History of the MUL
The Medical University of Lodz was inaugurated on October 1, 2002 as a merger of two Medical Schools: the Medical Academy of Lodz and the Military Medical Academy of Lodz by the Act of the Polish Parliament of July 27, 2002. The Medical Academy of Lodz was founded on January 1, 1950 by separating from the University of Lodz three faculties: Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical.
The Military Medical Academy of Lodz was established by the Order of the Ministry of National Defense of May 1958, however its traditions date back to 1922. In the course of their existence, the Medical Academy and the Military Medical Academy have graduated over 34,000 physicians, dentists, pharmacists and other medical specialists. The Medical University continues the tradition of both medical schools, being the successor of their rich heritage.
The Medical University of Lodz is the largest state-owned medical university in Poland whose mission is:
- educating students in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and medicine-allied disciplines;
- educating research staff and conducting research work;
- conducting postgraduate training of highly qualified health care system staff;
- participating in health care programs set by the social health care system.
Structure and infrastructure
- Faculty of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry;
- Faculty of Pharmacy;
- Faculty of Health Sciences with the Division of Nursing and Midwifery
- Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Postgraduate Training;
- Faculty of Military Medicine, with the Division of Studies in English and the Division of Physiotherapy; general university insitutions, interfaculty institutions;
4 teaching hospitals;
MUL has recently dedicated a new clinical and education centre with a hospital, hotel and conference centre as well as classrooms and labs. The conference auditorium can seat up to 1,000 guests.