Jessenius Faculty of Medicine
in Martin
Comenius University Bratislava

General Medicine study program

Our General Medicine study programmes are tought in English language at The Comenius University in Bratislava as well as  Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, this study program in english was established in 1991 for an intake of students from abroad with good working knowledge.

General Medicine doctor study program (grade I + II university studies) has a duration of 6 years (12 semesters).  It includes 5.795 hours of theoretical education and practical training. It fully complies with the European Commission (EC) Directive 93/16/EC. During studies a credit system based on the generally accepted European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is used.

One semester consists of 15 teaching weeks. Lectures represent less than a half of the total weekly hours. In the clinical courses, the students rotate through the different departments of the teaching hospital. The entire sixth year is devoted to rotations among Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology departments and preparing the students for their final state examinations (see the Study Program).

After the fullfilment of conditions set by the Higher Education Act, the Statute of Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Study and Examination Regulations of the Faculty will all after the successful completion of the state examinations confer to assign students with a "Doctor of General Medicine" (abbr. "MUDr.", equivalent to M.D.) thus issue a diploma.

The diploma is received from Comenius University in Bratislava, the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, is accepted within the whole European Union and in most countries of the world. The Faculty is on the World Health Organization (WHO) Listing of Medical Faculties. Moreover, it is acknowledged by the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Philadelphia, USA) for the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination).