Recognition of doctor’s and dentist’s internship underwent outside Poland---
The Minister of Health in Poland is the competent authority for recognition of doctor’s and dentist’s internship underwent in other European Union member state (including member state of European Economic Area and Switzerland).
The Polish programme of doctor’s internship is set in the attachment No. 1 to the Minister of Health regulation of 26 September 2012 concerning doctor and dentist postgraduate internship (Dz. U. of 2014 r., poz. 474).
The Polish programme of dentist’s internship is set in the attachment No. 2 to the Minister of Health regulation of 26 September 2012 concerning doctor and dentist postgraduate internship (Dz. U. of 2014 r., poz. 474).
The Minister of Health can recognize the internship fully or only partially, depending on the differences between the programme that you have followed abroad and the Polish programme.
If you plan to undergo your internship in other European Union member state or outside EU, please note that you will have to present us (in original form or confirm as true copies by proper authority) with documents containing information about:
- duration of the internship and its timeframe indicating the duration of each part of the programme;
- the places and medical establishments in which you undergo this doctor’s internship;
- programme of your internship;
- the legal basis on which you are undergoing the internship in this country,
- proof that you have been registered in the doctor’s register if such obligation is required in this country (if applicable);
- the references from your last employer.
Documents must be signed by supervisor of your internship or other authorized person and accompany with their translation into Polish. Apart from those documents you are to attach your diploma to your
You have to send your application with enclosed aforementioned documents at the following address:
Departament Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
ul. Miodowa 15
Please note that we accept only the original documents or those confirm as true copies. All original documents that you enclose to the application will be returned to you by post upon completion of the procedure at the address you indicate on your application.
Please note that all legal documents (acts and regulations) are available in Polish at the website of the Government Legislative Center (Rządowe Centrum Legislacji): www.rcl.gov.pl. The documents
uploaded on their website are legally binding.