For 100 years we have been educating medical professionals, conducting research and providing the local community with quality health services. Located in the city of Poznan and rooted in Polish tradition, the University has developed a network of international science and business partnerships throughout the century. In 1993 we were the first School in Poland to offer full-time studies in English.
Since then over 2000 international alumni of PUMS have started their professional careers on all continents. Many of them have come to serve on boards of professional and scientific associations, have been invited to serve as advisors to the WHO and IAEA organizations, and have become outstanding clinical specialists and heads of hospital departments in Europe, North America, Asia, and elsewhere.
One of the hallmarks of the University’s unique medical education is an emphasis on the practical approach to teaching so as to prepare future doctors and health-care specialists for medical professions in the best possible way.
Students of all programs offered by our University gain knowledge and experience while completing clinical rotations in different hospital wards, including internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, family medicine, forensic medicine and more. Small groups of 5-6 students facilitate communication with the doctor-tutor as well as patients, allowing students to gain invaluable hands-on experience in working with patients, their families and other members of the care team. Students learn how to conduct interviews with patients, perform basic procedures, and they also assist in surgeries. Our students develop and refine their clinical reasoning skills during seminars where they get the opportunity to discuss cases and receive feedback.
» 7260 Enrolled students
» 958 International students
» 929 Administrative personnel
» 1482 Academic staff, including 200 Professors
Our students practice their skills in the University simulation labs as well as by patients’ bedsides. Programs’ curricula are designed in such a way so as to prepare the students for the role of leaders in their professional fields. Medical students get an opportunity to learn about health-care systems in a country of their preference by dedicating one semester to elective clinical rotations at PUMS or in any teaching hospital abroad. DDS students can actively participate in patient treatment in the University-run Dental Outpatient Clinic, which prepares them well for mock OSCE-type examinations. PharmD curriculum is designed to meet the standards and guidelines for professional programs in pharmacy defined by the US Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). It offers a unique opportunity to receive professional training in six university hospitals during Advanced Pharmacy Practices. The physiotherapy program curriculum is based on the European professional teaching guidelines and was designed to meet the needs of international students, as well as to allow part of the classes to be taught in the teamwork-based model: patient-doctor - physiotherapist.