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annskimd
01-16-2007, 08:39 PM
so i have just got accepted to the 4 year medical school in Lodz, Poland:D i will be starting in the Fall of this year (2007) the semester starts around October 1st. I have family in Eastern Europe so plan to move early in order to find a place to live, buy a car and explore my new home for two years!!:rolleyes:
i am sending this out in hopes to meet any future/current class mates, that will happen to be there early also. In regards to my living siduation i am looking for a roommate. anyone that would like to know any info, even on the school since i have done so much research or needs a room mate please feel free to contact me.

Needlehappy
01-17-2007, 07:08 PM
Congrats!! I may be headed over there Fall of 2007. Accepted, but undecided.

Needlehappy
01-18-2007, 04:15 PM
Is it true that all American students who apply are accepted?

annskimd
01-18-2007, 09:58 PM
honestly i do not know. as far as i have heard on acceptance is that it is very easy to get in but harder to stay in :confused:. i do not know anyone that got denied but yet i don't know many people that got acceptend since they only accept no more than 100 (?) people which are from aound the world.

have you applied at any other schools?

ak7083
01-18-2007, 11:18 PM
Did this school ask for MCAT scores?

If so, what did you score?

Needlehappy
01-19-2007, 11:32 AM
I specifically applied to schools that did not require MCAT scores. I just finished a kick *** Eastern Medical program and wanted schools who were looking for merit rather than more exam scores. I was tired of testing.
I was accepted to AUA, KMC, and conditionally to Palacky, CZ if I could go pass their entrance exam. Again, the last thing I wanted to do was to take another science exam, so I did not.
Lodz is supposed to be an amazing program, and I guess it is based on "weeding out" those who don't really belong.

annskimd
01-20-2007, 02:15 PM
Did this school ask for MCAT scores?

If so, what did you score?


no, many schools abroad do not require MCAT scores some just have an entrance exam instead that you have to take. But, of course, it is a plus if you take them.

annskimd
01-20-2007, 02:38 PM
I was accepted to AUA, KMC, and conditionally to Palacky, CZ if I could go pass their entrance exam. Again, the last thing I wanted to do was to take another science exam, so I did not.
Lodz is supposed to be an amazing program, and I guess it is based on "weeding out" those who don't really belong.


yeah i checked all those schools and and eventually narrowed it down to Lodz, but yet i did also apply to affiliated Hope Medical Instutute, wich are Selisia, Lublin, and Pomeranian but Hope never returned my calls or emails and they seem very disorganized, i did not like this specially since i am investing MY money with them and being an American i do not have the option to apply to the schools directly. On top of that I have researched and found many same thoughts on this school as i have. Lodz i really did not find many negative things and they have been very punctual with replying to my calls and emails. they seem very professional and "Real". what made me really make my desicion easy is the clinical options, especially since i want to come back to America i think it is great that i have many options in America, and now the UK, Canada, or even stay in Poland if i like it. I could not find any other schools in Europe that do clinicals in America and it is very important that you try to do clinicals where ever you want to do your residency or live.

Needlehappy
01-20-2007, 08:05 PM
I totally agree. With all of the research I've done and all of the forums I've read, Lodz just seems the best choice. Now... to decide if I'll take the plunge....

annskimd
01-21-2007, 12:13 AM
Now... to decide if I'll take the plunge....

Trust me i know what you mean...only you can make this choice, but do you really see it as a plunge. i have always wanted to travel and always was scared i wouldn't with my career path that i wanted (being a doctor), but now that i have the option in my face i jumped on it, at first when i found out i got in i was nervous and scared cause now i really am going, but many of my friends supported me and i realized, that when you take risk or make big moves, like this, it is how you become successfull. cause people, like us, are willing to try (much) different things. i see it as how can i go wrong. i have always been fascinated with culture and traveling. When ever i meet someone from abroad i always pick their brain, why they came here and if they regret it. They always answer the same way, they say they were scared at first but very happy they took the leap or plunge (as you call it lol). i guess it really depends on the person you are and how important some things are to you. what options do you have? where do you want to eventually practice? it seems from the school you listed that no matter what you will leave the country, right? well where do you think you will be happy at? have you been to any of the areas?

this decision, i admit, has been somewhat easier on me then most people, mainly because i have some family over there (Bulgaria) and my father is from there, so he has advised me about all the areas. He is going to go there first with me to help me get settled. i have a pretty settled life in America. i have my own place, good job and a dog so i will be selling everything and sending my dog with me over there, therefore i refuse to live in a dorm, especially for the price apartments are over there.

Scandalous
01-21-2007, 01:58 AM
Hey Congrats! Med school is surely an exciting journey to start although the initial few months will be filled with mixed feelings. Just keep strong-will intact and everything will be smooth. :) Best of luck.

