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School of Medicine

Paris-Sud University School of Medicine is dedicated to the basic training of physicians and nurses, as well as all postgraduate specialty medical  trainings. Paris-Sud University Hospitals from “Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) (Bicêtre, Paul Brousse, Antoine Beclère), (the state-run hospital system of Paris), as well as Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute, the first European Cancer Center and Marie Lannelongue cardiothoracic surgical center are  training hospitals affiliated to the School of Medicine.

Research Units are connected to the University, the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and to National Center for Scientific  Research (CNRS) in order to develop clinical, translational and basic research. Double degrees (medical fields and fundamental sciences) lead to MD and PhD qualifications.

Main fields of study

Medical studies:

Biology and Health, Ethics, Science, Health and Society, Molecular Imaging, Medical Physics, Public Health, Sciences of Motricity, Neurological Sciences.

Research fields

Major research areas:
Oncology; Biotherapy, Immunology, Transplantation; Physiopathology/Targeted Therapy;
Public Health/Epidemiology; Medical Imaging; Endocrinology and Biology of Reproduction.


Main partner universities

  • Cardiff University, United Kingdom - Erasmus
  • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany - Erasmus
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany - Erasmus
  • Università degli Studi di Bologna ‘Alma Mater Studiorum’, Italy - Erasmus
  • Universita degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’, Italy - Erasmus
  • Universidad de Valencia, Spain - Erasmus
  • Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain – Erasmus
  • Instituto Universitario Italiano de Rosario, Argentina - Trainings

How to apply

> Medical education in France takes at least 9 years of studies.

The first year of study (PAceS) is common to medicine, pharmacy, odontology, physical therapy and midwifery students and leads to highly competitive exams which orient students to one of the five tracks.
This year is carried out in Paris-Sud University’s Schools of Science and Pharmacy. The 1rst cycle in 3 years (including PAceS) leads to the diplôme de formation Générale en Sciences Médicales (DFGSM) and the 2nd cycle in 3 years to the diplôme de formation Approfondie en Sciences Médicales (DFASM). During the 2nd cycle, mornings are dedicated to clinical traineeship.
At the end of the 6th year, students take a «national ranking examination» (epreuves classantes nationales: ecn) to access the 3rd cycle.

For further information, please visit http://www.medecine.u-psud.fr/fr/relations_internationales/etudiants-etrangers/faq-in-english.html.

Admission procedures will depend on your situation (nationality, country of living, degree you already have). Please check out www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/

> Internship in a teaching hospital

hHspitals of the Groupe hospitalier hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud can receive our incoming exchange students (through the erasmus+ program or a bilateral agreement) for 1 or several 3 month internship(s)  from the 4th to the 6th year of medical studies. You could take classes and one or several
internship(s) during your erasmus+ Studies stay, or only an internship under the erasmus+ internships programme.

> Internship in a laboratory

Our laboratories may accept foreign students for a Master or Phd internship. Please directly contact the unit director or the team leader. Applications for Master programs and Phd degrees can be obtained from Paris-Saclay University.

Minimum language requirements: B2 level in french.


Head of International Relations : Pr. Agnès Linglart
international.medecine @ u-psud.fr


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