How to study medicine in Spain?

Medical schools in Spain: going to Spain for your studies

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Become a doctorand study in a medical school in Spain

Become a doctor by training in Spain

Medical training in Spain lasts 6 years and is very difficult to access, both in public and private universities.

Without a high school diploma, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to access this medical training program and to considerstudying medicine in Spain.

In fact, the academic result is often weighted at 70% or 80% in the admission process while the complementary tests in Spanish language (mathematics and/or physics and/or chemistry and/or biology and sometimes English) only count for 20% to 30% of the final result.

Since Spanish students prepare and pass two complementary modules of "Pruebas de Aceso a la Universidad - PAU" which can add two points each (i.e. 4 points) to their baccalaureate grade which is out of is as much to say that the French student who wishes to integrate medical studies in Spain leaves with a serious handicap.

Why not take these UAP tests?

  1. They do not concern programs studied in France.
  2. They are prepared during two years by Spanish students.
  3. Conclusion: without preparation no points, without points no use to pass them.

All FEEDUC partner universities offering this course provide medical students with state-of-the-art learning methods and resources.

They all have competent and often prestigious professors, facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and offer many hours of practice in Spain and abroad. The level of Spanish medicine is internationally recognized (7th in the world according to the WHO).

However, you should know that in order to practice, even in Spain, at the end of your medical training you must pass and obtain the MIR (Médico Interno Residente). This is an exam, in the form of a MCQ, which is taken at the end of the 6th year and allows you to either continue towards a specialization or to be authorized to practice general medicine.

FEEDUC's partner universities in Spain offer specific courses to prepare students for this exam, to give them the best possible chance of success, since there are fewer places available than there are medical students in Spain.

Are there any other options for studying medicine in Spain?

One of our partner universities offers a preparatory year for direct entry into medicine without having to go through an admission process. However, you will need to demonstrate throughout the year that you can study this demanding course. Only those students who have successfully completed the preparatory year will be considered for admission to medical school in Spain. To find out how to apply for this preparatory year, please refer to the information available on our website.

Another option for starting medical studies in Spain is to integrate biomedical studies at the European University of Madrid. Students can start a first year of biomedicine and then enter the first year of medicine with 25 recognized credits. Beware, the passage to medicine is not easy because there are very few internal transfer places in medicine. Only the best students who pass all the subjects of the first year of biomedicine can enter medical school.

The bridge between biomedical and medical studies is only possible at the European University of Madrid.

But what is biomedicine?

Biomedicine is a discipline that studies the biological aspects of medicine, mainly through the analysis of genetic, cellular, biochemical and molecular factors of the human body and the diseases that may affect it.

Biomedicine therefore uses resources and knowledge from other fields such as chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics.

The potential of this scientific training is virtually unlimited in such a complex and constantly evolving field as medicine.

If you want to study biomedicine in Spain, FEEDUC offers you three renowned private universities. You'll find all the information you need on our website.

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