The undergraduate course in medicine comprises six years’ study at two levels; the Master of Medicine (3 years, 180 ECTS credits) is the second level and the logical follow-on from the Bachelor of Medicine (3 years, 180 ECTS credits).
This Master’s degree is required for admittance to the Swiss Federal Examination in Medicine, which is common to all Swiss Medicine Faculties and is governed by the requirements of the Federal Law on the Medical Professions.
The Master’s course enables students to develop the necessary skills at the right level of knowledge, know-how and behavioural skills to deal with all common medical situations from their first day of practice (according to the requirements indicated in PROFILES, the national reference framework for undergraduate medical teaching).
The university is not responsible for specialist training; the Diploma in Specialist Medical Practice falls under the remit of the Swiss Institute for Postgraduate and Continuing Medical Education (ISFM, which is independent of the FMH).
Master of Medicine (MMed)
French. Recommended level : C1.
The candidate must be a holder of a Bachelor of Medicine from the UNIL or have passed the conversion course to transfer from biology/life sciences to medicine.
The holder of a Bachelor of Medicine from another Swiss university may apply for registration.
Enrolment and final dates
The degree course begins in the autumn semester only.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment date: 30 April.
Timetables and course descriptions
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 30 March 2023
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