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Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Poznan University of Medical sciencies offer English and polish course of medical studies. The University offer undergraduate and graduate courses of Medicine, undergraduate program of Dentistry, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. It is one of the best medical universities of Poland. Medical program is follow USA and Canadian Curriculum.

Poznan University of Medical Sciences offers 5 medical programs in English:

  • 4-year M.D. program (since 1993)
  • 6-year M.D. program (since 1995)
  • 5-year D.D.S. program (since 2001)
  • 6-year Pharm. D. program (since 2004 as a 5-year program, in 2009 replaced by a 6-year program)
  • 3-year B.Sc. in Physiotherapy program (since 2009) Those programs meet the European requirements.

Over the years, members of the PUMS faculty and research staff have been receiving prestigious awards and wide recognition for the excellent quality of their work, research, and teaching, and some have been sought after by the world's advanced medical centers. For example, in 2008 Dr. Maria Siemionow, a PUMS graduate and professor of surgery, has been responsible for leading the landmark face transplantation surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in the U.S.A.

For more than ninety years the Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) has been educating medical practitioners in the Wielkopolska region, and the programs for education in English have gradually become an integral part of it during the past 20 years.

The first students for medical study in English state in 1993. They were attracted to Poznan University by its high quality of education and work of the University faculty. Many of those students have come to serve on the boards of professional and scientific associations; have been invited to serve as advisors to the WHO and IAEA organizations; and have become outstanding clinical specialists and heads of hospital departments in Europe, North America, South Africa, and elsewhere.

The Poznan University of Medical Sciences aspires to develop rich and exciting curricula. Students are presented with specific subject matter together with clinical objectives and potential outcomes, so that both student expectations and evaluations either in the basic sciences or in the clinical studies are made very clear by the respective faculty members. Furthermore, students receive training in problem-based learning through extensive use of brief clinical case studies in the basic sciences.

Reason choosing Poznan University of Medical Sciences?

  • Clinical training for students: programs focus on providing students with clinical experience in strong cooperation with the 6 clinical hospitals and the Center for Medical Simulation;
  • Best Medical School in Poland: Poznan University of Medicine is a renowned, non-profit institution with long academic traditions and a wide international recognition;
  • International accreditation: Poznan Medical University programs adhere to the American standards; and at present, they are more than 1,000 international students enrolled;
  • Reasonable cost and tuition fees: competitive for both American and European students seeking medical education tuition fees of Medical university of Poznan are less expensive;
     

Poznan University of Medical Sciences: Master 6-year M.D. Program

The six-year M.D. Program is based on the Polish curriculum and designed for international candidates who have graduated from high school, and who have obtained good grades in: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and English. This program is fully recognized by the Medical Board of California (USA).

Course of Medicine is divided in 2 parts:

  • Preclinical studies: three preclinical years is devoted primarily to Anatomy, Medical Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Histology and Embryology, Physiology study. During that time, the clinical aspects of these subjects are gradually introduced as well.
  • Clinical studies: fourth year and takes up the remaining three years of the course: two years of clinical knowledge and training and one year dedicated to elective clinical practice.

Upon completing all of the theoretical and clinical subjects and after passing all of the required examinations, students are awarded the degree of Medical Doctor — M.D.

Medical student candidates for this program may be accepted after demonstrating a necessary record of academic achievement and after passing an interview with PUMS Admissions Committee.

Admission criteria:

  • Present a high school diploma or equivalent credentials at a high enough level to qualify for admission to a university or medical school in home country.
  • Possess a high enough level of knowledge in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Their abilities will be verified during the preliminary interview with the PUMS Admissions staff.
  • Hold a citizenship different than Polish, or may be of Polish descent and thus hold dual citizenship.
     

Accelerated 4 year graduate medical programat at Poznan University of Medical Sciences

The four-year M.D. Program is designed for U.S., Canadian, and other international college graduates who have completed their pre-medical education and who have obtained satisfactory grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and English.

Candidates for this program may be accepted after demonstrating a necessary record of academic achievement and after attending an interview with Poznan university of Medical sciences Admissions Committee.

