Medical education in the Czech Republic may be different from other countries. In the Czech Republic, high-school graduates enrol in a long-cycle Master’s degree programme of 5 or 6 years duration.
After completing a Master’s degree, graduates may continue on to a PhD programme or enrol in a Specialisation training programme, where a command of Czech language is necessary.
Charles University has five faculties of medicine.
Three of which are in Prague, one is located in Pilsen and one in Hradec Kralove. They are independent institutions of equal standing, each having its own medical facilities. They all offer degree programmes in English.