The Medical University of Silesia in Katowice (SUM in Katowice) is a university established in 1948, modern, caring for the highest quality of education and constantly adapting its educational offer to the needs of the labor market. The university has five faculties located in Katowice Ligota, Zabrze, Bytom and Sosnowiec.
Within five faculties in the form of full-time and part-time 1st and 2nd degree studies and uniform master’s studies, SUM educates doctors, dentists, pharmacists, medical analysts, medical biotechnologists, as well as specialists in the field of public health, emergency medicine, dietetics, nursing, obstetrics, physiotherapy, cosmetology, neurobiology, electroradiology, health risk management and medical coaching.
Studies in English were established in the following fields: medicine and dentistry, pharmacy and medical biotechnology, physiotherapy, nursing, obstetrics, public health and dietetics. The Medical University of Silesia in Katowice educates doctoral students and offers education at postgraduate and MBA studies, as well as training and specialization courses. SUM obtained 3 authorizations to confer the degree of doctor and 3 authorizations to confer the degree of habilitated doctor in the field of: medical sciences and health sciences, in the following disciplines:
SUM cooperates with over 80 foreign universities, including Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Italy and Sweden. This cooperation concerns, inter alia, exchange of students, exchange of information in the field of teaching programs as well as exchange and training of teaching staff. The university has established contacts and cooperation with numerous and leading national and foreign centers, with which it conducts joint research and exchange of experiences.
The high level of classes at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice is guaranteed by over 1,300 academic teachers, including approximately independent research and teaching staff. The knowledge and qualifications of SUM employees are appreciated both in Poland and in the world, many of them receive honorary doctorates honoris causa, sit in the authorities of European and Polish scientific societies.
The didactic and scientific base of the University consists of over 260 departments, clinics, departments and departments located mainly in the cities that are the seats of the faculties, i.e. in Zabrze, Katowice, Sosnowiec and Bytom. Moreover, the University has 5 independent public clinical hospitals in Zabrze and Katowice.
The flagship investment of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice are Medical Simulation Centers located in three locations. Medical Simulation Centers, created thanks to financial support from the European Union.