Poznan University of Medical Science

Poznan University of Medical Science (PUMS)

The Medicine program at PUMS is an offer for both undergraduate and graduate applicants leading to a professional degree of Doctor of Medicine, opening doors to medical licensing worldwide. The high standards of teaching are in line with American, European and other international requirements so that you can be well prepared for licensing exams, wherever you decide to take them. Each class is carefully thought-out and combines a perfect mix of theoretical knowledge, practical training and simulation. For 30 years PUMS have been educating students from around the world and are good at it. PUMS provides modern education based on the experience of working in various health service environments. The University owns 6 clinical hospitals, a hospice and a state-of-the-art medical simulation center. PUMS is located in the European Union, which means that graduates have the liberty to pursue their professional and research careers both within and outside of Europe and the various pathways of alumni prove that they enjoy success, be it in Canada, the US, Norway, Taiwan, the UK or elsewhere.

Poznan University of Medical Science is a leading medical universities in Poland. For a century the university has been producing highly knowledgeable and skillful doctors who professionally help and treat patients. The university focuses on modern didactic models, carefully combine knowledge with practice.

Poznan University of Medical Science has 5 clinical hospitals situated in Poznan, which gives students opportunities to study with outstanding professionals  and provides a much-needed daily contact with patients. The university has about 8,000 students in 19 study programs. It also has modern equipped study rooms to facilitate the learning of medical students.

Poznan University of Medical Science is known for having a strong research centre. It employs over a 1,000 scientists, including almost 200 professors. Priority research areas are preventing cardiovascular diseases, fighting cancer, promoting active and healthy aging and metabolic programming. Every year the university produces about 40 new research projects from national and European research agendas. As an academic community, each year the university publishes nearly 1,000 research papers  in leading international scientific journals.

The university continuously invests in upgrading tutoring methodology which reflects the current advances in medical technology.

  • Admission

    Entry exam (Light)

  • Tuition Fee Medicine


  • Tuition Fee Dentistry


  • Undergraduate Entry Medicine

    6 Years

  • Undergraduate Entry Dentistry

    5 Years

  • Intake


  • Funding

    Not Available

  • Graduate Entry Medicine


  • Graduate Entry Dentistry

    Not Available

  • Clinical Rotations

    Medicine: Up to the last 3 years

  • Country


  • Address

    Collegium Maius, Fredry 10, 61-701 Poznań, Poland

Accommodation Costs (Monthly)

At Med Guide Europe, we ensure our students are kept up to date with all the information they require when studying abroad. For that reason, we have provided an estimated cost of amenities below:

Rent (Private Accommodation)

£100 – £200





Electricity & Gas




TV Cable/Internet


Public Transportation



£260 - £360

University FAQ's
  • The high standards of teaching are in line with American, European and other international requirements so that you can be well prepared for licensing exams, wherever you decide to take them. Each class is carefully thought-out and combines a perfect mix of theoretical knowledge, practical training and simulation. For 25 years PUMS have been educating students from around the world including from the USA, Canadian, UK, Scandinavian, Thailand and more.
  • PUMS provides modern education based on experience of working in various health service environments. The University owns 5 clinical hospitals, a hospice and a state-of-the-art medical simulation centre.
  • Poland is in the European Union, which means that graduates have the advantage of pursuing their professional and research careers both within and outside Europe as they choose to.
  • PUMS has numerous alumni who enjoy success in Canada, US, Norway, Thailand, Taiwan, the UK and elsewhere.
  • PUMS has focused much on early patients contact. Students will therefore be able to have patient contact as early as the 2nd year of their studies. PUMS also allows students to become a volunteer, which provides an opportunity to take an active part in clinical duties by assisting lecturers in medical procedures or surgeries.
  • PUMS has a developed and organised infrastructure equipped with all modern facilities like laboratories, classrooms, computer labs, auditorium library rooms for international students.
  • The university’s canteen provides a range of fresh healthy food to students.
  • PUMS conveniently provides on campus hostel that are equipped with everything a student needs.
  • PUMS provides English teaching to students during their medical education.
  • Objective structured clinical examinations are used in health sciences to practically assess skills and competencies in a realistic clinical setting.
  • PUMS continuously seeks to develop a learning process and teaching techniques.
  • The institute has cooperation with international institutions in terms of research, participation in international programs and research projects as well as in joint publications and scientific conferences, exchange of students and teachers.
  • PUMS has clinical rotations with patients and medical simulation as early as the second year.
  • The teaching methodology is done with Polish and European standards and also other international requirements.
  • The institute offers a 2-month Kaplan Basic Science Review Course for preparation of USMLE.

The candidates must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate should complete the age of 17 years on or before the 31st December of the admission year.
  • The candidate must obtain at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • Candidates have to pass entrance exams in biology, chemistry, physics and a personal interview.

General requirements:

  • Secondary school certificates or equivalent credentials at a high enough level to be eligible for admission to a university in your home country, issued no earlier than in 2016 (secondary school certificate can be older than 2016 in case the applicant has continued their formal education beyond 2016). High level of knowledge in the following fields: biology, chemistry and physics, and high proficiency in the English language.
  • Satisfactory grades in biology, chemistry and mathematics/physics (min. 2 subjects, incl. biology) from previous education (secondary school, college or university).
  • Entrance examination in biology, chemistry and physics, and interview.
  • All documents must be in English or Polish, or with a certified translation to English.
  • Secondary school transcript (-s) and transcripts from all other attended education programs.
  • Documents that are not required, but can be grounds to award bonus admission points: results of standardized medical admission tests taken in the last 2 years: MCAT, UCAT or GAMSAT.

