An entrance exam is an examination that the University of East Sarajevo – Faculty of Medicine uses to select students for admission. Every applicant at University of East Sarajevo – Faculty of Medicine is required to take the entrance exam. This standardized procedure enables the Admissions Committee to assess the academic ability of a candidate to complete a demanding undergraduate medical programme. The applicants are accepted on the basis of the results from the entrance examination (consisting of two separate tests in Chemistry and Biology and an interview / motivation letter) and the cumulative grade point average (GPA) from the Secondary/High school.
An entrance examination is compulsory for all students applying to University of East Sarajevo – Faculty of Medicine. In order to be accepted, every applicant must successfully pass the entrance examination (see information below).
STRUCTURE OF THE ENTRANCE EXAM
The entrance exam consists of a written part and a personal interview / motivation letter.
The written part includes two multiple choice questionnaires (MCQ), one that covers biology, and one that covers general and organic chemistry. Each test consists of 20 questions with one correct answer (out of four) and all questions are based on the high school educational programme (see Topics for the Entrance Exam below). Every correct answer is scored with one point, so each test can bring to an applicant up to 20 points (i.e. 20% of total score).
The motivation letter is read by the teaching staff of the University of East Sarajevo – Faculty of Medicine (members of the Admissions Committee). Its main purpose is to evaluate the applicant’s motivation, sensitivity, and interpersonal skills, as well as his/her English language skills. It is also designed to help the interviewers develop an understanding of how prospective student views the physician’s role. It can bring to an applicant up to 10 points (i.e. 10% of total score).
The language of the entrance examination and interview/motivation letter is English.
MINIMUM PASSING MARK
At the entrance exam there is grading threshold for passing the exam and every applicant must successfully pass the entrance examination. The minimum passing grade/mark (acceptance pass mark) at the entrance exam is 51%, i.e. 26 points out of 50 possible (20 for biology test, 20 for the chemistry test and 10 for the interview / motivation letter). The remaining 50 points are awarded based on the cumulative GPA from the Secondary/High School. (table 1)
Table 1. MD programme admission scoring system
|Selection criteria||No. of questions||No. of points (%)|
|Entrance exam||Chemistry test||20||20|
|Personal interview / motivation letter||/||10|
|Entrance exam total:||50|
|Secondary/High school success||Cumulative GPA||/||50|
Detailed instructions concerning the entrance examination procedure find at: instructions for entrance exam. You will get an email with the link to our online delivery system, altogether with the username and password needed to start the tests.
You are obliged to send a motivation letter during the application procedure (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TOPICS FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAM
All questions in the entrance exam tests in Biology and Chemistry are based on the high school educational programme.
NOTIFICATION AND DECISIONS
Once the candidates complete the written exam and the interview / motivation letter, the scoring will be done and the list of candidates will be created by the Admissions Committee. As soon as possible after the interview / motivation letter, the list of candidates will be published at the official website of the University of East Sarajevo – Faculty of Medicine. Applicants may also be notified of the Committee’s decision by means of e-mail.
Among all candidates who passed the entrance exam, the first 80 candidates will be accepted to be enrolled in the first year of the Studies in English. The accepted applicant may then register and submit all necessary documents at the Office of Student Affairs (for the whole list of documents needed, please refer to the Application and Registration Procedure).