Romanian Medical School Program Structure

Romanian medical programs follow a similar course structure at all the universities. Below is a list of the yearly course structure and subjects covered.

1st Year of English Medical Program - 2 Semesters (60 credits)

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemestry
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Medical Mathematics
  • Foreign Language
  • Romanian Language
  • Summer Practical Period 2 weeks - 30 Hours/Week (elective in any medical speciality and hospital decided solely by the student)

2nd Year of English Medical Program - 2 Semesters (60 credits)

  • Genetical Anatomy
  • Topographical Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Histology
  • Genetics
  • Foreign Language
  • Summer Practical Period 2 weeks - 30 Hours/Week
  • Romanian Language
  • Medical Psychology
  • Medical Pedagogy

3rd Year of English Medical Program - 2 Semesters (60 credits)

  • Anato-Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Medical Semiology
  • General Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Surgical Semiology
  • Summer Practical Period 2 weeks - 30 Hours/Week
  • Sanogenetic Education

4th Year of English Medical Program - 2 Semesters (60 credits)

  • Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Radiology
  • Urology
  • Traumatology and Orthopedics
  • Surgery
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Hygiene
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Child Abuse
  • Summer Practical Period 2 weeks - 30 Hours/Week

5th Year of English Medical Program - 2 Semesters (60 credits)

  • Internal Medicine
  • Stomotology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Infantile Surgery and Orthopedics
  • Endocrynology
  • E.N.T
  • Ophtalmology
  • Oncology
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Pneumophysiology
  • Summer Practical Period 2 weeks - 30 Hours/Week

6th Year of English Medical Program - 2 Semesters (60 credits)

  • Obstetrics - Gynecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Polyclinics
  • Clinical and therapeutical Synthesis, Medical and surgical emergencies
  • Public Health
  • Balneophysiotherapy and Rheumatology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Family Planning and Sex Education
  • History of Medicine
  • Summer Practical Period 2 weeks - 30 Hours/Week

Optional Disciplines

  • Modern Methods for Morphophysiological Exploration
  • Biomedical Equipment
  • Tropical Diseases and Hygiene
  • Ethics, Dentology and Legal Medicine
  • Immunopathology
  • Infantile Neuropsychiatry
  • Medical Imagistics
  • Oncological Hematology
  • Bioethics
  • Chronobiology
  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathy
  • Cellular Biology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Family Planning

Credit System

EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM(ECTS) Romanian Universities are compliant with the ECTS system. In ECTS, 60 credits represent the workload of one year of study; with 30 credits given for a semester. More info on the European Credit Transfer System.

Grade Definition

9-10 Excellent: outstanding performance with little or no errors 8 Very Good: above the average standard with some errors 7 Good: 6 Satisfactory: 5 Sufficient: performance meets the minimum criteria 4 Fail: more work required before the credit can be awarded 1-3 Fail: In Romania, the Transcript of Records indicates the credits and the grades according to both the Romanian system and ECTS. The number of credits are computed according to a 40 hour work week. 30 credits, allocated to a semester, is divided by 40 to obtain the number of credits for one work hour. This number of credits is multiplied by the number of hours per week allocated to each subject to obtain the total number of credits for one subject per semester. Students may transfer between any university that supports the ECTS system. The transcript issued by the university indicates the number of credits successfully completed by the applicant.

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