– Studies in English –
Medical Doctor: A Profession of Public Trust. The profession of physician is highly prestigious and enjoys social trust, however there are fewer and fewer practitioners in the field. This shortage will soon be a serious problem. In July 2015, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University obtained the necessary entitlements to offer medical studies and commenced educating future doctors in October 2016. This is the very first non-public university in Poland to do so.
Graduates obtain the professional title of medical doctor.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of our University has been included in the World Directory of Medical Schools.
This is a list of verified Schools of Higher Education, Colleges and Faculties that educate in the field of medicine. The entry required approval by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, which we obtained on February 5, 2021. The entry on the list allows e.g. our students to pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®). This examination is necessary for foreigners wishing to practice as a medical practitioner in the USA.
long cycle studies
Why is it Worth Studying Medicine at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University?
Our studies are based on a worldwide educational experience and reflect modern trends in this field
The curriculum consists mostly of integrated modules which combine the content of different traditional disciplines. The modules related to basic sciences are based on body systems – the nervous and the muscular system, the circulatory and the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system, the urinary and the reproductive system – and contain elements of anatomy, histology or physiology. Clinical subjects are also integrated in modules such as cardiology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology, which include topics from internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, radiology etc. Such an approach makes it easier for students to adopt a holistic and multi-dimensional medical mindset.
Early contact with the patients combined with humanistic teaching
Starting from the first year students are exposed to patients in the module: “First encounter with the sick person” The biological, chemical and physical aspects of medical education are complemented with more general and humanistic subjects such as “How to be a medical doctor?”, “History of medicine” and “Death as seen from a biological, social, and cultural perspective”.
Practical training comprises altogether over 1,200 hours within the course of the 5-year-long medical programme realized either in a direct contact with patients (so-called bedside teaching), or in various laboratory practices (e.g. microscopical laboratory, biochemical and diagnostic laboratory, laboratory of medical simulation, etc.) . After each year of studies students are obliged to take 4 weeks of summer clerkships amounting to 600 hours in total (20 ECTS credits). On top of it 30 weeks of practical clinical rotations are scheduled for year 6. The summer clerkships as well as the final clinical training in year 6 will be held at healthcare centres selected by the University. The practical skills acquired during the 6 years will be tested in an OSCE practical examination.
The programme is student-friendly, while at the same time guaranteeing that the learning outcomes defined in the Standards for medical education are met. Additionally, a study system based on tutoring ensures that students have the assistance and support of their supervisors at every stage. The University has well equipped laboratories and a nice campus located close to the city center. Its main strength however is its staff, competent and friendly towards students.
Requirements for Candidates
The basis for admission to Medicine in English are the following criteria:
– results of secondary school-leaving exam in either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or a module composed of at least of one of these three subjects;
– documented command of English at B2 level, according to the standards specified by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
The secondary school-leaving exam result of 30% or higher is sufficient to take up the studies.
The command of English may be confirmed by the following:
a) the results of the secondary school-leaving exam (candidates with the new secondary school-leaving exam and a secondary school-leaving exam taken abroad)
b) the result of the secondary school-leaving exam (candidates with the old secondary school-leaving exam)
c) entrance exam (foreign candidates whose secondary school-leaving exam did not include English or included only an oral exam in English)
d) one of the tertiary education diplomas or language certificates mentioned below
The documented command of English includes:
For candidates with the new secondary school-leaving exam the basis for admittance are the results of the written part in English – 60% or more at the advanced or bilingual level.
For candidates with the old secondary school-leaving exam, a good grade (4.0) or higher is required for the written part covering the advanced English teaching programme.
For the holders of the IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureate Organization based in Geneva, the admission requirement is the IB exam in English at the Higher Level (HL) – 4 points or more – which pertains to programmes with the language of instruction other than English.
The language qualifications necessary for studying are also recognised for candidates holding the IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureate Organization based in Geneva, for whom English was the language of instruction and examination – provided that this fact is documented by the school from which the candidate has graduated. It also pertains to candidates holding the EB (European Baccalaureate) diploma or a secondary school-leaving certificate issued abroad.
