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Medical Programme

Full-time studies in English: 6 years according to European regulations. Graduates obtain the professional title of medical doctor.

Medical Doctor: A Profession of Public Trust

The profession of 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 was 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 the content of different traditional disciplines. The modules related to basic sciences are based on body systems – the nervous and the muscular system, the circulatory and the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system, the urinary and the reproductive system – and contain elements of anatomy, histology or physiology. Clinical subjects are also integrated in modules such as cardiology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology,. which include topics from internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, radiology 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

Starting from the first year students are exposed to patients in the module: “First encounter with the sick person” 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?”, “History of medicine” and “Death as seen from a biological, social, and cultural perspective”.

  • Practical Training

Practical  training  comprises altogether over 1,200 hours within the course of the 5-year-long medical programme realized 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.) . After each year of studies students are obliged to take 4 weeks of summer clerkships amounting to 600 hours in total (20 ECTS credits). On top of it 30 weeks of practical clinical rotations are scheduled for year 6. The summer clerkships as well as the final clinical training in year 6 will be held at healthcare centres selected by the University. The practical skills acquired during the 6 years will be tested in an OSCE practical examination.
The programme is student-friendly, while at the same time guaranteeing that the learning outcomes defined in the Standards for medical education 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 programme are the following criteria:
•  acceptable secondary school leaving certificate grades in biology or chemistry (admission will be based on a competition of grades);
•  documented B2 level command of English

The Medical Programme Admission Criteria
Candidates applying for admission to the medical programme are obliged to submit the following documents to the Admissions Office:
1. Application for admission to the University, using the standard University form (available upon electronic registration).
2. Photocopy of secondary school leaving certificate, defined in the legal provisions on education (with the original certificate to be presented on request). If the certificate is non-Polish, a legalisation (apostille) is required as well as translation by a sworn translator from the list of sworn translators certified by the Polish Ministry of Justice. In some cases, nostrification of the certificate is necessary, depending on the binding provisions on education. Information on the legal provisions and lists of countries exempted from nostrification based on international laws or agreements can be verified here: http://www.nauka.gov.pl/uznawanie-wyksztalcenia/
3. Photocopy of the Candidate’s ID or passport (with the original document to be made available on request).
4. Medical certificate, issued in accordance with the provisions on occupational medicine, testifying to lack of medical conditions which might affect the Candidate’s participation in the course of studies.
5. Valid medical report certifying that the Candidate is able to work under conditions which may lead to transmission of infection or infectious disease, issued in accordance with the provisions on sanitary and epidemiological services.
6. Confirmation of payment of the recruitment fee.
7. 1 current photo (colour photo sized 35x45mm, taken against a uniform bright background, with the face constituting 70-80% of the frame, presented frontally, without headgear and tinted glasses, with the eyes looking straight ahead and not covered by hair).
Admission is granted based on the score calculated from the secondary school leaving certificate.
For candidates with the “new” secondary school leaving certificate (Polish: “nowa matura”), the basis for admission is:
1)    Result of the final examination in chemistry
2)    Result of the final examination in biology
3)    A positive outcome of the recruitment interview (only for study programme conducted in the Polish language) verifying the candidate’s predisposition to the social competences essential in the profession of a medical doctor, i.e. responsibility, conscientiousness, empathy, ethical behaviour, and analytical thinking.

For candidates with the “old” secondary school leaving certificate (Polish: “stara matura”), the basis for admission is a pass in entrance examinations in chemistry and biology and a positive outcome of the recruitment interview (recruitment interview only for study programme conducted in the Polish language).

For studies offered in English, one of the admission criteria is a documented B2-level command of English, as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The Candidate’s knowledge of English is confirmed by the results on the Polish secondary school leaving certificate (for candidates with the “new” certificate), results of the entrance examination (for candidates with the “old” certificate) or by one of the following

  • Diplomas of completion:

a)  English Studies  (Philology) or Applied Linguistics (university level).
b)  Foreign language teacher training colleges.
c)  Studies abroad in English.

