Medicine

Benefits of studying Medicine at Poznan University of Medical Sciences

  • Offer for undergraduate and graduate* applicants

  • Programs are taught in line with American, European and international requirements to prepare students for licensing exams at their chosen location

  • High success rates in medical licensing exams and employability of PUMS graduates

  • 25 years of experience of educating students from around the world

  • Program provides theoretical knowledge, practical training and simulation sessions

  • Students have access to 6 clinical hospitals, hospice and state-of-the-art medical simulation center

  • Highly qualified tutorial team with majority of the faculty holding PhD, professor's or assistant professor's degrees

  • FOC counseling and psychological support for students

  • FOC additional tutoring in biology, chemistry and physics 

  • Obligatory NBME exams during 1st year of studies 

  • 2-month basic science review course organized with cooperation with Kaplan, Inc as a great preparation for USMLE Step1

  • Medical School with 100 years tradition and 25 year tradition of international programs, taught in English

*Applicants with a background in pre-medical undergraduate programs and other science degrees are encouraged to contact us on ania@desire2study.com to inquire about possible course exemptions and individual organization of studies.

Entrance examination and interview guide

Deadline for the application is 15th July 2022.

General requirements

  • Secondary school's degree or equivalent credentials which provides the eligibility for university admission in home country, issued after 2015

  • Satisfactory grades in biology, chemistry and physics or mathematics (minimum of 2 subjects which must include biology) from previous education (secondary school, college or university)

  • High level of knowledge in the following fields: Physics, Chemistry and Biology

  • High level of English language proficiency

  • Examination: interview and test covering physics, biology and chemistry.

During COVID restrictions test will be remote via school’s distance learning platform OLAT at https://olat.ump.edu.pl .​

For list of written test and interview topics follow this link.

The following criteria will be taken into account:

  • knowledge and reasoning in natural sciences with main focus on the human body

  • self-introduction/motivation/interpersonal skills

  • voluntary work and/or experience in health services.

Formal requirements

  • Completion of the online registration form. To register click here.

  • The following digitally scanned documents need to be uploaded during the online application:

       -Secondary school reports (GCSE and A-levels) and reports from any other completed educational programs                          including biology, chemistry and physics/mathematics coursework.

       -Any other documentation which you would like to provide to support your application.

  • The following documentation will need to be submitted after the successful entrance examination. Only hard copies or  certified copies will be accepted.

       -Secondary school certificate or report which would qualify the graduate to undertake higher education in the country            of issue, with the issue date no earlier than 2015. A diploma issued before 2015 might be accepted if the education has            continued. The certificates and/or reports need to be supplied with apostille or legalization certificate. In the United                  Kingdom all apostilles are issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Milton Keynes.  In the United States,                    the Secretary of State and their deputies are usually competent authorities.

       -Report sheets of all completed educational programs 

       -Health certificate completed by General Practitioner. Click here to print or download the pdf

       -2 recent photos (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)

       -Curriculum vitae/resumé

       -Applicants with IB diploma (International Baccalaureate) are required to select the advanced level in one of the                      following IB examinations: ‘Biology’, ‘Physics’ or ‘Chemistry’.

       -Criminal report check from country of residence.

All documents must be in English or a certified translation needs to to provided.

Hard copies of the documents supporting your application and your official photo ID (passport or national ID) will need be presented during the interview. This also applies to the remote interview.

Notes

  • A candidate may only apply once per admission season

  • The program will start on the condition that there are a minimum of 12 admitted students

  • MCAT, GAMSAT or UCAT are not required although candidates can get extra points for submitting resuts  of these exams (providing score is high enough).

Application fees

  • Processing fee: 85 PLN

  • Interview fee: 600 PLN

To apply click here.

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6-year Medicine Program overview

 

Year 1 outlays the basic science groundwork for medical studies. Laboratory practice and theoretical classes of anatomy, physiology, or genetics, will give you excellent understanding of structure and function of a healthy human body and a great insight into biochemical processes inside living organisms. It is a review and further exploration of secondary school coursework with focus on it's use in medicine.

Year 2 will be a deeper insight into physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, behavioral sciences, pathology, and pharmacology. You will also be trained in the emergency cases through CPR training and a course in rescue and disaster medicine.

During year 3 while finishing the basic science coursework, you will find out what can go wrong when healthy structures and processes are disturbed and how it translates to dynamics of a range of diseases and conditions. You will also explore the best available pharmacological and therapeutic options. You will understand mechanisms of disease and treatment interventions. At the end of the year, you will take part in the Comprehensive Basic Science Review course. This module is administered in cooperation with the Kaplan Inc. and concluded by comprehensive examination.

Year 4 is a start of the clinical part of the studies. You will begin rotations in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, and radiology. You will spend your hospital shifts in groups of 5-6 students per one doctor-tutor, learning the ins and outs of the daily work on various wards, performing interviews, and taking patient history, practicing procedures, and assisting in surgeries. You will also review cases and discuss theoretical bases for each specialty.

Year 5 will be a continuation of clinical rotations with final exams in surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, and neurology. You will gain an experience as a hospitalist, learn how to conduct clinical procedures, and keep training your professional skill set.

Year 6 will be a completion of the rest of mandatory clinical rotations and subspecialties. During this time, you will become familiar with many interesting fields like forensic medicine, neurology, oncology, infectious and tropical diseases. If you are thinking of practicing medicine in the US or Canada, this is also when you will complete your elective clinical rotations.

Would you like to become a family doctor with your own medical practice? Or perhaps it is the surgery that you find fascinating? Are you wondering how you could become a good and valued doctor? Are you looking for a profession that will give you satisfaction and social recognition? Are stable career and financial success important to you?

Contact desire2study and make your dreams come true!

PUMS diplomas are recognized worldwide.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are 60,500 PLN per annum.

A deposit in the amount of 4,800 PLN is required. 

The acceptance letter will specify the date by which the payment needs to be settled. Please note that the deposit payment is the condition of the enrolment on the students list.

The balance needs to be paid in three instalments (details will be outlined in the acceptance letter).

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Dormitoty fees and estimated cost of living in Poznan

Depending on the dormitory, monthly rental costs are between 380 PLN and 600 PLN for a double room and between 760 PLN and 1200 PLN for a single occupancy double room.

The costs of living in Poznan for students can start from 2,000 PLN depending on the type of the accommodation and expenses. 

For more details please click here (bottom of the page).