  and division of your interest; clinical rotations are offered throughout the academic year, except for the month of August.

2. send the following documents to international.office@hunimed.eu:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae and academic transcripts
  • If you have it, your Erasmus agreement for traineeship
  • Identity Card or Passport (back and front) *Make sure that both sides are in one page.
  • Passport-sized Photo
  • Exam Transcript

The application is revised by the Office for Medical Education for its feasibility with respect to the content and timeframe. If the content of the application is accepted,  student has to provide the following documents:

  1. Health Insurance *
  2. Vaccination Booklet
  3. Mantoux Test (please note that mantoux test should be carried out one month before the starting date)

*European health insurance card, or any other equivalent private insurance (including conditions).

Humanitas USMLE&More Program


To promote a process of curricular comparison with other systems of medical education and to help students that would like to practice medicine in the United States, Humanitas University has organized the USMLE&More program.

The program involves a progressive exposure to the content and type of question format of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

The activities of the program are also open to medical students and residents coming from other Universities.

For information, please write to info@hunimed.eu

USMLE: access medical training in the US

Medical students or Medical Doctors who qualified outside the US, must become ECFMG-certified (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) in order to train and work in the US. They must also pass the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) exam series in order to become certified and apply for any clinical training as residency programs, fellowships or even clinical rotations in a hospital.

Step 1: Pre-clinical skills

Step 2 CK: Clinical Knowledge

Step 2 CS: Clinical Skills

Pre-clinical skills
Clinical Knowledge
Clinical Skills

Test-yourself day for 1st year students: students can test themselves with USMLE-style questions on the subjects covered during the first year (anatomy, embryology, biochemistry, genetics) and discuss the correct answers with professors.

Test yourself day for 2nd year students: students can test themselves with USMLE-style questions on the subjects covered during the second year (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, pathology and microbiology) and discuss the correct answers with professors.

4-days-intensive (for students of the 3rd and 4th year): the program includes a presentation of the US medical education system and licensing program, detailed information on ECFMG and registration to the USMLE steps, and hands-on tests, see below.

Medical Education in the United States
The ECFMG
The USMLE Step Examination
How to register
Test preparation resources
Generating and utilizing study materials
Creating a studying schedule
Test taking strategies
On the day of Step Exam
Applying to Residency in USA
Shaping the future: the best 3 scenarios for your residency
HANDS on TEST*
Working on test question in small groups
Supervised revision of answers

 

USMLE STEP 1 week-end program


(for students of the 5th year and 6th year):  this part of the USMLE &More program takes place during week-ends and includes revision and testing of some high yield topics included in STEP 1 licensing exam. “ Step 1 assesses whether you understand and can apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine, with special emphasis on principles and mechanisms underlying health, disease, and modes of therapy. Step 1 ensures mastery of not only the sciences that provide a foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine in the present, but also the scientific principles required for maintenance of competence through lifelong learning. Step 1 is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes basic science material along two dimensions: system and process” from www.usmle.org

2019-2020 High-yield topics

Cardiovascular system 1
Cardiovascular system 2
Respiratory System
Renal & Urinary Systems
Microbiology-antibiotics
Gastrointestinal system 1
Gastrointestinal system 2
Reproductive system
Neurology and mock test

 

USMLE STEP 2CK week-end program


(for students of the 6th year): this part of the USMLE &More program takes place during week-ends and includes revision and testing of some high yield topics included in STEP 2 licensing exam. Step 2 CK licensing exam “…assesses an examinee’s ability to apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision and includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Step 2 CK ensures that due attention is devoted to principles of clinical sciences and basic patient-centered skills that provide the foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine under supervision. Test questions focus on the principles of clinical science that are deemed important for the practice of medicine under supervision in postgraduate training …” from www.usmle.org

2019-2020 High-yield topics

Gastrointestinal 1
Gastrointestinal 2
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pediatrics
ER/Surgery
Cardiovascular & Respiratory 1
Cardiovascular & Respiratory 2
Renal & Urinary System

 

USMLE STEP 2CS 4-days workshop


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