For candidates holding a secondary school-leaving certificate issued abroad, the basis for admission is a written secondary school-leaving exam in English confirming the command of English at B2 or higher level.
If a foreign secondary school-leaving certificate does not specify the level of command of English according to the CEFR, the candidate is obliged to present a certificate from the school or examination centre informing about the level achieved in the exam according to the CEFR.
The entrance exam conducted at the university or at examination centres may be taken by candidates whose secondary school-leaving exam abroad did not include English as an obligatory or additional subject or whose secondary school-leaving exam in English included only the oral part.
The list of diplomas of graduating from:
– philology studies in the subject area of English Philology or Applied Linguistics,
– foreign language teacher training colleges,
– higher studies abroad, where English was the language of instruction.
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University is the approved LanguageCert Online Examination Partner.
LanguageCert INTERNATIONAL ESOL (IESOL) is one of the certificates accepted by Krakowska Akademia during the admissions process as proof of adequate language proficiency for studies in English.
Accepted levels: Communicator B2, Expert C1 or Mastery C2
Accepted format: WRITTEN EXAM LRW (Listening, Reading, Writing)
Candidates applying for studies in English at Krakowska Akademia can take the IESOL exam completely online with a 15% discount. To claim the 15% discount use the Krakowska Akademia PROMO CODE: 469209.
Candidates applying for admission to the medical programme are obliged to submit the following documents to the Admissions Office:
1. Application for admission to the University, using the standard University form (available upon electronic registration).
2. Photocopy of secondary school leaving certificate, defined in the legal provisions on education (with the original certificate to be presented on request). If the certificate is non-Polish, a legalisation (apostille) is required as well as translation by a sworn translator from the list of sworn translators certified by the Polish Ministry of Justice. In some cases, nostrification of the certificate is necessary, depending on the binding provisions on education. Information on the legal provisions and lists of countries exempted from nostrification based on international laws or agreements can be verified here: nawa.gov.pl – Apostille and legalization
3. ID card or passport (foreigners) – with the original document to be presented upon request; notarized copy in case of using the power of attorney
4. Medical certificate, issued in accordance with the provisions on occupational medicine, testifying to lack of medical conditions which might affect the Candidate’s participation in the course of studies.
5. Valid medical report certifying that the Candidate is able to work under conditions which may lead to transmission of infection or infectious disease, issued in accordance with the provisions on sanitary and epidemiological services.
6. Confirmation of payment of the recruitment fee.
7. 1 current photo (colour photo sized 35x45mm, taken against a uniform bright background, with the face constituting 70-80% of the frame, presented frontally, without headgear and tinted glasses, with the eyes looking straight ahead and not covered by hair).
Cost of Studies – academic year 2022/23
Recruitment fee: 85 PLN (100 PLN is paid by those candidates who take the English language examination confirming their B2 level knowledge)
Registration fee: 625 EUR
Tuition fee: 15 000 EUR (for 1st year of studies)
Recruitment fee – bank account details:
account name: Krakowska Akademia im. Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego
at: PKO Bank Polski SA (PKO BP)
account number IBAN: PL 95 1020 2892 0000 5102 0636 7231
BIC (SWIFT): BPKOPLPW
title: recruitment fee – Medicine, [YOUR NAME and SURNAME]
Registration fee and tuition fee are paid to an individual bank account of a candidate (admitted to studies)
- Resolution of the Senate of the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University of 30 June 2021 on the conditions and procedures of recruitment to first-cycle studies and long-cycle Master’s degree studies in the academic year 2022/2023 /pdf/
- Order of the Rector of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University on the payment of fees for medical programme studies for students admitted to the University for the academic year 2022/2023 /pdf/
- Order of the Rector of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University No. 25/2022 of April 19, 2022 on the template of the declaration submitted by a medical programme student requesting a student loan for medical studies /pdf/