University of Malta Admission to Doctor of Medicine and Surgery Course
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I will be submitting an application to join the course leading to a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (M.D. Course) in October 2016 but I will be presenting qualifications other than the Matriculation Certificate in support of my application. How will my application be evaluated?
Applicants for this course are required to satisfy the University’s General Entry Requirements as well as the Special Course Requirements for the M.D. course.
In the case of applicants who pursued their secondary education outside Malta, the University would accept comparable qualifications. Information regarding entry to the medical course commencing in 2016 for applicants presenting overseas qualification may be found here.
Information regarding entry to the medical course commencing in 2016 for applicants presenting the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the European Baccalaureate Diploma may be found here.
I understand that I will need to carry out clinical placements in Maltese state hospitals but I don’t speak Maltese. How will I cope?
Clinical placements in Maltese state hospitals are an integral part of the medical programme of studies at the University of Malta. After feedback received, to uphold standards and ensure that all medical students are able to communicate adequately with both patients and hospital staff all non-Maltese applicants, who are not in possession of a Secondary Examination Certificate (SEC) pass in Maltese at grade 5 or better, must present a Medical Maltese Proficiency Certificate which is awarded if applicants pass an examination set by the University prior to the commencement of the course.
The University's Department of Maltese has designed a programme in Medical Maltese for the benefit of applicants who are interested in following such a course to help them prepare themselves for the examination. It is not mandatory to attend the course organised by the University of Malta but if applicants are not successful in the examination, they will not be admitted to the medical course even if all other entry requirements are satisfied. More details regarding the course are available here.