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By initiative of USI, in 2009 the Council of State of the Canton Ticino appointed a working group to evaluate the feasibility of a medical training programme in Ticino. The first feasibility report was submitted to the Department for education, culture and sport (DECS) of Canton Ticino in January 2011, which approved the findings recommending a medical training programme at graduate level (Master) in collaboration with other Swiss medical faculties.

Hence, USI continued evaluating in the recommended direction and submitted an in-depth report in December 2012, followed by the Report for a Faculty of Biomedical Sciences in October 2013.

Based on USI’s proposal, in March 2014 the DECS presented its dispatch to the Grand Council of Canton Ticino requesting the creation of a new Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and of a Master Medical School in Medicine at USI.

On November 24, 2014 the Grand Council of Canton Ticino approved the dispatch and therefore the creation of the Faculty and of the Master.