Orientation Week 2022 – Schedule

Day 1 – September 26, 2022 – Monday – Introduction (IN PERSON)

 9 am – 10 am – A presentation by JU MC SME office staff members covering topics such as:

  • Introduction to the JU MC SME
  • JU MC SME website (contents, DRF)
  • USOSweb
  • Student e-mail – primary contact
  • Savoir Vivre
  • Health Insurance
  • Occupational Medicine Health Check-up
  • Documents for enrolment;
  • E-learning platforms used by the JU (MS Teams, Pegaz)


10.30 am – 11.30 am Q&A session on all the covered topics.

Location: ul. św. Łazarza 16, 31-530 Kraków, Aulas A&B, 1st floor

Day 2 & 3 – September 27 & 28, 2022 – Tuesday & Wednesday – Settling in in the new reality (HYBRID)

Note: Only first-year students with active JU email accounts will be able to partake in the online meetings.

Location for in-person sessions: ul. św. Łazarza 16, 31-530 Kraków, Aula B, 1st floor

Days 2 and 3 are dedicated to navigating your new reality – as freshmen, medical students in a foreign country.

We will have two Speakers:

Luke Fitzgerald 

– an American vlogger (LukeLifeCharms) and pro-basketball player enamoured with Poland


William Shaw

– a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of Minnesota, USA, and practising in Krakow, Poland, who cooperates with the JU MC SME as a School Counsellor.


NOTE: Please check which group you are assigned to and access the Q&A sessions accordingly. The group division only applies to the Q&A sessions on September 27 and 28. All other sessions are open to everyone.

GROUP ASSIGNMENT (by program and surname)

Group 1: MD A though Bon Group 6: MD Ni through P
Group 2: MD Bor through Ga Group 7: MD R through S
Group 3: MD Gi through H Group 8: MD Ś through Y
Group 4: MD I though Ł Group 9: DDS A through Na
Group 5: MD M though Ng Group 10: DDS No through Z


Everyone, please watch the video material from both the Speakers before the sessions. Take notes of any questions you might have, to ask them later in dedicated Q&A sessions in smaller groups.

To access the video materials, click here:

Luke Fitzgerald – The Magic of the Unknown
William Shaw

Q&A schedule

Time (CEST)

Tuesday; Luke Fitzgerald – online

Tuesday; William Shaw – in person*

Wednesday; Luke Fitzgerald – online

Wednesday; William Shaw – in person*

9 am – 9.50 am

Group 1 – Join here

Group 6

Group 6 – Join here

Group 1

10 am-10.50 am

Group 2 – Join here

Group 7

Group 7 – Join here

Group 2

11 am- 11.50 am

Group 3 – Join here

Group 8

Group 8 – Join here

Group 3

12 noon – 12.30 pm





12.30 pm – 1.20 pm

Group 4 – Join here

Group 9

Group 9 – Join here

Group 4

1.30 pm – 2.20 pm

Group 5 – Join here

Group 10

Group 10 – Join here

Group 5


Tuesday: 3.30 pm – 5 pm Student Organizations – meeting with representatives of Copernica (ONLINE)

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Wednesday: 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm Placement test in Polish language course level (IN PERSON); Aula A, 1st floor

Location: ul. św. Łazarza 16, 31-530 Kraków, Aulas A&B, 1st floor

Day 4 – September 29, 2022 – Thursday – Legalization of stay in Poland for Students (ONLINE)

Day 4 is dedicated to all matters to do with legalizing your stay in Poland – what documents are required, the timeframe for the process, and how to best go about it.

The subject will be covered by a representative of the Małopolska Provincial Office in Krakow, Department for Foreigners (Pol. Małopolski Urząd Wojewódzki w Krakowie, Wydział Spraw Cudzoziemców), Ms Irmina Czysnok (Tel.  1239214033, iczysnok@malopolska.uw.gov.pl)

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10 am – 11 am Presentation on:

  • Registration of stay for EU and non-EU citizens
  • Temporary stay permit for students
  • Temporary stay permit for graduates
  • Preparing an application
  • OPT – Helpline and Information on legal residence and employment
  • Additional support

During the presentation, you will only be able to watch. You are encouraged to take notes of any questions you might have and to ask them later in the dedicated Q&A portion of the meeting.

11 am – 12 noon Q&A session with Irmina Czysnok

Day 5 – September 30, 2022 – Friday – White Coat Ceremony (IN PERSON)

10.15 am  – registration begins. Note: Have a valid photo ID with you. To limit the number of attendees, only the 1st year students are allowed in the event; no families or friends please.

11 am – start

  • official welcome by the JU MC V-Dean, Prof. Agata Ptak-Belowska, MD, PhD
  • White Coat Ceremony
  • swearing the Oath
  • speech from a JU MC SME Graduate

Dress code: smart casual

Location: ul. św. Łazarza 16, Kraków, Aulas A&B, 1st floor