In order to obtain the Ptychion Iatrikes (Medical Degree), students must attend and succeed in all core and elective modules and undergo clinical training. Clinical education consists of teaching and clinical training. Hospital training in clinical modules begins in the third year, at a introductory level, and continues at an advanced level in the fourth, fifth and sixth years.
Knowledge of the content of basic modules is a prerequisite for teaching in clinical modules conducted in the University Hospitals or associated Public Health Service Providers approved by the Medical School. During the last two semesters, the student is clinically instructed on practicing medicine under certain guidance (trimesters).
Specifically, learning outcomes and competencies aim to give the ability to:
1. Examine a patient,
2. Judge clinical cases, order laboratory tests, make differential diagnoses, and undertake a management plan,
3. Provide immediate care of medical emergencies, including First Aid and resuscitation,
4. Prescribe drugs,
5. Carry out practical procedures,
6. Communicate effectively in a medical context,
7. Apply ethical and legal principles in medical practice,
8. Assess psychological and social aspects of a patientillness,
9. Apply the principles, skills and knowledge of evidence based medicine,
10. Use information and information technology effectively in a medical context,
11. Apply scientific principles, methods and knowledge to medical practice and research,
12. Promote health, engage with population health issues and work effectively in a health care and solidarity system.
Medical School graduates, beyond the basic scientific and professional knowledge, are able to think freely, creatively and inductively, apply knowledge in practice, communicate in a second language beyond their mother tongue, use technology for searching, processing and analyzing information, analyze, compose, adapt to novel situations and make decisions, work independently or in a team at international or/and interdisciplinary level, produce new research ideas, plan and manage projects, respect individuality, multiculturalism and the environment, demonstrate social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity towards gender issues and achieve self - and peer assessment abilities. In practice, their training aims to produce learning outcomes and competencies which enable to offer service in the fields of Health, Education and Environment.