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Poznan University of Medical Sciences

The Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) is one of the best and largest medical universities in Poland, with ninety-two years of sound academic experience and a great growth momentum. Our University is a leading medical school in Poland and is currently recognized as the largest educational, research, and clinical center in Poland.

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The first Poznan academic school, known as the Lubransky Academy _was created in 1519. Four hundred years later, a university in Poznan, called the Piast University, was founded. Its name derived from the first Polish royal dynasty.


The University is well equipped for research in basic medical sciences, clinical investigations, diagnosis and treatment.

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The Poznan University of Medical Sciences aspires to develop rich and exciting curricula. Students are presented with specif¬ic subject matter together with clinical objectives and potential outcomes, so that both student expectations and evaluations either in the basic sciences or in the clinical studies are made very clear by the respective faculty members. Furthermore, students receive training in problem-based learning through extensive use of brief clinical case studies in the basic sciences. In order to strengthen the existing practices on teaching meth¬odology, PUMS has established the University System for Qual¬ity Assurance in Teaching and Learning.

Through the investment in the opening of the brand new, or the upgrading of several existing, facilities the quality of learning at PUMS is constantly improving. Below are a few examples of those new additions:

  • Center for Innovative Teaching Techniques, equipped with an examination hall for over 100 computer stations that al¬lows the administration of the NBME and departmental web-based examinations
  • Center for Medical Simulation, first such facility in Poland
  • Interdisciplinary Center for NanoBioMedical Research, co-founded by PUMS together with other universities
  • Center for Medical Conferences with an ultramodern library system
  • Center for Medical Science Information

Renovation of 12 lecture halls to help them meet technological standards of the 21st century.

Student Life

Those students who decide to come to Poznan for the duration of their medical studies may be surprised with the variety of opportunities for fun and entertainment, historical and cultural explora-tions, recreational and sports activities, artistic events, and for just plain socializing that will become part of their experience here in the City as well as in the entire Wielkopolska region. As a typical, multicultural college town, it is bustling with student traffic while they traverse the City on their way to 8 public universities and over 10 private ones. At night, Poznan comes alive with numerous clubs, pubs, cafes, restaurants, and theaters. Poznan is a pleasant city to live in, with helpful people all around, easy to navigate due to its modest size, offering a lot of interesting history and beautiful architecture.


Since starting the Medical Education in English, the Poznan University of Medical Sciences has received international accreditation from the following institutions in the United States and Europe:

  • US Department of Education
  • Medical Board of California (California, USA)
  • Ministry of Health (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Educa¬tion (Warsaw, Poland)
  • National Accreditation Committee (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Medical Universities Accreditation Commission (Warsaw, Poland)

The above-listed accreditation privileges enable our graduates to have a smoother transition into their professional lives upon return to their home countries.


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