The online portal ‘Study in Greece’ (https://studyingreece.edu.gr/) is campaigning for the international extroversion of Greek Universities and the comparative education advantages of our country. In particular, the campaign is about the foreign language study programs Greek Universities offer to Greek and foreign students. The initiative is supported by the General Secretariat of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In this context, a number of educational programs and actions are presented in detail on a regular basis, such as undergraduate and postgraduate programs, summer schools etc, as to inform the foreign publics about the plethora of foreign language options that are provided by the Greek Universities.
Recently, the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) opened for the first time its doors to English speaking students from all over the world by launching its first 6-year Undergraduate Program in English.
Being one of the most prominent Schools in Greece, AUTH’s School of Medicine is committed not only to developing specialized professionals but also to cultivating responsible individuals. Within a framework of research and innovation, the Program provides a world-class medical education that triggers a passion for learning, a desire to serve, and a steadfast commitment to improve the health and well-being of the society. The main goal of the School of Medicine is to educate medical students, as well as to provide health professionals with the highest scientific standards. An additional aim is to perform high-quality research frequently in collaboration with other Greek and international research centers. The students of this Program will participate in various research programs of the Laboratories and Medical Departments, and will be shaped by the ethical values that compose the world of Medicine.
Combining scientific thought and medical practice, the Program’s philosophy places core emphasis on human resources, and focuses on awakening students’ creativity by transforming the School into a structure where students’ and teachers’ talents will be expressed. International students will be given the opportunity to explore the rich and vital field of Medicine by delving into the world of scientific education and research under the guidance of leading educators of the sector. By stimulating students’ curiosity, the School’s experienced professors incite and awake their consciousness, with the aim to educate charismatic scientists. Each student, from the very first day of the Program, is linked with an experienced academic advisor, who is guiding them throughout their studies.
In regards to the Program’s curriculum, clinical skills are shaped from the first semester and clinical rotations start from the 4th year. In order to obtain the Medical Degree students are required to complete 83 modules (76 courses and 7 courses – clinical traineeships).
For more information and registrations, you may visit the program’s official web page: https://aristotlemedical.edu.gr/