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Hey,

I'm a british student, have an undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences and currently thinking to apply for the 4 years Medicine at universities in Poland. I applied to universities in UK and despite meeting entry requirements, I didnt get in


  • Do you think i stand chance of getting into Polish medical schools?
  • And are they extremely hard in terms of study? I saw they are like 5 days a week 8am-6pm study?
  • Is it extremely hard to pass the exams and how easy is it to understand their english (tutor's english as they'd probably have an accent?!)
  • Can I do 4 years study there and do my foundation (Year 1 and Year 2) in the UK? or do i have to do that there?


below is my academic qualification, could u kindly suggest my chances of getting accepted if i make an application please:
School Leaving Certificate (equivalent to GCSEs) - 77%
A-Levels - Biology-Grade C, Maths- grade B, Chemistry- Grade C, AS_Physics- Grade C
BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences - 2.1 (Higher second class)
IELTS - 7.5 overall
Work experience/Activities:
- Work shadowing doctors at Hospital
- Working as a Support Worker supporting people with learning disabilities for the last 3 years
- Volunteered in a charity shop every saturday
- Volunteered as a Course Representative at University
- University Ambassador in the Rugby Carnegie Challenge Cup at Wembley Stadium in London
- University Representative for Oxford University Press for Biosciences


Thanks for reading my mail and hope to hear from you soon
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Again, like I tell everyone if you are going abroad (even within the EU/EEA). Make sure that the uni is a) accredited within their country and b) recognized by the GMC here, because the last thing you want, is to either have a non-valid qualification that you spent a lot of money on or to have to sit the PLAB medical exam for non-EU/non-Approved medical school to get GMC registered in the UK.

Bear in mind that any course, taught abroad will have a component of their language integrated into an English-based course. All consultations that you have, will be in the language of the patient!
(I'm in my 4th year in Bristol and I'm learning Polish on the side....it's hard!)

Also, my guess is, if you're on a 4-year MD course on the continent, it will most probably validates you to work in that country and US, not the UK, (phone the GMC for details)

If you want tried and test suggestions in Europe:

The university of Malta (has a 5 year degree) which is fully accredited by GMC and cost £1000/term or year (can't remember) and has equal weighting with UK med schools and its taught in English and consults happen in English and Maltese or Italian

Ireland has 5/6 unis and all medical courses are taught in English and are GMC accredited

Charles Uni in Prague is GMC accredited, but it costs €9000.00/year, it's 6 years, there's an entrance exam, and you have to learn Czech

The Karolinska Instituet in Sweden is also a good one. You can get in on your qualifications, it's cheap, you have do a Swedish proficient test, but the course is in English and it is in the EU/EEA so you can work in England if you want

Dutch Unis are good but you must learn Dutch (which is hard). But it is cheap, you have the entry requirements and the freedom to go anywhere in the EU/EEA, provided it is accredited in Holland.
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Again, like I tell everyone if you are going abroad (even within the EU/EEA). Make sure that the uni is a) accredited within their country and b) recognized by the GMC here, because the last thing you want, is to either have a non-valid qualification that you spent a lot of money on or to have to sit the PLAB medical exam for non-EU/non-Approved medical school to get GMC registered in the UK.

Bear in mind that any course, taught abroad will have a component of their language integrated into an English-based course. All consultations that you have, will be in the language of the patient!
(I'm in my 4th year in Bristol and I'm learning Polish on the side....it's hard!)

Also, my guess is, if you're on a 4-year MD course on the continent, it will most probably validates you to work in that country and US, not the UK, (phone the GMC for details)

If you want tried and test suggestions in Europe:

The university of Malta (has a 5 year degree) which is fully accredited by GMC and cost £1000/term or year (can't remember) and has equal weighting with UK med schools and its taught in English and consults happen in English and Maltese or Italian

Ireland has 5/6 unis and all medical courses are taught in English and are GMC accredited

Charles Uni in Prague is GMC accredited, but it costs €9000.00/year, it's 6 years, there's an entrance exam, and you have to learn Czech

The Karolinska Instituet in Sweden is also a good one. You can get in on your qualifications, it's cheap, you have do a Swedish proficient test, but the course is in English and it is in the EU/EEA so you can work in England if you want

Dutch Unis are good but you must learn Dutch (which is hard). But it is cheap, you have the entry requirements and the freedom to go anywhere in the EU/EEA, provided it is accredited in Holland.

