The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM) was founded on 1 September 1999 as a result of merging three institutions of higher education in Olsztyn, i.e. the Academy of Agriculture and Technology, the Higher School of Pedagogy, and Warmian Theological Institute.
The University has been settled in Kortowo – an academic campus that used to belong to the Academy of A&T - a picturesque part of Olsztyn. Kortowo is unique in Polish scale because everything required to studying and living is located there. Learning, leisure and recreation - all these needs are satisfied at the campus. Kortowo occupies an area of 230 hectares and is surrounded by forest and 4 lakes, the biggest one - Kortowskie Lake creates great conditions for leisure activities.
The Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (from 1st of September 2017- School of Medicine Collegium Medicum University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn) was established on 17th July 2007.
In the academic year 2007/2008 the Faculty continued studies in Nursing School (previously performed at the Faculty of Biology) and began preparations to an MD program in the School of Medicine and MSc studies in Nursing School.
The Medical School Curriculum Committee developed a program of studies, taking into account the goal of introducing modern teaching methods, attracting senior researchers from all over the country and to systematically create new preclinical and clinical departments in accordance to a specific timetable. At the same time efforts were made to take over the 103rd Military Hospital from the Ministry of National Defense, culminating in the creation of its Clinical University Hospital, which was opened in June 2009.
1st of October 2010 studies started in the English Language Program at the School of Medicine. The University made a big effort, and also incurred huge costs for the renovation of its own facilities for the newly created departments and establishments and their equipment.
The School of Medicine takes full advantage of university-wide structures, such as the modern University Library opened in 2007. The New Library building allowed the merging of distributed collections and significantly raised the quality of services offered. The new building can accommodate one and a half million library collections and provides 500 places in the reading rooms, 300 chairs in common areas such as classrooms and group work rooms.
Practice all over the world. You can work as a doctor, all over Europe including UK, US, etc. Doctors in Poland can also run their own private practice/clinics.
1st of September 2017 the Faculty of Medical Sciences has been divided into two faculties. School of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences. Students of Medicine program will continue their education at the School of Medicine. Students of Emergency Rescue, Midwifery, Nursing and Nutrition programs will continue their education at the Faculty of Health Sciences.