Admissions International Program
Admission information for International Medicine Program
ONLINE APPLICATION will open on April 15, 2020
The application process will start on April 15 and end on July 31, 2020.
In order to be eligible for admission candiates must obtain at least 60% of all admission points [180 points]. Please see the applicable requirements depending if a candidate graduated from high school in one of EU OECD EFTA countries or not. After creating an account, making the payment of the application fee and uploading the documents please wait for the results or come for the entrance exam if needed. If you apply for two programs please note that you need to pay the application fee for both of them. The results will be published in July 2020. There will be one list for all candidates.
In case of not filling all available seats the additional application process will take place between August 1 and September 30, 2020.
In order to be eligible for admission candiates must obtain at least 50% of all admission points [150 points]. Please see the applicable requirements depending if a candidate graduated from high school in one of EU OECD EFTA countries or not.
Maximum number of seats available is 40.
Full license to practice medicine
All cadidates are obliged to check themselves the regulations concerning obtaining the license to practice medicine in the country where they plan to work.
According to the Polish law, in order to obtain full qualifications leading to obtaining the right to practice the profession, a person with the Polish “Lekarz” (MD) or “Lekarz Dentysta” (DDS) degree diploma must still pass the Physician Final Examination (LEK) and Dentist Final Examination (LDEK) as well as complete an obligatory post-graduate internship (staż podyplomowy) in Polish that lasts 13 months (for MD) and 12 months (for DDS). Only after having fulfilled those requirements, the graduate may receive a full license to practice.
Detailed information below
Requirements for EU, OECD, EFTA graduates and holders of IB/EB diploma
If a candidate has graduated from high school in one of the countries belonging to EU, OECD, EFTA or is a holder of the International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma, they do not need to pass the entrance exam at the Medical University of Lublin. They need to submit the scan of their high school diploma or the confirmation of the final seconadary examination by the end of the Online Appliaction. The subjects required for admission are Biology and two subjects out of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics all at the advanced level. The grades/results for these subjects will be calculated into admission points accodingly to the rules below. The maximum number of points for all three subjects taken into consideration is 300. All candidates have to upload the scans of their official high school diplomas with grades as it is the only way to check the authenticity of these grades.
Requirements for graduates from out of EU, OECD, EFTA
If a candidate has graduated from high school in a country not belonging to EU, OECD, EFTA and is not a holder of the International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma, they need to pass the entrance exam at the Medical University of Lublin. The subjects required during the exam are Biology and two subjects out of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. The grades/results for these subjects are not required on the high school diploma. The maximum number of points for all three subjects taken into consideration during the exam is 300.
For more information please see Entrance examination - general information below.
Documents required for admission
After the confirmation of passing the entrance exam, the candidates should also send the application packets to the following address:
Medical University of Lublin
Al. Racławickie 1
20-059 Lublin, Poland
The candidates are requested to submit the following documents:
- A completed and signed application form.
- Original or certified copy of High School Diploma and transcript of grades.
- Motivational letter.
- Certified copy of the applicant's passport.
- Vaccination certificate (with hepatitis type B).
- International English Language Certificate. Attachment no. B
- IMPORTANT! If you do not hold IB diploma or EB diploma and your high school diploma was issued outside of EU, OECD or EFTA then please see the information concerning nostrification.
All the submitted documents should be originals or certified copies (i.e. originally sealed and signed by the eligible institution/person).
If the documents are not written in English, they must be accompanied by translations (into English or Polish) certified by an approved institution (e.g. the issuing body or a sworn translator).
The deadline to submit all documents for candidates who passed the entrance exam is September 17.
You can download health certificate form from here:
Entrance examination - general information
BASIC INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
The entrance exam will take place in July, 2020 in Lublin, Poland.
[Taking the exam in a different place or online is impossible]
1. The entrance examination consists of 100 MCQ questions:
- biology – 40,
- mathematics/physics/chemistry– 30.
