Poland (IFMSA-Poland) - 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
July, August
One lunch per working day
No specific ECs.
Aleksandra Swora

Lublin is the ninth largest city In Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland with a population of approx. 350 000. It is located 170 km (106 miles) southeast of the capital, Warsaw. Until the end of the 18th century it was a royal city of the Crown Kingdom of Poland. Since accession of Poland into the EU, Lublin has been called the "Gate to the East". Since then, many international events have taken place here, involving Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Russian and Belarusian artists, researchers and politicians. There are six schools of higher education, including Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (UMCS), John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL), Medical University of Lublin, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin University of Technology. It is estimated that there are over 80 thousand students.

Medical University of Lublin was founded in 1944. The university gained its autonomy in 1950. An agreement with the Hope Medical Institute in the United States was signed in the early 1990s, which initiated a program of teaching medicine to English-speaking students at the Medical University of Lublin. Thereafter a four-year MD program was formed. The teaching program covers all branches of modern medicine and is comparable to medical programs in the US. Through its partnership with Hope Medical Institute, the Medical University provides the last two years of medical school (clinical rotations) to eligible students in the US and Canada.
The university maintains lively international scientific contacts in cooperation with Hvidovre Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark; Ziekenhuis-Tilburg Hospital (Netherlands), and Lvov Medical University in Ukraine, among others.
Notable alumni: Professor Tadeusz Krwawicz developed the first cryoprobe for intracapsular cataract extraction in 1961.
Affiliated hospitals:
- Public Clinical Hospital No. 1 
- Public Clinical Hospital No. 4
- Clinical Children Hospital 

Current list of research projects available in this LC can be found at IFMSA.org “Research Projects” database.
One meal per working day (Monday-Friday). In case of special dietary needs, please contact your CP. 


- a double room in a dormitory (to be shared with another student)
- one big kitchen per floor 
- all hospitals are located within walking distance from the dorm - 2 min from the Public Clinical Hospital No. 4, 5 min from the Clinical Children Hospital and 20 min from the Public Clinical Hospital No. 1


Getting to Lublin
The closest airport is located in Swidnik (10 km from Lublin). There is a direct train link from the airrport to the city centre.
The biggest airport though (probably the one that you will fly to) is the Chopin Airport in Warsaw. All you have to do after getting off your plane is taking a metro (you don’t even have to leave the airport building, just follow the metro signs) to Warsaw Central station (Warszawa Centralna). Get off there, buy a ticket to Lublin and get on the train (the trip is going to take 2 h 15 min). There will be LC representative waiting for you at Lublin train station.

Travelling from Lublin
From Lublin Station ten trains per day run to Warsaw and three to Cracow, as do others to the major cities in Poland. Buses run from near the castle in the Old Town and serve most of the same destinations as the rail network.
If you want to visit our neighbors, there are some buses that leave from Lublin to Ukraine. If you want to visit Berlin, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest or Prague, there is a pretty cheap bus line - Flixbus (www.flixbus.pl).

Transportation around the city:
To move around the city you need to take a bus. A single 30 min student ticket costs 2.80 PLN, a 6 h ticket - 6.40 PLN and the normal tickets are twice as expensive. You can also get a monthly pass (around 80 PLN).
To check how to get from one place to another, you can use a very helpful website: http://lublin.jakdojade.pl/?locale=en
You can also rent a bike for free, provided that your ride isn’t longer than 20 minutes.


Most definitely - people!
All the time there will be someone from LC Lublin to take care of you, help you, anwser your questions and make sure, that you're having the best summer of your life! Our crew is staying with you in the same dormitory to help you and solve your problems.
You won't get bored in Lublin - besides numerous parties, clubs, sightseeing monuments, Lublin offers many festivals and music events during the summer.
Moreover, you can take part in:
- 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
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
- 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.


There are several must see places in Lublin:
- Lublin Castle - an unusual castle with fragments of medieval fortification complex, a Gothic Tower from XIII century and a Gothic Chapel hiding unique Byzantine frescos from 1418. You can also find there several museums.
- Cracow Gate - an architectonic symbol of Lublin.
- Arch Cathedral - finished in 1625. Full of interesting frescos and tombs.
- Trynitarska Tower - a neogothic tower with a wide view of Lublin from the top
- The Old Town - with a town hall in the middle; surrounded with renaissance buildings with many pubs inside.
- Lublin’s Village Open-Air Museum - a museum of a Polish village with many old, wooden countryside buildings to see and a place of folklore festivals.
- The Botanic Garden - a must see if you fancy colorful flowers and rare plants.
- KL Majdanek - extermination camp created by Nazi during World War II. 
- Zamoyski Museum in Kozlowka - museum with a palace-park complex, chapel, coach house and The Socialist Realism Gallery
- Kazimierz Dolny - a very unique Polish town located 50 km away from Lublin. It is characterized with the picturesque sight which has attracted numerous artists - painters especially. You should see the monumental old church on the hill and take a look at the surrounding green area from the top.