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    Poznan 4 year MD Interview Fee 2015

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    Hey,
    I just wanted to warn/inform applicants before they pay their 85 pln processing fee..
    After your application is processed (mine got processed in 4 hours) you'll be informed of the Interview Fee you're required to pay.
    The interview fee for this cycle is $500 USD...enough for me not to consider applying to this school.

    This isn't a "don't go to Poznan" thread. Just a reminder that if you're not comfortable paying the interview fee, i wouldn't bother wasting my time/85 pln on filling up the application etc.
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    Yikes! It used to be $250 USD, which I already thought was high.
    Last edited by daow5399; 11-06-2015 at 02:49 AM.

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    I would've been fine paying an outrageous deposit AFTER confirmation of acceptance. But there are just so many better things i could do (retake the MCAT, apply to masters etc.) with $500 than to sit for an interview. It's a pity..i was looking forward to applying there.
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    Also, for the North American (non-polish speaking) citizens considering Poland hoping that you'd have the backup of working in EU if you can't come back to North America...
    You have to pass a Polish Language exam in order to be eligible for internship in Poland.
    http://pums.ump.edu.pl/wp-content/up...upd22Jan15.pdf

    i.e. just passing the LEK (which is administered in English) isn't enough. If you do become fluent in Polish during med school though, then you're good.

    I just thought i'd mention this because i recall some posters in the Lodz forum saying that all you gotta do is pass the LEK to practice medicine in Poland..which isn't true. Poland is still a great deal in terms of tuition/education etc. but one should really do their research before taking this route.

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    Also, for the North American (non-polish speaking) citizens considering Poland hoping that you'd have the backup of working in EU if you can't come back to North America...
    You have to pass a Polish Language exam in order to be eligible for internship in Poland.
    http://pums.ump.edu.pl/wp-content/up...upd22Jan15.pdf

    i.e. just passing the LEK (which is administered in English) isn't enough. If you do become fluent in Polish during med school though, then you're good.

    I just thought i'd mention this because i recall some posters in this forum saying that all you gotta do is pass the LEK to practice medicine in Poland..which isn't true. Poland is still a great deal in terms of tuition/education etc. but one should really do their research before taking this route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torontomed View Post
    Also, for the North American (non-polish speaking) citizens considering Poland hoping that you'd have the backup of working in EU if you can't come back to North America...
    You have to pass a Polish Language exam in order to be eligible for internship in Poland.
    http://pums.ump.edu.pl/wp-content/up...upd22Jan15.pdf

    i.e. just passing the LEK (which is administered in English) isn't enough. If you do become fluent in Polish during med school though, then you're good.

    I just thought i'd mention this because i recall some posters in this forum saying that all you gotta do is pass the LEK to practice medicine in Poland..which isn't true. Poland is still a great deal in terms of tuition/education etc. but one should really do their research before taking this route.
    Majority of Canadians/Americans who want to stay in EU go write the PLEB exams, and apply for foundations in UK. Ireland, and Norway are also options. Very few stay behind in Poland. Those that do have Polish background, or got married to someone Polish.

    With regards to the interview fee back in the day interviews for Canadians were only held in NYC, or Poland. The cost of attending either of those options is much higher then $500 USD. Applying to PUMS isn't a guaranteed entrance, and every year it becomes more competitive, and harder to get accepted. If the university gave the option of paying the $500 post interview then many students who didn't get accepted wouldn't pay up.

    If you can't pay the fee there are many other universities that will gladly take you in. No reason come on a forum and complain about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G48030 View Post
    Majority of Canadians/Americans who want to stay in EU go write the PLEB exams, and apply for foundations in UK. Ireland, and Norway are also options. Very few stay behind in Poland. Those that do have Polish background, or got married to someone Polish.

    With regards to the interview fee back in the day interviews for Canadians were only held in NYC, or Poland. The cost of attending either of those options is much higher then $500 USD. Applying to PUMS isn't a guaranteed entrance, and every year it becomes more competitive, and harder to get accepted. If the university gave the option of paying the $500 post interview then many students who didn't get accepted wouldn't pay up.

    If you can't pay the fee there are many other universities that will gladly take you in. No reason come on a forum and complain about it.
    I didn't complain about it. If you read carefully, i said right on my first post that this isn't a "Don't go to Poznan thread". I said, if you're not comfortable paying the $500 interview fee, no point paying the 85 pln application processing fee to get the app started. That's all.

    With regards to applying for F1/F2, Canadians/Americans who are EU CITIZENS can apply AND OBTAIN these positions. Chances of landing a F1/F2 position as a non-eu citizen is practically nil. It's the same story with Ireland and Norway. Just thought i'd make that distinction for the ones reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torontomed View Post
    I didn't complain about it. If you read carefully, i said right on my first post that this isn't a "Don't go to Poznan thread". I said, if you're not comfortable paying the $500 interview fee, no point paying the 85 pln application processing fee to get the app started. That's all.

    With regards to applying for F1/F2, Canadians/Americans who are EU CITIZENS can apply AND OBTAIN these positions. Chances of landing a F1/F2 position as a non-eu citizen is practically nil. It's the same story with Ireland and Norway. Just thought i'd make that distinction for the ones reading.
    There are plenty of non-eu alumni that go to UK/Ireland/Norway. Malta is also a destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G48030 View Post
    There are plenty of non-eu alumni that go to UK/Ireland/Norway. Malta is also a destination.
    Yeah, No.
    For Irish Internships, a non-eu citizen from Poznan would be ranked as the 4th priority. These are the Irish match stats from last year:
    1100 applicants applied for 727 spots. 784 are Irish/ EU from Irish medical schools (784), 22 are Irish/ EU from overseas medical schools (22), and 291 are non-EU from Irish medical schools (3rd priority), and followed by any other Non-EU citizens (Poznan/India..grads from wherever). Unless new spots were created exclusively for Poznan grads, "plenty of non-eu alumni" did not go to Ireland for Internship.

    For UK internships, again, as a non-Eu Poznan grad you're ranked as the last priority. Internship spots are sometimes oversubscribed and then accommodated to fit in the non-EU citizens graduating from UK medical schools but never Non Eu grads. Whatever remaining spots are fought over by Non-EU graduates from all over the world, whether it's a graduate from Poznan or an unknown Indian school.

    In simpler terms,
    When it comes to Irish/UK internships, As a non-eu citizen graduating from Poznan.. you're in the SAME playing field as the millions of grads applying from India/Pakistan/or anywhere else in the world. This is indisputable and it's based on the ranking system alone. As a non-Eu citizen, if your goal is to get UK/Ireland internships, going to Poznan is no different than going to India.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G48030 View Post
    There are plenty of non-eu alumni that go to UK/Ireland/Norway. Malta is also a destination.
    That is... um... worthy of a chuckle. Norway (and Sweden, etc.) will hire docs AFTER residency, and will even consider non-EU applicants at that stage, but they are not hiring "plenty" of non-Norwegians for residency positions. There might be a few outliers, but not bloody many.

    UK and Ireland are discussed above by Torontomed. There are simply NOT a lot of non-EU applicants getting hired there. In fact, when I graduated I was initially considering training in Ireland. Had a recruiter working with me, and everything. Then suddenly the government said "non-EU are last priority" and I could not get an answer to an email any more. The might hire a non-EU applicant, in a position where nobody else applies, but it is not "plenty."

    If you can find a region that is underserved and nobody is applying, you might have a shot as a non-EU applicant... but it is a tough row to hoe. Believe it.

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