If you wear a burka just tell them it's a babuska.
Whats a babuska?
BTW: I dont wear a burka.
Just an observation, do you plan to return to Africa and practice medicine? Or do you intend to eventually practice in the united states?
Check with the accreditation board in Lodz to see if your degree is accepted in other parts of the world. US accreditation is universally accepted; but very expensive.
What I've noticed from other people when I was in architecture school getting my masters(in the US) many already had there masters, only it was not worth anything. They had to do a supplementary courses (a second masters program) that lasted two years.
I don't know if med school works the same way, but I would definitely find out.
My niece is thinking about going to Lodz and I hear people give it bad reviews.
On the traditional clothing if you must wear a head scarf, think about a wing, like some of the girls in France do; and some more "western" like dresses you won't stand out in a crowd as much. Mental midgets like the skinheads are only looking for people like you to bother; they don't pick on the Marius Pudzianowski crowd.
Return to Africa? I am not from Africa....I am an American. I plan on coming back to the states to practice.
Who are the "Marius Pudzianowski crowd"?