Incoming exchange students in Medicine

 

Application deadlines both for exchange studies and clinical training

As we have a limited amount of placements available, you should file your application for both autumn semester (September - December) and spring semester (January - May) between 1 March and 30 April in previous spring.  We usually do not have anything to offer for those who leave their application submission for the spring semester to previous autumn (1 August and 30 September).

Application instructions for exchange students:

For clinical studies at least three years of medical studies are required. Please note, that in some of the courses four years of medical studies are required (see the list below).

Further information on the application process:
http://www.uef.fi/en/web/admissions/exchange-students

Application instructions for trainees:

Unfortunately, we are able to offer placements only for students from our partner universities (please, check from your home institution exchange coordinator if there is an existing partnership). For clinical practice the departments usually prefer 5-6th year medical student in their selection. You should have completed at least the theoretical studies concerning the specialties applied before arrival. You can start a practical training period only if you have followed the equivalent theoretical course and passed the examination. For example, it is not possible attend to Gyneaecology and Obstetrics training if you have not studied the subject or have failed the examination. The practical training always starts on Mondays, preferably at the beginning of the month, and it is organized full-time, meaning 7-8 hours a day, Monday-Friday, 35-40 hours a week. The minimum duration of the practical training for each unit is four full weeks (6 ECTS), shorter training placements will not be organized. Students will get only ECTS credits from the practical training period, not a grade. Once the agreement is signed by the student or we have confirmation from the department, the student cannot modify his/her programme. We are not able to accept students for the summer period (June - July) due to the lack of mentoring doctors during the summer holiday season. Please note: the number of places is limited. One exchange student per unit per month. Students are not supposed to arrange these placements on their own with the departments. Instead, all contact must go through tarja.a.koponen(at)uef.fi

We can offer placements mainly in Internal Medicine and Surgery. Some placements are available in Anesthesiology and Paediatrics. Upon application we need to know the clinic/clinics you are interested in. The minimum period for exchange is two months and for each unit 4 weeks.

The specialties available in surgery are:
- Orthopedics
- Traumatology
- Cardiac surgery
- Abdominal surgery (colorectal surgery and upper G-I surgery, different wards)
- Vascular surgery
- Pediatric surgery
- Urology
- Plastic surgery

Further information on the application process:
http://www.uef.fi/en/web/admissions/trainees  

Course listing

Although the whole curriculum for degree students is at our web pages* also in English, those courses are offered in Finnish only. Because of this we have an English program for medical exchange students (Please note, that our degree programme is completly full, and thus, you cannot take degree programme courses during your exchange even if you are fluent in Finnish language). The course list differs slightly each study year depending on the departments joining the exchange program.

 *) https://wiola.uef.fi/weboodi/

(In addition to browsing the basic curriculum, you can browse information on courses for exchange students without logging. Select: Instruction/Courses – Course catalogues –  Faculty of Health Sciences – School of Medicine –  Medicine for exchange students)

You are also welcome to select courses from other departments https://kamu.uef.fi/en/student-book/studies-for-exchange-students/ . Please note, however, that all the lectures, practicals etc. are oblicatory in the English program for medical exchnge students, and thus, you need to be careful with overlaping teaching events.

 

Courses for the study year 2020 - 2021:

 
 

Autumn semester 2020

     

Code

Course

ECTS

Timing

Note

4411941

Infectious Diseases

4.5

September - October

 

4424700

Clinical Neurology for Exchange Students

6.5

1.-29.11.2020

Only for students doing their 4th - 6th year of medical studies during the exchange

4424650

Neurosurgery for Exchange Students

2

30.11.-11.12.2020

Only for students doing their 4th - 6th year of medical studies during the exchange

4424550

Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

8

17.8.-11.9.2020

14.9.-9.10.2020

19.10.-13.11.2020

16.11.-11.12.2020

Course is held in Finnish, but the main points are translated. The course is mandatory for those taking practicum, and thus, they are prioritised. Only for students doing their 5th - 6th year of medical studies during the exchange

 

Spring semester 2021

     

Code

Course

ECTS

Timing

Note

4424750

Ophthalmology

6

18.1.-12.2.2021

Only for students doing their 5th - 6th year of medical studies during the exchange

4424550

Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

8

11.1.-5.2.2021

8.2.-5.3.2021

15.3.-16.4.2021

19.4.-14.5.2021

Course is held in Finnish, but the main points are translated. The course is mandatory for those taking practicum, and thus, they are prioritised. Only for students doing their 5th - 6th year of medical studies during the exchange

4411948

Oncology

3

January - March

Only for students doing their 4th - 6th year of medical studies during the exchange

4411943

Radiology

3

 

Note! The Radiology course will not be arranged on spring 2021

4411944

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

3

weeks 9-11

 

4424451

Pediatrics

14

22.02.2021 - 07.05.2021

Only for students doing their 4th - 6th year of medical studies during the exchange

4218527

Pharmacology for Exchange Students

4-8

February-May

The exact meeting times will be agreed with participating students

OBS! International health care workers and students - health examination

 

Contacts

the International Student Services of UEF
international(at)uef.fi

the School of Medicine
Marko Pietilä
marko.pietila(at)uef.fi
Departmental Coordinator
-incoming international students, provide assistance with all sorts of practical matters concerning the courses
-outgoing international students
-agreements

or
Tarja Koponen
tarja.a.koponen(at)uef.fi
Teaching coordinator
 -incoming international students, provide assistance with all sorts of practical matters concerning clinical practice