NB! WHEN PLACING THE APPLICANTS IN THE CITIES AND CLINICS, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN FOR THOSE WHO FILL THEIR AF AND COD CAREFULLY (FOLLOWING THE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS OF FiMSIC).
Requirements for application documents:
- An official student record: showing all the courses studied in medicine. The record must be in English, it must be stamped by the university, it should not be more than 6 months old and it must show that the student has completed the clinical courses of those specialties that he/she is applying for.
- If the student has studied the subject, but it is not clearly stated in the SR, the student must clarify this in the “additional notes” section of the AF. For example, if the student’s curriculum is based on organ systems, they must mention if certain course also includes both surgery as well as internal medicine if applying for those departments (eg. "cardiovascular system includes both cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery").
- If the student has not yet passed the required courses at the time the AF is sent, but will complete the course before the exchange, it must be mentioned in the student remarks section on the AF, and the SR must be appended with an official document from the university stating that the courses in question will be completed before the beginning of the exchange.
IF SR DOES NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS, THE AF WILL BE SENT BACK
- Language certificate (of Finnish, Swedish or English)
Accepted language certificates are as follows:
- An official language proficiency test endorsed by an Educational Testing Service (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English)
- FiMSIC English Certificate filled in, signed and stamped by an English professor (you can find the certificate template in the “necessary documents” folder below). Must include the name of the student.
- An official (stamped) written affirmation, that the language of the student’s studies in Medicine, in the university, is English (educational media, lectures and exams). The document should also mention the name of the student.
The language certificate must show at least CEFR B2 level language capabilities or describe the student’s language skills as equivalent, and appropriate to work in a hospital environment.
We don't accept:
- high school certificates
- certificates of language courses without mention of the CEFR level / from which language skills cannot be evaluated
- certificates signed by NEO/other NMO member.
- Regulations for FiMSIC exchange programs: All incoming students to Finland must accept the Regulations for FiMSIC Exchange Programs. The students are required to sign this form and upload it into the Card of Documents section named 'Other'. The form can be found in the “necessary documents” folder below.
- IFMSA SCOPE Terms and Conditions: All incoming students to Finland are required to sign the newest form of IFMSA SCOPE Terms and Conditions. The form can be found in the “necessary documents” folder below.
- Motivation letters: to each of the departments applied for in the AF. Introducing yourself formally, your medical education (how many years so far etc.) and your interests in medicine in general, your special interest to the field, your previous experience in the field and associated fields, what you would like to learn during your clerkship.
The motivational letter should be addressed to the head of the department, but not specify any LC.
- Vaccination Card. All students must send a vaccination card as proof of immunisation, according to the section “Immunization requirements”. The vaccination card must be official (verified by a medical professional, e.g. stamped) and in English. Different LCs might also request other vaccinations and/or health certificates depending on the hospital and/or the clinic. The student will be informed of these by the LC. Vaccination Card doesn't have to be sent with the AF, but it is mandatory, and must be sent before the start of the exchange.
- MRSA (Meticilline resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, nasal sample) negativity certificate: Depending on the hospital that the student is placed to there are different rules about the MRSA testing. The students will be provided with all the necessary information concerning possible MRSA requirements when receiving the CA. Some of the hospitals require that the test needs to be made in Finland but in general the student should, however, be prepared to get tested in their home country and provide the certificate upon arrival. The test taken in the home country should not be made more than one month before the exchange and the certificate must be in English.
Depending on the LC, the student may need to send additional documents, such as registration forms or health certificates, etc. The student will be informed about these by the LC.
ALL THE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN PDF FORM!
Link to the NECESSARY DOCUMENTS folder HERE: