SMED stands for Scuola di Medicina (School of Medicine)
Teaching activities: Novara, Alba, Alessandria, Biella, Fossano, Verbania.
The School of Medicine is mainly based in Novara, and its teaching activities are carried out mostly in partnership with the Maggiore Hospital, the second in Piedmont for number of beds, but considered the first for its efficiency.
The courses offered cover almost all of the health professions: a single-cycle master’s degree programme in Medicine and Surgery, bachelor’s degree programmes in Biotechnologies, Nursing, Paediatric nursing, Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Dental Hygiene, Biomedical Laboratory Techniques, Medical Radiology and Radiotherapy, a master’s degree programme in Nursing and Midwifery, sixteen grad schools in various disciplines (and other six in cooperation with the University of Turin), advanced studies programmes (among many, the European Master in Disaster Medicine) and PhD programmes.
The School is renowned for the quality of its education and training. In the national “Progress test” students have been ranked as the best of Italy; the number of current graduates is very high and over 90% find employment within a year from graduation.
Research is run by the Departments of Health Sciences and Translational Medicine.