DEAR IFMSA MEMBERS: WELCOME TO LUBLIN!!!
Lublin, a perfect shot!
Lublin is the largest city of the Eastern Poland, Europe with a population of about 400.000 inhabitants. It is situated in an agricultural area. Surroundings of Lublin are made up of pretty landscapes. The climate is mild, even continental.Lublin is also the key point in Polish communication network. It is situated:
Lublin lays close to Ukraine and Belarus. Click here to see it on the map.
Lublin incorporates a brilliant history and promising future! This is a place where three cultures meet together. Surroundings of Lublin:
with their forests and lakes.
For centuries Lublin has been a very important centre of culture and education. High level institutions recognized around the world for the excellence research:
- Medical University of Lublin
- University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska (UMCS)
- The Catholic University of Lublin (KUL)
- Lublin University of Technology
- University of Life Sciences
The Medical University of Lublin is located in the historical city of Lublin. It is the biggest city on the right bank of the Vistula River and the most important metropolis in the Southern East part of the country. The teaching of medicine and pharmacy in Lublin can be connected with the opening of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) in 1944. Both faculties were educating young people at UMCS for over 5 years until they were separated to form Medical University in 1950. From the very beginning our university was connected with the brilliant representatives of Polish medicine: Ludwik Hirszfeld- one of the co-discoverers of the inheritance of ABO blood type, professor Tadeusz Krawicz- the creator of the crioophtalmology or Stanisław Burzyński, MD- author of the theory of treatment cancers. Nowadays Medical University in Lublin employs almost 100 professors, almost 90 habilitated doctors and 700 Ph.Ds. Many of our masters are well-known specialists, e.g. in neurosurgery or in transplantation. Many of our masters are well-known specialists, e.g. prof. Tomasz Trojanowski, the neurosurgeon. Lublin is also the most important health center in transplantology of the kidneys.
There are 9 hospitals in Lublin, including 3 didactics hospitals where the SCOPE Professional Exchange works. University faculty, students, and staff strive to expand existing knowledge in the field of scientific inquiry which contributes to issue a remarkable amount of publications, case reports, and series studies. Medical University in Lublin serves as a resource for promoting the individual and professional growth and development of students not only from Europe, but also from the United States and Asia, which results in becoming an educational landmark in the region. The past, heritage, tradition of intellectual thought and the magical atmosphere of the city of Lublin are the sources of inspiration for culture, art and science. Bearing in mind that such multicultural grounds shaped the social and cultural life of this metropolis and remembering the past when the times of prosperity met with the times of exchange and openness, Lublin tries to renew these traditions. It wants to be a city of tolerance and hospitality.
Want to know more? Check out on Medical University of Lublin webpage
We have 9 hospitals in Lublin, three of them belongs to our Medical University. SCOPE Professional Exchange works in this three hospitals, where you practice one of the following branch of medicine: surgery, gastroenterology, oncology, hematology, internal medicine, transplantolology, ENT, gynecology, obstetrics, radiology, pulmunology, anesthesiology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, cardiology, nephrology, orthopedics, pediatrics, urology, rheumatology. In all three hospitals we have 2100 beds for patients.
It depends on the clinic, but usually 5-7 hours a day, 5 days a week. During your practice, you are allowed to take breaks for lunch (you can visit bar in hospital for that). Free time can be negoctiated for excursions and sight-seeing.
Please remember to take your own white coat, a stethoscope and white shoes. These are required to enter departments.
from Warsaw airport
After leaving the airport you can take a bus no175, leave bus on 16th stop called DW. CENTRALNY
DW. CENTRALNY= dworzec centralny= Central Railway Station Then you have to buy a full price ticket for train to Lublin, which costs about 36 PLN (8,5 EUR)
from Kraków airport
First of all you have to get to the DWORZEC GŁÓWNY PKP (Central Railway Station in Kraków). You should catch a train to the city center from international terminal T1 or T2. After getting the railway station you have to buy a full price ticket for train to Lublin for 52 PLN (12 EUR).
