Poland (IFMSA-Poland) - Szczecin
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
400000
1500
Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Genetics, Gynecology/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, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics - Cardiology, Paediatrics - Endocrinology, Paediatrics - Surgery, Radiology, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Cardiovascular, Surgery - Gastrointestinal, Surgery - General, Surgery - Hand, Surgery - Maxillofacial, Surgery - Neurosurgery, Surgery - Orthopedics, Surgery - Urology, Surgery - Vascular
July, August
25 SCOPE STUDENTS
10 SCORE STUDENTS
One lunch per working day
Dormitory
No specific ECs
http://szczecin.ifmsa.pl/pl/homepage/
LEOs
Karolina Kalembkiewicz
OVERVIEW
Szczecin is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. Located near the Baltic Sea and the German border, it is a major seaport and Poland's seventh-largest city when it comes to population and third considering area.
The recorded history of Szczecin began in the 8th century, as Vikings and West Slavs settled Pomerania. At the end of the 15th century, Prince Boguslaw X unified the Duchy of Pomerania and made Szczecin its capital.


UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Clinical Hospital No. 1 in Szczecin
Clinical Hospital No. 2 in Szczecin


RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Current list of research projects available in this LC can be found at IFMSA.org “Research Projects” database.
BOARDING
We provide one hot meal (lunch) per day (soup and main course), 5 times a week from Monday to Friday in Buffet "Medyk"


LODGING
The incoming students are accommodated in the dormitory being very close to the library and a tram/bus stop. Every two rooms are situated together with a small hall and a shared bathroom. One room is single and the other one is double. Bed sheets are included, but towels are not. In the vestibule there is a kitchenette with a fridge, an electric kettle and a microwave. The toilet, shower and washbasins are placed separately in the bathroom. On each floor there is a kitchen with stoves and ovens for the use of students. Plates, cutlery, mugs and pans, are not included. There is a laundry room located in the building. One use of the washing machine costs 3-5 PLN.


TRANSPORTATION

COMING TO SZCZECIN
We recommend you to come to Szczecin from BERLIN or GOLENIÓW AIRPORT (those cities are located the closest to Szczecin).
BERLIN:
From the Berlin Airport you can take a micro bus directly to Szczecin (http://www.interglobus.pl/). Choose ARRIVAL to Szczecin PKP (it is our main train station in the city centre). The travel takes 2 hours and costs around 50 PLN (12€), but if you are lucky, it is possible to find a ticket from 1 PLN. Your contact person is going to pick you up from Szczecin PKP station. You can also take a bus from the city centre (Berlin Alexanderplatz) if you want to do some sightseeing before the exchange. For more details, visit the website: http://berlineks.com/
You can also take a train from Berlin to Szczecin. Firstly, you need to take S-Bahn to Berlin Hauptbahnhof or Berlin Gesundbrunnen, then look for a direct train to Szczecin. You can also take a train to SCHWEDT or STRALSUND and then change in ANGERMUNDE. The train ticket costs 10 euros but it is also possible to buy a group ticket for 5 people (from 8am to 6pm = 29 euros, after 6pm = 22 euros) This Brandenburger Berlin ticket also works for Berlin public transport. Don’t worry - It is not as complicated as it looks like. Additional information may be found here: http://www.bahn.com/i/view/DEU/en/prices/germany-regional/brandenburg-ticket.shtml
GOLENIÓW
If you arrive at this airport, you can take a microbus to the city centre (http://www.interglobus.pl/). You have to click on ‘’ AIRPORT TRANSFER”, choose suitable dates and stations (GOLENIÓW LOTNISKO-SZCZECIN PKP) to book the bus ticket. The travel takes 45 min. One way ticket cost about 20 PLN.

SOCIAL PROGRAM
We always do our best to spend together a wonderful time in Szczecin. You will get Social Program offers from your Contact Person or other IFMSA-Polamd members, mainly on Facebook. Keep in touch!
There are also some permanent issues on agenda:
- NICE (National Incomings Care and Excursions) 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. 
- 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


MUST SEE
Castle of Pomeranian Dukes - a renaissance castle, residing the place of historical rulers of Pomerania. About 60% of castle was destroyed during World War II. It was restored after the war to its original 16th century appearance.
St James' Archcatedral Basilica - the largest church in Pomerania. For many years after the reformation basilica was a part of the Pomeranian Evangelical Church. Since World War II and the handing over of Stettin to Poland, it has been rebuilt as a Roman Catholic Cathedral.
Waly Chrobrego - an observation deck located by Odra River, built between 1902-1921. In the Central part there is the National Museum with observation tower. The Northern part holds Province Office.
Pyromagic - the International Fireworks Festival Every year three teams from all over the world compete to create the best fireworks show. The event takes place in the second weekend of August.
Jasne Blonia - were created between 1925 and 1927. In 1987 Pope John Paul II celebrated a mass on Jasne Blonia that gathered hundreds of thousands of people. This event was commemorated by the erection of the monument of John Paul II.
Baltic Sea - a mediterranean sea connecting Central and Northern Europe. Szczecin is located 100 km away from the seaside - it takes only 1.5 hour by train to get to the beautiful Polish beaches.


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