Poland (IFMSA-Poland) - Lodz, Medical University of Lodz
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
700000
8220
Anaesthesia, Internal Medicine - Cardiology, Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine - General, Internal Medicine - Invasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine - Nephrology, Internal Medicine - Pneumology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophtalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics - Cardiology, Paediatrics - Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics - Surgery, Surgery - Gastroenterology, Surgery - General, Surgery - Orthopedics, Surgery - Plastic
March, April, May, June, July, August, December
30 SCOPE STUDENTS
15 SCORE STUDENTS
One lunch per working day
Dormitory
No specific ECs
http://lodz.ifmsa.pl/en/homepage/
LEOs
Adrianna Tupaj
OVERVIEW
Lodz is the third largest Polish city, located in the central part of the country. The city's name means "boat". Lodz obtained the city rights in 15th century, yet its greatest development happened in 19th century when it became a clothing industry. Today Lodz is well-known as a cultural centre hosting the most prestigious Film School in Poland.


UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

Hospitals affiliated to Medical University of Lodz:
- Norbert Barlicki University Hospital No. 1
- Central Clinical Hospital
- Maria Konopnicka University Hospital No. 4

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

SCORE Team in Lodz is a group of fantastic, open-minded people, passionate about making science an international and unforgettable adventure. We bring you projects from one of the most professional and active clinics in Lodz, where variety of patients and complexity of their cases meets dynamic doctors eager to treat, discover learn and teach. For now, you can be part of medical research team in Clinical genetics, Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Nephrology and Neurosurgery departments.

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

     


BOARDING
One meal per working day (Monday-Friday).


LODGING

- double room in the student dormitory (to be shared with student of the same gender)
- internet is only available via LAN (no WIFI connection)
- the towels and kitchenware are not provided
- a laundry is available

TRANSPORTATION

COMING TO LODZ
Lodz Airport offers a connection with 31 European capitals (http://www.airport.lodz.pl/en/index.html).
Getting to Lodz by train is an easy and quite cheap option, especially with frequent and comfortable trains to Warsaw and other bigger cities of Poland (http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en).
Flixbus coach service offers transport from many locations (all large Polish cities and European capitals) 
The journey planner is available in many languages and is simple to use by foreigners (https://en.e-podroznik.pl/). Just type your start and target position to get directions.

SOCIAL PROGRAM
Local Social Program may include activities ranging from partying through escape rooms, paintball, bowling to sightseeing or visiting museums.
National Food & Drink Party - a typical integration reception which is about sharing traditional meals from our home countries. You will have an opportunity to taste some typical Polish dishes, such as dumplings (pierogi), sauerkraut with mushrooms (bigos), gingerbread (piernik) and cheesecake (sernik), as well as the meals prepared by exchange students from other countries
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.


MUST SEE

The most famous Lodz street - Piotrkowska, offers wide range of pubs, cafes and clubs located in renovated district. While walking Piotrkowska street you may visit an amazing place located in an old factory - Off Piotrkowska (it won a competition for "Wonders of Poland" awarded by National Geograffic Traveler).
When it comes to museums, we recommend Radegast Station - a memorial museum of ghetto and Jews who lived in Lodz during the II World War. Moreover, you should visit Poznanski Palace - one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Another must-see place is Ksiezy Mlyn.

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