Charles University First Faculty of Medicine

Charles university first faculty of medicine is one of the most well-known and respected medical schools not only in the Czech Republic but around the world.Founded in 1348 by King Charles the Fourth makes it one of the oldest universities globally, rich with history and littered with famous scientists and doctors that have made significant contributions to the field of medicine. Charles University First faculty of medicine plays an active role in cutting edge research and encourages its students to be ambitious and fulfil their potential. Allow PragueMED to help you cement a spot in the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University.

Charles University First Faculty of Medicine
Course Overview

The six years are split into 3 pre-clinical and 3 clinical years

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The first three years in the Charles University First Faculty of Medicine (of the master’s degree in General Medicine) focuses heavily on preclinical theoretical knowledge.


In the first year Anatomy and Histology are the centre of the pupil’s studies with a unique course in dissections with real life cadavers (one of the few universities to offer this). The second-year concentrates of Biochemistry and Physiology and finally the third year focuses on Pathology and Pathophysiology


The clinical years (4,5,6) involve an array of placements and practical hospital experience, that puts into effect the theoretical knowledge the medics have acquired. 

What sets apart Charles university first faculty of medicine from most other faculties is that the Medical Board of California recognises the medical degree and enables doctors to practice without converting their degree; only a few European universities have this advantage. Another key benefit of Charles university first faculty of medicine is that UK/EU citizens can register with GMC directly after graduating, making it easier to work in the United Kingdom.

Exam Syllabus of First faculty of Medicine, Charles university



  • Viruses, bacteria and parasites
  • Cell biology (structure and function of organelles)
  • The cell cycle (mitosis, meiosis)
  • Mendelian and non-mendelian modes of inheritance
  • Basic human biology (organ systems and their roles)
  • Ecology and species diversity
  • Classification of organisms and taxonomy and evolution



  • General and inorganic chemistry
  • SI unit conversion
  • stoichiometry
  • molar equations calculations
  • nomenclature and formula writing
  • organic chemistry reactions
  • Biochemical structures (Amino acids, saccharides, lipids)
  • Citric cycle
  • Structure of DNA and RNA
  • Physics

    • Scalar and Vector quantities
    • Newton’s laws
    • Properties of solids, crystal lattices, liquids, surface tension and gases
    • Principles of electric current, Ohms law
    • Magnetic field and electromagnetic induction
    • Optics and acoustics


    Entrance Exam Layout at the first faculty of medicine

    The first faculty of medicine offers it’s 6-year General Medicine Program in English. The examinations will be held online and in person if Covid-19 restrictions are eased. The entrance exam is divided into 2 parts, a written section and an interview. 

    Stages of the Exam

    Part A - Written Exam

    An MCQ test in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 25 questions in each subject. Each subject carries 100 points. 4 points are awarded if all correct answers to the question are selected and all incorrect answers remain unselected and the total score is out of 300. The exam has a duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes

    Part B - Interview

    Students with the best results in the written test are invited for interviews conducted in the MMI (Multiple Mini Interview) format and this part of the entrance examination carries 30 points. Typically, a standard MMI consists of a series of six -ten “mini” interviews are conducted over a period of nearly two hours. Each mini interview includes a two-minute prep period before engaging in a conversation that lasts between five to eight minutes.

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