Summer Clerkships

General Provisions

  1. Summer clerkship is an integral part of the curriculum and is taken during summer vacations. Its completion is necessary for promotion to the subsequent academic year and prolonging student ID.
  2. Summer clerkship can be completed in a health care unit (i.e. a hospital, preferably a teaching hospital, with two exceptions, which are: 1st year clerkship can be completed at Nursing homes, and 2nd year clerkship can be completed in a GP office or a private outpatient clinic).
  3. Clerkship program should be consistent with the program of the respective clerkship at home School in terms of the topics and procedures covered, as well as the number of weeks and hours required.
  4. Credit for the clerkship will be granted only when Certificate of Completion of Summer Clerkship including the program of clerkship is fully filled by a respective supervisor and delivered to the School Office by the end of the respective academic year.
  5. To successfully graduate from a medical program, student needs to complete summer clerkships as listed in the table below. For program specifications, please refer to appropriate sections below.

 

Summer Clerkships

number of wks

number of hrs

Nursing

4 wks

120 hrs

Family Medicine

3 wks

80 hrs

Primary Care

1 wk

40 hrs

Internal Medicine

4 wks

120 hrs

Pediatrics

2 wks

60 hrs

Surgery

2 wks

60 hrs

OBGYN

2 wks

60 hrs

Intensive care

2 wks

60 hrs

Total

13 wks

400 hrs

 

  1. In case of any difficulties in meeting all the summer clerkship requirements, students should inform the Dean of such a case in advance.

Sumer Clerkship in Kraków

Summer clerkship can be completed at the University hospitals in Kraków. Students are requested to contact the School Office at least 6 weeks in advance to arrange the clerkship.

To request a clerkship at the University Hospital, please fill in this form and return it to the School Office.

MD program for University/College students

For  Certificate of Completion of Summer Clerkship, click here.

The curriculum includes an obligatory 4-week summer clerkship respectively for

1st year students of the program

Year
of Study

Clinical
Experience

Required
Time

1st

 

Nurse assistant

Primary care / Family Medicine

DETAILS

4 weeks (no weekends)
6 hrs/day; min. 120 hours

3 weeks;  min. 80 hours

MD program for High School graduates

For  Certificate of Completion of Summer Clerkship, click here.

The curriculum includes an obligatory 4-week summer clerkship respectively for

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th  year students of the program

Year
of Study

Clinical
Experience

Required Time

1st

Nurse assistant

4 weeks (no weekends)

120 hours

2nd

Primary care / Family Medicine

4 weeks (no weekends)

120 hours

3rd

Internal Medicine

4 weeks (no weekends)

120 hours

4th

Emergency Medicine and General Surgery

2+2 weeks (no weekends)

60+60 hours

5th

Pediatrics and OB/GYN

2+2 weeks (no weekends)

70+70 hours

DDS program

For DDS Certificate of Completion of Summer Clerkship, click here.

The curriculum includes an obligatory 4-week summer clerkship respectively for

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of 5-year DDS program.

Year
of Study

Clinical
Experience

Required Time

1st

  • Health care organization 

   and

  • general surgery, internal diseases or maxillo-facial surgery

   DETAILS

 

  • 2 weeks (no weekends)-60 hours

 

  • 2 weeks (no weekends)-60 hours

 

 

2nd

Dental Assistant

4 weeks (no weekends)

120 hours

3rd

Dental Surgery - Part 1

4 weeks (no weekends)

120 hours

4th

Dental Surgery - Part 2

4 weeks (no weekends)

120 hours

Contact:

School of Medicine in English
Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University
Medical College

ul. św. Anny 12
31-008 Kraków, Poland

Phone: (48 12) 422 80 42
smeoffice@cm-uj.krakow.pl

Fax: (48 12) 421 28 69

Office hours:

Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

Admissions information

Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm