Italy
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Italy SISM
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
Italian
English
(GMT+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Euro
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
Italy (SISM) - Bari
Italy (SISM) - Bologna
Italy (SISM) - Brescia
Italy (SISM) - Campobasso
Italy (SISM) - Catania
Italy (SISM) - Chieti
Italy (SISM) - Ferrara
Italy (SISM) - Firenze
Italy (SISM) - Foggia
Italy (SISM) - Genova
Italy (SISM) - Messina
Italy (SISM) - Milano
Italy (SISM) - Modena
Italy (SISM) - Monza
Italy (SISM) - Napoli Federico II
Italy (SISM) - Napoli SUN
Italy (SISM) - Novara
Italy (SISM) - Padova
Italy (SISM) - Palermo
Italy (SISM) - Parma
Italy (SISM) - Pavia
Italy (SISM) - Perugia
Italy (SISM) - Pisa
Italy (SISM) - Roma La Sapienza
Italy (SISM) - Roma Sant'Andrea
Italy (SISM) - Roma Tor Vergata
Italy (SISM) - Roma UCSC
Italy (SISM) - Sassari
Italy (SISM) - Torino
Italy (SISM) - Trieste
Italy (SISM) - Udine
Italy (SISM) - Varese
Italy (SISM) - Verona
Italy (SISM) - Catanzaro
Italy (SISM) - Salerno
Italy (SISM) - Ancona

658 SCOPE STUDENTS
122 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
http://www.nazionale.sism.org/
NEOs
Lara Gullo
Giorgia Soldà
NOREs
Marco Del Riccio
WELCOME NOTE
Benvenuti, Welcome, Bienvenidos, Bienvenue, Wilkommen, Boa vinda, Welkom, Witajcie.
OVERVIEW

The Italian Republic is a country located in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula. With 60,200,000 inhabitants, it is the sixth most populous country in Europe. Italy's capital, Rome, was for centuries the political center of Western civilization, as the capital of the Roman Empire. Centuries later, Italy would become the birthplace of the Renaissance, an immensely fruitful intellectual movement that would prove to be integral in shaping the course of European thought.

Modern Italy is a democratic republic and a developed country with the eighth-highest quality of life index rating in the world. Italy enjoys a high standard of living, and is the world's 18th most developed country. It is a founding member of what is now the European Union.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

As far as health care is concerned, Italy ranks No. 2 on the World Health Organization's list of top countries for quality health care services. In fact, Italy spent about 9.0% of their GDP for health care.

Italy's national health system (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale or SSN, for short) is administered through local health authorities and provides low or no-cost health care to all EU citizens, including in-patient treatment (including tests, medication and surgery during hospitalisation), visits to family doctors and medical assistance provided by paediatricians, obstetricians and other specialists. It also pays for part, sometimes all, of the cost of drugs and medicines, out-patient treatment and dental treatment. Emergency health provision is available to all EU and non-EU visitors. Regardless of where you come from, you must have some form of health insurance as soon as you arrive in Italy.

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Medical school lasts 6 years (12 semesters). Traditionally, the first three years are devoted to "bioscience" subjects (physics, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, anatomy, physiology, immunology, pathophysiology, microbiology, and usually English language courses), whereas the later three years are devoted to "clinical" subjects. However, most schools are increasingly devoting the second semester of the third year to clinical subjects and earlier patient contact. In most schools, there are about 36 exams over the 6-year cycle, as well as a number of obligatory rotations and elective activities.

At the end of the cycle, students have to discuss a final thesis before a board of professors; the subject of this thesis may be a review of academic literature or an experimental work, and usually takes more than a year to complete, with most students beginning an internato (internship) in the subject of their choice in their fifth or sixth year. The title awarded at the end of the discussion ceremony is that of "Dottore in Medicina e Chirurgia" ("Doctor of Medicine and Surgery"), which in accordance with the Bologna process is comparable with a master's degree qualification.

After graduating, new doctors must complete a three-month, unpaid, supervised tirocinio post-lauream ("post-degree placement") consisting of two months in their university hospital (one month in a medical service and one in a surgical service) as well as one month shadowing a general practitioner. After getting a statement of successful completion of each month from their supervisors, new doctors take the esame di stato ("state exame") to obtain full license to practise medicine. They will then have to register with one of the branches of the Ordine dei Medici ("Order of Physicians") which are based in each of the Provinces of Italy.

TRANSPORTATION

The Italian Railways are one of the most important infrastructure in the country, with 19,394 kilometers (12,051 mi) of track. Italy has a vastly developed railroad system, consisting of: High speed trains (Napoli - Roma - Firenze - Bologna - Milano, Torino - Milano, to name a few), Euro-star trains, Freccia Rossa and Freccia Argento trains, Intercity trains and regional trains.

Italy has more than 100 airports (many are international airports), with many airline companies flying inside Italy (Alitalia, Air one, Easyjet, Ryanair, Meridiana, Ect') and internationally.

Many of the major cities have either an Underground train system or Tram and all cities have Bus and Taxi services.

SOCIAL PROGRAM
Many LC (Local Committee) provide social program, some near cities have a social program together. For more information visit the appropriate web-page.
MUST SEE
There so much to say from Colosseo in Rome, to the Leaning tower of Pisa; from Massimo theatre in Palermo to Duomo in Milan. Any words and any descriptions will be insufficent to describe our country, so just come to visit us.
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Italy's global and international impact in politics, history, art, culture, philosophy, literature, archaeology, science, opera, cuisine, architecture, fashion, education, religion, cinema, entertainment and music remain vast up to this day. Elements which are famous of the Italian culture are its opera and music, its iconic gastronomy and food, which is commonly regarded amongst the most popular in the world (with famous dishes such as pasta, pizza, lasagna, focaccia, espresso and Italian gelato), its cinema (with classic films such as 8½, Bicycle Thieves, Cinema Paradiso, La Dolce Vita, Life is Beautiful, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly etc.), its collections of priceless works of art (found mainly in cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Palermo and Milan, to name a few) and its fashion (Milan is regarded as the true fashion capital of the world).
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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