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Medical University of Silesia in Poland

Established on the 20th of March 1948, Medical University of Silesia is the largest medical school in Poland and consists of five schools: School of Medicine in Katowice (the one that offers education in English language), School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in Zabrze, School of Healthcare, School of Public Health, and School of Pharmacy with Division of Medical Analytics in Sosnowiec. 

In 1995 an agreement with the Hope Medical Institute from the United States was signed, which initiated a program of teaching English-speaking students at the Medical University of Silesia. Since then the majority of graduates find employment in the USA & Canada and most of students are from USA, Canada, Scandinavian, Israel and Nigeria.

The university curricula comprise all branches of modern medicine and are comparable to the curricula of the best medical teaching centers in the USA. Through its partner Hope Medical Institute, they also give the opportunity of clinical rotations for its students in the USA. It also provides a program of rotation in the best clinical departments of the Medical University of Silesia. 

Of special interest is electives program (master - student interaction) which provides the chance to combine theoretical knowledge and clinical practice. The American Medical Students Association (AMSA) was founded at the Medical University of Silesia by one of its graduates. AMSA is a very active student's association which enables communicating with Polish medical students as well as continuing the national tradition of the students.

English language medical programs (6-year MD program and 4-year entry MD program ) match European Union standards and it covers the minimum curriculum required to issue MD diploma in European countries. It has been additionally adjusted to US medical education requirements in order to facilitate residency procedures followed in North America.
 

Admission Requirements - 6-year MD program in English

Admission to 6-year MD program in English to Medical University of Silesia is based on application file selection followed by entrance examination (obligatory for all candidates) performed in Poland at specific date.  Candidates who graduated from high school are eligible to apply for admission to full  6-year program. Candidates who graduated from or attended pre-medical or paramedical college can apply for transfer to third year of the 6-year program as transfer medical student.

Application documents to 6 year 6-year MD program in English:
  • Original or notarized copy of high school diploma,
  • Original copy of high school transcript (applies to candidates who completed high school outside Poland),
  • Application form,
  • Xerox copy of an identification document certified for compliance with the original document,
  • 3 photos,
  • Xerox copy of birth certificate,
  • Health certificate confirming no objections to take up medical studies,
  • Certificate documenting English language fluency level as specified in Appendix No 1 to terms and procedures of admission (applies only to candidates from countries with a native language other than English who at the same time did not complete education at previous school in English language)
  • Receipt of registration fee payment in the amount of 70 PLN (Polish citizens)
All above documents must be issued in English langage. If the original document is issued in another language, a sworn translation into English is required.
 
Application documents for to transfer to 6-year MD program in English:
  • Original or notarized copy of high school diploma,
  • Original copy of premedical or paramedical college transcript,
  • Original or notarized copy of premedical or paramedical college diploma (applies to candidates who graduated from college),
  • Official document stating the legal status of college (state/private university, granted accreditation, body accrediting higher education),
  • Document certifying a passing score in MCAT exam (applies to candidates being US citizens, having US nationality or being permanent US residents),
  • Application form,
  • Xerox copy of an identification document certified for compliance with the original document,
  • 3 photos,
  • Xerox copy of birth certificate,
  • Health certificate confirming no objections to take up medical studies,
  • Certificate documenting English language fluency level as specified in Appendix No 1 to terms and procedures of admission (applies only to candidates from countries with a native language other than English who at the same time did not complete education at previous school in English language).
All above documents must be issued in English language. If the original document is issued in another language, a sworn translation into English is required.
 
Admission deadline to English medical program of Silesia Medical University   
 
Deadline to submit the application documents  to the to the Dean’s Office  for spring semester is in general the end of January and the entrance examination is organized  by the middle of February of every year.

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