of the 5th and 6th year of the Faculty of Medicine
of the subject: Family Medicine in the academic year 2023/2024
- Classes are held in the winter (year 6) and summer (year 5) semesters.
Place of classes:
- Collegium Familiare, Department of Family Medicine, 4B Mieszka I Street.
Białystok, first floor.
- Practice of family doctors in the area of Bialystok (detailed information on allocation to GP practices is given to students at the beginning of the block).
- For classes at Mieszka I 4B, students are required to wear a change of footwear, no need to bring aprons.
- Stethoscopes and aprons must be brought to classes in GP practices.
- Attendance is mandatory and is certified by the stamps and signatures of the instructors in the "exercise books" specially prepared and issued at the beginning of the block.
Exercise books need to be submitted to the Departmental Secretariat after the end of the classes.
It is allowed 1 absence from a class without excuse and the need to make up the total for the 5th and 6th year.
In the case of additional absences (more than 1), you may attend a class on the same topic with a different block as part of the make up. Absences not made up will be credited at the end of the semester on a single date agreed with the Head of the year.
You may not arrange to take oral examinations in other clinics and departments during family medicine class hours. This is contrary to the Academic Regulations.
You are not required to make up and pass the exercises in case of absences due to Deans’ leaves (with a note „without making up” or hospitalisation - up to three days). Absences for 5 exercise days per block may result in the need to repeat the semester in the following academic year.
- Grading rules for students in the subject of family medicine.
The final grade in the course depends on the number of points obtained from the final examination in the 6th year.
Family Medicine classes will conclude with an EXAM at the end of the blocks at a date agreed with the Head of the year. The exam will consist of 50 MCQs (1 point for each correct answer and 11 short open questions, scored from 0 to 2). A maximum of 72 marks can be obtained from the exam.
Maximum number of points to score
50 test tasks
11 open questions
Maximum number of points
50+22 = 72
conferences, scientific or educational activities, presentations organised by the Department of Family Medicine
Extra points are an additional bonus and are not included in the calculation of the minimum required to pass the course.
To receive credit students are required to:
- obtaining a minimum of 43 points
- making up or passing all absences
- submission of exercise books
- preparation and performance of a presentation on an agreed topic
Final evaluation according to the total number of points obtained
number of points
Students have the right to inspect their written work at a time specified by the Head of the Department or their designees.
More information is available on our website:
Robert E. Rakel. Textbook of Family medicine. Saunders 2015