M.D. Program


M.D. Program
The School of Medicine offers a 6-year M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) program taught in English for high school/secondary school graduates (both Polish citizens and foreigners). The program, which is adapted to the EU standards, offers over 5700 hours of education in the scope of general medicine, in the form of preclinical and clinical courses. Graduates are awarded the M.D. degree and are provided with a medical diploma recognized within the European Union, U.S.A., Canada, and many other countries worldwide.

The program is based on requirements which are obligatory for all Polish medical higher education institutions and is adequate to EU standards. The number of semesters and the total number of ECTS points are compliant with the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education dated May 9, 2012 (Journal of Laws of 2012. Pos. 631) and creates the appropriate framework required for implementation of the intended learning outcomes.

Students are required to choose 9 optional courses which are divided into two groups:
  • Basic science and preclinical (choice between 3rd and 9th semester)
  • Clinical sciences (choice between 6th and 9th semester)

The program consists of 6 years (12 semesters), which include preclinical subjects: anatomy, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology with cytophysiology, histology with embryology and basics of cell biology, microbiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, toxicology, and many others; as well as clinical subjects: internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, psychiatry, family medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, oncology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases, and more.

The dimension, principles, and form of apprenticeship at the Faculty of Medicine are determined in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education dated May 9, 2012. (OJ. from 2012. Pos. 631).
Practical clinical teaching during the 6th year includes courses in clinics or hospital wards within the fields of:
  • internal medicine
  • pediatrics
  • surgery
  • gynecology and obstetrics
  • psychiatry
  • emergency medicine
  • family medicine
As well as 6 weeks in a speciality chosen by the student- 180 hours, 30 weeks of classes in total (900 hours).

A summer internship should take place within healthcare facilities, and should include the improvement of professional skills in fields such as:
  • patient care
  • open therapeutics (family doctor)
  • first-aid
  • internal medicine
  • intensive care
  • pediatrics
  • surgery
  • gynecology and obstetrics
The academic year is divided into two semesters: winter and summer semester. Winter semester starts in October and ends in February. Summer semester last from the end of February until the end of September.