Medical Schools in Italy

Following are some of the top leading medical schools in Italy:

University of Bologna
- The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bologna is ready to compete with other leading European universities in the vocational training of doctors, both in cultural and in organisational terms.
- University of Bologna is ranked 176th among world's top universities (QS World University Rankings 2010).

University of Florence
- The Faculty of Medicine has the following departments: Department of Medical Surgical Critical Area; Department of Anatomy, Histology and Forensic Medicine; Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Prelicnica "Mancini M. Aiazzi"; Department of Clinical Physiopathology; Department of Gynecology, Perinatology and Human Reproduction; Department of Internal Medicine; Department of Dentistry; Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of Plastic Surgery and Rehabilitation; Department of Human Pathology and Oncology; Department of Experimental Pathology and Oncology; Department of Pediatrics,''Cesare Cocchi''; Department of Public Health; Department of Biochemical Sciences; Department of Oto-Neuro-Ophthalmological Surgery; Department of Dermatological Sciences; Department of Physiological Sciences; Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences.
- University of Florence is ranked 328th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2010.

University of Genoa
- The University of Genoa is one of the largest academic institutions in Italy. The Medical Faculty was founded in the XV century as a College including four medical chairs attached to the Pammatone hospital, which was located in the medieval area of town.
- The Medical Faculty is affiliated with the San Martino Regional Hospital, the largest in Europe, the Gaslini Pediatric Hospital, and the National Cancer Institute of Genoa.
- The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Genoa is one of the most productive in Italy in terms of publications and research grants.

University of Naples Federico II
- It was the first publicly funded university in Europe.
- The School of Medicine includes a large University Hospital, as part of a much larger hospital system, which includes the multi-speciality ‘Cardarelli’ Hospital, the largest hospital of Southern Italy the Cancer Institute and the Hospital for Infectious diseases.

University of Padova
- It is among the earliest of the universities in the world and the second oldest in Italy.
- The Padova Medical School gained a considerable standing due to the presence of a highly reputable and renowned anatomical school.

* Suggested Reading: Top Universities in Italy