Needlehappy
01-21-2007, 05:20 PM
I wish I had the freedom that you do at the moment. When I make this decision... I will be making for 4 very different souls. My husband (Accountant with an MBA, but totally dependant upon the English Language), my daughter ( brilliant 4 year old, tri lingual in french, spanish, and english, and a total gypsy), my Doberman (will be happy anywhere people give her attention), and myself (an Acupuncturist and Nutritionist, have tried to leave the country to have an adventure so many times that it hurts!). I think I'm paralyzed by the fear of making the wrong decision for others in my life. I'm obviously too young to be in the field anyway. People keep confusing me with the bloody receptionist. I need to get a medical degree. I want to practice outside the US.
Bla bla bla... now I'm just being whiney.
Congrats on your willingness to jump in head first. I hope your dog will make an excellent expat! Hopefully we can follow in your example.

annskimd
01-21-2007, 11:22 PM
I will be making for 4 very different souls. My husband (Accountant with an MBA, but totally dependant upon the English Language), my daughter ( brilliant 4 year old, tri lingual in french, spanish, and english, and a total gypsy), my Doberman

Wow, i must say i see how this could be a huge plunge lol!! i would say having a family to carry along would be tuff but could help, having that type of support would be great. i truelly wish ya the best with that desicion have you ever thought or is it possible to visit the places you are most thinking of, such as Lodz, before making that decision?
i wish ya the best of luck :D

sumozmom
03-26-2007, 09:40 AM
I wish I had the freedom that you do at the moment. When I make this decision... I will be making for 4 very different souls. My husband (Accountant with an MBA, but totally dependant upon the English Language), my daughter ( brilliant 4 year old, tri lingual in french, spanish, and english, and a total gypsy), my Doberman (will be happy anywhere people give her attention), and myself (an Acupuncturist and Nutritionist, have tried to leave the country to have an adventure so many times that it hurts!). I think I'm paralyzed by the fear of making the wrong decision for others in my life. I'm obviously too young to be in the field anyway. People keep confusing me with the bloody receptionist. I need to get a medical degree. I want to practice outside the US.
Bla bla bla... now I'm just being whiney.
Congrats on your willingness to jump in head first. I hope your dog will make an excellent expat! Hopefully we can follow in your example.
I have similar decisions to make....so what did u pick.....why lodz over lublin? please advise/// :)

DeepRoller
03-26-2007, 11:20 AM
Clearly there is something about the idea of Lublin which turns you on (you talk about nowhere else). So, go check it out. And come back here and report on it to everyone. Then someone will have some information.

ME2bMD
04-21-2007, 08:23 AM
Trust me i know what you mean...only you can make this choice, but do you really see it as a plunge. i have always wanted to travel and always was scared i wouldn't with my career path that i wanted (being a doctor), but now that i have the option in my face i jumped on it, at first when i found out i got in i was nervous and scared cause now i really am going, but many of my friends supported me and i realized, that when you take risk or make big moves, like this, it is how you become successfull. cause people, like us, are willing to try (much) different things. i see it as how can i go wrong. i have always been fascinated with culture and traveling. When ever i meet someone from abroad i always pick their brain, why they came here and if they regret it. They always answer the same way, they say they were scared at first but very happy they took the leap or plunge (as you call it lol). i guess it really depends on the person you are and how important some things are to you. what options do you have? where do you want to eventually practice? it seems from the school you listed that no matter what you will leave the country, right? well where do you think you will be happy at? have you been to any of the areas?

this decision, i admit, has been somewhat easier on me then most people, mainly because i have some family over there (Bulgaria) and my father is from there, so he has advised me about all the areas. He is going to go there first with me to help me get settled. i have a pretty settled life in America. i have my own place, good job and a dog so i will be selling everything and sending my dog with me over there, therefore i refuse to live in a dorm, especially for the price apartments are over there.
do you have a list of housing off campus?,,,i too do not wish to live in dorms.....thnx

annskimd
04-23-2007, 02:36 PM
do you have a list of housing off campus?,,,i too do not wish to live in dorms.....thnx

no, i have tried to search for a list, or something, but there is nothing. i will be heading over there in late August to find a place and get settled. the advicers at AIM also said it is really impossible to find a place on the internet over there. besides i would not like to base my living area on what i see on websites i really want to check out the apartments first. are you bringing family? i would advice you go over early and send them over later if so. good luck (-:

ME2bMD
04-23-2007, 06:36 PM
no, i have tried to search for a list, or something, but there is nothing. i will be heading over there in late August to find a place and get settled. the advicers at AIM also said it is really impossible to find a place on the internet over there. besides i would not like to base my living area on what i see on websites i really want to check out the apartments first. are you bringing family? i would advice you go over early and send them over later if so. good luck (-:
no fam is comming...
anyway I have classes till aug 10, :(...
when you going?

annskimd
04-24-2007, 12:36 PM
no fam is comming...
anyway I have classes till aug 10, :(...
when you going?

i have classes till the 8th, so i will be leaving around the 20th

medmag
04-30-2007, 10:25 AM
hey

is anyone else on here kind of shocked that the AIM/MUL people want around $16,000 for a year's tuition whereas in the actual website for the Medical University of Lodz, tuition is EUR 7000. now, i'm no expert on conversion rates, but something doesn't add up.

deed
11-30-2010, 04:24 PM
any advise for americans interested in poland medical schools. my concerns are the recognitions of these schols in US, reputation of poland medical schools , USLME, getting into residency programs in the US. any advise will help. Needlehappy if you are still around let hear from you.

muskscent
12-07-2010, 02:25 PM
hi people, i intend to apply for sept 2010, any new advices or events here?







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