Faculty of Medicine in Košice (University of Pavel Jozef Šafárik) is an institution with almost 70 years of tradition. Faculty was established in 1948 and has 13 institutes, 2 clinical institutes, 39 clinics and 2 scientific and experimental research departments. There are more than 300 teachers at the Faculty. Since establishment of Faculty, there have been more then 12 000 graduates.
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Programs for English speaking students have been opened in 1992, after fall of iron curtain. International students can study following study programs: General Medicine and Dental Medicine. Attractive are also PhD and post-graduate training of health specialists. Practical training of students is performed in L. Pasteur University Hospital, which is situated next to the Faculty.
International students can study following study programs: General Medicine and Dental Medicine. Attractive are also PhD and post-graduate training of health specialists.
Faculty takes part in both national and international scientific and research activities. Modernly equipped laboratories and research centers are base of many ongoing research words.
Faculty of Medicine in Kosice has become very popular among student these years. Total number of international students exceeded 600. They come from more than 40 countries, such as Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Portugal and Italy.
According to Academic Ranking and Rating agency that compares quality of educational instution in Slovakia, Faculty of Medicine in Košice is among TOP 3 faculties on national level. Last year, Faculty fit in 2nd place (1st place – Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Martin), what constitutes great success.
Thanks to Structural Funds of the European union, big investment in modern health equipment has been made. This should result in further development of cutting-edge clinical research and publications. Thanks to extensive research, the Faculty developed its own PMLV artificial lung ventilation that was developed by University professors and scientists. It was proven that ventilators developed by UPJS medical staff have better results in saving human lifes than conventional ventilators. (Link)
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