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    Question for current Jagiellonian students

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    Is class attendance mandatory?

    How often are examinations?

    I've heard that lectures at Jagiellonian are nearly useless.

    I'm considering living in the UK and commuting to Jag for exams. Is this possible or would I be required to be at Jag on weekly basis? Obviously during years 3 & 4 I would need to be there for clinicals but is it necessary to be present during years 1 & 2?

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    ... I've heard that lectures at Jagiellonian are nearly useless...
    May I ask how many people told this? Can you develop this point some more please?

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    Commuting just for exams would be impossible. In first year, first semester alone, the obligatory components of anatomy, histology and biochemistry ensure you are in lab almost every day. Exams and smaller tests come up quite frequently and there are also mandatory seminars for some of the other classes. This is also the case in second year with the added fact that you begin to see patients right from the start in the "Intro to Medicine" course. Also, while it is true that some lecturers are better than others, generalizing all lectures as "useless" is quite ignorant. So no, you cannot just come for exams, you actually have to go to class sometimes...what a shocker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_MD View Post
    Commuting just for exams would be impossible. In first year, first semester alone, the obligatory components of anatomy, histology and biochemistry ensure you are in lab almost every day. Exams and smaller tests come up quite frequently and there are also mandatory seminars for some of the other classes. This is also the case in second year with the added fact that you begin to see patients right from the start in the "Intro to Medicine" course. Also, while it is true that some lecturers are better than others, generalizing all lectures as "useless" is quite ignorant. So no, you cannot just come for exams, you actually have to go to class sometimes...what a shocker
    Thanks for the quick response DaveMD.

    Do you regret your decision to attend Jag? Would you recommend it to somebody considering medical school?

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    To the contrary, I am thoroughly enjoying my time at UJ and would recommend the program to anyone considering pursuing an MD at an international school. For people who are strong willed and not easily defeated, I think the program here is a great option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_MD View Post
    To the contrary, I am thoroughly enjoying my time at UJ and would recommend the program to anyone considering pursuing an MD at an international school. For people who are strong willed and not easily defeated, I think the program here is a great option.
    Cool! Thanks for the advice.

    Do you speak Polish? Did you speak Polish before you started the degree?

    Are there many people who start the program without knowing any Polish? How do those students make out?

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    I have Polish heritage and spoke Polish before coming here, albeit not as well as some of my fellow classmates. About 1/3 of each class has no knowledge of the Polish language and for the most part I think they fair quite well. All patient interactions are mediated through a translator of some sort, either a fellow polish speaking medical student or the physician you are rounding with. For non-polish speakers there is also a mandatory medical polish class where you will learn some essentials. With Krakow becoming a more international city, the number of patients with whom you can have a conversation in English is increasing as well, though this mainly applies to the younger population.
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    DaveMD, you've been incredibly helpful to me. Thank you.

    I see that you're a member of the class graduating next year.

    Do you happen to know how your fellow classmates did on the USMLE step 1? (Is the pass rate good, and what do people typically score?)

    Also, do you know what percentage of the graduates match into a residency in America or Canada from year-to-year? Does it seem like just about everyone who graduates matches?

    How do you like living in Krakow? Do your fellow classmates seem to enjoy it?

    Of the students that have left your class when do they leave and why? (grades, hate the program, etc)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_MD View Post
    I have Polish heritage and spoke Polish before coming here, albeit not as well as some of my fellow classmates. About 1/3 of each class has no knowledge of the Polish language and for the most part I think they fair quite well. All patient interactions are mediated through a translator of some sort, either a fellow polish speaking medical student or the physician you are rounding with. For non-polish speakers there is also a mandatory medical polish class where you will learn some essentials. With Krakow becoming a more international city, the number of patients with whom you can have a conversation in English is increasing as well, though this mainly applies to the younger population.
    Hi Dave, thank you for your responses. What is the attrition rate like for the medical school programmes and the dental school programmes each year?

    Thanks

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