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Poznan University of Medical Sciences

in Poznań

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Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) was established in 1919 is amongst the largest medical universities in Europe with 100 years of academic experience and with great potential for development.

PUMS has nearly 10,000 students of which 1000 are enrolled in English Language Programs. English-language programs were introduced over 20 years back and offer Postgraduation level programs in Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Science and Physiotherapy under its 3 faculties. PUMS is a major educational and research centre and provides clinical teaching in its six partner hospitals. PUMS works worldwide with foreign institutions and universities in terms of joint research, joint participation in international programs and research projects as well as in joint publications and scientific conferences, exchange of students and teachers.

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Doctor of Medicine (MD)

The six-year M.D. Program is based on the Polish curriculum and designed for international candidates who have graduated from high school, and who have obtained good grades in: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and English. This program is fully recognized by the Medical Board of California. It is divided into two parts as described below.

Part I takes up the three preclinical years and is devoted primarily to the following subjects: Anatomy, Medical Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Histology and Embryology, Physiology. During that time the clinical aspects of these subjects are gradually introduced as well.

Part II starts in the fourth year and takes up the remaining three years of the course: two years of clinical knowledge and training and one year dedicated to elective clinical practice. Upon completing all of the theoretical and clinical subjects and after passing all of the required examinations, students are awarded the degree of Medical Doctor — M.D.

Candidates for this program may be accepted after demonstrating a necessary record of academic achievement and after passing an interview with PUMS Admissions Committee.

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Pomeranian Medical University

in Szczecin

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Pomeranian Medical University (PMU), a state-owned university was established in 1948 with the full-time and intramural system of study. PMU offers courses at diploma, graduation, post-graduation level.

At present, PMU offers English language courses under Faculty of Medicine and on the Faculty of Dentistry to over 600 students. Each year the University offers 100 seats at the Faculty of Medicine and 30 seats at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

PMU has cooperated with many other medical schools, hospitals and clinics in Europe. With this, its students get to participate in many exchange programs and research activities. PMU offers not only an excellent training for future doctors or dentists but also a fantastic opportunity to live and work in a diverse environment where one can learn the new language, understand another culture or even observe different scientific approaches and techniques.

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Courses

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

The duration of the program is 12 semesters, with total number of 5710 hours of lectures and practical classes. Each year awards 60 ECTS points.

The learning outcome of this course is based on the following essential elements of a competent and reflective practitioner:

  • what does the student know (demonstrating evidence of knowledge, assessing comprehension, assessing application, assessing analysis and synthesis)?
  • what the student is able to do (practical skills)
  • the student as a professional (competences – a dynamic combination of attributes, abilities and attitudes)

These three primary elements give rise to seven domains, which student will have to master during 5 academic years:

  • Morphological sciences
  • Scientific basis of medicine
  • Preclinical sciences
  • Behavioural sciences with elements of professionalism
  • Clinical sciences
  • Clinical sciences with treatment
  • Legal and organizational basis of medicine

From the first till third academic year students will have a semester system of studies. Classes on the fourth and fifth year will be conducted in a block system.

Sixth academic year (the eleventh and twelfth semester) will comprise 30 weeks of practical training in the following fields of medicine:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • 6 weeks of the specialty/ discipline chosen by the student.

Doctor of Medicine and Dentistry (DMD)

The duration of the program is 10 semesters, with total number of 5000 hours of lectures and practical classes. The first two years deliver with knowledge from basic, preclinical disciplines with and introduction to clinical sciences. The following three years focus on dental disciplines and clinical studies.

The learning outcome of this course is based on the following essential elements of a competent and reflective practitioner:

  • what does the student know (demonstrating evidence of knowledge, assessing comprehension, assessing application, assessing analysis and synthesis)?
  • what the student is able to do (practical skills)
  • the student as a professional (competences – a dynamic combination of attributes, abilities and attitudes)

These three primary elements give rise to seven domains, which student will have to master during 4 academic years:

  • Morphological sciences
  • Scientific basis of medicine
  • Preclinical sciences
  • Behavioural sciences with elements of professionalism
  • Clinical sciences in general medicine
  • Clinical sciences in dentistry
  • Legal and organizational basis of medicine

Fifth academic year (ninth and tenth semester) will comprise 30 weeks of practical training in the following fields of dentistry:

  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Prosthetics
  • Dental Surgery
  • Paedodontics
  • Periodontal and Mucous Membrane Diseases
  • Maxillo-facial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Gerodentistry
  • Integrated Paedodontics
  • Integrated Conservative Dentistry

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing)

The duration of the studies is 6 semesters. Three academic year will comprise practical training in the following fields of nursing:

  • Health Promotion
  • Introduction to Nursing Profession
  • Basic Health Care
  • Nursing Care in Internal Medicine
  • Nursing Care in Surgery
  • Nursing Care in Emergency Medicine
  • Nursing Care in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Nursing Care in Paediatrics
  • Nursing Care in Geriatrics Palliative Care
  • Nursing Care of the Disabled
  • Nursing Care in Neurology
  • Nursing Care in Psychiatry

Nicolaus Copernicus University

in Bydgoszcz

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Nicolaus Copernicus University Collegium Medicum is a part of one of the was best universities in Poland, Nicolaus Copernicus University which was founded in 1945. The university offers Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral studies in 17 programs under faculty Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

The University has two teaching hospitals functioning as the institutional base for education, scientific research and highly specialized diagnostic, medical and rehabilitation services.

The university has been registering a steady growth of international students each year. By keeping an exceptionally low student-lecturer ratio, Medical university in Bydgoszcz maintains a very high level of education quality. In 2009, Medical Education Program in English was launched which is now placed amongst among the most popular and well-recognized Medical courses in Europe. In 2012, the University established, ‘The Centre for Medical Education’ in English’, with the aim of providing student services tailored to the needs of individuals arriving from different countries. International students are offered the graduate and undergraduate level programs in Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Laboratory Medicine.

The tasks of the Centre include:

  • Providing administrative services for students and teachers of the English-taught programmes.
  • Managing the admission process for English-taught programmes,
  • Assisting international students with matters concerning education and student life.
  • Preparing internal regulations, decisions or contracts pertaining to education in English at NCU Collegium Medicum.

Courses

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

The 6-year MD Program was launched in 2009 as the first full-degree program for international students and has been enjoying great popularity ever since.

The curriculum includes a broad range of subjects covering different medical specialties. The cross-section of disciplines prepares our doctors-to-be for professional practice and helps them choose their future specialization path. The curriculum also includes obligatory 4-week summer placements after years 1-5 in nursing, outpatient health care, family medicine, internal diseases, surgery, emergency medicine, gynaecology and obstetrics, and paediatrics. The program begins with a 1-month preparatory course in biology, physics, chemistry and basics of Polish.

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Master of Science in Physiotherapy (M.Sc. Physio.)

The 5-year uniform M.Sc. Physiotherapy programme is offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences at Collegium Medicum. It constitutes a comprehensive combination of knowledge and practical skills in such areas as kinesitherapy, physical therapy, balneotherapy, manual therapy, therapeutic massage, and special methods.

The curriculum covers theoretical and practical aspects of physical therapy methods based on various forms of physical energy occurring in the human environment, such as movement and thermal, mechanical, electrical, light, chemical, and other types of stimuli. Physiotherapy deals with eliminating the repercussions of disease, alleviating disease processes and their effects, and restoring human psychophysical efficiency. The curriculum also includes intra-year work placements during each academic year in physiotherapy and kinesitherapy clinics and hospital wards

Graduates of Physiotherapy program are prepared and competent to provide various therapeutic services, including systemic rehabilitation (after traumas, surgeries, in chronic diseases), pulmonary, neurological, cardiac and geriatric rehabilitation, or the treatment of children in coma. Physiotherapists are trained and qualified to work in hospitals and outpatient clinics, private clinics, sports clubs, recreation centres, spa centres, health resorts, or social care facilities – there are many career paths open to our graduates of Physiotherapy.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing)

The 3-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences at Collegium Medicum. The Nursing program in Polish has always been incredibly popular and a decision was made to make it available to international students as well.

The 3-year B.Sc. Nursing program is a gateway for professionals who are prepared to provide direct health care services to children and adults in hospital wards, general and specialist clinics, emergency medicine departments, institutional care facilities, social care centres, health resorts, as well as in community or industrial health care. Courses take place in specially-equipped labs where our students practice nursing procedures in simulated conditions. The skills are then transferred to real-life situations during work placements in various healthcare institutions.

The curriculum covers theoretical and practical aspects of nursing, encompassing the following areas: health promotion, preventive health care, health education, and – most importantly – a broad scope of treatment, rehabilitation and nursing procedures. It includes basic medical sciences, social sciences basics of nursing care and a cross-section of specialist nursing care related to internal medicine, paediatrics, surgery, midwifery, gynaecology, psychiatry, critical care, rehabilitation, neurology, geriatrics, palliative care and basics of emergency medicine.

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Medical University of Warsaw

in Warsaw

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Courses

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

The English Division of the Second Faculty of Medicine was established in 1993 at the Medical University of Warsaw for students interested in studying medicine in English. The Division offers medical programme for high school graduates and for college/ university graduates. At the end of the program the graduates are awarded the MD degree and receive a medical diploma recognized in the European Union, USA, Canada and most other countries of the world.

