The Medical University of Lodz is the largest public medical university in Poland.
Its mission is focused on:
– educating students in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing as well as in other medicine-related disciplines
– educating research staff (PhD programs)
– conducting research and scientific activity
– developing postgraduate programs offer.
Medical teaching in English was initiated in 2003/2004. Presently over 900 foreign students from various countries attend 6-year MD (Medicine), Advanced MD and 5-year DMD (Dentistry) programs and over 600 have already graduated. The programs are taught entirely in English and are comprehensive enough to be accepted internationally.
The Medical University of Lodz provides the best possible conditions for students in the course of education. The University conducts research characterized by outstanding quality and supports the development of its employee. It responds to the demands of the environment, particularly patients and entities rendering health services, by updating its range of educational and research services. It makes a substantial contribution to the development of the health care system by promoting modern standards of prophylaxis and treatment, and by building long-lasting cooperation with institutions realizing objectives of public health at regional, national and international levels.
The Medical University of Lodz will be a recognizable and attractive research and didactic centre in the European Research Area, focused on the promotion of research and development of innovative pro-health solutions for a society facing epidemiological and socio-demographic issues. The University will become an effectively managed organization taking advantage of specialist information technology systems, which will allow for the optimal management of available resources. Its graduates will be highly desirable and appreciated on the labour market as professionals who are highly qualified in modern Medicine and observe the requirements of professional ethics.
The vision of the university development will be realized in compliance with the Development Strategy of the Medical University of Lodz for the period 2015 – 2020.
In all fields of activity, the Medical University realizes its goals in accordance with traditional academic and cultural values. The University strives to provide high quality education and research. However, it also maintains the principles of freedom and intellectual property rights. During the education process, the University promotes good attitudes, guided by the patient and respect for patient rights. University employees and students abide by standards of professional ethics and care about the positive image of the University. Key values of the organization include openness, quality and effectiveness. The Medical University of Lodz is an open institution, which implements quality standards to all areas of its activity and cares about the development of its own resources and their effective application.
The Development Strategy of the Medical University of Lodz will be realized in four strategic areas: education, research and development, collaboration in the development of the health care service, management and organizational development.