From the center of Kraków you can also get to Lublin by bus from RDA Kraków (Regionalny Dworzec Autobusowy w Krakowie= Regional Bus Station in Kraków). Busses depart very often.
from Katowice-Pyrzowice airport
There is public transport from the airport to the railway station in Katowice called “LINIA LOTNISKO” (=airport line) it costs 20 PLN (about 5 EUR). There are also private buses services but all informations are in website below. schedule: http://www.katowice-airport.com/en/passengers/access and then take a train to Lublin. Train costs 54 PLN (13,5 EUR)
There are also bus connections to Lublin.
Timetables for all trains to Lublin: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/?q=en
When you took your train, let know your contact person, we will came to the station and pick you up to the dormitory.
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Accommodation in students hostels with two beds in each room. You will receive free meal once a day from Monday to Friday.
You will be lodged in:
Students' Dormitory No.2 Medical University of Lublin ul. Chodźki 9 Lublin
Surroundings of Dormitories:
(pol: Zamek Lubelski) a quite unusual castle with fragments of medieval fortification complex, a Gothic Tower from XIII century and a Gothic Chapel hiding unique Byzantine frescos from 1418. You can also find there several museum. Click here to see virtual tour
(pol: Brama Krakowska) – a gate and architectonic symbol of Lublin.
(pol: Ogród Botanczny) – a must see if you enjoy colorful flowers and rare plants.
(pol: Obóz koncentracyjny na Majdanku) - extermination camp created by Nazi during Word War II. A sad and gloomy memorial.
(pol: Kazimierz Dolny) - (50 km from Lublin). It is a very unique Polish town with its picturesque sight which has attracted numerous artists - painters especially. You should see the monumental old church on the hill and take a look at the surrounding, green area from the top. At the main square go to the old bakery to buy the delicious cake...
Those are only few of many sight seeing places in Lublin, for more info you can visit Website of our city.
Because Lublin is strongly involved in NICE Project, social program will be thirlling :) click here to get more
Social program for July 2011:
Educational value of social program
With an great aid of our teachers from Medical University we are planning to offer you these workshops:
Shops are usually open since Monday to Saturday at hours: 6-20. On Sunday some shops can be closed. In Lublin we have also shopping centres (with european-known marks): Olimp, Plaza, Real, Leclerc, Tesco. The closest to dormitory are Olimp and Real (it is easy to get there by walk within 5-10 min). To the rest of them you can get by public transport- busses no 26, 40. Getting from dormitory to:
Leave bus no 40 at “Lipowa- cmentarz” bus stop and you are at the place.
Lublin offers a variety of sport activities.
During summer usually there are opened an open-air swimming pool (in city centre) and water ski lift in Lublin’s lake called “Zalew Zemborzycki” (in the city borders)
Riding: there is a stud farm with a possibility of horse riding.
If you don’t like swimming, riding a horse, gim activities, you can always choose a bike! We have some bike trials to fulfil your activity.
In Lublin we have plenty kinds of restaurant, pubs and cafés. Many of them are situated in The Old Town with picturesque views for centuries houses. Small streets, unique climate and unusual scenery make them the place you would enjoy and relax in.
Specialised in teas, cafes, chocolate, salads, drinks, desserts
The best pancakes ever!
Jewish restaurant with its traditional meals.
Traditional polish meals
It’s a special restaurant when you can try traditional Polish
An Irish Pub with a great atmosphere, with an interior in good style.
In my opinion, the best option if you want to spend a time with your girlfriend/boyfriend. Peaceful patio, nice staff, cafe worth tasting!
Discos and night clubs
One of the best Lublin’s club. Local in good style, nice music, in straight city centre.
As good as previous one- worth being club! Additional strong point are a bowling tracs.
It is in the same building as Student Hostel no 2 of our Medical University. There are comfortable sofas if you want to rest a little. What’s more there is additional room with sofas, so you can easily talk to your friend if you want.
