The tradition of medical education in Wroclaw dates back to the 18th century, when, by decree of the Emperor Leopold, the University of Wroclaw was founded. In 1950 the faculties of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy were separated from the main university and Wroclaw Medical University came to be. Throughout the years, many of those who chose our university as their alma mater, later became famous and renowned physicians and scientists, e.g. Alois Alzheimer, Albert Neisser or Jan Mikulicz-Radecki.
Today Wroclaw Medical University is one of the biggest and most desired medical schools in Poland. Our doctors speak Polish, English, some of them also German, French or Russian. The following hospitals are available for foreign exchange students:
- Jan Mikulicz-Radecki University Teaching Hospital - the biggest and most modern hospital in the entire province, features a variety of departments and provides rich teaching experience
- Independent Public Teaching Hospital No. 1 - situated at the main campus, not only pleasant to work in, but also to look at - you will find yourself tempted to take long strolls between the picturesque and totally instagramable red-brick 19th century hospital buildings (called by the locals "Old Clinics") intertwined with green terrains.
- A. Falkiewicz Specialist Hospital - it houses our most renowned and specialised doctors, who made it into their ruling ground - a "hopeless case" is their "everyday case". If you think about exceeding in cardiac surgery, this is where you start.
Furthermore, there is an opportunity to take part in the project about conservation of very old and valuable collection of Forensic Museum. The procedures include cleaning and filling up conservation fluids, as well as identification and description of the exhibits. The visiting students have a chance to prepare a poster or an essay concluding their work.
Current list of research projects available in this LC can be found at IFMSA.org “Research Projects” database.
Wroclaw has a developed net of trams and buses, as well as the city bikes - the city is as flat as a pancake, so it's fairly easy to get around by bike or by foot. The cost of a monthly ticket for students covering all trams and buses is 49 PLN (ISIC or Euro26 Student is required for the discount). There are many taxi companies (we recommend "Ryba" and "Wicar"), Uber operates in Wroclaw as well. Check out the website: www.wroclaw.jakdojade.pl (also available as an app for mobile devices). This public transit app works in every major Polish city. Moovit application also works in Wroclaw
Wroclaw has an international airport - Copernicus Airport Wroclaw (WRO). There is a direct bus nr 106 operating between the airport and the main railway station. If you travel from another Polish city, Prague or Berlin, consider getting to Wroclaw by bus (www.flixbus.pl) or by train (http://old.rozklad-pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/en?). By default your CP is going to pick you up from the place of your arrival.
The Dwarfs - the symbol of Wroclaw, over 200 dwarfs are scattered across the city. Can you find all of them?