The Open Day 2024 is behind us

About 1,500 visitors, 40 booths, nearly 300 students manning the booths, 4 lectures in the auditorium, 8 types of workshops and 400 participants - this is the balance of the Open Day, which took place on March 23 at our university.

Opening ceremony

All visitors were welcomed by Prof. Zbigniew Gaciong, Rector of MUW. He recalled that our university offers as many as 16 medical fields of studies. He wished successful recruitment and stressed that the MUW diploma is a diploma of the best medical university in Poland.

- We are number one in all major rankings, and number seven among all universities nationwide! If you graduate from MUW, you will receive a diploma that documents your knowledge and skills and opens the job market to you - the Rector said.

Anna Kupczak, a representative of the Student Government, also gave a word of introduction:

- Remember that studying is not only a time for education, deepening knowledge and skills, but also a time for shaping your future professional path and developing your passions. All this is offered to you by MUW - she argued

After the official opening of the event, the Music Based Medicine band performed in the auditorium. This mini-concert was referred to in a short speech by Professor Marek Kuch, Vice Rector for Student Affairs and Education.

- Look at them, the fact that they play and sing so well requires a lot of work, and yet they have time for this work. Despite the fact that medical studies are really hard and in the case of the medical field of study - long, 6 years. When you talk to the students at the booths, you will see that there are passionate people who pursue both medical and non-medical passions - stressed the  Vice Rector.

Lecture panels in the auditorium

After the official speeches, the workshops and lectures began. The lectures were held in the auditorium and were very diverse. Dr. Longin Niemczyk explained all the most important issues related to recruitment. Students talked about the exams in anatomy and biochemistry. It was possible to find out what the midterms and colloquia in these subjects, which are considered the most difficult, look like, as well as what a "freebooter" is. There was also an interesting lecture on medical communication (with the participation of a simulated patient). Also of great interest was the presentation entitled: "Your psyche is picky. How to feed it? Dietary components crucial for mental health."

What happened at the workshops

As for the workshops, free seats for most of them were already booked on the day that registration was launched. The topics were so extensive that there was certainly something of interest for everyone. During the surgical sewing classes, one could practice a knotted suture and a more advanced one - a mattress suture. The exercises were held on professional skin pads.

Meanwhile, at a workshop on effective learning, high school students practiced such learning methods as writing down information in the form of a drawing, creating acronyms or making up absurd stories with content to remember.

The "workshop offerings" included a class entitled "Is it possible to live without food," anatomy pins (an exam in anatomy), a dental workshops combined with a visit to the University Dental Center, an electrophoresis workshops at the Central Clinical Hospital Laboratory, and a tour of the Medical Simulation Center - including high-fidelity rooms such as the intensive care room and delivery room. Registered participants were also able to tour the university's largest campus.

Crowds at the booths

Those who did not happen to attend the workshops or lectures were able to visit the booths. There were queues at many of them. After all, it was a unique opportunity to talk about studying at MUW. At their interactive booths, students demonstrated many medical curiosities. It was possible to conduct a nutritional assessment, analyze microscope slides (e.g., see what a louse looks like under a microscope), practice rescue skills on trainers and phantoms, insert a venflon, see what a pacemaker looks like on an x-ray, and at the same time try unusual snacks such as edible insects.

In addition, the lifeguards invited to a bravura demonstration of their skills - they presented an intervention in a traffic accident situation.
There were also cultural attractions, such as the aforementioned Music Based Medicine performance, as well as Zumba and dance shows from different parts of the world prepared by students from the English Division.

In addition to the Rector's authorities, the Open Day was also attended by representatives of the dean's authorities of our university.

The event was organized by the Communications and Promotion Office in cooperation with the Office for Teaching and Student Affairs as well as representatives of student organizations and scientific circles.