Summer internship for medical students is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the healthcare field. As a medical student, you may have already learned the theoretical aspects of medicine, but an internship allows you to put that knowledge into practice. You’ll have the chance to work alongside experienced professionals in a real-life clinical setting, which can help you develop the skills necessary to succeed in your future career.
The Zywiec Hospital is the first such large-scale project in the health sector in Poland, implemented under a public-private partnership. The hospital began operations on September 24, 2020, replacing an old county facility whose technical condition no longer allowed for modernization. Under the PPP agreement, it is managed by an expert in the global market for medical services – InterHealth Canada Group Ltd. in cooperation with the county of Zywiec. The hospital provides services under contract with the National Health Fund and commercially. It comprises 11 hospital departments, over 20 specialized outpatient clinics, a rehabilitation center, a dialysis station, an imaging diagnostic laboratory, a central laboratory, an after-hours GP clinic, as well as its own bistro. In addition, the Zywiec Hospital operates three Primary Health Care facilities in neighboring towns.
The internship curriculum for medical students typically spans from Monday to Friday, starting at 9 am and finishing at 2:30 pm. The entire program is scheduled for three weeks. During this time, students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in a range of medical procedures and practices under the guidance of experienced doctors. The curriculum may include rotations through various departments, listed here, and more, giving students exposure to different areas of medicine. They may also attend lectures and case discussions, eg. cardiology patient pathway, intensive patient care or physical therapy protocols, to further deepen their understanding of medical concepts and their practical applications.
Please contact the program coordinator at the College of Medicine.