Practical Clinical Training Abroad – Procedure

  1. Permission to do a 6 week 180 hour Practical Clinical Training abroad – speciality selected by the student, applies to students of final year of their studies. This training replaces previous clinical rotations.
  2. The student can select one subject from the following:
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Urology
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Cardiology
  • Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  1. Practical Clinical Training abroad must be completed at a university clinical hospital.
  2. The student is fully responsible for securing their place at the university clinical hospital, covering all the costs regarding the Practical Clinical Training and Malpractice Insurance as well as obeying all the rules and procedures set by this hospital.
  3. According to the Senate Resolution no. 70/2017 the student’s tuition fee will be reduced by the amount equivalent to the current cost of that part of the study program at the Medical University of Lodz. After completion and acceptance of the practical clinical training abroad in order to have the tuition fee reduced and these costs reimbursed the student needs to write a letter to the Vice-Dean/Representative of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for Studies in English.
  4. English should be the language of instruction and communication at all levels.
  5. Permission to do the Practical Clinical Training abroad applies to students with good academic standing:
  • Students starting their third year of MD Advanced and first year of 6 MD program in academic year 2017/2018 with at least 4.0 GPA from the first 4 semesters for MD Advanced and the first 8 semesters for 6 MD.
  • Students starting their second year of 4 MD and second, third and fourth year of 6 MD program in academic year 2017/2018 with at least 3.8 GPA from the first 4 semesters for 4 MD and the first 8 semesters for 6 MD.
  • Students starting their third and fourth year of 4 MD and fifth and sixth year of 6 MD program in academic year 2017/2018 with at least 3.6 GPA from the first 4 semesters for 4 MD and the first 8 semesters for 6 MD.

The GPA is considered as a cumulative of GPA of the above stated semesters.

  1. The CBS exam is not required prior to the application; however, some hospitals might set CBS as their criterion of acceptance. Please find out about the hospital’s requirements.
  2. Permission to do the Practical Clinical Training abroad is given by the Vice-Dean/Representative of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for Studies in English. Permission can be granted only after submitting the completed Application Form by the end of April of the academic year preceding the academic year of practical clinical training abroad. Students of 6th year 6 MD and 4th year 4 MD/ MD Advanced in academic year 2017/2018 can submit the application form by 3rd October 2017.
  3. Certificate of Completion/Clinical Evaluation Form must be completed and signed by a respective supervising doctor and delivered personally to the school by the student not later than two weeks after the training completion.
  4. The Practical Clinical Training should be credited with a grade after the student’s return to the Medical University of Lodz. The student should download the Referral to the clinic from our website; this must be firstly presented to the coordinator and then to the examiner in order to receive credit with a grade.
  5. After gaining the credit the student is obliged to return the Referral with a grade to the Dean’s Office within 3 working days. This is the condition of being granted the ECTS points for the particular course.

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