6-year MD program is designed for high school/secondary school graduates. It is a full time study program based on requirements which are obligatory for the Polish medical higher education institutions and is adequate to EU standards.
Intake: once a year in Fall
Program consists of 3 years ( 6 semesters) of pre-clinical, basic subjects; anatomy, medical chemistry, biology, biophysics, physiology, histology and cell biology, microbiology, pathomorphology, pharmacology and others and 3 years (6 semesters) of clinical subjects as internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiology, family medicine, neurology, oncology & palliative care, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases and others.
Length of the academic year: October – June
Degree obtained : LEKARZ (MD)
To obtain qualification of a doctor of medicine (LEKARZ) in Poland the graduate should have completed one year of an internship* and pass the Physicians Final Examination, called LEK ( Lekarski Egzamin Końcowy), which is also conducted in English.
A certificate confirming the passing of this exam is also listed in point 5.1.1 of Annex V to Directive 2005/36/EC as a certificate accompanying the Polish medical diploma.
For further information concerning internship in Poland and LEK the graduates should refer to the Polish Chamber of Physician and Dentists (http://www.nil.org.pl/english) or to the respective Regional Chambers (Okręgowa Izba Lekarska)
*From October 2017 internship will be included into the curriculum of the last year (6th) of the program.
All graduates, who completed the studies in English and want to practice in Poland as a medical or dental doctor have to pass the exam of Polish language conducted by the Polish Chamber of Physician and Dentists. It is obligatory for all graduates including Polish and EU citizens.
A fee is required for any certification issued by the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists upon the request of the holder of the MD or DMD degree concerning the procedure of recognition of the MD or DMD qualifications in the EU countries.
The fee for one certificate is calculated as the 3% of the minimal salary in Poland in the year of the certificate issue. In 2016 it is 55.50 PLN
LEK (Physicians Final Examination) and LDEK (Dentists Final Examination) Medical Examination Centre in Łódź