FAQ

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1. Is the UniCamillus Degree equivalent to those issued by the other universities?

UniCamillus Degrees are equivalent to the ones of the other Italian public universities and are valid in the EU according to the 2005/36/CE and the 2013/55/UE Directives.
UniCamillus students and graduates can apply internationally for the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certification, since all the requirements are met.

 

2.How do I enrol in a degree course?

It is necessary to sit for an admission test in order to enrol. Info are in the Calls for Application (published on our website):

- Medicine and Surgery – non EU candidates

- Health Professions – non EU candidates

- Medicine and Surgery – EU candidates

- Health Professions – EU candidates (it will be published soon)

 

3. How do I prepare for the Medicine and Surgery admission test for the EU candidates?

UniCamillus organizes admission test preparatory courses.

During the course, participants receive a training in the test topics:

o Logical reasoning, problem solving and reading comprehension;
o Scientific subjects (biology, chemistry, maths and physics);
o The specific Humanitarian mission of the university.

The course will also focus on the psychological aspects of the test, helping the candidate to take it with higher self-confidence, managing his emotions and enhancing his potential. The admission test topics are listed in the Annex A of the Call for Application for the Medicine and Surgery Degree course.

 

4. How is the Medicine and Surgery admission test for EU candidates structured?

It is a written test made up by 90 multiple choice questions in English. The topics are listed in the Annex A of the Call for Application for the Medicine and Surgery Degree course and are subdivided as follows:

• 40 questions about logical reasoning, problem solving and reading comprehension;
• 30 questions on scientific subjects (biology, chemistry, maths and physics);
• 20 questions regarding the specific Humanitarian mission of the university.

The test lasts 100’ (minutes).

Each candidate can reach a maximum of 90 (ninety) points according to the following criteria:

- 1 point for each correct answer;
- minus 0,25 point for each wrong answer;
- 0 points for any answer not given or multiple, or for all ambiguous responses.

 

5. What are the questions on the humanitarian vocation of the university about?

The Medicine admission test is made up by 90 questions, 20 of which regard the specific humanitarian mission of UniCamillus. Annex A to the Call for Application explains the topics:

 

“… relevant issues for the lack of health professionals in many developing countries, pathologies spread in these countries, international bodies tasked with facing humanitarian problems, leading figures who have contributed to these fields and inherent topics. The required competence on these issues is not specific: a mere knowledge deriving from reading newspapers and other media which provide updated news on these topics will be sufficient. In other words these questions will be aimed to bring to light the interest of the candidates towards the above mentioned topics; where such interest exists, the candidates will probably have read and delve into these issues, although on an informative and not specialized basis.”

 

In other words, a thorough knowledge is not required. It is highly valued the interest, the inquisitiveness, the attention of the candidate to the sanitary issues in the Developing Countries, the humanitarian policies and the activities implemented by the international community.

A list of relevant references useful to understand and get involved in the abovementioned issues is shown below.

 

GENERAL THEMES

Geneva Convention

(https://www.icrc.org/en/war-and-law/treaties-customary-law/geneva-conventions)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

(http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/)

 

HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS

NGO’s List

(www.globalcorps.com/jobs/ngolist.doc)

Medecines Sans Frontieres International Activity Report 2017

(https://www.msf.org/sites/msf.org/files/2018-08/msf-international-activity-report-2017_1.pdf)

World Food Programme Year Report 2017

(https://www1.wfp.org/publications/year-in-review-2017)

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) Annual Report 2017

(http://www.care.org/sites/default/files/care_2017_annualreport_pdf_online.pdf)

Oxfam Annual Report 2017-2018

(https://www-cdn.oxfam.org/s3fs-public/file_attachments/oxfam_annual_report_2017-2018_final_2.pdf)

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (ifrc) Annual Report 2017

(https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017-ifrc-annual-report/)

 

INTERNATIONAL BODIES

World Health Organization World Reports and Regional Reports

(https://www.who.int/publications/en/)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Reports

(https://www.unocha.org/media-centre/humanitarian-reports)

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Health Guidelines

(https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/product-categories/health)

UNICEF Health reports

(https://www.unicef.org/search?force=0&query=health+report&search_date_range_picker=&changed%5Bmin%5D=&changed%5Bmax%5D=)

(https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/UNICEF_Humanitarian_Action_for_Children_2018_Overview_ENG.PDF)

 

MAIN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES HEALTH ISSUES

Environment and health in developing countries

(https://www.who.int/heli/risks/ehindevcoun/en/)

(https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death)

Healthcare in developing countries

(http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/popfacts/popfacts2.pdf)

(https://www.who.int/gho/health_workforce/doctors_density/en/)

Health Behaviour in Developing Countries

(https://web.stanford.edu/~pdupas/AR_health_behavior.pdf)

Diseases in Developing Countries

(https://www.who.int/intellectualproperty/submissions/InternationalPolicyNetwork.pdf)

(http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/expert/2011-2-gaziano.pdf)

Tropical Diseases and NTD

(https://www.who.int/topics/tropical_diseases/en/)

Neglected Diseases

(https://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/diseases/en/)

AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

(http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/unaids-data-2018_en.pdf)

(https://www.who.int/tb/en/)( https://www.who.int/gho/hiv/en/)

( https://www.who.int/malaria/en/)

Ebola

(https://www.who.int/ebola/en/)

 

BASIC MEDICINE HISTORY AND MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

A Beginner’s Guide to the History of Medicine

(https://oneworld-publications.com/media/preview_files/9781780745206.pdf )

TOP 20 MOST IMPORTANT MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS OF THE LAST 50 YEARS

(https://www.rcpe.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/pressreleases/rcpe-top20-list.pdf)

Medical Milestones

(https://www.bmj.com/content/suppl/2007/01/18/334.suppl_1.DC2/milestones.pdf)

Medicine and Physiology Nobel Prize

(http://www.careerchem.com/NAMED/NobelMed.pdf)

(http://www.nobelprizemedicine.org/press-materials/)

 

6. Which documents do I need to bring on the day of the test?

On the day of the test you have to bring with you a valid ID and the copy of the receipt of the payment for the test.

