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    Current Students - TRUTH about Lublin

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    Hi,

    I want to know what the honest truth is about Lublin medical university. I have seen countless forums about how Lublin is horrible and shady, and I would like for CURRENT STUDENTS to help me out here.

    1) Do you have a 100% guarantee of doing clinicals during 3rd and 4th year in the U.S. (NYC specifically) as long as you pass the USMLE step 1??

    2) What is the whole deal about the tuition and payments we as students have to make??

    3) What is the schedule like? Why are 1st year students of the fall 4 year program taking classes like Biophysics, Hygiene & Nutrition, and Psychology? Whereas the students that are starting in the spring semester of the 4 year program are not taking those classes?

    4) I have seen several people post about how students are failing. Is this b/c of the classes or the curriculum or the students themselves?

    5) Is this university more based on "self-study", and is that the reason why a lot of people are unable to pass? Or like I said in the previous question, is there something wrong with the curriculum?

    I am really thinking about attending this school, however it's very hard for me to make a decision after reading all of these horrible comments about this school. I need to know the truth and valid testimonies.

    So, please if someone can help me that is currently attending there, I'd appreciate it. If no one wants to post on this forum, please private message me and let me know.


    Thanks,

    Polski

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    1) Do you have a 100% guarantee of doing clinicals during 3rd and 4th year in the U.S. (NYC specifically) as long as you pass the USMLE step 1??
    it's not wise to guarantee anything, but from what i have experienced, everyone that has passed their step 1 has gotten a spot in the US.

    2) What is the whole deal about the tuition and payments we as students have to make??
    you can count on paying about 20k dollars a year (HMI+tuition) plus 10-12k one-time fees when you first start. rotations depend on where you do them (highest to lowest: nyc>chicago>>>poland)

    3) What is the schedule like? Why are 1st year students of the fall 4 year program taking classes like Biophysics, Hygiene & Nutrition, and Psychology? Whereas the students that are starting in the spring semester of the 4 year program are not taking those classes?
    to be honest, i do not personally know any students who started in spring, but i am pretty sure they take those classes too.

    4) I have seen several people post about how students are failing. Is this b/c of the classes or the curriculum or the students themselves?
    i would say students are more to blame. a lot of the students there lack motivation and i feel like a lot of them don't even want to be doctors but their parents put them there. a lot of others want to become doctors but seem unaware that it requires hard work to become one. that being said, though, i don't think failing rates are any lower than other schools, but i guess it depends on the course.

    5) Is this university more based on "self-study", and is that the reason why a lot of people are unable to pass? Or like I said in the previous question, is there something wrong with the curriculum?
    YES. a huge load of self-studying. maybe more than you would find at other med schools but i dont know of any med student anywhere that doesnt rely mainly on self-study to learn the material. after all, there is a lot of material to learn in the first 2 years.

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    sp1124--thank you for the honest answers. your reply has been the most helpful.

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    I didn't want to be the first to say anything, since I've yet to start... Still, on this I think I can add a bit of input

    3) What is the schedule like? Why are 1st year students of the fall 4 year program taking classes like Biophysics, Hygiene & Nutrition, and Psychology? Whereas the students that are starting in the spring semester of the 4 year program are not taking those classes?
    As far as the spring semester goes... I know one person (via internet, for now) who started this past spring. I can't speak for all classes but apparently he took the 2nd semester of anatomy first, and will (most likely) take anatomy with me this fall. I'm sure no matter when you start you'll eventually get all the classes done.

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    Can you break down the price for clinical rotations in New York? how much are clinicals going to cost per year or per rotation?

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    Spring semester 4 years students also take Biophysics, psychology... all those classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillout1 View Post
    Spring semester 4 years students also take Biophysics, psychology... all those classes.

    are these extra courses pretty hard? are they doable?

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    From what i've been told, so long as you pay attention in lecture you should do fine... mostly annoying as the attendance is mandatory and it makes your day longer / less time to study OTHER stuff.

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