3. Each question has 5 answers, but only one is correct.
4. The maximum points is 300- every positive answer is 3 points.
5. The examination lasts 45 minutes for each subject:
6. Candidate, who is late more than 15 minutes for a particular part will not be allowed to sit for examination.
7. Candidates are permitted to take the following items into examination:
- pens and pencils
8. Candidates are not permitted to take the following items into examination:
- bags (including handbags)
- mobile phones, mp3 players and other electronic devices, watches
- books and any dictionaries
Entrance examination - topics
The Cell: Plasma Membrane: Structure
- The Fluid Mosaic Model
- Membrane Junctions
The Cell: Plasma Membrane: Membrane Transport
- Passive Processes
- Active Processes
The Cell: Cytoplasm
Cytoplasm - composition
- Cytoplasmic Organells (structure and function) mitochondria, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi aparatus, lysosomes, peroxisomes, cytoskeleton,
- Cellular Extensions cilia and flagella, microvilli
The Cell: Nucleus (structure and function)
- The Nuclear Envelope
Cell Growth and Reproduction
- The Cell Life Cycle (Interphase: G1, G0,G2,GS and M in general)
- Protein Synthesis (transcription, translation in general)
Human tissues - classification and the most characteristic features
Functions of the Integumentary System, as follow
- Body Temperature Regulation
- Cutaneous Sensation
- Metabolic Functions
- Blood Reservoir
Classification and Functions of Bones
- Gross Anatomy
- Microscopic Anatomy of Bone
- Chemical Composition of Bone
Bones: frontal, parietal, occipical, mandible, maxilla, temporal, zygomatic, nasal; external auditory canal, styloid process, foramen magnum; the orbits, nasal cavity, the hyoid bone
- vertebral column
General Characteristics, Regions and Curvatures, intervertebral disc, General Structure of Vertebrae
- thoracic cage
Appendicular skeleton (list and classifies the bones):
- pectoral (shoulder) girdle
- upper limb
- pelvic (hip) gridle
- lower limb
Classification and function of joints
- General Structure
- Bursae and Tendon Sheaths
Types of Muscle Tissue
Special Characteristics of Muscle Tissue
- Gross Anatomy of a Skeletal Muscle
- Microscopic Anatomy of Skeletal Muscle Fiber
- Sliding Filament Model of Contraction
- Physiology of Skeletal Muscle Fibers
- Muscle Metabolism
- Providing Energy for Contraction (aerobic, anaerobic respiration)
- Microscopic Structure of Smooth Muscle Fibers
- Contraction of Smooth Muscle
Blood composition and functions.
- Erythrocytes (Red Blood Cells)
- Leukocytes (White Blood Cells)
Lymphatic system (list the organs and known their function)
Surface barriers: skin and mucosae.
Natural Killer Cells
anitgens - definition
Lymphocytes T and B
The circulatory system
The pulmonary and systemic circuits (main characteristic, differences between them)
Basic anatomy of the Heart
- Coverings of the Heart (pericardium)
- Layers of the Heart Wall
- Chambers and Associated Great Vessels
- Heart Valves
- Pathway of Blood Through the Heart
Coronary Circulation (right and left coronary artery, coronary sinus; function of coronary circulation)
Type of blood vessels
Basic Anatomy and function of Respiratory System (list the organs of respiratory system and provide their function)
- The Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
- The Pharynx
- The Larynx
- The Trachea
- The Bronchi and Subdivisions
- The Lungs and Pleurae
The digestive system
Basic anatomy and function of digestive system (list the organs of digestive system and provide their function)
- The Mouth and Associated Organs
- The Mouth
- The Tongue
- The Salivary Glands
- The Teeth
- The Pharynx
- The Esophagus
- The Stomach
- Small intestine
- Large intestine
Digestive system accessory glands (function, localization)
The Liver and Gallbladder
The urinary system
- Location and external anatomy
- Internal Gross Anatomy
Kidney Physiology: Mechanism of Urine Formation
- Step 1: Glomerular Filtration
- Step 2: Tubular Reabsorption
- Step 3: Tubular Secretion
Urine Transport, Storage, and Elimination
- Urinary Bladder
The endocrine system and hormones
Anterior Pituitary Hormones
The Posterior Pituitary and Hypothalamic Hormones
The Thyroid Gland
The Parathyroid Glands
The Adrenal (Suprarenal) Glands
The Gonads and Placenta
The male reproductive system.
