Orientation Day

Orientation Day

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice held ” Orientation Day”, an introductory meeting for newly admitted English-speaking students to the medical faculty at the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice. The event was attended, among others, by representatives of the dean’s authorities and selected student organizations.

– You have chosen a university that offers you many opportunities. In front of you is one of the most important stages in life, and of course we will try to do everything to help you. However, remember that how you use your opportunity largely depends on yourself. Medicine is a very demanding field of study, which is why we are all counting on your commitment here, said Prof. Dr. med. and n. o zdr. Tomasz Francuz, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice, who also added: – Remember that you have chosen this field of study not only for yourselves, but first and foremost for your future patients. Please do everything you can to not only be good students, but above all very good doctors in the future. So don’t be shy to ask when you don’t understand something and ask us for help. Please also remember how important it is in this profession to respect other people. 

– Choosing this path is a testament to your courage and commitment. Medicine, after all, is among the noblest and most essential fields one could pursue. Whether you’re destined to be a pilot, a celebrity, or a politician, everyone, without exception, relies on the expertise of doctors. Embracing this field means you’re taking on a significant responsibility, given the profound impact you’ll have on lives across the globe, said Mario Sonbol, secretary general of the English Division Student Government Association and a third-year medical student, said Mario Sonbol, secretary general of the English Division Student Government Association and a third-year medical student. – You’ve made an excellent choice by selecting Silesia Medical University for your academic journey. Founded in 1948, our university has grown into a prestigious institution recognized for its high educational standards. We’re proud to hold accreditation from the medical boards of several states in the USA. This accreditation is not just a badge of honor; it’s a bridge to numerous opportunities, opening doors for you to pursue a career in the USA, should you wish. But our offerings don’t stop at the American border. Thanks to the Erasmus program, you have the chance to study in another European country for a year or possibly two, enriching your medical education with diverse experiences and perspectives. Furthermore, our degree is your key to working in any European country, provided you meet specific local requirements, which might include verifying your qualifications or passing additional exams.

The newly admitted students were also welcomed by Prof. Aneta Gawlik, MD, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice. Other speakers at the meeting included Maria Stec, Chairwoman of the SUM Student Scientific Society, and Kamil Klos, Vice President of Marketing of the IFMSA-Poland Silesia Branch, who spoke about the opportunities offered by these two student organizations. The meeting was also attended by newly admitted students, who flew in from Israel, Egypt and Norway, among others. A total of 53 students from different parts of the world began their medical studies on February 26.