Nice club, not too big, not too small- just in the middle. With thrilling music
Typical parties: house, hip-hop, regge, salsa lessons!
Three rooms and four bars. Monday, Tuesday – various music, Wednesday – pop from 70s, 80s and 90s, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday – pop in one room, club music in another, Sunday – mix of pop, rock techno in the first one and hip-hop in the second.
Salsa lessons, bowiling tracks, billiards, discos
entertainment center: bowling tracks, billiards, discos
Hot spots Almost whole city center is connected by wireless fidelity hot-spot to the internet.
Additional wi-fi hot-spot: McDonald’s Restaurants, Coffee Heaven Restaurant, Costa Café, Customer Service Office of “Dialog Company”, ul. Rynek 28
Computers There are free computer units with an internet connection in the library in Student Hostel no 4 and in our main library on Szkolna 16 street.
It is also possible to get an internet access in the dormitory.
Lublin has convenience public transport. You can easily get from one district to another one. There are public and private busses. Public buses are marked with logo “MPK” or "ZTM" and cost: single trip ticket 2,20 PLN, 24-hours ticket: 11 PLN, unfortunately your students ID card aren’t recognized.You have to validate your ticket even though you have bought ticket in driver.
Private buses are signed with logo: "KOMUNIKACJA PRYWATNA" and cost 1 or 1,50 PLN, but busses are very rarely. How to get known whether next bus will be private? Private buses are marked with “p” on the schedule near time of departure.
1EUR= about 4 PLN
There are digital screens in mostly public buses, so you know which bus stop you are currently on, and which one will be next. Each bus stop in the city has its own name, so you can easily get to other district if only you know name of bus stop you have to get off. The most important for you is this one called “Chodźki- szpital” (bus stop near dormitory)
From dormitory and hospitals (no 4 and paediatric) you can get to center by buses no 26, 40, 156, 160. Night buses service works only during academic year (October- June)
Weather in Lublin is changeable. In summer months usually is warm- about 20-30 centigrade, but you have to consider the fact that sometimes in the morning is boiling hot and in the evening is “raining cats and dogs”. That’s why, umbrellas, long and short sleeved-shirts may be deemed necessary.
In Poland mobile networks are GSM standard 1800 or 900 Hz. There are many service providers, but the most common are:
If you have a mobile without simlock, you can purchase a pre-paid simcard. The starter usually costs from 5 to 30 PLN and it contains some money for your calls and messages.
Top up for mobiles you can buy almost everywhere: shops, post offices, gas stations, ATMs
From public and stationary phones: Please dial 00 and then your country code
From mobile: Please dial + and then your country code (for example: +34 500 123 123)
Country code for Poland is 48
Main Post Office, Krakowskie Przedmieście 1 street is open 24 hours. Other post offices in dormitory area: the one in hospital (No 4) is open from Monday to Friday 8.00-15.00. In post office you can buy a phone cards, stamps, postcards, international phone cards and you can also exchange money.
In Poland, currency is “polski złoty” (PLN), but in some shops payment in euro is also available. 1 EUR is approximately 4 PLN.
Banks are usually open Monday to Friady at 8.00-18.00 and on Saturday at 10.00-14.00.
Wide network of ATMs makes money withdrawal possible almost just around every corner.
We also have currency exchange offices, plenty of which are located on Peowiaków street.
Drinking alcohol in public places is illegal except for official festivals.
All types and amounts of drugs are illegal for natives and foreign visitors.
Gas emergency: 992
Electrical emergency: 991
From mobile (all emergencies): 112
Local Exchange Officer
Zbigniew, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olga, e-mail: email@example.com
Ania, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are accpeted in Lublin, please contact with your Contact Persons given in the Card of Acceptance.
There is group on Facebook called "Summer 2012 IFMSA-Poland clerkship in Lublin!" to make our contact even easier :)
Go to our websites for the first step of unforgettable clerkship!