Poland (IFMSA-Poland) - Poznan
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
550000
130000
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
January, February, March, April, May, June, November, December
35 SCOPE STUDENTS
10 SCORE STUDENTS
1 meal per working day
Dormitory
No specific ECs
http://poznan.ifmsa.pl/en/homepage/
LEOs
Anita Labrzycka
OVERVIEW
Poznan is a city with a history that goes back more than a thousand years. It was here that the first Polish rulers have settled. Modern Poznan is a vibrant metropolis, a perfect place for business, culture and entertainment. Today Poznan is a capital of Greater Poland region, a city with the population of nearly 550 thousand inhabitants. A student population of over 130,000 gives Poznan an incredible energy. Poznanians are good hosts and organisers. Every year thousands of events, some of them international, are held in the city. Among them are big sport events, such are Canoeing and Rowing Championships. Poznan hosted the UEFA EURO 2012.
Poznan is easy to reach by various modes of transportation. It is a railway hub where numerous regional, national and international lines converge. It offers coach services to Europe's and Poland's main cities and has its own international airport - Poznan Lawica.


UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
- one of the best educational, research and clinical centres in Poland 
- almost 100 years of academic tradition
- over 8.000 students enrolled (including 1.000 international students) 
- affiliated with 5 clinical hospitals and many other city and voivodeship clinics
- famous alumni: Maria Siemionow (a Polish transplant surgeon who led a team of surgeons through the world's first near-total face transplant)


RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

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

BOARDING
1 lunch per working day (Monday-Friday) in the student canteen.


LODGING
- double room in a dormitory (to be shared with another student)
- one segment accomodates up to four people and consists of two seperate double rooms
- there is one bathroom to be shared between students living in a segment 
- the bed sheets are provided by the dormitory, however you need to take your own towels 
- the kitchenware is provided by the Local Committee 
- the WIFI access is available (please ask the LEO for details)


TRANSPORTATION
1. TRAIN
One of the cheapest and most popular transport options in Poland. You can either book a journey via the website: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en or buy a ticket directly at the train station. 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).
2. BUS
A cheap coach carrier requiring booking in advance (the earlier you book, the cheaper the fare). You can buy a ticket via the website (www.flixbus.com). Flixbus operates not only national routes, but also reaches some foreign cities e.g. Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Vienna.
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 Cracow-Gdansk, Warsaw-Szczecin or Warsaw-Wroclaw
4. JAKDOJADE: public transport 
The most convenient phone app to use for searching the public transport connections within over 40 Polish cities. Available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone


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 Archcathedral Basilica -  the oldest Polish cathedral where the very first Polish rulers and kings are buried. Surrounded by many other historical buildings, the church itself allows you to feel the echo of the centuries that passed. 
Poznan Croissant Museum - St. Martin's Croissants are unique local pastries with white poppy seed filling. You will quickly learn that St. Martin's Croisssant is not a usual sweet treat. It actually is a product with Protected Geographical Indication (may only be produced in Greater Poland!). Take a chance and participate in preparation of the traditional croissant, listen to the local legends and taste the famous treat by yourself!
The Old Town- a beautiful place covering the area of the once-walled medieval city of Poznan. The merchants’ houses dating back 16th–18th century, the Fara church and many other monuments are an interesting surrounding for a walk during the day and make up a perfect atmosphere for a cup of coffee in a cozy cafe.
Cytadela Park- the city's biggest park located in the fortified are North of the city centre. It  contains a military museum, a military cementery and the remnants of fortifications. Walking down it’s alleys, admiring the beauty of nature, be aware that this place served as the German army's last point of resistance in the Battle of Poznan in 1945.  

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