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.
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.
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.
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