- Written Test + Oral Interview
- Biology, Chemistry (or Physics optional for Szeged U.), General English, and Medical English
- Estimated average score for Written Test of “accepted applicants” as 70-80 out of 100
- Oral Interview on “biology, chemistry (or physics if opted out) knowledge” + “motivation to study medicine”
- Oral Interview known to be (slightly) more weighted than Written Test scores
- Domestic exams (within Hungary) known to have more flexibility in acceptance rate (*compared to overseas exams in Asia and in US)
- 1+1 opportunities (*meaning 1 retake is allowed; Pécs U. allows 2 retakes; Exemption Application is NOT considered)
Now the University of Pécs also includes “BMAT” scores, specifically for the applicants from the UK. According to this probable change/extension of application/admission timeline, we also expect a few changes in our “recommended qualification and preparation guidelines” within upcoming months.
Most importantly, the key factors in the assessment of the Entrance Exams are to examine the ability to “comprehend” the academic/medical information published in English language. Furthermore, one of the two exam sections governs “Oral Presentation” on any given topic chosen by the applicants prior to the exams, and this will reflect the language proficiency as well as the proper and precise usage of English terminology, especially the one from Medical and Scientific studies.
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What really draws your attention is the actual importance of General Chemistry section weighs more than Organic Chemistry section, in general. In other words, quite a lot of applicants feel “Organic Chemistry” is much harder to study and memorize a series of “different” structural formulas, which leads to a neglected attitude toward very basic theoretical parts in General Chemistry as well as equations in the end.
Another importance is that the overall knowledge in Chemistry will cover quite universally from basic biology at high school level up to its intensive and advanced level of Molecular Cellular Biology, not to mention physiology and microbiology from medical studies eventually. Therefore, it is critical to have a “macroscopic” view to studying chemistry.
Still, for many cases, it is not really frequent for an applicant to prepare for this Physics section, mostly because there are not many countries “setting Physics as compulsory subject for younger students.”
However, even if applicants do not want to study Physics as their optional selection at the time of taking the Entrance Exams, it is strongly recommended to study the given topics of Physics prior to the first semester at Medical University due to its widespread effects on studying other subjects such as biophysics and/or medical physics, and physiology, just to name a few.
In practice, therefore, it is not an option to study different subjects by comparing the details from one subject with another at the same time.