The Institute

The Institute of Medical Sciences was established by the Ordinance No. 47/2015 of Jan Kochanowski University President of June 22nd, 2015.

On September 30, 2014, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education authorized the Faculty of Health Sciences to conduct long-cycle master studies of the practical profile in Medicine.

The Institute comprises:

  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Clinical Immunology
  • Laboratory of Physiology, Pathophysiology
  • Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Department of Surgical Medicine, with the Laboratory of Medical Genetics
  • Department of Internal Medicine and Family Medicine with the Laboratory of Scientific Research
  • Department of Pediatric and Pediatric Surgery
  • Department of Dermatology, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Department of Clinical and Experimental
  • Pathomorphology with the Laboratory of Histology and Forensic Medicine
  • Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Additionally, in the first two semesters, our students undertake the study of anatomy using cadavers under the close supervision of the anatomy demonstrators. This practical hands-on experience enhances and broadens students’ knowledge and understanding of clinically applied anatomy. The term Clinical Base of the Collegium Medicum is used by the UJK Medicine School to describe hospitals and general practices within the Świętokrzyskie Region where our medical students complete the majority of their clinical training.

Those clinics and clinical departments with significant experience in patient care and a wide range of medical services have a high potential for growth. In recent years, there has been much development of the Regional Hospital, the Świętokrzyskie Cardiology Center with Cardiac Surgery Clinic and the Świętokrzyskie Cancer Center. The new Regional Children's Hospital has been completed, with a modern clinical infrastructure. On the basis of these units, the university clinics have been established.
For more information, visit the listed below hospitals’ web pages:

Regional Hospitals in Kielce:


Electronic resources

Library building is not only characterised by a modern external architecture but it is also unique thanks to the interesting and functional architectural solutions inside. Each of the four-storey building seems to have a slightly different spatial layout and a different function.

Both the academic staff and the students of the Department are provided with electronic resources, available not only via the network but also through physical medium. These facilities consist of: Polish Medical Bibliography:

That database is created by The Central Medical Library. It records Polish scientific literature, clinical and professional one in the field of medicine and related science as well as publications preoccupied with the organization of health protection and popular literature in the field of health education.

The University Library is responsible for providing information about monographs and unpublished doctoral theses as well as postdoctoral work included in GBL collections. Moreover, the summaries of documents both in Polish and English language have been introduced since 1991 year. The Department of Scientific Information in the University Library allows the access to PBLek in DVD version. Apart from that, the library has purchased the permission to use on-line version. Such access is possible through any computer running in the network of UJK ( A wide range of search is obtainable on the website, for instance: by means of password, author, institution, city, conference and many others, which make it considerably easier to find either suitable article or symposium.

Moreover, three scanners are available to the readers (ie. Environmental Photocopying) that enable to copy necessary materials very quickly and save them as a PDF or JPEG for their own storage media (USB flash drive). Unmanned Print Center seems to operate in the library as well. It provides the possiblity to copy and scan on the basis of electronic student card, employee card or library card.

In order to enable readers to borrow books independently in the area of free access to monographs, 2 devices for self-borrowing (self-check machines) have been installed on the first floor. Furthermore, 10 working places have been prepared for disabled people.

Electronic versions of magazines

  • Publishing house SPRINGER
    It is the base which consists of nearly 1 200 titles of magazines. The access is available from all computers used in the university network. Users can search for the magazine by means of its title, surname or both fields. Most of them are written in English. The list of medical journals is possible after choosing appropriate category on the main website.
  • Publishing house ELSEVIER
    This base comprises the magazines in many various areas gathered in the form of ScienceDirectOnSite base. All computers within UJK network enable the access to this database and, at the same time, it can be used by registered users with their home computers. The magazines might be searched in two ways: either according to the titles and fields or paying attention to their authors and keywords etc.
  • Databases available under the project eIFL/EBSCO
  • Project eIFL/EBSCO:

The university library pays for the access to EBSCO databases obtainable in the framework of foundation’s consortium eIFL. PFBN in Poznan is said to be its Polish coordinator. The project allows access to both the journals and other documents in electronic version. All computers within the UJK network enable the students to enter a considered database.

Medical Databases

  1. MEDLINE is an abstract base, which provides the information in the field of medicine as well as related science (among others medicine, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary medicine, health care system and clinical cases). It is established by National Library of Medicine (USA), the world’s largest medical library, and it makes use of thesaurus MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). The database offers bibliographic information of 4800 biomedical journals.
  2. Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition – comprises about 550 full-text magazines and additionally the abstracts and citations from over 800 journals of medical science, mainly in the field of nursing and health care.
  3. Health Source-Consumer Edition – includes full texts of over 460 publications, containing about 80 magazines, more than 130 monograph publications, over 80 registers as well as archives of reports in the field of health protection, general and sports medicine, nutrition, family health, child’s health and a wide variety of health problems.