Full-time studies in English: 6 years according to European regulations. The medical program is a full-time program, conducted in English.
Graduates obtain the professional title of medical doctor.
Medical Doctor: A Profession of Public Trust
The profession of the medical doctor is highly prestigious and enjoys social trust, however, there are fewer and fewer practitioners in the field. This shortage will soon be a serious problem. In July 2015, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University obtained the necessary entitlements to offer medical studies and commenced educating future doctors in October 2016. This is the very first non-public university in Poland to do so.
Why is it Worth Studying Medicine at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University?
- Our studies are based on a worldwide educational experience and reflect modern trends in this field
The curriculum consists mostly of integrated modules which combine content of different traditional disciplines. The modules related to basic sciences in are based on body systems eg nervous and muscular system, circulatory and respiratory system; the gastrointestinal system; the urinary and reproductive system and contain elements of anatomy, histology or physiology. Clinical subjects are also integrated by means of modules such as cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, etc. Such an approach makes it easier for students to adopt a holistic and multi-dimensional medical mindset.
- Early contact with the patients combined with humanistic teaching
In the first year, the biological, chemical and physical aspects of medical education are complemented with more general and humanistic subjects such as “How to be a medical doctor?” and “Death as seen from a biological, social, and cultural perspective”.
- Practical Classes
Practical classes include altogether over 1,200 hours over the course of the 5-year-long medical program spend either in a direct contact with patients (so-called bedside teaching, or in various laboratory practices (e.g. microscopical laboratory, biochemical and diagnostic laboratory, laboratory of medical simulation etc.) classes and medical training with a mannequin. After each year of studies, students are obliged to take 4 weeks of summer internship amounting to 600 hours in total (20 ECTS credits). On top of it, 30 weeks of practical clinical training are scheduled for the year 6. The summer internships, as well as the final clinical training on the year 6, will be held at healthcare centers selected by the University. The practical skills acquired during the 6 years will be tested in an OSCE practical examination.
The program is student-friendly, while at the same time guaranteeing that the learning outcomes defined in the Standards are met. Additionally, a study system based on tutoring ensures that students have the assistance and support of their supervisors at every stage. The University has well-equipped laboratories and a nice campus located close to the city center. Its main strength, however, is its staff, competent and friendly towards students.
Requirements for Candidates
The basis for admission to the medical program are the following:
- acceptable secondary school leaving certificate grades in biology and chemistry (the admission will be based on a competition of grades);
- documented B2 level command of English.
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Last updated December 3, 2017