Sponsored Links
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Jassitwo2 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    4
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Jagiellonian for people with color

    Advertisements



    Hey fellas,

    I am a Canadian planning to attend either SGU,SABA, Poznan or Jag. I am exploring Europe because I am a little worried that there are way too many students flooding to the carribbean these days and the prospects for these students might decline in the near future (trust me, I have talked to a few people about this and have my reasons for believing that but I wont go into details right now).

    Jagiellonian is a great institute and I have heard great things about it from its students; however, most of those students are Caucasian or of Polish descent. I know that foreigners have been targeted in the past in Poland for mugging, theft etc. As a person of color, I will definitely stand out as a foreigner wherever I go in Poland.

    Should I be worried about attending Jag or Poland in general due to that?

    Also, as far as Poznan vs Jag goes, I have been in touch with Poznan's faculty and those guys seem to be working extremely hard in ensuring that NA students are able to get back to US/Canada. I even had an informal interview with their associate dean and he seemed very supportive. He got a call from a doctor (a PUMS graduate) working in Toronto general hospital during my interview which signals that they are trying to get in touch with their alumni and establishing connections for rotations/residency. He mentioned to me that they are aggressively trying to set up affiliations with various hospitals in NA. The kind of stuff Caribbean schools do on a regular basis. Is that true for Jag as well?

    I have heard that Jag's faculty has been discriminatory/non-supportive in the past to NA students and offer no help in setting up clerkships etc. However, I have not seen that with my own eyes and do not know if it is true or not.

    Can anyone shed some light on these 2 issues? i.e. the racial issue and setting up rotations back in Canada/US?

    Thank You
    Last edited by Jassitwo2; 07-29-2011 at 12:43 PM.

  2. #2
    bidiboom is offline Permanently Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Istanbul/Turkey
    Posts
    1,339
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Images
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

  3. #3
    dtm1114 is offline Junior Member 512 points
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    55
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Jassitwo2,

    I'm white and of Polish descent, thus I cannot speak to the racism issue. However of my class of 40 students, 6 of them are 'of color' (as you phrased it).

    1) In regards to Jag being discriminatory toward NA students:
    We apply for rotations directly to the hospital. The school does not do it for us. However, the school ABSOLUTELY HELPS with setting up your rotation. Whomever told you that Jag was discriminatory toward its NA students is sadly mistaken. Why would a school hurt its own students? It needs us to do well, so that the program will continue. If we do not match into the programs we want, that reflects poorly on the school. A little common sense tells us that is not true. Every rotation to which we apply comes with a personalized letter of recommendation from the Dean..... supportive enough for ya?

    2) In regards to affiliations with hospitals in the USA:
    Jagiellonian has a 'connection' with a school in New York, since the admission director there is also a Professor at Jag. He takes a great number of students with him for a rotation at his hospital each year. However, as you mentioned Jag does not have hospital affiliations like Caribbean schools do. Caribbean schools have rotations for your third and fourth year already lined up for you. This is a big advantage for going to a Caribbean school. Neither Jag nor Poznan have these affiliations, and they will not have them anytime soon. If Jag and Poznan do happen to become hospital affiliated in the next fifteen years or so, the tuition will increase to the same amount that it is for Caribbean schools.

    One last thing: Starting in 2013, Jag will be one of 12 international medical school that will have access to the online applications that American students have for elective rotations in fourth year. Poznan will not.

    -Dan

Similar Threads

  1. $300 - Color Laser Printer Brother 4040CN plus $150 worth of 2 color cartridges FREE!
    By binojmatthew in forum AUC Medical School Classifieds
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-27-2010, 09:32 PM
  2. Jagiellonian U.
    By molkow1 in forum Jagiellonian University Medical College
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-21-2006, 09:56 AM
  3. Jagiellonian or SGU
    By vikingprincessa in forum Canadian IMG
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-28-2004, 01:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •