Reykjavík is the only active LC in Iceland. It is the capital city and witholds about 2/3 of Iceland's population.
It is a beautiful city with loads of activities.
Medicine has been taught in Iceland since 1876. Prior to that our doctors got their education mainly from Denmark. At first it was taught in The Doctors School (Læknaskólinn) but in 1911, the University of Iceland was founded and Læknaskólinn and the University merged. So for more than a hundred years there has been a productive faculty of medicine in Iceland.
We have two hospitals in Reykjavik. They're both owned by the government and are University hospitals. There's the Landspitali at Hringbraut and Landspitali at Fossvogur, which are both close to the center. They have different departments so we usually have students at both hospitals every summer.
University of Iceland has great ties with Íslensk Erfðagreining(deCODE) which is one of the leading firms in their field. They identify human genes associated with common diseases using population studies(mainly studying the population of Iceland), and apply the knowledge gained to guide the development of candidate drugs.
Students recieve a hot meal during lunch hours in the hospital every business day.
Students stay in a former doctors cottage beside a psychiatric hospital called Kleppur, located on Sæbraut. There are 6 rooms with 2-3 beds per room, a big living room, a kitchen and a washing machine. It is right next to a bus station so students can travel directly from the airport to their accomodation.
Lodging is close to a bus stop where students can travel to their hospital. It takes about 15-30 minutes to travel to the hospital by bus.
Gay pride parade.(Jón Gnarr mayor of Reykjavik at the time of this photo)
Because this is the only active LC in Iceland, this page is a lot like the explore page for IMSA, but you can get more information by pressing this link:
We welcome you to Iceland and are looking forward to seeing you :)