This program is fully recognized by the Medical Board of California. The curriculum at Poznan university of Medical sciences is based on the American M.D. program and follows the American standards of education. The University is recognized by the United States Department of Education and by the relevant student loan providers.

Admission requirements:

1.Present a college/university diploma or equivalent credentials attesting for completion of a pre-medical program on at least undergraduate level (Bachelor of Science) consisting of a minimum of 650 credit hours (with min. of 100 credit hours for each course).

2.Possess a high enough level of knowledge in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology, attested by:

    I.Having satisfactorily completed the following courses on academic level:
        •General Chemistry (I and II or 1 year, including lab),
        •Organic Chemistry (I and II or 1 year, including lab),
        •Biology (I and II or 1 year, including lab),
        •Physics (I and II or 1 year, including lab),
   II.The results of one of the following standardized medical admission tests: MCAT, UKCAT or GAMSAT,
   III.Hold a citizenship different than Polish, or may be of Polish descent and thus hold dual citizenship.

Application documents:

  1. Application form;
  2. Medical health certificate completed by a physician that includes a chest x-ray report;
  3. Official college/university transcript(s) – sent directly from the school;
  4. College or university diploma, at least a Bachelor’s Degree – original or a copy certified by a notary public and, if applicable, a certified translation to English;
  5. Written proof of English proficiency for candidates who have not completed at least one year of their education in full-time mode in the English language with scores — original or a copy certified by a notary public. It can be any English proficiency standardized test, e.g., TOEFL passed at the following levels depending on the testing mode: Internet-based 75 pointsb; Computer-based 203 pointsc; Paper-based 537 pointsor IELTS exam passed with no less than 5,5 points; or a written confirmation from school about a candidate’s proficiency in English;
  6. Photocopy of a valid passport;
  7. Three recent passport photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm) taken without head cover, signed on reverse;
  8. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members on school letterhead – originals or copies certified by a notary public;
  9. One of the following standardized tests results taken no earlier than in 2009 – official document in original required or a copy certified by a notary public:
  • MCAT – min. score of 22 points (sent directly from the AAMC via THx system),
  • GAMSAT – min. weighted mean score for Sections I, II, and III of 45 points, with min. of 40 points for each section,
  • UKCAT – min. scores of 2,300 points.
     

Poznan University of Medical Sciences: Master 5-year D.D.S. Program

Master of Dentistry or 5-year D.D.S. program is designed for international candidates who have graduated from high school, and who have obtained good grades in: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and English. The curriculum for the English five-year D.D.S. program at Poznan University of Medical sciences follows the one taught to the European students.

Upon completion, successful students will receive the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, D.D.S. Those graduates who plan to practice dentistry in North America will have to complete two additional years of study in the United States or Canada, making it a total of seven years to obtain a license. It is a standard requirement for all graduates with a foreign degree in North America.

Candidates for this program may be accepted after demonstrating a necessary record of academic achievement in Biology, Chemistry, and English; and after passing an interview with PUMS Admissions Committee.

Admission requirements:

  • Present a high school diploma or equivalent credentials at a high enough level to qualify for admission to a university or medical school in home country.
  • Possess a high enough level of knowledge in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Their abilities is verified during the preliminary interview with the PUMS Admissions staff.
  • Hold a citizenship different than Polish, or may be of Polish descent and thus hold dual citizenship.

Admission requirements (documents)

1.On-line application form – printout required to be signed by the applicant upon arrival to Poznan.
2.Medical health certificate completed by a physician that includes a chest x-ray report
3.Official high school/college transcript(s) – original or a copy certified by a notary public, and, if applicable, a certified English translation.
4.High school diploma – original or a copy certified by a notary public and, if applicable, a certified translation to English
5.Written proof of English proficiency for candidates who have not completed at least one year of their education in full-time mode in the English language with scores — original or a copy certified by a notary public. The possible document may be any English proficiency standardized test, e.g., TOEFL passed at the following levels depending on the testing mode:
   a. Internet-based 75 points
   b. Computer-based 203 points
   c. Paper-based 537 points
   or IELTS exam passed with no less than 5,5 points,
   or a written confirmation from school about a candidate’s proficiency in English.
6.Photocopy of a valid passport.
7.Three recent passport photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm) taken without head cover, signed on reverse.
8.Two letters of recommendation on school letterhead – one from a science faculty member and another from a guidance counselor, principal, or a teacher in another subject area; originals or copies certified by a notary public.

