Universitat de Barcelona

Medicine

What you will learn

The quality and tradition of teaching and training in medicine at the UB is a source of pride. For over a hundred years, this Faculty has trained many generations of excellent doctors his Faculty has trained many generations of excellent doctors, who have delivered and continue to deliver the best possible service to society. We have a long tradition of excellence, effort and dedication to teaching medicine and the medical profession. Our teaching programme has a strong practical component, including rotations and clinical practice for primary care and specialized care, in many primary care centres and hospitals affiliated to the Faculty, where the best professionals, who work there every day, interact with students and patients. Notwithstanding the relative importance of the different classifications of academic institutions, the position of the UB Faculty of Medicine has always been among the leaders of all medical faculties in Spain and the only one among the top five faculties of medicine in the world.

The Faculty also pursues an international vocation, and works following the concept of global health ("One world, one health"). Part of the academic hours are taught in English in all academic years. We also have a consolidated international exchange programme for the Faculty to connect to and exchange students and teachers with the best faculties of medicine in the EU and abroad.

However, the most important factor for us is the human one. The Bachelor's Degree in Medicine at the University of Barcelona welcomes and contributes to the training of educated, friendly, serious, entertaining, hardworking, honest, supportive students who are able to work as part of a team. All in all, students who embody the values of the medical profession, who will turn out to be excellent, committed and ethical professionals.


Number of ECTS credits: 360
Branch of knowledge: Health Sciences
Faculty or school: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

What you will need

  • Vocation to serve and look after others.
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Empathy.
  • Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • Capacity to identify the difference between causal relations and associations.
  • Sound understanding of biology and sufficient knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry.

Distribution of credits

Subject area typeECTS credits
Basic training93
Compulsory243
Optional18
Compulsory placements0
Compulsory final project6
TOTAL CREDITS360

Subjects (information available in Catalan)

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.
 

Fields in which you can work

Medicine offers a wide range of career opportunities in public, private or mixed sectors, with one of the highest employability rates. The most common pathway is for graduates in medicine to specialize through the national programme of specialized health training (FSE), known as the MIR system. UB medical graduates always obtain good results in the MIR exam, and the Faculty usually occupies one of the top three positions in Spain for the success rate of students obtaining an MIR position is measured.

Recognized MIR specializations are the following:

  • Allergology
  • Endocrinology and Nutrition
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Analysis
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Neurology
  • Pathological Anatomy
  • Geriatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Angiology and Vascular Surgery
  • Hematology and Hemotherapy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Digestive System
  • Immunology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Family and Community Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Intensive Medicine
  • Otolaryngology
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • General and Digestive System Surgery
  • Legal and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiodiagnosis
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Trauma and Aesthetic
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Urology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Dermatology
  • Neurosurgery

It should also be noted that doctors may devote part or all of their working hours to clinical care, research, teaching or healthcare management.