Placement at university
In Poland, a selection of scientific subjects for the final secondary school exams is
a requirement for placement at university.
Duration of studies
In Poland, education currently lasts one year longer than in Germany. Germany:
12 semesters including internship year, Poland: 12 semesters + 1-year internship.
Contents of studies
Identical in Germany and Poland. In Polish education regulations, the contents
are presented in a very detailed manner. Requirements of EU
Directive 36/2005/EC are complied with.
Studies in Poland are only possible at state-run institutions due to concerns of
compromising quality at private institutions; in Germany there are private
In Poland, students, who do not receive regular placement by means of the
selective process, can participate in studies for a fee. Thus, the number of students
is increased without burdening the state budget.
In Poland, it is possible to study in the English language for a fee.
Special medical education
In Germany, this depends on the state. In Poland, central control via the CMKP
(Centre for Medical Education).
Duration and contents are similar.
Percentage of women
In Poland, the percentage of women in the medical profession has been constant
for many years at approx. 58 per cent. In Germany, the percentage of women is
approx. 45 per cent, which triggered a debate regarding the feminisation of the