Exchange Conditions of IFMSA-Poland

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Polish
(Native)
Not Required
Languages Remarks

The student should be familiar with English medical terminology. The incoming has to be able to communicate fluently, otherwise the exchange might be cancelled.

Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
Required level of studies

The student is expected to have accomplished the 3rd year of studies by the beginning of the exchange (in the 5 years or longer study cycle). If the student follows the 4 years study cycle, it is enough if he/she has successfully completed the 1st year of the medical studies.

Graduated students allowed
No

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 4 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- Surgical Scrubs
Academic Quality
Only the students who have attended 80% of clerkship, filled in the Handbook and Evaluation Form are entitled to SCOPE Certificate. 

It is obligatory for the students to take part in Upon Arrival Training (UAT). The UAT serves as means of integrating the incoming students into the hosting country - the incomings are provided with information about the language, social norms, security tips or healthcare and education system. They also participate in teambuilding activities and in trainings covering such topics as culture shock, ethics in exchanges and intercultural learning.

The incomings have a possibility to participate in educational activities delivered within the scope of  Med-Ex. The opportunities vary between the LCs and may include surgical skills workshops, BLS and ALS trainings, ultrasonography and electrocardiography crash course, as well as dealing with real-life medical scenarios in simulation centres.
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
For clerkship in surgical department please bring short-sleeved scrubs.
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks

You may only choose the Group A location once:
Gdansk
Krakow
Warszawa
Wroclaw

You may only choose the Group B location once:
Lublin
Lodz
Poznan
Szczecin

There is no limit with Group C locations:
Bialystok
Bydgoszcz
Katowice
Kielce
Olsztyn
Rzeszów
Zielona Gora

Please be aware that students who don’t obey the above-stated rules may be assigned to the LC on a random basis.

Calendar Remarks
Dates for the term 2019/2020:
April: 1/04-30/04/2019 (the Easter holidays last from 18/04 to 22/04)
May: 6/05-2/06/2019
June: 3/06-30/06/2019
July: 1/07-28/07/2019
August: 29/07-25/08/2019
September: 26/08-22/09/2019
November: 4/11-1/12/2019
December: 25/11-22/12/2019
January: 6/01-2/02/2020
February: 3/02-1/03/2020
March: 2/03-29/03/2020

The student has to arrive on the third day of the exchange at the latest, otherwise the exchange will be cancelled.
Disciplines
Disciplines

Click here to see all Disciplines

Disciplines Remarks
The placement in desired field is not always possible, so make sure to mark all 4 preferences. If you fill out one choice only, this doesn't mean that you will be placed in that department, but that you agree to any department if your first preference is not available.


AVAILABLE DEPARTMENTS:

Bialystok: Anaesthesia, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular, Surgery-Gastrointestinal, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Thoracic, Surgery-Urology, Surgery-Vascular

Bydgoszcz: Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Dermatovenerology, Geriatrics, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Invasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Oncology, Paediatrics-Surgery, Radiology, Surgery-Cardiothoracic, Surgery-Gastrointestinal, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Thoracic, Surgery-Transplantation, Surgery-Urology, Surgery-Vascular

Gdansk: Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology, Surgery-Cardiothoracic, Surgery-Cardiovascular, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopaedics, Surgery-Plastic, Surgery-Thoracic

Katowice: Geriatrics, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Gastroenterology, Paediatrics-Surgery, Surgery-Cardiothoracic, Surgery-Cardiovascular, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Transplantation, Surgery-Vascular

Kielce: Anaesthesia, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Paediatrics-Cardiology, Paediatrics-Emergency, Paediatrics-Infectious Diseases, Paediatrics-Orthopedics, Paediatrics-Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics-Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Orthopedics 

Krakow: Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Neurology, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery,  Surgery-Urology, Surgery-Vascular

Lodz: Anaesthesia, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Invasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pneumology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics-Cardiology, Paediatrics-Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics-Surgery, Surgery-Gastroenterology, Surgery-General, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic

Lublin: Anaesthesia, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Intensive and Critical Care, Interventional Radiology, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Invasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Neurology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics-Cardiology, Paediatrics-Endocrinology, Paediatrics-Neurosurgery, Paediatrics-Surgery, Surgery-Cardiothoracic, Surgery-Cardiovascular, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Thoracic, Surgery-Urology, Surgery-Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology 

Olsztyn: Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Neurology, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Paediatrics, Surgery-Urology

