Our Partner Universities in Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia and Bulgaria
Berlin Medical Academy aims to equip you with the best possible preparation for medical studies throughout Europe. We do not only offer the pre-med course but also the possibility to take the entrance examinations conveniently at our location for universities with high quality education.
Our Partner Universities are looking forward to receiving the applications from our students, because they have already shown determination by participating in the Pre-medical programme at Berlin Medical Academy.
Poland - Medical Unversity Warsaw
The University of Warsaw was established in 1809. For over 200 years, the school has produced highly-trained doctors. Today it is the largest school of medicine in Poland and one of the most prestigious.
The faculty at MUW has a national and international reputation for being at the forefront of science and medical practice.
Programs of study
The University of Warsaw offers a number of programs in English, among them medicine and dentistry.
The branch of the university that offers programs in English was established in 1993. Today it offers a six-year track in medicine for high school graduates and a four-year track for those with a first degree.
Graduates of each of the medical tracks are granted an MD degree and medical certification that is recognized throughout the European Union, North America and most other countries of the world.
Graduates of the school of dentistry are granted a Doctor of Dentistry (DMD) degree and certification that is similarly recognized internationally.
The university is located in the capital city of Poland, one of the more dynamic and developing cities of Eastern Europe. Warsaw is a center for political and economic life with social and cultural significance. The city is increasing ranked high in the world as an attractive place to live.
Warsaw hosts over 200,000 foreign students a year.
Other European cities are easily accessible from Warsaw by various means of advanced transportation and international airports.
Poland - Pomeranian Medical Unversity Szczecin
The Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland, was established in 1948 and since then has trained over 8,000 doctors and 3,500 dentists.
The general medicine and dentistry programs in English began in the year 1996. Today, some 500 foreign students are enrolled in the program, primarily from Germany, Sweden, Norway, Germany, American, Canada and Israel.
The university is considered one of the leading medical schools in Poland and the English language program is very much in demand, among Poles and in the European Union in general, for both medicine and dentistry. The method of study and exams is identical to that which is in use in the United States and meets all of the criteria of the European Union (European degree). The aim is to train students in a way that is optimal for dealing with the day to day demands of modern medicine and preparing them for a medical career.
Each year some 80 students are accepted to the program of medicine and 25 to dentistry. Studies take place in small groups (up to 15 in a discussion group); up to 8 in a seminar group; 4 in an exercise group). The aim is to enable students the kind of individual attention that is required to succeed in their studies. Students who are interested in the world of research can already join, in the first year of studies, one of 20 research groups in the medical faculty and participate in national and international conferences.
The medical school is associated with the university hospitals in the city, which contain a total of over 1800 hospital beds, receive some 32,000 hospitalizations and treat over 160,000 outpatients a year. They are equipped with modern technology and advanced medical equipment and are on equal par with the leading hospitals in the EU.
A number of the medical departments in the university hospitals of Szczecin, such as orthopedics, heart and chest surgery, neurosurgery and pediatrics, are considered leaders in their fields among European hospitals. They carry out some of the more complex treatments and operations performed today throughout the world. The plastic surgery department is considered foremost in all of Poland.
In 2009, a new and outstanding medical library was opened at the university containing thousands of medical textbooks in English, international medical magazines, tens of computer stations with access to internet, comfortable reading halls and private study rooms.
Most of the academic staff of the medical school have specialized in clinical medicine and research at top rate medical centers in North America and Britain with which they maintain contact and cooperation. One of the more important partnerships is with the University of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.
The International Center for Hereditary Cancer at the University of Szczecin, headed by Professor Jan Lublinsky, represents the most important research center and genetic information bank in the world today.
Lithuania - Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas
The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences was founded on 30 June 2010, when the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania passed a resolution to merge Kaunas University of Medicine (KMU) and the Lithuanian Veterinary Academy (LVA). Now LSMU is the biggest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, continuing the best traditions of KMU and LVA.
The University is the largest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, successfully integrating studies, research and clinical practice. LSMU consists of two main academies: Medical Academy and Veterinary Academy.
Students of medicine, odontology and nursing gain their practical skills at the LSMU Hospital Kauno Klinikos, which is the largest medical institution in the Baltic States. More than 1,200 highly qualified doctors and 2,400 members of the nursing staff take care of over 78,000 patients at the LSMU Hospital each year. The entire medical staff values innovative and progressive methods of treatment and diagnostics, which meet global standards.
Since 1990, LSMU has been the Alma Mater of many international students and 550 full-time foreign students from 42 countries (mainly Israel, Spain, Sweden, Lebanon, Poland, India, South Korea, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom) are currently enrolled here.
The number of studying internationally is increasing every year. Italy, France, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Finland and Norway are the most popular Erasmus partner countries among LSMU students. Foreign students choosing to study at LSMU most often come from Spain, Italy, Latvia, Belgium and Poland.