Having completed the basic science part of the study programme, the students are eligible to sit for the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step I and for the USMLE Step II on completion of the clinical part of the programme. The program is adopted to the EU and offers over 5700 hours of learning in general medicine, pre-clinical and clinical courses.

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1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year 5th year 6th year

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM)

The Medical University of Warsaw offers a 5-year Dental Program to High School graduates. The program adopted to the EU standards provides more than 5000 hours of instruction and 300 ECTS.

Total duration of the 5-year dental program is 10 semesters (150 weeks) during which students have lectures, seminars, and practical classes. Upon completion of each year of studies, students are required to take a 4 -week summer practical training which is mandatory and included in the curriculum. Practical trainings can be completed in recognized institutions in native countries of the students.

The Graduate obtains a DDM (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree and receives a diploma recognized in many countries. The curriculum conforms to the European Union standards of dental programs. The graduate can continue their career at the Medical University of Warsaw both as a scientist or as a teacher.

Master of Pharmacy (M.Sc. Pharmacy)

The Medical University of Warsaw offers a 5-year Dental Program to High School graduates. The program adopted to the EU standards provides more than 5000 hours of instruction and 300 ECTS.

Total duration of the 5-year dental program is 10 semesters (150 weeks) during which students have lectures, seminars, and practical classes. Upon completion of each year of studies, students are required to take a 4 -week summer practical training which is mandatory and included in the curriculum. Practical trainings can be completed in recognized institutions in native countries of the students.

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1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year 5th year 6th year

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Medical University of Bialystok

in Bialystok

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Medical University of Bialystok is a modern, dynamically developing public university, whose mission is to provide the best education for a professional, responsible, modern medical staff; conducting scientific research at the highest international level; implementation of innovative solutions in cooperation with entities providing medical services and undertaking activities that respond to social needs.

Medical University of Bialystok is constantly investing in the development of scientific and didactic staff. Researchers are leaving for numerous scholarships, internships, trainings, study visits in the best research and teaching centers in the world. The number of Researchers from abroad cooperating with Medical University of Bialystok is growing every year, representing dynamically developing global research and development centers. These activities increase the academic achievements of the University's employees.

The number of 115 titular professors and 153 associate professors for almost 800 academic teachers, gives one of the highest rates and places the University at the forefront of all universities in Poland. The employees of the Medical University of Bialystok are experts in their fields of science, members of scientific committees, editorial magazines, many of them work as national and provincial consultants. Dynamic and creative staff is also a huge potential in obtaining external funds, scientific and EU funds, as well as in the commercialization of scientific research.

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Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Medical University of Bialystok uses international education standards to prepare prospective doctors for medicine in the 21st century. The extend curriculum is based on strict European and U.S. standards and on integrated educational experience. All lectures, seminars and practical training are conducted in English. Students have plenty of opportunities to join research teams in many academic departments, get experience in research. Studies of the Medical Program are preparing to work in the medical profession. Student enquires the skills of interviewing the patient, examination, proper diagnosis and treatment of the patient and provide them necessary assistance.

During the studies, students gain the knowledge and practical skills in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation which are necessary to practice medicine, further training and further research. Student learns the moral principles of conduct towards patients and their rights, rules of professional doctor’s co-operation and moral norms in medical research. Is aware of the legal and professional responsibility. After graduation student has theoretical knowledge and practical skills to practice medicine, also has opportunity to specialize in different areas of medicine. After graduation students will receive a diploma of Medical Doctor (MD), which allows for applying for a license to practice medicine in USA, Canada, Europe and many other countries.

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Medical University of Silesia

in Silesia

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Medical University of Silesia was established in 1948. Presently it has 10,218 students and 1201 teaching. There are five faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Health Sciences providing 13 courses.

The University plays an increasingly significant role in development of areas such as: cardiology, cardio surgery, gastroenterology, haematology, nephrology and much more. Clinical hospitals of the ‘Medical University of Silesia’ conducts intensive scientific research. The University also cooperates with foreign research centres and other universities worldwide to participate in joint research, International Healthcare Programs, Joint Publications and Scientific Conferences, as well as through numerous student and staff exchanges. One of the top priorities for the continued growth of the University is the expansion of the various forms of collaboration in the areas of research.

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Doctor of Medicine (MD)

The 6-year MD program follows the most recent advancements in science and allows for a thorough preparation of future doctors to professional practice. Graduates receive a university qualification certifying their skills in solving medical problems related to diagnosis and treatment in accordance with the fundamentals of contemporary knowledge based on scientific evidence, as well as knowledge in ©

The scope of basic medical sciences, preventive health care, management and functioning of health care systems, patient rights and professional ethics.

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