  • School leaving certificate issued by a school where English was the language of instruction and examinations. The language of instruction has to be confirmed in writing by the school’s administration.
  • Language Certificates:

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate/University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations:
First Certificate in English (FCE); Cambridge English – First;
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE); Cambridge English – Advanced;
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Cambridge English – Proficiency;
Business English Vantage; Business Vantage (BEC Vantage);
Business English Certificate; Business Higher (BEC Higher);
Certificate in English for International Business and Trade (CEIBT);
Certificate in English Language Skills (CELS): Vantage (B2), Higher (C1).

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate/British Council/Education Australia:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – min. 6 points.
Educational Testing Service:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
iBT – min. 87 points;
cBT – min. 180 points and a minimum of 50 points for the TSE speaking test;
pBT – min. 510 points and a minimum of 3.5 points for the TWE written paper and a minimum of 50 points for the TSE speaking test;
Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) – min. of 700 points.

City & Guilds Pitman Qualifications:
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): First Class Pass at Intermediate Level, Higher Intermediate Level, or Advanced Level;
International English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL): "Communicator", "Expert" or "Mastery";
City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (reading, writing and listening) Communicator (B2) 500/1765/2;
City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (reading, writing and listening) Expert (C1) 500/1766/4;
City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (reading, writing and listening) Mastery (C2) 500/1767/6;
Spoken English Test (SET) for Business: Stage B level "Communicator", Stage C level "Expert", or Stage C level "Mastery";
English for Business Communications (EBC): Level 2, Level 3;
English for Office Skills (EOS): Level 2.

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board:
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) – English for Business Level 2, English for Business Level 3, English for Business Level 4;
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) – Foundation Certificate for Teachers of Business English (FTBE).

WBT Weiterbildungs-Testsysteme GmbH/TELC GmbH:
TELC English B2;
TELC English B2 Business;
TELC English B2 Technical;
TELC English C1.

Edexcel/Pearson Language Assessments/Pearson Language Tests:
London Tests of English – Level 3 (Edexcel Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International);
London Tests of English, Level 4 (Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International);
London Tests of English, Level 5 (Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International).

Krakowskie Towarzystwo Edukacyjne:
KTE B2 English Certificate.

 

  • How results of various examinations are calculated?


1)    Results of the secondary school leaving examination in chemistry and biology (maximum of 100 points for each subject):
a)    Higher level: result on the final certificate.
b)    Standard level: result on the final certificate divided by 2.
c)    International Baccalaureate (IB) at the higher level (HL): result on the certificate multiplied by 100/7.
d)    International Baccalaureate (IB) at the standard level (SL): result on the certificate multiplied by 50/7.
e)    European Baccalaureate (EB) at the higher level: result of the written part of the test multiplied by 10.
f)    European Baccalaureate (EB) at the standard level: result of the written part of the test multiplied by 5.
g)    Higher level foreign baccalaureate: result on the certificate multiplied by 100/x, where x is the highest grade that can be achieved on the baccalaureate examination.
h)    Standard level foreign baccalaureate: result on the certificate multiplied by 50/x, where x is the highest grade that can be achieved on the baccalaureate examination.
2)    Results of the chemistry and biology entrance examinations (maximum of 100 points for each subject), multiplied by 20.

Laureates and finalists of secondary school curriculum contests (olympiads) in biology or chemistry are automatically awarded the maximum points in the recruitment process (i.e. 200), and shall be the first candidates admitted to the University.
The admission process shall be continued until the number of available University places has been reached.

Recruitment

Applications should be filed:

  • from 15 May to 31 August 2018 for medical studies in English

Cost of studies:

12 000 Euro for one year of studies (Tuition fee)

Registration fee - 625 Euro

Bank details (to pay the Registration fee and Tuition fee in Euro): PL 12 1020 2892 0000 5602 0239 9822
Kod BIC (Swift): BPKOPLPW

For more information contact:

Admissions Office
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
Gustawa Herlinga-Grudzińskiego 1, 30-705 Kraków, Poland
building C, ground floor

e-mail:
phone no.: (+48) 12 252 44 00, 12 252 44 04

 

Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
Gustawa Herlinga - Grudzińskiego 1, 30-705 Kraków, Poland
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