Studying medicine in Poland is the opportunity of study in one of the best universities of medicine in the word. 6 year general medicine, 4 year graduate entry, 5 year dentistry and 5 year pharmacy, 3 year nursing, foundation course programs in English are among the most medical programs attracting students from all other the word. Students from USA, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Nigeria, Ghana, Indian, China, etc., take up the challenge and enroll for medical and paramedical studies in Poland universities every year.
As evidence of word-classes medical Universities in Poland, Dr Maria Siemionow , who gained public notice in December 2008, when she led a team of six surgeons in a 22-hour surgery, performing the first face transplant in the United States on Connie Culp is polish. She graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in 1974 receiving her MD. She furthered her education and in 1985 received her Ph.D. in microsurgery and then in 1992 habilitation in medical sciences. She has been awarded the title of professor by President Lech Kaczyński before migrating to USA.
Admissions to the study programmes are executed by institutions of higher education, and candidates apply directly to the institution of their choice. It is best to contact the international relations office well before the course starts in order to find out all the necessary details about the application procedures and other important information.
Poland’s traditions of academic education go back to 1364 when King Casimirthe Great established the Cracow Academy, known today as the Jagiellonian University. Today, the Polish higher education system is developing dynamically. Poland holds fourth place in Europe (after the United Kingdom, Germany and France) in terms of the number of people enrolled in higher education.
Poland is a parliamentary republic. The President of the Republic is elected by direct universal suffrage for five years. He is the head of Polish state: appoints the prime minister and has a veto that can not belifted by the Lower House (The Sejm)) that a qualified majority of three-fifths. The Président of the Republic is the guarantor of the state institutions.
Since the accession of Poland to the EU structures (2004) the interest in learning Polish as a foreign language is growing. More and more people want to study in Poland, work in international companies based in Poland, do business in this country or simply live in Poland. The Polish language has the status of official language in Poland, but it is spoken around the world because of the presence of Polish minorities. The number of Polish speakers is estimated at 56,000,000
Poland has been a member of the Erasmus program since the academic year 1998/1999. Currently, 315 major Polish higher education institutions are participating in the programme.
From 1998 to 2012 almost 123,356 Polish students, 33,000 academic researchers/teachers and 14,400 technical and administrative employees participated in Erasmus exchange. During the same period Poland hosted approximately 37,000 students and 14,400 researchers/academic teachers.
In each Polish higher education institution there is an Erasmus office. It helps the Erasmus fellows and provides all the necessary information.