View Full Version : What are my chances of getting in to Gdansk?

06-15-2010, 04:52 AM

I am currently enrolled in an International Business program at a Canadian University, and have two years remaining. I have been up and down in the program thus far, and my CGPA is low, and much lower than my ability should reflect. One year I get straight A's, the next year I get ** and Cs. However, with two years left and something to strive for (aka some sort of motivation) I am confident I could get good grades in and around a 3.6-3.8 GPA for the final two years. Even still, this would likely bring up my GPA to about a 3.0-3.2 (it is currently situated at about a 2.8). Some things I have riding in my favor, is I have been fairly involved in volunteer work; I recently participated in a privelaged Student Leadership Mission (through Germany and Poland); I am fluent in English, Polish, and German (with very basic French and currently learning Spanish); and I am in the process of starting up my own Non-Profit Organization. I don't know if this would be enough to overlook my poor academic output however. And I don't know if this works in my favor or against, but I have duel citizenship, Canadian and Polish, and will be spending the upcoming year studying at a prestigous German University, Freiburg.

Also, I very much want to get into the 4 YEAR Program, NOT the 6 YEAR program. Its not that I'm tired of being in school, but I do have to consider time and money, and starting the 4 year program would not be such a hard pill to swallow.

I was wondering, what are my chances of acceptance based on the points I outlined? Is there hope? AND if there IS hope, what steps would you guys recommend me taking to strengthen my application? I have about 5 courses I can take in free electives (/2.5 Canadian credits) and I know I will have to take some basic science courses (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc) and do well. Should I take the MCAT at the end of my studies (I feel I could do fairly well, as I do well on tests whenever I put in the effort)? Are there specific jobs you would recommend, or specific volunteer experience that looks best?

I am very interested in applying to Lodz, Warsaw, Poznan, Gdansk, and Krakow, as they all have strong reputations and are accredited in the US/Canada.

Thanks so much to anyone who is willing to help

07-07-2010, 03:01 AM
"I was wondering, what are my chances of acceptance based on the points I outlined? Is there hope?"

First and foremost there is ALWAYS hope.
Secondly a person who wants to be a doctor needs to know that they will
1. be accepted
2. make the education

If you by any means lack, spirit, hope, faith , discipline and will power I urge you to first find these elements within yourself before you choose to go anywhere at all...that includes Gdansk. Your study records show your ambivalent character, something that doesnt flow well in any of the polish medical schools, or med school at all. I am not sure whether they reflect upon you or on your lack of esteem. But you need to solve these issues before flying off anywhere. You need to know you will be a doctor in x years. That faith in yourself alters everything from motivation to strength and is a fundamental approach which any medical student needs to build upon.
Reading your letter tells me immediately you aren't up for the ride in Gdansk or any of the other polish medical universities. These places require hard boiled esteem and confidence as they will mold you with there very different approach against students. Prepare to meet people who might talk you down, discourage you and your efforts. But also prepare to get strong and stand tall against a system that really takes no sense in making something out of your individual needs.
So ....in short words....you need to think about Poland etc. and your capacity to survive in a hard edged rat race amongst people who are already strong as oppose to pondering about whether they will be in the end.
Simple Darwinism....but keep on trying....its never over , only when you say it is

08-13-2010, 10:24 AM
Magnificent words of advice!

08-29-2010, 07:26 AM
Also, Gdansk doesn't have a 4 year program.

08-30-2010, 11:59 AM
There is no 4-year program in Gdansk...

08-24-2011, 01:10 PM
Look why don't you consider Romania instead of Poland? Romania is in EU too and in Romania there is a university the Uni of Oradea (my uni) and they offer much much cheaper tuition fees for non EU students and free tuition fees for 96% of their EU students. Visit www [dot] medicineoradea [dot] tk and you can get all the info you need. They are not an agency. The website is run by students exactly for prospective students and is in liaison with the admission office.

I suggest you give it a go.
Take care.

02-25-2012, 11:41 AM
Gdansk is far better than any Romanian school, yes the tuition varies slightly. I myself completed masters at univ of toronto, then started at gdansk. The new rector a few years ago put in tons of money into the school, and we've become one of the top hospitals in europe. do consider.

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