Medicine Test, everything changes: goodbye to the TOLC and new dates for the tests
New changes for the Medicine test: for 2024 the TOLC is archived and new dates are planned for the holding of the selection tests postponed to spring. A new calendar that the candidates will not like because it is inexorably approaching the final exams. But the news doesn’t stop here: the test questions that will be administered in the selection will be taken from a public database with thousands of questions that everyone can access. Cisia – Inter-university Consortium for integrated access systems – is working on the questions to prepare everything in good time. In practice, students will practice questions that they may face on the day of the tests.
Medicine Test 2024: what’s new
The dates change, the test questions change and the ways to prepare it while other things should remain as last year:
- ninety minutes to answer 50 questions on reading comprehension, biology, chemistry and physics, mathematics and reasoning;
- fourth year high school students should also be able to participate like last year.
What happens to 4th year students who took the test in 2023? The possibility of making the test already carried out valid is being studied even if, at the moment, there are no certainties.
Medicine: towards overcoming the limited number
In the next few weeks the decree law will be published with the details of all the new features of the tests even if we know that Minister Bernini aims to overcome the limited number system and review the access system to Medicine. 2024 would appear to be a transition year towards that French model which has been talked about for years: a semester common to students of open access faculties such as biotechnology and exercise science, at the end of which, in January, those who have passed the three required exams in medical physics, cell biology and genetics, principles of human anatomy will be able to access the test which will determine the national ranking and access to the various universities as already happens now. Those who fail the test will be able to continue their course or change path without losing a year of study.
Online universities involved in the reform of access to Medicine: they will support traditional universities
To cope with boom of freshmen that universities might have to manage the first year, there would also be the possibility of organizing online courses and, to support traditional universities in this transition phase, they could also be involved telematic universities. The first year lessons, therefore, would take place online except for anatomy ones.
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