Students choose the Second Faculty for its exceptional research and teaching excellence, because of a proud tradition of friendship and unity among lecturers, students, and administrative staff, and the unique student experience that we offer. Our commitment to preparing successful professionals in primary or hospital-based medical care makes our faculty an outstanding choice for your studies.
Research & teaching excellence
At the Second Faculty, you benefit from daily contact with internationally renowned scientists as well as research leaders in many medical fields in the Czech Republic. We particularly focus on the research in the fields of human genetics and genomics, childhood oncology and hematology, oncogynaecology, neuroscience, and pediatrics. We regularly publish our results in the best international scientific journals. Many of our academic staff and Ph.D. students are laureates of national or international prizes and awards, and our recognized specialists care for national sporting representations. All of this provides you with the very best opportunity of becoming prominent healthcare professional.
Pediatrics – our unique added bonus to standard education
The Second Faculty of Medicine historically continues the Faculty of Paediatrics. Although it provides general medical education and its graduates are successful as internists as well as pediatricians (or specialists in other disciplines), the curriculum has retained a broad scope of Paediatrics. Compared to other faculties, students can become more familiar with pediatric specializations, such as Neurology, Haematology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Stomatology, among others.
Wide international recognition
The degrees awarded by the Second Faculty of Medicine are fully recognized in all EU countries and in the USA on a federal level. (For information on the licensing process to practice medicine, it is necessary to contact the professional body of the relevant country.)
Global study & training opportunities
As a student of the Second Faculty, you can choose from a wide range of study exchange programs and internships abroad. You can spend a semester or the whole academic year at some of our partner universities in Europe and around the world; undergo a practical internship at hospitals and medical institutes all over the world (read about our students' experiences); or participate in humanitarian medical missions.
Room for developing one's talents
If you don't like merely attending lectures, but want to prove your talents, you may be allowed to participate in teaching younger fellow students. From your second year, you can be useful as a medical demonstrator in Anatomy and Histology classes, as you are close in age and profession to other students and can understand their problems and needs.
Excellent transport connections
The center of Prague is reached within 15 minutes by Metro. The Metro station exit leads directly to the entrance of the faculty.
Contented students and successful graduates
According to their own evaluation of the teaching at the Second Faculty of Medicine, students are contented in the long term and graduates perform successfully in Czech and international job markets.
Student life, entertainment & culture
The faculty ensures a pleasant atmosphere and good relationships among its students and staff. Our student societies strive to enhance student life with numerous extracurricular events, classical and popular music concerts, art exhibitions, and sporting competitions, including a traditional summer party on a steamer. Freshers' Week at the beginning of the year is an invaluable opportunity to meet your fellow students and get to know Prague as well as the Czech Republic.
Active and original student societies
As a member of some of the student societies, you can actively participate in all these activities. Besides taking part in organizing events, you can develop your creativity as a reporter or photographer with Motolák; assist in the management of practical internships abroad with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations Czech Republic (IFMSA), or engage within the international students' community through the Association of International Medical Students (AIMS).
Convenience of electronic documents
For you to avoid unnecessary paperwork, we run many electronic applications including study applications, exam enrolment, evaluation of teaching, and electronic teaching resources.