The Academy of Social and Media Culture in Toruń, founded by Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, will soon educate doctors. The granting of such powers to her concerned the medical self-government.
Soon, high school graduates will be able to take up medical studies at two non-medical universities: Bydgoszcz University of Technology. Jan and Jędrzej Śniadecki and the Academy of Social and Media Culture in Toruń received the green light to create such courses.
How much do part-time studies at the Faculty of Medicine cost?
Medical studies at the university founded by Father Rydzyk will last six years, or 12 semesters. The cost of one is 19 thousand. PLN 500, which gives PLN 234,000. PLN for the entire study period. For comparison, the prices of part-time medical studies at state universities are as follows:
at the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, students pay PLN 24,000 per semester, or PLN 48,000 per year.
tuition fees at the Faculty of Medicine of the Medical University of Piast Śląskich in Wrocław costs PLN 36,000. PLN per semester
Part-time medical studies at the Medical University of Białystok cost PLN 22,000/semester/
Studying in Toruń will therefore be cheaper, but experts interviewed by portal.abczdrowie.pl warn that the quality of education at a university that does not specialize in teaching medicine-related subjects may leave much to be desired.
“The consent to launch a medical course by Father Rydzyk’s university is absurd. This cannot be explained in a rational way. Firstly, it is cheating young people who want to become doctors, and secondly, it is a potential threat to patients. (…) This is a parody of medical education, which may then have a severe impact on patients and threaten their safety,” said Michał Bulsa, MD, PhD, president of the District Medical Council in Szczecin.
Prof. Krzysztof Simon, head of the Infectious Diseases Department of the Provincial Specialist Hospital. J. Gromkowski in Wrocław expressed concerns that a university that has no experience in educating doctors and appropriate teaching facilities will not be able to meet the requirements that medical faculties face today.