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Accreditation
Medical Programs

The United States Department of Education recognizes the accreditation of Polish medical schools as equivalent to that of American medical schools.

Under present United States and Canadian practice, those students of the University who wish to practice medicine in the United States or Canada are subject to the jurisdiction of the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) which administers the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) in two phases to candidates in European Centers, as well as in North America. One of those centers is Berlin, which is approximately three and one half hours from Poznan by train.

ECFMG certification of applicants is required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) which virtually controls the requirements for admission to internship/residency programs throughout the United States and Canada. The four-year M.D. program in English at the University is intended, among other things, to qualify its Students to comply successfully with these (ECFMG-ACGME) procedures, which are constantly under review and subject to change. For these reasons, the University requires, as a condition to certification of students as eligible to sit for USMLE examinations, designation of the Dean's office as a third party recipient of the test scores and reports.

In connection with accreditation, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Poland, which is the supervising authority of the University, has approved this program in writing stating that graduates shall obtain a "Dyplom Lekarza" (Academic Medical Diploma) to entitle them to apply for internship/residency in facilities "in Poland or elsewhere." Students will have the ability to go about United Europe as a Doctor with this credential once Poland joind United Europe.

To qualify for USA or Canada residency, the graduates of the University must take USMLE I & II and the ECFMG English test plus clinical skills assesment examination. High passing grades on those tests will be helpful in more attractive residency placements.

The University is approved by the US Department of Education for guaranteed low-interest and subsidized loans, and Private Loans.
On Sept. 15, 1999, The United States Department of Education made the following statement of Polish medical schools:

"The National Committee on foriegn Medical education and Accredidation (NCFMEA) met in Washington, D.C., on September 15, 1999, to review, among other things, the report of Poland's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the entity authorized to evaluate and accredit the country's medical schools, on its accredidation activities involving the medical schools in Poland. the NCFMEA formally accepted the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare's report."

Special Considerations
On July 25, 2008, the Medical Board of California granted full recognition to Poznan University's English programs. This recognition applies to the school's 4-year and 6-year programs. The recognition is fully retroactive to all prior coursework completed in Poznan's English programs by previous students and graduates.

Pharmacy Programs

Upon returning to the United States, students must complete the FPGEE®(foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination). Additional information may be found at http://www.nabp.net. Canadian students should check with their local provincial government in order to determine if there are any additional requirements.

Students who plan to practice in Canada should contact the licensing agency in the province where they wish to practice to determine if there are any additional licensure requirements.

Dentistry Programs

In connection with accreditation, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Poland, which is the supervising authority of the University, has approved this program in writing stating that graduates shall obtain a "Dyplom Lekarza Dentystyki" (Academic Dentistry Diploma) to entitle them to apply for internship/residency in facilities "in Poland or elsewhere."

To qualify for USA residency, the graduates of the University must take an additional two years of clinical work at many schools which offer the program for graduates from Foreign dental schools. Therefore, the program for students with a high school diploma will take 7 years to complete and obtain full accreditation. The University is approved by the US Department of Education for guaranteed low-interest loans. Private loans for qualified students are also available.