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The Specialisation School is a ‘postgraduate’ university course that aims to train specialists.

A fixed number of doctors are admitted to the Healthcare Specialisation Schools. For admission to a Specialisation School, it is necessary to have a degree in medicine and surgery with an obligation to obtain the qualification to practise the profession of doctor/surgeon by the start date of the teaching activities, as well as to pass a national competition based on qualification and test organized annually by the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research).

At the end of the training course the Diploma of specialisation in the chosen field is issued.

The Healthcare Specialisation Schools encompass the following three areas: Medical Area, Surgical Area and Clinical Services Area. Within the individual areas the Schools are grouped into uniform classes to enable better use of structural, educational and welfare resources, including the activities referred to as the core area.
Explore our pages to learn about the activities of the Healthcare Specialisation Schools, the individual courses and the administrative procedures.

Surgical Area

  • General surgery
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Gynaecology and obstetrics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics and traumatology
  • Otolaryngology

Medical Area

Medical Area
  • Haematology
  • Endocrinology and metabolic disorders
  • Geriatrics
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Digestive diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Emergency medicine
  • Sport and exercise medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology 
  • Child neuropsychiatry 
  • Paediatrics 
  • Psychiatry

Clinical Services Area

Clinical Services Area
  • Anatomical pathology
  • Anaesthesia, intensive care and pain management
  • Hygiene and preventive medicine
  • Occupational medicine
  • Physical and rehabilitative medicine
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Clinical pathology and clinical biochemistry 
  • Radiodiagnostics 
  • Radiotherapy


Published on the MIUR site, the Departmental Decree 2 May 2019 no. 859 announcing the “Notice for the admission of doctors to the Healthcare Specialisation Schools for the academic year 2018/2019” .

The Ministerial Decree can also be consulted on the site 


For secretarial services relating to administrative careers and admission procedures:

Medicine and Surgery Desk: Building U17 - Piazzetta Difesa per le Donne, 20126 - Milan:

  • Monday from 13.45 to 15.45
  • Wednesday and Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Career Management Office E-mail: [email protected]

For the issue of certificates see the page certificates and self-certification 

Student Orientation Service - S.O.S.

For information on the payment of specialist training contracts

Ufficio Pagamenti

Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1 - 20126 Milan

Building U6 - 4th floor

e-mail: [email protected]


To report accidents and liability

Insurance coverage available for students of the Specialisation Schools

User Services Sector

Viale dell’Innovazione, 10 - 20126 Milan

Building U9 - 1st floor  

e-mail: [email protected]

by Redazione Centrale, Last update on 2022-05-24