MD ADVANCED program
It is a full time study program tailor-made especially for those university students from USA, Canada, Taiwan or American type universities in other countries, who completed the pre-medical programs and obtained at least the BSc degree.
The duration of the program – 4 years. MD Advanced program is a part of the 6- year program destined for the university/college graduates of the pre-medical studies with the BSc degree minimum. Students are transferred directly to the 3rd year of the medical program.
Program is based on requirements which are obligatory for the Polish medical higher education institutions and is adequate to EU standards
Intake: once a year, in Fall
Program consists of:
1st and 2nd years – basic knowledge – learning achievements transferred from the previous pre-medical education, especially in the prerequisite subjects as described in the admission requirements for the Advanced MD program.
3rd and 4th years pre-clinical – basic subjects : anatomy, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, histology and cell biology, microbiology, pathomorphology, pharmacology and others
5th and 6th year clinical subjects such as: internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiology, family medicine, neurology, oncology & palliative care, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases and others.
Length of the 3rst academic year: October – June
Following years: September- July
Degree awarded: LEKARZ (MD)
To obtain qualification of a doctor of medicine (LEKARZ) and get the right to practice medicine in Poland the graduate should p and pass the Physicians Final Examination, called LEK ( Lekarski Egzamin Końcowy), which is also conducted in English and complete one year of an internship.
A certificate confirming the passing of this exam is also listed in point 5.1.1 of Annex V to Directive 2005/36/EC as a certificate accompanying the Polish medical diploma.
INTERNSHIP – The Polish Senate has accepted the legislative draft on restoring a one year POST GRADUATE MEDICAL/DENTAL INTERNSHIP. The Act on the postgraduate internship enters into force starting January 1st, 2017
For further information concerning internship in Poland and LEK the graduates should refer to the Polish Chamber of Physician and Dentists (http://www.nil.org.pl/english) or to the respective Regional Chambers (Okręgowa Izba Lekarska)
The fee for one certificate is calculated as the 3% of the minimal salary in Poland in the year of the certificate issue. In 2016 it is 55.50 PLN
LEK (Physicians Final Examination) and LDEK (Dentists Final Examination) Medical Examination Centre in Łódź (http://www.cem.edu.pl/)