Basic Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System
- The Scrotum
- The Testes
- The Male Perineum
- The Penis
- The Male Duct System
- The Male Accessory Glands (seminal vesicles, prostate gland, bulbourethral glands)
- Spermatogenesis (what it is, what type of cell division is implicated in sperm production)
- male hormons
The female reproductive system.
Basic Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System
- The Ovaries
- The Female Duct System
- The External Genitalia
- The Mammary Glands
- female hormones
- oogenesis (what it is, what type of cell division is implicated in ovum production)
The nervous system
Functions and Divisions of the Nervous System (Central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, autonomic nervous system)
Neurons and glial cells
Basis of action potential
Basic structure of synaps
Brain (structure, function and localisation)
Spinal cord (structure, function and localisation)
Protection of the Brain
- Cerebrospinal Fluid
Organs of sensation
- Accessory Structures of the Eye
- Structure of the Eyeball
The Chemical Senses: Taste and Smell (organs)
The Ear: Hearing and Balance
- basic division of ear
- ear function
Routine use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using integers, decimals and fractions, including order of operations.
Simple positive exponents.
Simplification of expressions involving roots (surds or radicals).
Prime numbers and factors, including greatest common divisors and least common multiples.
Simple applications of ratio, percentage and proportion, linked to similarity.
Definition and elementary treatment of absolute value (modulus), ǀ a ǀ .
Rounding, decimal approximations and significant figures, including appreciation of errors.
Expression of numbers in standard form (scientific notation), that is, a ×10k , 1≤ a <10.
Sets and numbers
Concept and notation of sets, elements, universal (reference) set, empty (null) set, complement, subset, equality of sets, disjoint sets.
Operations on sets: union and intersection.
Commutative, associative and distributive properties.
Number systems: natural numbers; integers; rationals and irrationals; real numbers.
Intervals on the real number line using set notation and using inequalities. Expressing the solution set of a linear inequality on the number line and in set notation.
Mappings of the elements of one set to another. Illustration by means of sets of ordered pairs, tables, diagrams and graphs.
Manipulation of simple algebraic expressions involving factorization and expansion, including quadratic expressions.
Rearrangement, evaluation and combination of simple formulae. Examples from other subject areas, particularly the sciences, should be included.
The linear function and its graph, gradient and y-intercept.
Addition and subtraction of algebraic fractions.
The properties of order relations: <, ≤, >, ≥ .
Solution of equations and inequalities in one variable, including cases with rational coefficients.
Solution of simultaneous equations in two variables.
Angle measurement in degrees. Compass directions and three figure bearings.
Right-angle trigonometry. Simple applications for solving triangles.
Pythagoras’ theorem and its converse.
Simple geometric transformations: translation, reflection, rotation, enlargement. Congruence and similarity, including the concept of scale factor of an enlargement.
The circle, its centre and radius, area and circumference. The terms “arc”, “sector”, “chord”, “tangent” and “segment”.
Perimeter and area of plane figures. Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, including parallelograms, rhombuses, rectangles, squares, kites and trapeziums (trapezoids); compound shapes.
Volumes of prisms, pyramids, spheres, cylinders and cones.
Elementary geometry of the plane, including the concepts of dimension for point, line, plane and space. The equation of a line in the form y = mx + c .
Parallel and perpendicular lines, including m1 = m2 and m1 m2 = −1.
Geometry of simple plane figures.
The Cartesian plane: ordered pairs (x, y) , origin, axes.
Mid-point of a line segment and distance between two points in the Cartesian plane and in three dimensions.
Statistics and probability
Descriptive statistics: collection of raw data; display of data in pictorial and diagrammatic forms, including pie charts, pictograms, stem and leaf diagrams, bar graphs and line graphs.
Obtaining simple statistics from discrete and continuous data, including mean, median, mode, quartiles, range, interquartile range.
Calculating probabilities of simple events.
[source: IB Mathematics SL guide]
- SI units. How to convert units from one unit system to another.
- Vectors. Scalars. Graphical representation of vectors. Examples of vectors. Addition of vectors and subtraction of vector
- Forces. NET force. Force diagrams. Newton’s laws of motion. Normal force. Friction force. Tension.
