The degree course in medicine arrives in Piacenza. A goal that local institutions have been pursuing for several years now and that has finally been achieved. The announcement was made by the mayor and president of the Province of Piacenza, Patrizia Barbieri, together with the general director of the Ausl Luca Baldino.
The green light for the new course has come from the academic senate of the University of Parma, and the latest authorizations from the ministry are awaited.
“Covid permitting, enrollments could start as early as 2021, as the rector of Parma hopes, if the times were to be lengthened it will reach 2022 – said Barbieri -, with 100 students every year. The lessons will be held in English, with a strong drive towards internationalization and research. Thirty chairs that will be activated, based in Piacenza. The degree course, with these characteristics, will be held only in our city, even if it is connected to the University of Parma ”.
“It is an important result – commented Baldino -: our hospital becomes a university. It is an important investment for the company, also from a personnel point of view “.
The site has yet to be identified, suitable to accommodate all students: the medical faculty lasts 6 years, so the capacity must be about 600 students. However, a temporary solution will be identified, capable of starting the degree course in a short time, said Barbieri and Baldino.