ok i do not feel like writing it from th ebeggining for the gazilonth time so i will just post an email i wrote to my friend describing the med school application rediculous process in Poland. First to clarify: I went to Poland this june to get into med school there( i was thinking like what the heck, why wait here for one more year, take the mcat ect ect)plus so i could study for free(yes it is free there if you are Polish citizen)...but trust me it's not worth it even if they were PAYING you for it. Oh, I also went to Poland after being here for straight 7 years so i was expecting that a lot things have changed...and they did but not neccecerly for the better. Let me explain a little bit about the med education in Poland. First of you start right after hs.No clinical experiance, no volunteering, no LORs...oh and did i mention all your hs grades are a waste of time too...yeah that is right because all that determins your addmitance is ONE exam. It used to be more fair back in the days when every candidate would sit for the same entrance exam but now they changed everyhting and divided candidates in to recent hs graduates and the graduates from years before. The two groups r treated unfairly and write totally different exams. The second group caN only apply to one school while the recent hs graduates can apply to all med schools. So here is the story: Poland was a big dissapointment...maybe except for my dad and grandparents and the non-GMO fruit there is absolutely nothing there that would make me want to live that country. The exam to the med school was ridiculous. Not the content of it or the knowledge that would be normally tested on such exams, but the fact that this test was checking absolutely nothing. They ask very subjective and vague questions and it's not multiple choice so u do not really know what they actually want you to write. They also have a grading key and very often they decide that only one answer will be counted as correct which is nuts taking in consideration questions like: What was the biggest shock when Dolly was cloned? What this test is checking is basically if your opinion is the same with the opinion of the person who wrote the test...which by all means has nothing to do with the abbility to predict if the student will succeed in med school. And as we can see it has no such abbility since 70% of people admitted fail the first year...Yep...70% MSI do not get to finish their med school journey. And what is happening now is just beyond any imagination. The students are striking, so are the universities, because the minister just decided he will do amnesty for all this year's hs graduates who failed their entrance exams. Imagine that there is a different MCAT for ppl who graduate this year and diff for the ones who graduated long time ago and that those who just graduated get the amnesty, meaning even if they failed on one section they are still addmited...yeah i know it is the most rediculous thing you've heard. ...All this is of course against our constitution(which says everyone should have equall opportunity for education) but our "smart" president said "he will TRY to talk to mr. minister"...it is one big mess. So i checked the results for polish med school and it makes me laugh...out of over 300 ppl who took the exam i did(so the graduates from previous years) only 1! yeah that is right ONE person got in...can you belive...this is like .0033 aceptance rate LOL, what a genious, he should try for Harvard, whith that acceptance rate ...geee. Anyway i wasn't that person and I am kinda happy about it because i wouldn't want to go there even for free, now that i know how everything there is based on combination,bribing and cheating and group effeort during the exams. ANd it's scary to know that future doctors think it is absolutely ok to cheat during the exams which supposed to teach them how to save ppl's lives...whatever. I could have applied for the paid program, which is still cheap but knowing that i will have to bribe professors to pass my exams or looking at all those idiots who are going to go out there with no knowledge "treating ppl" makes me sick... If I am going to get in to med school here at leat i will know that i deserve to be there and that i have a chance to succeed and at least i will LEARN. I do not want a diploma i want a knowledge. This is serious stuff for Godsake. ............................................................................................. so i am very happy i am back in here...besides i woudln't be able to get a DO in Poland and that is trully what i have a feel for this was just an insight from another country, be happy you live in a LIVABLE one ps. i acctually could have taken an option of payed 6 year program. I had enough points...but you know what.... i rather LEARN and do it the right way definition of the "right way"----> get my education in US DO school (CCOM i ihope).