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The Centre of Postgraduate
Medical Education

For over 50 years, we have played a fundamental role in the system of postgraduate medical education in Poland. CPME is a modern didactic, scientific and therapeutic institution.

We have introduced interactive multidisciplinary didactics, supported by advanced medical simulation, e-learning and hybrid-mode teaching, providing the most favourable conditions for acquiring highly specialised medical knowledge.

Courses are our expertise

We organise full-time, online and hybrid courses. We employ more than 430 academics, including more than 60 professors. Every year we launch nearly 1,400 courses. This is more than half of all speciality courses offered in Poland! In 2022, we had nearly 40,000 trainees participating in our courses.

Educational platforms of CPME are already used by:

We have chairs, clinics and facilities

We conduct teaching and scholarly activities in nearly 90 establishments located in Warsaw and its vicinity.

Medical and teaching cadre raise their competencies at 2 teaching hospitals:

In addition to scholarly activities, our objectives include:

We focus on
development and cooperation

We are running the Doctoral School of Translational Medicine, established in partnership with 7 scientific research units:

  1. The M. Mossakowski Institute for Experimental and Clinical Medicine
  2. The Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  3. The M. Nałęcz Institute for Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
  4. The Institute of Haematology and Transfusiology
  5. The Institute of Veterinary Medicine of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences
  6. The Institute of Mother and Child
  7. The Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing

There are currently more than 60 students attending the Doctoral School of Translational Medicine 

Collegium Iuvenum (CI) was established at CPME in January 2023 to support scientific and research activities. Over 200 young scientists employed at our university are its members.

The Collegium integrates young researchers and supports them in the early stages of their scientific careers, encouraging them to pursue new research and scientific endeavours.

CTR integrates units of CPME conducting scientific research aimed at indicating directions and solutions for diagnostic and therapeutic methods in clinical medicine.

The basis of the research is close cooperation between the core laboratories and the CPME clinics, allowing bi-directional data transfer „from patient bedside to laboratory table”, „from laboratory table to patient bedside”.

We are implementing
EU projects

Currently, a nationwide project with a budget of almost PLN 100 million is being implemented between 2015 and 2023 to support training in selected 13 medical specialities in general medical practice, paediatrics, oncological fields, geriatrics, orthopaedics and rheumatology conducted in the framework of the POWER programme. The project plans to deliver 2170 speciality courses to 67,000 participants.

In collaboration with transnational partners, CPME is implementing an innovative project related to the speciality training for doctors using endoscopic simulation techniques. As part of the project, an Endoscopic Simulation Centre was established in November 2019. Thanks to EU funding, the most advanced medical simulation equipment in Europe has been purchased, enabling innovative classes to be held to improve practical medical skills in surgical disciplines, with a view to developing new training programmes/standards.

In cooperation with the Department of Medicine of the Ministry of Health and the e-Health Centre, CPME is implementing a project to adapt to Polish conditions the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) and a set of WHO instruments to support future users of this classification.

Implemented within the framework of the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development, the project aims to improve knowledge of the ICD-11 classification and enhance practical skills in tools supporting its correct use, including through training and workshops for future users.

The project is being implemented by the Medical Human Resources Development Department at the Ministry of Health (Leader) in partnership with the Medical Centre for Postgraduate Education and the National Chamber of Laboratory Diagnosticians. It was launched in order to improve the qualifications and professional competence of medical professionals.

The main activity in the project is to provide training for: dieticians, speech therapists, electroradiologists and other medical professionals working in medical diagnostic laboratories. The project is intended to improve the qualifications of specialised medical personnel, thereby increasing the quality of healthcare provision.

A project in partnership with the Ministry of Health (project leader) that aims to improve the skills of 9300 medical caregivers through a dedicated modern training programme. The project is funded by the European Union from the European Social Fund.

We are with doctors and for doctors,
for the benefit of patients

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