Post-graduate internship

In accordance with the requirements of Directive 2013/55/EU the license to practice can be issued after passing the license exam LEK/LDEK and  after completing a post-graduate internship (in Polish: staz podyplomowy).

The graduate of the Polish medical university has to sit the LEK/LDEK exam in Poland. It is conducted in English and a lot of our graduates, who are planning to practice in EU, are taking it after the studies.

As to a post-graduate internship (staz podyplomowy), it is possible to complete:

  • an internship abroad and afterwards apply to the Minister of Health for recognition of that internship as equivalent of the internship in Poland.

Please confirm the above procedure in the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists.

Useful Contact:

Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists

Centre of Recognition of Qualifications
International Co-operation Department

Marek Szewczyński – legal advisor
Phone.: +48 22 55 91 309
Fax: +48 22 55 91 323

Please check the possibilities of undertaking the internship in the country where you want to practice. You can also look for the internship in English in such countries as the UK, Ireland or Malta.

Contact to the Ministry of Health:

Ministerstwo Zdrowia
ul. Miodowa 15,
00-952 Warszawa