Norway (NMSA) - Oslo
SCORE: Neural Systems Laboratory, Department of Molecular Medicine, SCOPE: anaesthesia, dermatology, emergency medicine, female cancers, genetics, geriatrics, hematology, immunology, infectious diseases, intensive and critical care, internal medicine endocrinology, internal medicine cardiology, internal medicine gastroenterology, internal medicine hematology, internal medicine pulmonary, musculoskeletal, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, peadriatrics, peadiatrics surgery, psychiatry, radiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, head- and neck surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, transplantation medicine
SCOPE students have to arrive at August 8th for MRSA testing., Mid August to mid September.
Cafeteria at the hospital
Student flats
SCOPE: You will need to take a MRSA test BEFORE you arrive Oslo. LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR MORE INFO!
Uswa Awan
Yulia Panina

A metropolitan city with forests and fjord

Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature experiences and city life.

Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities, with a population approaching 700,000 and new neighborhoods with eye-catching architecture. The largest city in Norway is quickly transforming into a cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of world-class museums, restaurants and art, but still maintains the relaxed atmosphere of a much smaller town.

The city is nestled between the Oslofjord and hundreds of square miles of forested hills, and is a green city in more ways than one. The compact city centre is easily explored on foot or by bike, and an efficient public transport system makes the whole city accessible without a car.

Norway’s capital since 1814, Oslo is home to the Norwegian government and the Royal Family.

The country’s largest cultural institutions, which include the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, the National Theatre and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, present first-rate art exhibitions and opera, ballet and theatre performances.

Live music is a big part of the city’s identity, and every year Oslo’s clubs and arenas host thousands of concerts that showcase the talents of everyone from local bands to international superstars. Several large pop and rock festivals are held every summer, and there are annual festivals for genres ranging from chamber music to heavy metal.

The University of Oslo (UiO) is Norway’s oldest university and was founded in 1811. The university is ranked as the top institution of research and education in Norway and one of the world’s top 100 universities, according to the Shanghai World Ranking. UiO has students and staff from all over the world. In 2015 15% of the students, 22% of the academic staff and 31% of the PhD candidates were international.
Most of the university is located on the Blindern Campus, in the northern part of Oslo. UiO has eight faculties, one of them being the Faculty of Medicine. It was established in 1814 and is Norway’s oldest faculty of medicine. The faculty is located at Gaustad, next to one of Oslo’s main teaching hospitals (Rikshospitalet), two tram stops from the Blindern Campus.

The SCOPE students will work in one of the four Oslo University Hospitals.

The Oslo University Hospitals (OUS) consists of four public hospitals: Rikshospitalet, Radiumhospitalet, Ullevål universitetssykehus and Aker universitetssykehus. The hospitals function as the local hospitals for parts of Oslo’s population, as the regional hospitals for Norway’s south-eastern population and also have a number of national responsibilities.

The university of Oslo has a particular strategic focus on interdisciplinary research in the field life sciences. The lab, office facilities, libraries and technical support are in the high end.

The SCORE students will be able to work in the Neural System Laboratory, within the Department of Molecular Medicine at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences.

The project available for the SCORE-students in 2018 is "Multi-level atlas of the rodent brain: data integration and quantitative analysis"

Both the SCORE and SCOPE students will get a warm meal (or a cold meal if that is preferred) at the hospital cafeteria five days a week.
Both the SCORE and the SCOPE students will live in flats in the Oslo city center.

How to get from the Oslo Airport Gardermoen to the Oslo city center:
• Take the airport train (flytoget) to Oslo Central Station.
• The ticket costs NOK 95 for students (bring student ID).
• The train ride takes approximately 20 minutes.
• At the Oslo Central Station either the LORE, the LEO or your contact person in the byddy system will meet you.

How to get around Oslo:
The public transport system is very good and you can easily get around wherever you need. The monthly pass costs NOK 736 and lets you take all the local buses, trams, subways and boats. Its is also possible to rent a bike for a month or on a pay as you go- basis.
Since the SCOPE and SCORE students stay for the same amount of time we will do the social program together. The local students start university around the same time as you arrive, so there will be lots of fun student activities going on. Norwegian students from the Faculty of Medicine will be your buddies for the four weeks you are here and participate in all the activities planned within the social program. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know Norwegian medical students and be a part of the student community in Oslo.

The social program includes (with the possibility of some changes):
• Welcome dinner
• Waffle night
* Barbecuing at Sognsvann 
* Museum tour
• International food night
• Scavenger hunt
• Farewell dinner
* Hike in "marka" (woods in Oslo)
• Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Tower
• Norwegian Folk Museum
• The Viking Ship Museum
• Akershus Fortress
* Sørenga
* Aker Brygge
• National Gallery
• Natural History Museum
• Fram Museum – The Polar Ship Fram
• The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet
• Vigeland Sculpture Park
• TusenFryd Amusement Park

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SCOPE students:  You will need to take a MRSA test BEFORE you arrive Oslo. You have to document this in English and bring it to Norway. It needs to be no more than two weeks old and negative. If not, you can not start the clinical clerckship on monday 14th of August. LEOs have sceduled an appointment for additional testing on Augusth 10th, so its crucial that you arrive on August 9th