Students take examinations at the conclusion of each of the clinical training semesters.
The examinations will concentrate on the main topics studied during the semester concerned. They will structured to simulate the Federal exam in medicine and will include:
- multiple-choice questions;
- practical examinations involving patient-actors (simulation of an objective structured clinical examination = OSCE).
At the end of the sixth semester, students will also sit their final examinations in form of a full simulation of the Federal exam in medicine.
The practical skills of the students are verified at the end of the 1. - 4. and 6. semester performing an OSCE examination (Objective Structured Clinical Examination).
The OSCE exams at the end of the 1. and 2. semester consist of 4 stations and are purely formative.
The OSCE exams at the end of the 3. and 4. semester consist of 4 stations and are summative.
The OSCE exam at the end of the 6. semester consists of 12 stations and is summative.
The Federal exam in medicine takes place upon completion of the 3-year Master in Medicine program, and only once the student has obtained the Master’s degree. It includes two separate exams:
- Multiple choice exam (MC), an interdisciplinary theory exam split in two parts;
- Clinical skills exam (CS), following the principles of an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination).