The University of Milan (La Statale) is the largest university in Lombardy with almost 64,000 students and 2000 professors. La Statale offers high quality teaching at all levels in a broad spectrum of fields and, at the same time, it is a research-oriented university. La Statale is the top Italian university in most international rankings and is the only Italian university among the 21 prestigious institutions that belong to the League of European Research Universities (LERU). The University’s interdisciplinary vocation and the connections between a wide range of fields create a highly stimulating environment for study and work in its 31 departments, 136 study programmes, 31 doctoral programmes and several vocationally-oriented courses. With more than 600 professors and researchers and approximately 1700 new students each year, the Area of Medicine is one of the most important in Italy, in terms of both the standards of training and the clinical and basic scientific results. The academic programmes cover the entire spectrum of medical training, from medicine and medical biotechnology to dentistry and nursing science. With its 7 departments, the Area boasts one of the highest rates of scientific production in the country, combining traditional subjects with an interest in the latest medical research developments in the fields of genomics, proteomics and molecular medicine. There are also numerous specialist facilities, including 2 important Centres of Excellence, the European School of Molecular Medicine and the International Master in Breast Diseases. La Statale boasts well-established collaborations with the large network of hospitals and research institutes of the Lombard territory, many of them internationally oriented. It is thus possible to become a medical doctor in a stimulating framework, where teaching, research and clinical activity are positively combined for a unique learning experience.