About Medical University of Gdansk
The four main faculties of the university are – the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biomedicine. The Faculty of Medicine offers three majors in medicine oof 6 years, medical stomatological which is a 5 year course and dental techniques which is a 3 year course. While the first two courses award an Msc degree, the last one is for those seeking a bachelor one. The State Accreditation Committee grants accreditation to both the Msc majors. The Faculty of Pharmacy offers two major courses, which are – pharmacy which is a 5 year Msc course and medical analysis which is another 5 year long Msc course. These courses are accredited by the country’s Ministry of Health. The Faculty of Health Sciences offers majors in nursing, physiotherapy, obstetrics, electro radiology, medical rescue service, public health and diabetics. Bsc courses are of 3 years duration while the Msc ones are of 2 years duration. The Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology offers studies on the subject at three levels – 3 year Bsc course, 2 year Msc course and finally 4 year PhD course. The State Accreditation Committee and the University Accreditation Committee both recognize the degrees. The university is listed on WHO and IMED and its degrees are accepted all over Europe, India, USA, Canada and Saudi Arabia.
The total number of students at the Medical University of Gdansk is 6458 while the total number of scientific staff is 918, that of professors is 73, habilitated doctors 143 and PhDs, 532. Two degree programs, the Medicine Doctor and the Master of Pharmacy are taught in English medium of instruction.
Senior Secondary School pass outs may apply for the MBBS course, Master of Pharmacy programme, M.D. programme and the pre-medical course. Applications can be sent online but all candidates have to sit for an entrance test which focusses mostly on biology and chemistry. The M.D. programme has an admission fee of 2000 PLN, 1000 PLN for the orientation week, 43,000 PLN for the first year and 40,000 PLN for the 2nd to the 6th year of study. The Master of Pharmacy calls for a 2000 PLN admission fee, 1000 PLN orientation week fee and 30,000 PLN from 1st to 5th year of study. The premedical course charges 30,000 PLN for 6 months while the 5 year long MBBS is 40,000 PLN per year.
Competitive fee structure is an important feature of these medical schools. The fee may vary based on the school that you choose. On an average, the fee is around 11,200 Euros per year. In the first year, students need to pay a registration fee and admission fee that are non-refundable. Apart from this, students also have to bear the expenses of their food, accommodation, travel and other expenses. For hostel accommodation, students have to deposit their fees in the beginning of the academic year.
Your scores in secondary education are important to seek admission to medical schools in the country. Along with this, you need good scores in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and your proficiency will be tested in the interview prior to admission. You also need to sit for a written examination. A host of document needs to be submitted to these universities include the official transcripts from your high school which has been notified by the Embassy. Certificate and mark sheet of secondary examination, TOEFL scores, birth certificate and recent passport size photograph have to be submitted. You also have to submit a medical certificate to the university to prove that you are physically fit.
Most universities have hostels for their students within walking distance. These hostels are furnished and have every facility that makes their stay pleasant. Hostels are guarded well with security personnel. Generally two students have to share a room. The rooms are clean and have attached bathroom and kitchen. Staff looks after the cleanliness of the rooms and change linens of the hostel on a consistent basis.
Poland has invested much in improving the transportation system of the country. Major means of transport in the country is through rail, road, air and ship. Students would not find it difficult to travel across the country.
Here, the cuisine is highly influenced by those of the neighboring countries. They follow their traditional gastronomic flavors in their dishes. Meat and pork are a major part of their cuisine. Few of their noted cuisines are rosol, tomato soup, cucumber soup, potato dishes, faworki, gingerbread, buttermilk and kefir. In the canteens of these universities, students can also get few Indian cuisines.
The temperature of this country is temperate. In the northern part of the country, the temperature is oceanic, and in the southern and eastern part it is considerably warmer. Cold waves from Scandinavia and Siberia affects the temperature of the country to a great extent.