Vilnius University has a history dating back to 1570. The Faculty of Medicine was established in 1781. At the beginning of the medical studies, the University had to invite specialists from Western Europe. A significant contribution to the history of the faculty was made by M. Regnier, J. Briotet, J. E. Gilibert, S. L. Bissio, L. H. Bojanus, J. A. Lobenwein, J. P. Frank, J. Frank and others. Foreigners trained the local academe and contributed much to the Faculty of Medicine in gaining the Europe-wide recognition.
The Faculty of Medicine was famous for its clinics of therapy (since 1805), surgery (since 1809), obstetrics (since 1812), institutes of vaccination (since 1808) and maternity (since 1809). In 1942, the dental division was established. In 1959, the department of paediatrics was added.
The community of the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University fosters long-standing and distinctive traditions. The Faculty’s history museum accumulates documentary and iconographic material. Currently, the Faculty of Medicine is one of the largest and most significant universities in Vilnius. It has four large Institutes which, in their internal structure, combine smaller departments, clinics, centers, departments and laboratories. The Faculty also has computer classes, a Library, and a Museum.
Application procedure : Applicants are required to take one of the following tests
a. SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M MIN score: 600. SAT exam is taken at home country or any other country where test is offered.
b. MCAT Test MIN score: 500. MCAT exam is taken at home country or any other country where test is offered.
English language proficiency. TOEFL score: 65+ (internet-based) or IELTS score: 5.5+.
Students whose first language is English and/or who has a university degree in English, and/or who are taking SAT Subject Test in Biology or MCAT Test are not required to submit any additional proof of proficiency in English. Only the selected candidates will be invited for the interview.
Please note: Internship is integrated into the curriculum of Medicine study programme and is an obligatory step of the programme, however, students are free to choose where to complete the internship – in Lithuania or other country. Those who are willing to do their internships in Lithuania are required to have at least B1 level in Lithuanian Language. B1 level in Lithuanian Language is also required when applying for license of health care professionals. Lithuanian Language course is an optional course in Medicine/Dentistry study programme and is available for all who are willing to choose it.