Medical Doctor 6 -year Program
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.
Applicants will be accepted by Poznan University of Medical Sciences only if they:
- Present a high school diploma or equivalent credentials at a high enough level to qualify for admission to a university or medical school in home country.
- Possess a high enough level of knowledge in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Their abilities will be verified during the preliminary interview with the PUMS Admissions staff.
- Hold a citizenship different than Polish, or may be of Polish descent and thus hold dual citizenship.
Admission documents required in English, unless stated otherwise:
- Completed on-line application form – printout required to be signed by the applicant upon arrival to Poznań.
- Medical health certificate completed by a physician that includes a chest x-ray.
- Official high school/college transcript(s) – original or a copy certified by a notary public, and, if applicable, a certified English translation.
- High school diploma – original or a copy certified by a notary public and, if applicable, a certified translation to English
- Written proof of English proficiency for candidates who have not completed at least one year of their education in full-time mode in the English language with scores — original or a copy certified by a notary public. The possible document may be any English proficiency standardized test, e.g., TOEFL passed at the following levels depending on the testing mode:
a. Internet-based 75 points
b. Computer-based 203 points
c. Paper-based 537 points
or IELTS exam passed with no less than 5,5 points,
or a written confirmation from school about a candidate’s proficiency in English.
- Photocopy of a valid passport.
- Three recent passport photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm) taken without head cover, signed on reverse.
- Two letters of recommendation on school letterhead – one from a science faculty member and another from a guidance counselor, principal, or a teacher in another subject area; originals or copies certified by a notary public.
- *One of the following standardized test results – taken no earlier than in 2009 – an official original document required or a copy certified by a notary public:
a) SAT with min. score of 1,300 points
b) ACT with min. composite score of 25 points
*Applicants who do not have the above-mentioned score reports are required to take an internal, one-best-answer, 60-minute, 48-question test with 16 questions in each area: Biology, Chemistry and Physics during the interview.
Upon admission to the PUMS program, each candidate must submit the following documents:
- Copy of vaccination records for TB and hepatitis B.
- Proof of health insurance valid in Poland, the EHIC for European citizens.
- Copy of a student visa or other document confirming that the stay in Poland is legal, with originals to be shown to the Dean’s Office employee.
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