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Welcome to the Freshman Information Meeting. Hosted by ASG. Etiquette. Students say “Hello” first (“Dzien dobry”) to Doctors, TAs, and especially Professors; say “Goodbye” (“Do widzenia”) or “Thank you” (“Dziekuje”) as a courtesy Do NOT confuse ‘Professor’ and ‘Doctor’

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  • Students say “Hello” first (“Dzien dobry”) to Doctors, TAs, and especially Professors; say “Goodbye” (“Do widzenia”) or “Thank you” (“Dziekuje”) as a courtesy
  • Do NOT confuse ‘Professor’ and ‘Doctor’
  • No hats/caps/etc during class/seminars
  • Polish custom is to dress up for tests/exams to show respect
  • Every Prof believes his/her course is the most important – do NOT tell them you can’t study something for their class because of another course
  • If you are sick, go either to the Szpital Wojskowy (ER), on the way to Anatomicum, or the hospital on Przybyszewskiego Str. (across from Eskulap).
  • Our student clinic is located at the Przybyszewskiego hospital. It is at entrance “R”, entitled Przychodnia Medycyny Rodzinnej(Outpatient Family Medicine Clinic)
  • They are open Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm. You must register and if you are not insured in Poland, pay 50 zloty to be seen.
  • If you are sick and cannot attend a mandatory class, get the white health booklet signed and stamped by your doctor
  • Winters here are GLOOMY and DARK; enjoy the sun while you can, because it will be gone all winter long
  • Due to past events, PUMS arranged for an English-speaking Psychologist to be available: +48 604 548 582
  • Ms. Karolina Misiorna is the Student Liaison Officer, and only dorm administrator that speaks English in Aspirynka/Medyk (room 20 in Aspirynka)
  • Mr. Pietraszkiewicz, in Eskulap, is the head dorm administrator for the dorms; please see him if you have any concerns (you’ll need a translator)
  • The index is traditional part of Polish education and culture.
  • There is a deadline for all signatures in Index.
    • Try to schedule retakes soon after the initial exam is taken. – avoid dragging them out to the end of the year.
  • Fill out Indeks before you hand it in to the Professor, including your name on every page that is to be filled out.
  • Retakes
  • Syllabus: Get one.
  • Scholarships
  • Green books
  • Health Insurance
  • USMLE and NBME
  • Dorm Fees
  • Loans
  • Student Organizations (ASG, NSG, AMSA, Journal Club)
  • VISA and Temporary Stay Cards
  • Xtra info for dentistry students ;)
  • 120 hrs
  • Pass/fail
  • Fall and spring semesters
  • The book required for the course is:
    • Zaczynam mowic po Polsku…?
  • The teacher will sell it to you.
  • The Polish Department has some good dictionaries available for your use, just ask for them.
  • Polish-English dictionary link:


histology and embryology
Histology and Embryology
  • 132 hrs
  • Exam – 5 internal exams, 1 practical, 1 final
  • Practical covers slides, staining methods, blood cells, and electron microscope slides.
  • Fall and Spring Semester.
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Histology and Embryology
  • Basic Histology by Junquiera
  • A Histology Atlas (optional); take pictures during lab
  • BRS Cell Biology and Histology
  • Langmann’s Embryology
  • Moore’s Embryology
gross anatomy
Gross Anatomy
  • 210 hrs
  • 4 Quizzes
  • Fall and Spring Semester of first year. Then fall semester of second year.
  • Online source


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Gross Anatomy
  • Moore’s Clinically Oriented Anatomy (big or baby)
  • Anatomy Atlas (Netter, Sobotta, Rohen/Yokochi)
  • BRS Gross Anatomy
  • DO NOT need Grant’s Dissector or scalpel
  • Flashcards available
medical chemistry
Medical Chemistry
  • 60 hrs
  • Lectures, seminars and labs
  • Exam – Quizzes and Final Exam
  • Fall Semester
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Medical Chemistry
  • Timberlake Chemistry for supplement
  • Handouts from class are VERY USEFULL
  • Bring Lab coats for Labs.
  • Quizzes are 5 questions, based on seminars and handouts. Usually multiple choice with couple of structure (Except AMINO ACIDS)
  • 75 hrs
  • Exams: Every week!!!, Integrative (Depending on Point averages), and final
  • Fall and spring semesters
  • Biophysics Lab Book (IMPORTANT)
  • Lectures, and Labs
  • Seminars and Second semester and they cover medical biophysics.
first aid
First Aid
  • 20 hrs
  • Pass/fail
  • Arranged in Groups.
  • Attendance mandatory – but if you have proof of current certification in the medical field, you can try to get out of lectures
  • No books are required.
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First Aid
  • Final Exam:
    • 3 questions total. 2 Theorhetical, 1 practical.
    • The practical will be performed on a mannequin
we like this guy he rocks
We like this guy. He rocks.

Papa Smurf

You’ll see him in Histology

If your lucky!

  • 30 hrs
  • Pass/fail
  • Spring semester
  • No books, Take notes in class


Required texts (for final):

    • PlatoSymposium


    • Henry David Thoreau Life without principle


    • David Hume An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (sections 1-4)


  • 60 hrs
  • Test: Periodic Quizzes
  • Book: Lab Book (Sold by the teacher)
physical training
Physical Training
  • 30 hrs.
  • Spring and Fall Semesters
  • Go out and fun!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 35 hrs
  • Spring Semester
  • No Book required. Strictly handouts
  • Lectures and Seminars.
  • Test: Quizzes and Final Exam.
contact information
Contact Information
  • Sacha Shaw (ASG)– sachita2@msn.com
  • Patricia Walczok (ASG)– patriciaw329@hotmail.com
  • Stephanie Cairns (NSG) – stephacairns@hotmail.com
  • Thomas Poloczek (Dentistry) – tommyp0007@hotmail.com
  • Monika Kalinowski (Dentistry) – monangel2@yahoo.com
  • Karolina Oczachowski (AMSA) –karolinaocz@email2me.net
  • English Speaking program website: www.poznanmedicine.org
  • Polish program Forum: www.pulsam.pl/forum/
American Medical Students Association
  • The oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States.
  • Medical school will likely be the most difficult life challenge you have faced. From the rigorous studying to the pressure of fulfilling your roles as student, family member and friend, you need all the help you can get to succeed
  • AMSA is committed to improving the lives of medical students like you, in big ways and small. Our benefits will make your life just a little easier, and our magazine, The New Physician, will bring a smile to your face and provide a needed diversion from studying.
  • For more Information or to get involved with upcoming events contact: Karolina Oczachowski – karolinaocz@email2me.net or Sacha Shaw at sachita2@msn.com