Poland (IFMSA-Poland) - Warszawa
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
1765000
270000
Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine - Cardiology, Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Internal Medicine - Gastrology, Internal Medicine - General, Internal Medicine - Hematology, Internal Medicine - Nephrology, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics - Cardiology, Paediatrics - Endocrinology, Paediatrics - Oncology, Paediatrics - Pneumology, Paediatrics - Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Gastrointestinal, Surgery - General, Surgery - Maxillofacial, Surgery - Neurosurgery, Surgery - Orthopedics, Surgery - Thoracic, Surgery - Urology
March, July, August
60 SCOPE STUDENTS
8 SCORE STUDENTS
Pocket money
Dormitory or Student Flat
No specific ECs.
http://warszawa.ifmsa.pl/en/homepage/
LEOs
Pola Tochman (LEO-out)
Adrianna Zembrzycka (LEO-in)
OVERVIEW
Warsaw is the capital city of Poland, located in central Europe. Warsaw is the biggest city, populated by almost 2 mln inhabitants. This region of Poland is called Mazovia. We gladly invite you to Warsaw - a fascinating place changing rapidly from a drab city into a modern metropolis. Warsaw is full of contrasts - the historical monuments and modern architecture coexist on every street. It is also one of the greenest cities in the world. You can walk across the city without even leaving a park. The symbol of the city is the Mermaid, featured on the city seal.


UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

Medical University of Warsaw was founded in January 1950. Medical University of Warsaw is one of the largest and most prestigous medical schools in Poland.
The following clinical hospitals provide clerkship opportunities for the incomings:
- Public Central Teaching Hospital (ul. Banacha 1A)
- The Infant Jesus Teaching Hospital – Emergency and Trauma Centre (ul. Lindleya 4)
- St. Duchess Anna Mazowiecka Public Teaching Hospital – a specialist gynaecologic and maternity hospital (ul. Karowa 2)
- Public Paediatric Teaching Hospital (ul. Zwirki i Wigury 63A)   

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Current list of research projects available in this LC can be found at IFMSA.org “Research Projects” database.
BOARDING
Pocket money (450 PLN)

 
LODGING

- double room in dormitory (to be shared with another student)
- there is a bathroom to be shared among the students
- the kitchenware is provided
- washing machines are available for use
- bed clothes are available, however you need to take your own towels

TRANSPORTATION
TRAVELLING IN POLAND
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. 
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).
2. BUS
A very cheap coach carrier requiring booking in advance (the earlier you book, the cheaper the fare). You can purchase the ticket via their website: http://www.polskibus.com/en/index.htm PolskiBus 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

GETTING TO WARSAW
By Plane
Warsaw Chopin Airport is located about 10 km from the city centre. Air traffic is handled by Terminals 1 and 2. To reach the city centre you can use the public transport:
- Bus number 175 runs to the centre (i.e. Warszawa Centralna Railway Station) and around the Old Town (Stare Miasto).
- Night bus number N32 runs to the city centre.
Buses depart from both Terminals 1 and 2. Facing Terminal 2 is a taxi stop, with reliable taxi companies: Merc Taxi, MPT, and Sawa Taxi.
Warsaw Modlin Airport is located about 35 km from the city centre. You can use www.modlinbus.com to get to the centre of Warsaw
By Train
- Warszaw Centralna railway station is located in the heart of the city, and has very good connections with all districts of Warsaw.
- Warszawa Zachodnia - thanks to its location right next to the international bus station, it’s a good changing location for people using long-distance (both national and international) buses.
- Warszawa Wschodnia - is located on the Praga side of the river.
Railway tickets can be purchased at the cash-only windows (kasa) in the stations, on the Internet or at selected travel agencies. You can also purchase your ticket on the train from the conductor, whom you must seek out immediately upon boarding on the train. Tickets sold on the train are subjected to additional fee. Timetable of the trains is available at: www.pkp.com.pl [[1]www.intercity.pl [[2]


SOCIAL PROGRAM

Daily activities may include activities ranging from partying through paintball, bowling to sightseeing or visiting museums.
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

1. Royal Route
The Royal Route is one of the most representative arteries of the city, as it combines a series of old royal residences. The street is closed to drivers and together with Nowy Swiat and Krakowskie Przedmiescie is the most famous promenade in the city.
2. Old Town
Walking the streets of the Old Town allows you to rest from the bustle of central city life. Enigmatic alleys and cosy cafés create a unique sense of history. In summer, the Old Town Square becomes a stage for musical and theatrical performances and open-air galleries.
3. Storm the Palace of Culture and Science
It was given by Stalin as a ‘gift from the Soviet Union to Polish nation’, and it is the youngest monument in Warsaw, as it is barely 50 years old. Despite its youth, it is the most characteristic and the tallest building in Warsaw, standing at 234.5 meters. In the Palace of Culture there are more than 3,000 rooms, and its unquestionable attraction is the terrace at the 30th floor, from which you can admire a magnificent panorama of the capital.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Warsaw Tourist Card - available in two versions: a 24-hour card for 35 PLN and a 3-day card for 65 PLN. For more more information visit www.warsawcard.com/?userlang=en
Smoking - is prohibited at public transportation stops and shelters (breaking this rule may result in issueing the fine)
Alcohol - driinking alcohol in public places (e.g. parks, squares, streets) is forbidden. There is an exception in certain areas such as gardens and patios in restaurants and pubs. Breaking this rule may result in issueing the fine.
Traffic lights - under no circumstamces can you pass the road on the red light. 
Useful links:
- Official tourist portal of Warsaw: http://www.warsawtour.pl/en
- Useful map: http://www.use-it-warsaw.pl
- Short spot about Warsaw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCAQw1vX1_E&feature=youtube_gdata
- Video guide to Warsaw at http://onlywarsaw.com/