 

7. What is the admission test like for NON EU candidates?

For NON EU candidates the test is the UCATCamillus, administered by the UKCAT Consortium. For more info, including topics and how to prepare for the test, please visit www.ucat.ac.uk.

 

8. What do I need to do after taking UCATCamillus?

After the test, each candidate receives a copy of the score report. The score must be communicated to UniCamillus by sending an e-mail to score@unicamillus.org by May 5th, 2019.

 

9. What do I need to do if I have less than 12 years of schooling?

Those who do not have 12 years of schooling and ARE NOT ENROLLED in a university degree course, must present a certificate of having passed the so called “foundation courses”, i.e. preparatory courses which can last less than one year and give the adequate knowledge, competencies and skills necessary for the university enrolment.
Those who are currently enrolled or have been enrolled in the past in a university degree course must present a certification stating that they have passed all the exams of the first year, if they have 11 years of schooling, or the exams of the first and second year, if they have 10 years of schooling.

 

10. Is an English certificate or a minimum level of English knowledge required in order to enrol in the UniCamillus courses?

It is possible to enrol in UniCamillus courses even if you don’t have an English certificate: it is not required a specific level of English knowledge. Anyway note that most of our courses are taught in English.

 

11. Is it necessary to know the Italian language for the clinical practice?

It is not mandatory to know the Italian language in order to do the clinical practice. Foreign students will be given the opportunity to learn the Italian language in an informal environment, during their studies. It usually happens that, after few months in Italy, apart from academic objectives, students are familiar with the Italian language.

 

12. Can I transfer to UniCamillus from another Italian or foreign university?

It is possible to transfer to the second year of courses only when places are available, and in the degree course that is the same that you are studying in.
Those who are studying in a Medicine and Surgery course, or in a Health Professions one, can transfer in the same course at UniCamillus without taking the admission test. Those who are studying in a different degree course must sit for the admission test. On the UniCamillus website the Call for the Transfer to the 2 year of courses in the Health Professions for the a.y. 2019/2020 has been published.

 

13. Which are the tuition fees for the a.y. 2019/2020?

For the EU students, tuition fees are calculated according to the family income statement. For non EU students, tuition fees are in fixed amount. Info are at this page.

 

14. What can I do in order to make tuition fees commensurate to my income statement if I have earning outside Italy/if I reside outside Italy?

For EU students residing outside Italy or having earnings outside Italy, with one or more family members without the Fiscal Code issued by the Italian fiscal authority (Agenzia delle Entrate), the tuition fees are determined via “ISEE Parificato” indicator (an indicator which makes incomes comparable among different fiscal systems). UniCamillus has signed an agreement with CISL Lazio, an entity with several branches (“Patronati”) that are able to produce the “ISEE Parificato” for students falling under this definition.

 

15. What is the regional fee for the right to education (“Tassa Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio”)?

The regional fee for the right to study is a contribution that students enrolled in a University with legal office in Lazio pay to the region. It must be paid to LazioDisco account; it was 140,00 euro in the a.y. 2018/2019. Info will be made available on their website.
Not paying or paying less than the regional fee amount can have consequences on the academic path. The student must keep the receipt of the payment and send a copy to UniCamillus.

 

16. Are there scholarships for EU students?

EU students can apply for a scholarship to LazioDisco, the regional entity in Lazio which provides welfare services to students in financial need. Info will be available on their website.

 

17. Are there scholarships for NON EU students? Which is the procedure to apply?

UniCamillus offers a number of scholarships which cover, fully or partially, tuition fees. They are intended for deserving and motivated NON EU students who are in financial need. In particular, the formula in use for the full scholarship is the “Loan of Honor”: the “loan” covers the entirety of tuition fees and is considered redeemed if, after achieving the degree, the person comes back to the country of origin or a similar one, chosen in accordance with the university, to work for at least three years. More info are at this.

 

18. Which is the procedure in order to come to Italy?

NON EU candidates who do not already reside in Italy must request a a VISA for study purposes. The VISA is issued by the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country of residence of the foreign citizen. Info are on vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/it.
Once in Italy, students must apply for a Permit of Stay within 8 working days from the day of the arrival. The request form can be found in the Post Office; it must be filled in and paid there. Then, the person receives an appointment at the Immigration Office, which will issue the Permit of Stay.

 

19. What is the living cost in Rome?

The living cost in Rome ranges between 700 and 900 euro per month. It covers: 300-600 euro: rent + expenses; 35 euro: monthly public transport pass/card; food and other expenses. The cost varies according to the district where you live, if you have a double or single room and other voices/parameters.

 

20. Are there accommodations for students near the university premises?

UniCamillus has contacts with a real estate agency which manages apartments in the university neighbourhood; interested students can ask us for more info.

 

21. Where is the clinical practice carried out?

The ASL ROMA 6 has been identified as the local reference hospital, also as a result of the recent grand opening of the Ospedale dei Castelli (main centre for the integration of didactics, research, healthcare and for the internships).