The entrance exam has two parts: Written and oral.
Written part of the entrance exam
The entrance exam for Semmelweis University is divided into two parts:
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The oral part of the entrance exam
I have spoken with a few professors at Semmelweis University that conduct entrance exams and there are a few things they have told me that they focus on.
- How much of a drive does the student have and how has he/she prepared for himself/herself for studies in Hungary?
They often ask how you heard about the program, and what you know about Hungary/Budapest/Semmelweis University.
Another important point: What have you done to prepare yourself to medical studies? If you have taken a year of Chemistry and Biology for preparation, spent some time working in a hospital or veterinary clinic, that all counts in you favor.
- Your medical knowledge
Your knowledge in medicine is not as important as your knowledge of basic concepts in science. And how you explain them.
- How well your spoken English is and how well you present something / answer questions
This is probably what students fear the most. Prepare yourself by explaining simple concepts to your friends and family before coming to the entrance exam.
Popular topics include:
- The circulatory system
- Energy production (glycolysis, fermentation, anaerobic and aerobic ATP-production)
- Respiratory system
- The structure of the immune system
- The cell membrane