Czech Republic- Palacky University Olomouc
The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has been running a study programme in General Medicine in the English language for the last 20 years, recently adding Dentistry as another programme taught in English. During these years, our graduates have successfully established themselves as well respected and sought after members of healthcare teams in numerous countries, from the USA and Canada, the UK, and Norway all the way to Malaysia and Japan. Results from USMLE tests show that our graduates have no trouble competing with the best students from the whole world, securing jobs even at the most prestigious clinics and universities, including the Mayo clinic and Harvard University.
Campus & the hospital
The medical school is located on the same campus as the University hospital, meaning that there is no need for any complicated commuting, all teaching happens in one place, with most clinics within a few minutes’ walk from the lecture halls. The hospital premises provide all the required facilities, a library, a cafeteria, and a staff canteen.
There are on average around 50 students in the English programme in every year, making it a total of around 300 students. This is in addition to approximately 2,000 Czech students in the Czech programme. In the 20 years of the English language General Medicine programme, we have been pleased to help students from over 15 different countries to become doctors.
Slovakia - Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University was established in 1959 as the second classical University in Slovakia. The current structure of P. J. Šafárik University includes five faculties – Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Public Administration and Faculty of Arts. At our University more than 7 500 students are studying.
The Faculty of Medicine at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is an institution with nearly 70-year long history. Teaching of medical students began in September 1948, and since then it has educated over 12 thousand of them for their prospective profession. Since 1992, it enables international students to complete their medical studies in the English language – young people from forty countries of the world avail themselves of this opportunity at present. The diplomas awarded to the UPJS MF´s graduates are recognized in all countries of the European Union and in most of the federal states of USA.
Faculty of Medicine at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is an agile institution that enjoys its unique position in the development of medical science and in education of physicians in the field of human medicine not only for covering the societal demand of Slovakia, but also in many other countries of the world – Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Australia. It is very successful in fulfilling its basic social mission – educating high-quality physicians and implementing top-quality medical research. Quality teaching at this Faculty provides a very good basis for employment of its graduates in the labour market.
Slovakia - Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Martin
The Jessenius Faculty of Medicine is a co-educational medical school in Martin, Slovakia. It is the academic medical teaching and research arm of Comenius University. It is one of the thirteen faculties of the university, and is the only one of the faculties of the university that is not located in Bratislava.
Jessenius has consistently been Slovakia’s number one medical school according to the Slovak University Ranking and Rating Association and is one of the top medical schools in Central Europe. Its major teaching hospital, the Martin University Hospital, has constantly been ranked among the best hospitals in Slovakia; as of 2011, it is ranked second. Along with its Slovak-taught programs, the school also offers English-language master’s and PhD programs in general medicine, nursing, public health, and odontology.
Jessenius also headquarters three National Centers of Excellence, funded through the Science and Research program of the EU, which are cutting-edge institutions for perinatology and pulmonology research (both basic science and clinical) and emphasizes medical innovation, novel methods, discoveries, and intovations.
In 2013 started the Jessenius Faculty its single largest project in history, constructing a 27 million euro Center for Biomedical Research called BioMed Martin, which will specialize in neurosciences, molecular medicine and pulmonology.
Student life and campus culture at Jessenius Faculty of Medicine are highly diverse and are influenced both by the native Slovak student population and also by the large community of foreign students. Annual events celebrate the school’s traditions, culture, and sports. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessenius_Faculty_of_Medicine)
Website of the University: http://www.jfmed.uniba.sk/
Bulgaria - Pleven Medical University
Medical University – Pleven, one of the five medical universities in Bulgaria, was established in 1974, aiming to expand the horizons, size and reputation of the City Hospital, founded in 1865. Today, combining traditions of the past with the present possibilities, it incorporates educational and therapeutic facilities, contemporary pre-clinical base, University Hospital with more than 1000 beds and clinics in all major medical fields, as well as a large number of specialized clinics and research units with modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. These are efficiently used to treat patients, train students, trainee doctors, post-graduates as well as for research work.
MU – Pleven has all theoretic, pre-clinical and clinical departments required for higher medical education. Up to date, more than 6000 Bulgarian and foreign students from over 30 countries have graduated from the University.
The current number of students is 2044. 275 of them are foreign students, including 78 of Indian nationality – the biggest community of foreign students at the university at the moment of writing. International students come from many countries: Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova, Greece, Turkey, Nigeria, Albania, Cyprus, Congo, Syria, Algeria, USA, Japan, Great Britain and France.
Highly qualified lecturers with comprehensive academic experience are employed. The course of instruction is carried out in 24 departments by more than 60 professors and aound 300 assistant professors. Most of them are members of national and international scientific and medical societies and authors of research studies.
Various modern teaching methods are applied in the academic process. These include theoretical lectures, small group practical tutorials and seminars. Additionally, the students may join extracurricular teaching courses and scientific circles functioning at the departments. Training groups are composed of maximum 6 students.