The long-cycle master's degree in Medicine and Surgery requires its students to carry out a minimum amount of hours in different wards and areas of medical specilization - the so called "clerkships" - in order to obtain practical skills essential for the practice of medicine.
Each clerkship has a duration of one or two weeks, depending on the specific case, with some being compulsory (e.g. Internal Medicin, General Surgery, Neurology, Pediatrics, etc.) and others being optional; the latter generally comprise specialized branches of medicine and surgery, e.g. Gastroenterology, Ophtalmology, Pneumology, Endocrinology, Orthopedics and so on.
The exact amount of required practice hours and their schedule will soon be available.