Collegium Medicum was established in 1984 as the Ludwik Rydygier Medical University. In 2004, it was incorporated into the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and renamed as the Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz. Since then, it has been providing academic education as part of NCU.
The three faculties – Medicine, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences – provide a broad range of programs covering various areas of medicine, all following the most recent advancements in science. Collegium Medicum offers 18 medical programs, including 4 conducted entirely in English – medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, and laboratory medicine.
Teaching staff and approach
Courses are taught by professional researchers and highly skilled and experienced practitioners working in various areas of medicine. The relatively small number of students combined with the broad access to hospitals and clinics gives students a unique opportunity to make the most of their work placements. Collegium Medicum is the youngest and smallest public medical university in Poland, providing students with individually focused teaching methods.
There are two University Hospitals in Bydgoszcz affiliated with the university, functioning as the base for education, science, research, and specialized medical, diagnostic and rehabilitation services. Collegium Medicum also collaborates with many other specialty clinics and health care centers in Bydgoszcz.