Iceland (IMSA) - Reykjavik
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
320000
300
Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Surgery, Urology, Anaesthesia and Intensive and Critical Care
July, August
24 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Hospital
Dormitory
Since Reykjavík is the only available LC there are no specific exchange conditions for the LC. Check the NMO exchange conditions carefully.
www.imsic.org
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OVERVIEW

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.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

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.


RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

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.

BOARDING

Students recieve a hot meal during lunch hours in the hospital every business day.

LODGING

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.

TRANSPORTATION

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.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

We're proud of our social program which has been really good these last years. Every week we have a bar night downtown and have a couple of drinks together. Then we have a weekend trip where we camp in one of the beautiful sites in Iceland or rent a summer house. An example of the places we have visited during this trip recently are the Westman Islands, Landmannalaugar, Snæfellsnes and Skaftafell. We also take the students on a one day trip where we sometimes go to the Golden Circle which includes Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss (the great waterfall) and Geysir (where the geysers are, which the international word for erupting hot water springs is derived from) but it depends on the students' wishes. Then we also plan an international evening (usually a Saturday night) where every student and the people of IMSIC prepare a meal typical for their country. Then everyone gets to taste the food (and beverages) of different countries. This evening is always very fun since we have been having people from all over the world doing electives in Reykjavik. Please note that the schedule you will get sent in the spring is a draft and dates may change since we try to choose dates when most of the students can go and when people in the committee or contact persons are available.

Weekend trip to Snæfellsnes in July 2015.










MUST SEE

Harpan(music hall).


Perlan.


Hallgrímskirkja(church)


Nightlife.

Thermal pools.

Gay pride parade.(Jón Gnarr mayor of Reykjavik at the time of this photo)


Whale watching.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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:
http://ifmsa.org/exchange/explore/nmo/1087

We welcome you to Iceland and are looking forward to seeing you :)