Faculties

Faculties

Location
Al. Kościuszki 4
90 - 419 Łodź, Poland
tel. +4842 632 51 20, +4842 632 51 00 ext.60,30,33,69,35
E-mail: dziekan@rkt.am.lodz.pl

Authorities

Dean
Prof. Adam Antczak, MD, PhD
tel. (42) 632 51 20, 639 39 30
dziekan_lekarski@rkt.umed.lodz.pl

Vice Dean for Teaching Affairs
Janusz Piekarski, MD, PhD
tel. (42) 632 15 00, 639 39 41

Vice Dean for Didactics
Prof. Ludomir Stefańczyk, MD, PhD
tel. (42) 632 91 96, 639 39 69
dziekan@rkt.umed.lodz.pl

Vice Dean for Study Programs and Evaluation

Anna Korycka, MD, PhD
tel. (42) 632 91 96, 639 39 69
dziekan@rkt.umed.lodz.pl

General information

Since 1945 the Faculty of Medicine has continuously graduated physicians. In the academic year 1945/46, 340 students were enrolled for the first course of studies, and the total number of students was 864. In the succeeding years, to meet the increasing demand for physicians, the number of students was significantly increased to reach a total of two thousands students attending the six-year course. In 1989/90, as a result of integrating the Hygiene Division into the Faculty of Medicine, the number of students reached 2400. At present, there is a strict limit of maximum 180 students in the first course.
Nevertheless, the intensity of training has not diminished. The training procedures are continuously improved and the teaching methods updated to bring them in line with those of the West European Universities. New subjects have been added, including Molecular Genetics, Clinical Genetics, Sexology and Reproductive Physiology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology, Rehabilitation, Biostatistics and Computer Science, Imaging Diagnosis and Nuclear Medicine, and the programmes in Oncology, Endocrinology and Preventive Medicine have been extended. 
The significant role of our University in education of Polish medical staff is best illustrated by the number of 15,000 graduates. In the academic year 2002/2003, the total number of students at the Faculty of Medicine was 1618.

Teaching at the Faculty of Medicine

Studies at the Faculty of Medicine last 6 years (12 terms). The curriculum consists of preclinical subjects such as Normal Anatomy, Chemistry, Biology, Bioorganic Chemistry, Biophysics, Physiology and others, which are taught mainly in first two years; paraclinical subjects (taught in year 2-6 ) such as Pathomorhology, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Microbiology, Immunology, Medical Psychology etc. Teaching clinical subjects (Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Neurology, Dermatology and Venerology, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases etc.) is offered in the years three to six. In the course there are also social and humanistic classes included (Medical Ethics, History of Philosophy, Sociology, History of Medicine etc.) and other subjects such as Physical Training, Latin and Foreign Languages. The total number of hours of obligatory lectures, seminars and classes is 5380, obligatory holiday work - 700 hours.

 
The aim of the education at the Faculty of Medicine is to prepare the graduates to perform the occupation of a physician and to equip them with the following qualities required of a good physician:
- good clinical skills
- ability to cope with problems
- human approach
- ability to take in new knowledge
- teamwork skills