What We Offer

General Medicine and Dentistry

We offer modern, practically oriented, internationally accredited courses in General Medicine and in Dentistry. Our graduates are fully competitive physicians, scoring high in USMLE tests and securing jobs all over the world from the USA to Japan

The curricula of the two study programmes, General Medicine and Dentistry, are identical to those pursued by Czech medical students, apart from being taught in English. They conform to the European Union standards. The six-year General Medicine programme has also been accredited by the USA, Canada and Malaysia, to name only those countries most students come from. During the first three years of both programmes, students have compulsory classes in the Czech language. A good grasp of Czech is required for communication with patients and with colleagues in the wards, such as nurses, who may speak only Czech.

The first four semesters of the General Medicine study programme mainly cover theoretical subjects (Anatomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Histology, Physiology). Preclinical subjects (Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology) are taught in semesters 5-7. Clinical subjects are introduced in the following semesters (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neurology) together with subjects associated with public health care (Social Medicine, Medical Law). The whole sixth year is devoted to bedside training in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics. The programme concludes in the 11th and 12th semesters with final state examinations in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Preventive Medicine.

Similarly, the study of Dentistry is divided into  theoretical subjects (Anatomy, Physiology, Histology and Embryology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics), and preclinical and clinical subjects (Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pathological Physiology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry). 

The main emphasis is on specialized subjects such as Preventive Dentistry and Cariology, Preclinical Dentistry, Prosthetic Technology, Dental Radiology, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Preservative Dentistry and Oral Surgery. A crucial part of the programme is devoted to practical training. The study plan also includes courses on management, ethics, legislation and social aspects of dentistry. The Dentistry study programme is concluded with final state examinations in Preservative Dentistry, Orthodontics and Prosthetics, and Oral Surgery.

At the graduation ceremony, the graduates in General Medicine and Dentistry are awarded the degree Doctor of General Medicine (Medicinae Universae Doctor, abbreviated as MUDr., equivalent to M.D.) and Doctor of Dentistry (Medicinae Dentium Doctor, abbreviated as MDDr.), respectively. Graduates who are EU citizens may then practise medicine or dentistry within all countries of the European Economic Area. Graduates who are not EU citizens practise world-wide in countries where our Faculty is recognised.

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Student support

Our students get full support from their school – complete health coverage including dental care, tutoring and counselling. The university provides affordable modern accommodation and numerous sporting facilities. Student associations organize social and sporting events as well as help with academic issues.

Health care

Olomouc provides high-quality health care services through public and private medical facilities. Students may consult several English speaking medical specialists in the main Olomouc Health Centres and in the Olomouc University Hospital. More information here.

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the Department of Dentistry offer students on the General Medicine and Dentistry study programmes the opportunity to have preventive dental check-ups twice a year.

We also have a system in place, which, if needed, will provide students with the help of a psychologist; we are also ready to provide services of a dentist, a GP and a gynaecologist.  Confidential advice and treatment for psychiatric, gynaecological and similar problems is available in facilities away from the University Hospital.

Each student enrolled into the first year of study is required to go through a medical check-up. This check-up consists of the following steps which the student must complete:

  • submission of a doctor’s report from his/her home country
  • a chest X – ray
  • submission of a urine sample
  • provision of information verifying that he/she has been vaccinated against Hepatitis B

If any important vaccinations are missing, the student is obliged to take them at the University Hospital Olomouc.

After completion of studies, all students must have a repeat medical check-up. 

Tutors and counselling

In teaching, our school has a system of tutors. There are separate tutors for year 1, 2, and 3, and two tutors are available for students of years 4 to 6. There is a separate tutor for clinical teaching. The same tutors are available to students should they encounter any academic or personal issue.

We offer administrative help in all matters about obtaining student resident permits, dealing with the Foreign Police Department, Insurance, etc. 

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Housing

University students including overseas students can stay in one of the seven halls of residence. Housing is guaranteed for all international students throughout their entire period of studies at the faculty. No university housing is available for students with families. 

Although residence halls vary in size, all rooms are equipped at least with a desk, a bed and a closet space for each student. Normally, two students share a room and two or more rooms share a bathroom. All resident buildings contain recreation areas, cooking facilities and TV.

Food service

There is a main cafeteria at “Kolej 17.listopadu” (Envelopa campus) and another in the halls of residence “Neredin”. University cafeterias are called “menza” and students can order meals (lunches and dinners) from Monday through to Sunday there. Prices are reasonable. Students can choose from seven meals, usually there are some meat meals, one sweet dish and one vegetable dish.

University sports facilities

The Palacký University runs a big sports hall which is available for use by all students, who may become members of University sports teams and make use of other facilities offered by the Faculty of Physical Culture, e.g. fitness and training centres. Students may also use municipal sports facilities, including covered and open air swimming pools, ice rinks, saunas, fitness centres, etc.

Computers

The school is completely networked providing access to other faculties within the framework of the Palacký University Computer Network (UPNET), the Czech Educational and Scientific Network (CESNET), and also the Internet. Medical students can use various medical databases in the LAN. Email and all other Internet services are free of charge.

Libraries

The Medical Library is an integral part of the school of medicine Information Centre, offering access to the second largest medical book collection in the Czech Republic (about 140,000 items), information databases (Dialog Medline in the LAN, Ovid Medline online, the complete series of Ovid Current Contents, etc.). The Library currently subscribes to a total of 450 medical journals including 250 international peer-reviewed periodicals.

The Palacký University has an electronic union catalogue, TINLIB, containing around 125,000 records of books from various branches of science and technology including humanities, law, theology, natural sciences, physical education, sports and medicine. The catalogue can be accessed from any networked University PC. Other services provided by the Information Centre  comprise loans, interlibrary lending of reading and research material, acquisitions of monographs and periodicals, document delivery, photocopying, training of end-users of medical information and information retrieval.

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Tabinda Jahan, London, UK

Tabinda Jahan, London, UK

"Palacký has offered me so much more than a medical degree. I will be going away older, wiser and full of memories from this place. A brilliant university that has been a major influence on my life. Highly recommended to all."

Imran Hanif, GP Registrar, UK

Imran Hanif, GP Registrar, UK

"I found the rich culture and friendly environment of Olomouc very welcoming. The course structure, teaching style and learning environment has really contributed to me becoming a competent and experienced clinician."

Mac Goldstein

"There is at Palacky a low student to teacher ratio especially in the clinical rotations. Olomouc is a charming City with a quiet atmosphere that is very conducive to study."