Hi, thanks for your suggestions. You really have opened doors The uni I am applying to in Poland is recognised by GMC so its all good.

See, I didn't know anything about Malta. I had a look on their website and its very confusing whether or not I have missed a deadline. Also, there seems to be no tuition fees for EU students! I emailed them asking for help but not sure if they'll get back?

Do you think I should go for the 4 years medicine in Poland or the 5 years one in Malta?

Karolinska Instituet in Sweden doesn't seem to do Medicine in English! I just couldn't find any info in their website! But if they teach in English, then it would definitely be my first preference! But do you think based on my qualification and attributes, they would accept me?
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Hi, thanks for your suggestions. You really have opened doors The uni I am applying to in Poland is recognised by GMC so its all good.

See, I didn't know anything about Malta. I had a look on their website and its very confusing whether or not I have missed a deadline. Also, there seems to be no tuition fees for EU students! I emailed them asking for help but not sure if they'll get back?

Do you think I should go for the 4 years medicine in Poland or the 5 years one in Malta?

Karolinska Instituet in Sweden doesn't seem to do Medicine in English! I just couldn't find any info in their website! But if they teach in English, then it would definitely be my first preference! But do you think based on my qualification and attributes, they would accept me?
Karolinska Institutet teach Medicine in Swedish, and they require 40 IB points, which would be something like AAA in A levels.
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Hey! im also from the UK and im studying in warsaw (poland) in the 4yr prog.
well its not that hard to get into medical school in poland compared to uk unis, but u do have to pay a larger amount of money! the timetable is packed but its not impossible. in the first yr they pay so much attention on anatomy compared to that in the uk. the 4yr prog is much more intense compared to the 6yr, the latter is good if u want to socialise.
All teachers will have a strong eastern european accent but all exams will be based on a recommended book so no need to rely on the tutors (the accent is no problem).
if you have any other Questions dont hesistate to ask!!
good luck!
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tbh i dont recommend, accent can be hard to understand and Polish is really hard to learn. You might have some problems communicating with commoners as most of them have little English knowledge or you wont understand them or vice versa. If you are applying go to the big cities and be careful where are you going and who you mess up with it can be dangerous and "some Polish can be rasist" talking about chaws. Normal people are nice but some aint. AH transport is baaad but food is lush
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Hey! im also from the UK and im studying in warsaw (poland) in the 4yr prog.
well its not that hard to get into medical school in poland compared to uk unis, but u do have to pay a larger amount of money! the timetable is packed but its not impossible. in the first yr they pay so much attention on anatomy compared to that in the uk. the 4yr prog is much more intense compared to the 6yr, the latter is good if u want to socialise.
All teachers will have a strong eastern european accent but all exams will be based on a recommended book so no need to rely on the tutors (the accent is no problem).
if you have any other Questions dont hesistate to ask!!
good luck!
Hi i am wanting to study at Warsaw Medical school, however i am concerned that the 4 year course is not valid for gmc registration and subsequent foundation training. Do you have any documentary evidence from the GMC to say that it is accredited. On the GMC website only the 6 year courses are stated. The 4 year course in europe is generally for american and canadian students, except the st georges one in cyprus. I would be greatful if you could shed some light on this. how many other UK students are on the 4 year course
Do you know any UK students who have passed the course and have successfully applied to do foundation training in the UK
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tbh i dont recommend, accent can be hard to understand and Polish is really hard to learn. You might have some problems communicating with commoners as most of them have little English knowledge or you wont understand them or vice versa. If you are applying go to the big cities and be careful where are you going and who you mess up with it can be dangerous and "some Polish can be rasist" talking about chaws. Normal people are nice but some aint. AH transport is baaad but food is lush
Hi, I want to apply to Pozna University. I'm also a British citizen who couldn't get a place in Uk medical school after interview. Could you tell me the cost (in pounds) for the 4 year medical program? - I have a degree from UCL. And is it GMC accredited? Thanks
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Hey! im also from the UK and im studying in warsaw (poland) in the 4yr prog.
well its not that hard to get into medical school in poland compared to uk unis, but u do have to pay a larger amount of money! the timetable is packed but its not impossible. in the first yr they pay so much attention on anatomy compared to that in the uk. the 4yr prog is much more intense compared to the 6yr, the latter is good if u want to socialise.
All teachers will have a strong eastern european accent but all exams will be based on a recommended book so no need to rely on the tutors (the accent is no problem).
if you have any other Questions dont hesistate to ask!!
good luck!
Hi, I want to apply to Warsaw University. I'm also a British citizen who couldn't get a place in Uk medical school after interview. Could you tell me the cost (in pounds) for the 4 year medical program? - I have a degree from UCL. And is it GMC accredited? Thanks
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Hey! im also from the UK and im studying in warsaw (poland) in the 4yr prog.
well its not that hard to get into medical school in poland compared to uk unis, but u do have to pay a larger amount of money! the timetable is packed but its not impossible. in the first yr they pay so much attention on anatomy compared to that in the uk. the 4yr prog is much more intense compared to the 6yr, the latter is good if u want to socialise.
All teachers will have a strong eastern european accent but all exams will be based on a recommended book so no need to rely on the tutors (the accent is no problem).
if you have any other Questions dont hesistate to ask!!
good luck!

