Finland (FiMSIC) - Helsinki
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
630000
2500
neurology, gynaecology/obstetrics, genetics, neurosurgery, paediatrics, radiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, vascular surgery, opthalmology, cardiothoracic surgery, other departments may be available on occasion, available departments may vary during the year
All year round
20 SCOPE STUDENTS
5 SCORE STUDENTS
At cost of FiMSIC one meal per day
At a student flat
You may be required additional certificates, eg. vaccination card, based on clinic.
www.fimsic.org
LEOs
LEO Helsinki
OVERVIEW
Helsinki is the capital and the largest city of Finland. It is located in the southern part of Finland, on the shore of Baltic Sea. The population of Helsinki is over 600 000, making it the biggest city in Finland. The foreign-born population stands at over 10%. Helsinki, along with the neighboring cities of Vantaa, Espoo, and Kauniainen, constitutes what is known as the capital region, with over 1,000,000 inhabitants.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Helsinki University Central Hospital
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
University of Helsinki Surgery - General Clinical Project without lab work Clinical liver and kidney transplantation    
University of Helsinki Surgery - General Clinical Project without lab work Local and regional recurrences after modern surgery and multidisciplinary treatment in breast cancer    
University of Helsinki Immunology Basic Science T cell development and homeostasis    
University of Helsinki Infectious Diseases Basic Science Occurrence and distribution of zoonotic viruses in European rodent populations    
University of Helsinki Pathophysiology Basic Science Protein interactions in virus-host interplay
BOARDING
Lunch coupons provided for by FiMSIC.
LODGING
Usually the incoming students live in Medioma, which is a student apartment complex for medical students in the University of Helsinki. There are basic cooking facilities in the apartments. Most incoming exchange students share an apartment with another exchange student.
TRANSPORTATION
The public transport is very well organized: you can go anywhere in the Helsinki metropolitan area by bus, tram, train and metro. It is cheapest and easiest to use public transport by getting a travel card on which you can load either value or traveling period.
www.reittiopas.fi/en/
www.vr.fi/

SOCIAL PROGRAM
In July and August we organize some program. Traditionally we go to Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, which is a historical place and lies in a small island very close to the center of Helsinki. We also often have picnics; we are happy to eat outside in the summer, provided that the weather is good. We also visit museums, go to the beach, parks or forests depending on the interests. One popular thing to do is to go to a cottage with the hot and humid Finnish sauna. After sweating in the sauna, we swim in a lake. The whole country weekends are organized in July and August where you can meet other exchange students from all around Finland.
MUST SEE
There are very many things to do in Helsinki. Two very famous attractions are the island Korkeasaari - which is also the country’s biggest zoo – and the fortress island of Suomenlinna (a UNESCO World Heritage site). The most popular museums are Ateneum Art Museum for classical Finnish art, Kiasma Art Museum for modern art and the historical museum called the National Museum of Finland. These are all located in the center of Helsinki. The Linnanmäki amusement park is also quite close to the city center. Of course the city is also full of statues, parks and architecturally important buildings worth seeing. And the night-life is vivid! In the winter, we have plenty of snow, so you can try iceskating or skiing.
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