- Motion. Displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration. Displacement-time graphs. Velocity-time graphs. Acceleration-time graphs. Circular motion. Linear motion equations
- Momentum. Impulse. Law of conservation of linear momentum. Elastic and inelastic collisions.
- Work and energy. Types of energy. Mechanical energy. Law of conservation of mechanical energy. Power.
- Newtonian Gravitation. Mass and weight. Falling bodies.
- Simple Harmonic Motion. Vibrating mass on a spring. Simple pendulums.
- Waves. Properties and types of waves. Transverse and longitudinal waves. Characteristics of waves (amplitude, wavelength, period, frequency, speed).
- Sound. Nature of sound. Ultrasounds. Speed of sound.
- Gasses . Ideal gasses. Pressure of a gas. Kinetic theory of gasses.
- Solids. Deformation of solids . Strain, stress. Elastic behavior.
- Fluids. Pressure. Archimedes' principle. Buoyancy. Flotation. Pascal's Principle
- Properties of matter. Phases of matter. Density. Change of phase.
- Heat. Temperature. Thermal expansion. Heat and temperature change: specific heat capacity. Heat and phase change: latent heat. Heat transfer. Temperature scale.
- Electrostatics. Charge. Coulomb’s law. Electric field. Electrical potential. Strength of the electric field.
- Electricity. Voltage, current and resistance. Ohm’s law. Power in electric circuits. Capacitor. Capacitance. Series and parallel circuits. Kirchhoff’s rules.
- Magnetism. Magnetic fields. Long, straight current-carrying wires. Moving charged particles in magnetic field.
- The electromagnetic spectrum. Nature of electromagnetic waves. Speed of light.
- Geometrical optics. Lenses. Curved mirrors. Ray diagrams. Magniﬁcation. Refraction. Reﬂection. Law of reﬂection. Law of refraction. Splitting of white light.
- The Atom. Structure of the atom. Isotopes. Ionization energy.
- Radioactivity. Decay law. Danger of the ionizing radiation. Nuclear α, β, and γ rays.
1 Matter and measurement
The metric system
Three states of matter
2 The composition of matter
The structure of atoms
The periodic table
3 Chemical bonding
The chemical bond
Polar covalent bonds
Naming covalent compounds
Charges of ions
4 Compounds and chemical change
Formula or molecular weight of compounds
Balancing chemical equations
Calculations based on equations
Types of reactions
Energy and chemical reactions
Reversibility of reactions
Rate of a reaction
5 Gases and respiration
Kinetic molecular theory
The gas laws: pressure and volume
The gas laws: pressure and temperature
The gas laws: volume and temperature
The gas laws: the quantity of gas
Air and partial pressures
The structure of water
Kinetic theory of liquids and solids
Heat and the states of water
Types of solutions
The process of dissolving
Solubility of solids
The solubility of liquids and gases
Concentration of solutions—percentage
Dilution of solutions
8 Acids, bases, and salts
Properties of acids
Properties of bases
The pH of acids and bases
Measurement of pH
Salts and hydrolysis
9 Organic chemistry—hydrocarbons
Reactions of alkanes
Reactions of alkenes
Properties of benzene
Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
10 Oxygen derivatives of the hydrocarbons
Examples of alcohols
Reactions of alcohols
Reactions of ethers
Reactions of aldehydes
Reactions of acids
Reactions of esters
11 Other organic derivatives and polymers
Reactions of amines
Heterocyclic nitrogen compounds
Other nitrogen derivatives
Classification of carbohydrates
Open and closed forms of monosaccharides
Other hexoses—galactose and fructose
Reactions of carbohydrates
Optical isomers and carbohydrates
Soaps and detergents
Fats and oils
Properties of fats and oils
The amino acids
Properties of amino acids
Primary structure of proteins
Secondary structure of proteins
Tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins
Examples of protein structure
Classification of proteins
Properties of proteins
Denaturation of proteins
15 Basic mathematics for chemistry
Fractions, decimals, and percent
Scientific (exponential) notation
Proportions and algebra
The unit-factor method
Metric system conversions
Conversions within the metric system
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