Hey

Can I just ask what are the entry requirements to get into Poland medical school (Grades) ?
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Karolinska Institutet teach Medicine in Swedish, and they require 40 IB points, which would be something like AAA in A levels.
I thought I would just point out that 34 points on the IB is the equivalent to three British A levels at A grade
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Hey! im also from the UK and im studying in warsaw (poland) in the 4yr prog.
well its not that hard to get into medical school in poland compared to uk unis, but u do have to pay a larger amount of money! the timetable is packed but its not impossible. in the first yr they pay so much attention on anatomy compared to that in the uk. the 4yr prog is much more intense compared to the 6yr, the latter is good if u want to socialise.
All teachers will have a strong eastern european accent but all exams will be based on a recommended book so no need to rely on the tutors (the accent is no problem).
if you have any other Questions dont hesistate to ask!!
good luck!
Hey,

I am sorry for disturbing you, but i was wondering if you know if there are any entrance requirements (including entry exams) for the 4 year course, as they do not specify it on their website. Also, I was thinking to apply in March 2014 but I will finish my Biomed degree in July. Since they require the mark statement, do you think I can show it to them after graduation? This is because I do not want to have a gap year between degrees. Thanks for your time!
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Heyy I am a UK national and am thinking about applying for the 4 year medical programme at warsaw. I have a few questions would mind answering?
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I'm also a uk student looking to apply for the 4 year program. Which uni are u interested in?
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All I have to say to all of you is POLAND is not the UK,CANADA,USA, etc.
It is gorgeous, amazing academically, but unless you are of polish heritage I think there are other places you should be applying to. Remember English is not the first language there, and it is not exactly a multicultural country. It will be extremely difficult living there for those who aren't of polish origin.

Try Canada, USA, Australia, Ireland, England, Scotland, etc. Even Caribbean's where it is mainly americans.
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Hello all, I am a maxillofacial surgeon from India. I have completed my bachelor in dental surgery and master of dental surgery from India. Medium of instruction - English. I wish to pursue a MD(medical). anybody who can tell me if my dental degrees can be considered for an accelerated program in Medicine? thanks!
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hello, i dont know if anyone is currently preparing or applied or about to apply to medical schools in hungary. if you are, can you tell me how the process is going and if you have received any offer and also how are you paying for your tuition?
i am about to send my applications and document to their representative in london who will submit my application on my behalf but i am freaking out about tuition fees because i have searched everywhere online to see sponshorship for uk students going abroad but cant find any.
btw i am in my third year for biomedical science so hoping after i receive my offer i can get to start at 2 year instead of 1st preferably.
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anyone applying to poland this year?
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Hi, just wondering if you have to learn polish in order to do the clinical years? Many thanks for your help
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after staying the first 2 years you would have acquired some basic language skills and the Polish students in your group would help to translate when communicating with the local patients.
Some students do all their 2 year clinical rotations in USA based hospitals affliated with the medical school.I have talked with a student who completed succesfully with no significant language problems.
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