Year one:

  • Year 1 lays the basic science groundwork for medical studies. Laboratory practice and theoretical classes in courses like anatomy, physiology or genetics, will give you excellent understanding of the structure and function of a healthy human body and a great insight into biochemical processes inside a living organism. It is a review and further exploration into what was taught in secondary school and its uses in medicine.

Year two:

  • You will spend time delving deeper into physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, behavioural sciences, pathology and pharmacology. You will also be trained for emergency cases through CPR training and a rescue and disaster medicine course.

Year three:

  • While finishing the basic science coursework, you will find out what can go wrong when healthy structures and processes are disturbed and how it translates to the dynamics of a range of diseases and conditions, as well as what are the best pharmacological and therapeutic options available. You will understand mechanisms of disease and treatment interventions. At the end of the year you will take part in the Comprehensive Basic Science Review course, administered in cooperation with the Kaplan Inc., concluded by a comprehensive examination.

Year four:

  • The fourth year marks the start of the clinical part of the studies. You will begin rotations in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and radiology. You will spend your hospital shifts in groups of 5-6 students per one doctor-tutor, learning the ins and outs of the daily work in each type of ward, performing interviews and taking the patient’s history, practicing procedures and assisting in surgeries. You will also review cases and discuss the theoretical bases for each specialty.

Year five: 

  • Year five sees the continuation of clinical rotations with final exams in surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics and neurology. You will gain experience as a hospitalist, learn how to conduct clinical procedures and keep training in your professional skill set.

Year six:

  • You will complete the rest of mandatory clinical rotations and subspecialties, and become familiar with such interesting fields as forensic medicine, neurology, oncology, and infectious and tropical diseases. If you are thinking of practicing medicine in the US or Canada, this is also when you will complete your elective clinical rotations.

Year one:

  • The initial coursework is focused on the morphological sciences and scientific bases of medicine. You will study the human body structure in the macro- and microscopic scale, and intricacies of the physical and chemical processes that take place in the body and that are used in patient therapy and diagnostics. You will also get to know the essentials of the profession: scientific method, ethics, legal framework and professionalism.

Year two:

  • Year two brings together general medicine courses and pre-clinical practice with the use of patient simulators and phantom heads. You will become proficient in all basic dental techniques used in conservative dentistry, periodontics and paediatric dentistry, in the state-of-the-art Dental Simulation Centre, before entering the clinical part of the studies.

Year three:

  • In year three you start working with actual “live” patients and where you will be performing basic preventive and therapeutic procedures, as well as practice patient communication and a good bedside manner. You will also gain extended knowledge in general medicine and master dental prosthetics in the simulation lab.

Year four:

  • In year four it is time to put the skills gained in simulation to practice – with additional theory and extensive clinical rotations, you will master the skill sets required in main dental specialties. To conclude the general medicine module, you will have to pass a series of examinations.

Year five:

During year five – the practical year – you will be exposed to dental clinical work in conservative dentistry, paediatric dentistry, surgery, prosthetics and orthodontics. You will also get to know about other fields of dentistry, like mucosal diseases, geriatric dentistry and maxillofacial surgery. Your professional knowledge acquired during the dental coursework will be summarized for the final exams.

  • Poznan city is situated on the Warta river in the western part of Poland.
  • Poznan is well-known for its old town with styled homes in Old Market Square.
  • It has the Historical Museums.
  • Poznan city has academic and cultural institutions with numerous bars and theatres.
  • It is surrounded by natural parks and oaks of Rogalins, tropical plants, reptiles, and fish.
  • Poznan has 4 lakes to enjoy watersports and recreation.
  • Poland is considered a very safe and friendly country to study and live. According to the statistics, it is one of the safest countries in the European Union.
  • English is fairly widely spoken in Poland with just over a third of Poles overall reported as being able to speak English to some degree.
  • Each city has its own urban transport authority, so ticket prices vary from city to city. The good news, however, is that if you are a student (and therefore have a student ID), you are entitled to a large discount (usually 50%).
  • In Poland, freedom of religion and conscience is constitutionally guaranteed, so if you are a follower of one of the legal religions, you do not have to worry about practising it.
  • It may not be so good in every part of the country, but in the south, in the Silesia region, unemployment is very low and you can choose between many different companies to work for. Big or small, production or services, Polish or foreign – the choice is yours.
  • They say that wages in Poland are low, but the cost of living also isn’t very high (at least not as high as in Western cities). The good thing is that salaries are growing every year and there are pay rises at the beginning of each year. Also, if you decide to change your job you will get yourself a salary increase for sure.
  • Cities offer all the services and entertainment one needs, but living in the village is also comfortable. There are all communal amenities necessary for a normal life.
  • Nature in Poland is amazing! It’s very diversified and it has everything which is needed for a nice weekend or memorable holidays. It has fantastic mountains in the South, seaside in the North, and lots of forests, lakes and National Parks in between.
  • Forests and meadows are usually public and available to everyone. There are no fences which would keep you from enjoying nature.
  • Summer is summer, winter is winter. There’s a big distinction between seasons which makes life more interesting. Poland has a fresh scented air in spring, scorching hot in summer, colourful leaves in autumn and snow in winter.

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