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School of Medicine






The undergraduate program of studies of the School of Medicine of the NKUA has the following educational objectives :


I. Medical Knowledge

Upon their graduation, students of the School of Medicine of the NKUA are expected to have acquired basic knowledge on the biomedical, clinical, clinicolaboratory, technological, epidemiological and health related social sciences. Furthermore, it is anticipated that graduates have the capability to identify and evaluate new data, as well as emerging technologies and apply them in solving clinical problems, caring for and treating individuals and populations, conducting scientific research and generating new knowledge.


2. Patient Care

All medical school graduates are expected to have the ability to provide patients with compassionate and palliative care, as well as to be capable of offering basic services for disease prevention and diagnosis, as well as for promoting health. Moreover, it is anticipated that they are able to effectively collaborate with other healthcare professionals and team members, while always putting patients’ and society’s interests first.


3. Self-evaluation and lifelong learning

Medical school graduates are expected to be capable of recognizing limitations in their knowledge and clinical skills, as medical knowledge and technology are constantly evolving and aim to engage in lifelong learning, committing themselves to continuously advancing their knowledge and improving their abilities.


4. Professionalism

All medical school graduates are expected to embody high standards of professional conduct, reliability, conscientiousness, integrity and accountability, as well as to apply the principles of medical ethics in everyday practice. It is anticipated that graduates have developed self-awareness and are competent in identifying and handling ethical dilemmas and issues regarding their relationship with patients, the patients’ environment, their colleagues and society in general. 


5.Communication Skills

Following their training, all medical students are expected to have developed adequate verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills, as well as be able to build trustworthy relationships and cooperation with patients, families and colleagues.