* One of the following standardized test results – taken no earlier than in 2009 – an official original document required or a copy certified by a notary public:

  • SAT with min. score of 1,300 points
  • ACT with min. composite score of 25 points.

*Applicants who do not have the above-mentioned score reports are required to take an internal, one-best-answer, 60-minute, 48-question test with 16 questions in each area: Biology, Chemistry and Physics during the interview.
 

Poznan University of Medical Sciences: Master 6-year Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) Program

Pharmacy course of Poznan University of Medical Sciences is a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). The program is designed for U.S., Canadian, and other international high school or college graduates whose goal is to receive a degree in pharmacy.

This six-year Pharm. D. curriculum is designed to meet the standards and guidelines for professional programs in pharmacy defined by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). It also adheres to the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and to the requirements of the Council on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications.

Candidates for this program may be accepted after demonstrating a necessary record of academic achievement in Biology, Chemistry, and English; and after passing an interview with Poznan University of Medical Sciences Admissions Committee.

High school graduates apply for admission to the first year (first pre-pharmacy year). Graduate students may apply for admission to the third year (first professional year) of the Pharm. D. Program based on their academic record.

Admission requirements: first year of the Pharm. D. Program:

  • Present a high school diploma or equivalent credentials at a high enough level to qualify for admission to a university or medical school in home country.
  • Possess a high enough level of knowledge in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Their abilities will be verified during the preliminary interview with the Poznan university of Medical sciences Admissions staff.
  • Hold a citizenship different than Polish, or may be of Polish descent and thus hold dual citizenship.

Admission requirements: third year of the Pharm. D. Program:

  • Present a college/university diploma or equivalent credentials attesting for completion of a pre-medical program.
  • Possess a high enough level of knowledge in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology, attested by:

      Having satisfactorily completed the following courses on academic level:

          • General & Inorganic Chemistry (1 year, including lab with qualitative analysis),
          • Analytical Chemistry (1 year, including lab with instrumental methods and calculations),
          • Organic Chemistry (1 year, including lab),
          • Physical Chemistry (1 year, including lab and calculations),
          • Biology with Elements of Botany (1 year),
          • Physics (1 year),
          • Mathematics (1 year),
          • Anatomy (1 year),
          • Microbiology (1 year),
          • English (1 year).

  • Hold a citizenship different than Polish, or may be of Polish descent and thus hold dual citizenship.

Application documents to Poznan University of Medical Sciences:

  1. Completed on-line application form – printout required to be signed by the applicant upon arrival to Poznan.
  2. Medical health certificate completed by a physician that includes a chest x-ray report
  3. Official high school/college transcript(s) – original or a copy certified by a notary public, and, if applicable, a certified English translation.
  4. High school diploma – original or a copy certified by a notary public and, if applicable, a certified translation to English
  5. Written proof of English proficiency for candidates who have not completed at least one year of their education in full-time mode in the English language with scores — original or a copy certified by a notary public.  
    The document may be any English proficiency standardized test, e.g., TOEFL passed at the following levels depending on the testing mode:
    a. Internet-based 75 points  
    b. Computer-based 203 points  
    c. Paper-based 537 points  
    or IELTS exam passed with no less than 5,5 points,
    or a written confirmation from school about a candidate’s proficiency in English.
  6. Photocopy of a valid passport.
  7. Three recent passport photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm) taken without head cover, signed on reverse.
  8. Two letters of recommendation on school letterhead – one from a science faculty member and another from a guidance counselor, principal, or a teacher in another subject area; originals or copies certified by a notary public.
  9. * One of the following standardized test results – taken no earlier than in 2009 – an official original document required or a copy certified by a notary public:

         a. SAT with min. score of 1,300 points
         b. ACT with min. composite score of 25 points

*Applicants who do not have the above-mentioned score reports are required to take an internal, one-best-answer, 60-minute, 48-question test with 16 questions in each area: Biology, Chemistry and Physics during the interview.

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