Poland (IFMSA-Poland) - Gdansk
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
465000
65000
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine - General, Internal Medicine - Nephrology, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Cardiovascular, Surgery - General, Surgery - Neurosurgery, Surgery - Orthopaedics, Surgery - Plastic, Surgery - Thoracic
January, February, March, April, May, July, August
30 SCOPE STUDENTS
10 SCORE STUDENTS
1 meal per working day
Dormitory
No specific ECs
http://gdansk.ifmsa.pl/en/homepage/
LEOs
Adrian Perdyan
OVERVIEW
Thanks to its location at the delta of Vistula river, the city was a centre of international trade in the 16th century. Gdansk witnessed historical events such as the outbreak of the World War II and the establishment of Solidarnosc. The city is famous for the annual Dominican Fair, which takes place in August, at which time thousands of tourists visit Gdansk and neighboring Gdynia and Sopot. While in Gdansk, we recommend you taking a walk along Dlugi Rynek and Dluga Street, visiting the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary (you can climb up the tower and admire the view of the city), the Townhall, Artus Court and the Cathedral in Oliwa.
 

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
The University Clinical Centre consists of inpatient and outpatient clinics, laboratories and establisments. They are generally divided into the clinics that provide healthcare focused on both non-invasive and invasive medicine. The MUG Invasive Medicine Centre is regarded as one of the most modern hospitals in Europe. It has 5 floors and consists of 12 wards, with at least 10 beds each.


RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

Current list of research projects available in this LC can be found at IFMSA.org “Research Projects” database.

BOARDING

1 meal per working day (Monday-Friday) served in university canteen.
Lunch is available between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm

LODGING

- single, double and triple rooms
- co-ed bathrooms on each floor
- the bedsheets are provided by the dormitory, however you need to bring your own towels
- common kitchen - please note that our kitchen is not fully equipped - bring mugs, plates and cutlery with you if possible

TRANSPORTATION

1.BUSES and TRAMS
The fastest and most convenient way of travelling in Gdansk is by tram. The closest tram stop to the university campus is "Uniwersytet Medyczny". You can buy discounted tickets for trams and buses if you have ISIC or EURO26 student cards.
2.TRAINS
If you want to visit the other cities of Tricity - Sopot or Gdynia - you can get there by SKM train. Attention! Foreign students (also those equipped with an ISIC card) don’t get discounts for train tickets (if you buy a reduced ticket, you may be issued with penalty).
3.RYANAIR FLIGHTS
It might sound funny, but sometimes it’s cheaper and more convenient to use domestic flights instead of train or bus. If you happen to buy a cut-price ticket, you can get it even for 10-20 zl. Some of the available connections involve Gdansk-Cracow, Gdansk-Wroclaw and Gdansk-Warsaw
4. UBER
Uber is available in Gdansk and is generally much cheaper than traditional taxis.
5. JAKDOJADE: public transport 
The most convenient phone app to use for searching the public transport connections within over 40 Polish cities. Available for free on Android, iOS and Windows.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

During the summer months we organize rich social programme for our incomings - in the afternoons you can expect spending time at the beach, trying typical Polish cuisine, letting off steam in a paintball war or discovering Gdansk in a treasure hunt ;)
National Food and Drink Party (NFDP) is a must - don’t forget to bring ingredients from your home country to cook your national dish.
NICE Project - a great way to discover different parts of Poland. On summer weekends you will have an opportunity to take part in trips to the most popular Polish cities. It’s a good occasion to visit the most beautiful monuments and buildings and learn about Polish history
The Incomings have a possibility to participate in various educational activities delivered within the scope of Med-Ex. The opportunities 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.

MUST SEE
- Open'er Festival - every year at the beginning of July the city of Gdynia hosts one of the biggest open air music festivals in Poland and even in Europe.
- St. Dominic's Fair - one of the biggest open-air cultural and trade events in Europe which takes place in August. Most noticeable to visitors because of all of the stands selling crafts and foods in the Old Town. There’s also a cultural program with both small and large, indoor and outdoor performances.
- Main City - the central, historical part of Gdansk which was almost entirely destroyed by bombs during World War 2, but has been completely rebuilt. In summer there are free walking tours everyday at 10:30 am and 3:30pm
- WW2 Museum - opened in 2017 it depicts the story of World War 2 in Poland
- European Solidarity Centre - Gdansk is the birthplace of Solidarity movement. The museum takes you on a journey to discover communism in Poland 
- Amber museum - Gdansk is also the world capital of amber thanks to it's deposits of this material in the sea. This quirky and interesting small museum displays thousands of amber fossils and jewelery.
Entry to Amber and WW2 museums is free on Tuesdays.
- Sopot - forms part of Tricity together with Gdansk and Gdynia; it's the home to the longest wooden pier in Europe, beautiful beaches and also a nightlife hub.


OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Be prepared for every kind of weather - no matter the month. Gdansk is full of surprises :)