Increasing the places available in the entrance exams for medical and health professions

Following changes to the structure of entrance exams, which this year will focus mainly on topics that mark the future course of study – with less logic and general culture and more biology, chemistry and mathematics – Minister Maria Cristina Mesa, in fact, places reported Temporary for the new academic year for restricted access degree courses in medical health.

Medicines and places available increased by 5%

As reported by, there are 14,740 medical and surgical venues. A sharp increase compared to last year, when they stopped at just 14,020, an increase of more than 700 seats. Which confirms direction From the growth that started after the epidemic: in 2020, for example, there were only 13,072, and in any case there were more than the previous year.

In the same way, ordinances setting the maximum capacity for other degree courses in health care with restricted access have also been published. For dentistry, 1,330 temporary places are available, while for veterinarians, the projected places are 1,040. Approximately 32,000 places are available, permanently provisionally, for degree courses in health professions, compared to 30,180 in 2021.

It should be noted that the 14,740 places announced for medicine and surgery also include those for degree courses taught in English and private universities, which often have exams in the spring.

Health professions: here also the 5% increase

For health professions, there are 31,730 candidates from EU and non-EU countries residing in Italy. More than half, 17997, is for nursing courses; The remainder is divided over the remaining courses. For example, there are 2,622 for physical therapy, 1,327 for medical radiology, imaging and radiotherapy techniques, 1,212 for biomedical laboratory techniques, and 1,097 for obstetrics. For these degrees, the largest “slice” of potential members has been created.

Then, in descending order, 915 places for speech therapy, 852 for prevention techniques in the environment and the workplace, 825 places for dental hygiene, 809 for vocational education, 602 for health care, 574 for nutritionists and 445 for psychological rehabilitation were placed. Technology, 407 for developing neuropsychiatric treatment, 320 for hearing aid techniques, 309 for orthopedic and ophthalmological assistance, 274 for occupational therapy, 264 for pediatric and nursing, 243 for cardiovascular and perfusion techniques, 199 for orthopedic techniques, 185 for tech Neurophysiology, 157 for podiatry, 95 for audiometric techniques.

Registration for entrance exams will start from July 4th

Once the available places have been determined, it is thus possible to start registration, leaving on July 4 for medicine, surgery, dentistry, stomatology and veterinary exams in Italian. As always, you can apply through the dedicated Universitaly portal until the July 22 deadline at 15.00.

Examinations, at the national level, will take place – again in relation to the health district, between Tuesday 6 September and Thursday 28 September, according to the calendar prepared by the MUR: on Tuesday 6 September there will be a test of medicine and dentistry in Italian, on Thursday 8 September, from The veterinary exam is scheduled, while the medicine, surgery and dental exam is scheduled for Tuesday 13th September in English. Closes on Thursday 15th September with Health Professions.

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