Poznan: Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Surgery, Radiology, Surgery-Cardiothoracic, Surgery-General, Surgery-Vascular

Szczecin: Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Genetics, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine - General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Cardiology, Paediatrics-Endocrinology, Paediatrics-Surgery, Radiology, Surgery-Cardiothoracic, Surgery-Cardiovascular, Surgery-Gastrointestinal, Surgery-General, Surgery-Hand, Surgery-Urology, Surgery-Vascular

Warszawa: Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics-Cardiology. Paediatrics-Endocrinology, Paediatrics-Oncology, Paediatrics-Pneumology, Paediatrics-Surgery, Surgery-Cardiothoracic, Surgery-Gastrointestinal, Surgery-General, Surgery-Maxillofacial, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Urology

Wroclaw: Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Cardiology, Paediatrics-Endocrinology, Paediatrics-Oncology, Paediatrics-Pneumology, Paediatrics-Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery-Cardiothoracic, Surgery-Cardiovascular, Surgery-Gastrointestinal, Surgery-General, Surgery-Hand, Surgery-Maxillofacial, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Thoracic, Surgery-Traumatology, Surgery-Urology, Surgery-Vascular 
General
Pocket money
0 PLN
Boarding
- Hospital
- Dormitory
- Pocket Money
Lodging
- Dormitory
- Student flat
Social Program
Social activities will be organised by individual Local Committees throughout the year. The local social program may include National Food and Drink Party, sightseeing, eating out or nightlife activities. The details regarding social activities will be provided by Local Officer upon arrival. A student representative will be available for contact and is going to be responsible for the well-being of exchange participants.

NICE Project (National Incomings Care & Excursions Project) provides our incomings with the best possible Polish experience. The project consists of the weekend trips to the most popular and beautiful Polish cities. The national social program is organized in the months of July and August.
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
If the student’s university requires signing any special documents for the purpose of clerkship recognition, we reserve the right to receive these documents translated to Polish by a sworn translator. In other cases, such documents will not be signed by our authorities.
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
250 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
The unilateral fee must be exchanged upon arrival and paid in cash. In case of cancellation, the sending NMO is obliged to reimburse all the non-returnable expenses we made in order to accommodate the student.
Visa requirements
Students should apply for a Tourist Visa. Students requiring Invitation Letters for visa purposes have to request Invitation Letters from NEO-in through their NEO-out or the Contact Person. Invitation Letters will not be available in the database.
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
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Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Immunisation Record(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Student record (Subjects passed)(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- MRSA Test
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
None
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
- all students have to be vaccinated against polio, tetanus/diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella
- the students applying for clerkship in infectious diseases or pediatrics department are obliged to present the proof of immunity against chickenpox
- the students who got a placement in any surgical department need to send the MRSA Test result (not older than 2 weeks) 
- all students need to attach the proof of immunity against tuberculosis. There are 3 combinations which will be accepted as a proof of immunity:
  • the Mantoux test result
  • the proof of BCG vaccination + X-ray result
  • the proof of BCG vaccination + Quantiferon result
The results of the tests cannot be older than 6 months.

Insurance
According to the "Law on Higher Medical Education" in Poland, every incoming student is obliged to buy an insurance package. The package contains all required insurance policies (health, liability and malpractice), therefore it is not necessary to arrange any of these in the country of origin. All students coming to Poland will have to buy the package, regardless of any insurance they might have purchased in their country. Insurance fee of 110 PLN has to be paid upon arrival by both unilateral and bilateral students. For EU students European Health Insurance Card is required as well.

Deadline
8 Weeks

Special remarks
The student has to upload all the documents in English language. We require complete standard documents, with no exceptions. Failure to fulfill these conditions will result in returning the AF to the sending NEO.
The Student’s Record has to be an official transcript validated by the university’s stamp (it cannot be a printscreen).
The Immunisation Record has to follow the NMO’s template (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OWhVgiT5fD-CEA6Vd2Wxo6ehqukbCFGg/view?usp=drivesdk). It consists of three pages: the first two must be uploaded in the Card of Documents (in PDF format).

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Failure to send the Card of Confirmation by the due date will result in cancellation of the clerkship.
Cancellations
Deadline
6 Weeks
Special remarks
Units lost due to cancellations (no substitution was provided) will not be postponed to the following season
Substitutions
Deadline
6 Weeks
Special remarks
We prefer substitutions to cancellations.
Additional Information
Update Date
12/12/2018 21:06
Validation Date
07/16/2018 00:00
Special remarks
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