Medical Doctor Programme for College-University Students, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The School of Medicine in English is a structural unit of the Faculty of Medicine, at the Jagiellonian University. Its first students were admit­ted in October 1994. During the 2011/2012 academic year, nearly 600 students from five continents and twenty countries were enrolled in the School, with the majority com­ing from Norway, the USA, and Canada.

The School offers three programs: two of medicine and one of dentistry, taught exclu­sively in English. This first - the Medical Doctor Programme for College-University Students - is a 4-year program for graduates of pre-medical college/university programs in the USA/Canada, the second is a 6-year program for gradu­ates of secondary schools and the third a 5-year program for high school graduates.

Graduates of these programs are conferred a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a Doctor of Dentistry (DDS) degree by the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Medicine. Academic staff include the most experienced scholars and lecturers at Jagiellonian University, as well as foreign academics from the USA, England, Germany, and other countries.

These English-language programs remain in compliance with Polish and EU standards of teaching, the US Department of Education (Stafford Loan Program), and Medical Board of California.

Under agreements with different universities, final year stu­dents of the School of Medicine in English have the oppor­tunity to complete elective rotations at, among others, the University of California San Diego, University of California Irvine, University of California Los Angeles, Loma Linda University Medical Center, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Graduates of both programs are eligible to apply for resi­dency and postgraduate training programs at university teaching hospitals in various countries, including the USA (Illinois, Alabama, Arizona, Michigan, Utah, Vermont, New York, Georgia, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, West Virginia, Ohio, Louisiana, South Carolina and Washington DC), Canada (Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta), Australia, England, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and Poland.

Programme Structure

For first year students school starts on the first Monday of September with Orientation Day.
In the final year our students are eligible to complete clinical rotation in approved teaching hospitals.

Students may apply for the elective rotations through the home University:

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Below is the current list of the universities that offer elective rotations to students in their final year of study.

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • University of California, Irvine (UCI), Irvine, CA
  • University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLU), Loma Linda, CA

Please note that applications for elective rotations in the universities listed above must be addressed to the Jagiellonian University Medical College School of Medicine in English, NOT the host institution, as the eligibility depends on agreements signed by these universities and JUMC.

Applicants are granted the approval of the Dean of the Jagiellonian University Medical College subject to the applicant's academic performance at the JUMC School of Medicine in English.

July 27, 2007, the Division of Licensing of the Medical Board of California granted recognition to the English language programs of the Jagiellonian University Medical College (JUMC). As a result of this decision, our graduates are eligible to enter postgraduate residency training, apply for licensure in California, as well as complete clinical rotations in approved teaching hospitals in California.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Persons eligible for admission at the studies are the holders of:

  1. A document confirming knowledge of English language, provided that secondary education was conducted in a language other than English (eg. International English Language Testing System- IELTS at least 6.5, Test of English as Foreign Language -TOEFL Paper Based Test at least a 510 points test score and at least 3,5 points from TWE, TOEFL Computer Based Test (TOEFL CBT) at least a 180 points test scoreand at least 50 points from TSE, TOEFL Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) - at least a 87 points, TOEIC min 700);
  2. University degree diploma (at least Bachelor's degree) or equivalent;
  3. A high school-leaving examination certificate or diploma of secondary education, which entitles its holder to be considered for admission to medical or dental (MD or DDS) programs in the state it was obtained in;
  4. Certificate of current MCAT or GAMSAT score, passed not earlier than in 2013 with a minimum score for old MCAT – 24,new MCAT -498 and GAMSAT – 53;
  5. At least two semesters in each of the following courses, completed during higher education or complimentary education, in accordance with item 2:
    • Biology (at least two semesters),
    • General Chemistry (at least two semesters, including one semester with laboratories),
    • Organic Chemistry (at least two semesters, including one semester with laboratories),
    • Physics (at least two semesters, including one semester with laboratories),
    • a subject from the group of humanities or social sciences (at least two semesters),
    • mathematics (at least two semesters) orone semester of Calculus and who take part in an interview.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12200 International
  • EUR 12200 EU/EEA


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