Student exchange in medicine
The Faculty of Health Sciences welcomes medical students from partner universities to spend a semester in Tromsø!
Due to a continued uncertain situation and puzzle of placements abroad and at home, the Medical Education Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, has decided to cancel all types of outgoing and incoming exchange in medicine for autumn 2021.
Who can apply?
In order to become a medical exchange student at the Faculty of Health Sciences, your university has to have an exchange agreement with UiT.
We do not accept students from non- partner universities.
Courses available for medical exchange students
Autumn semester: MED-2520 International semester
Autumn and spring semester: Clinical rotations
Due to a limited number of places, clinical rotations are only available for exchange students from partner universities in the Nordic countries and some partner universities in Slovenia, Belgium, Australia and South Africa.
On some occations, Praktische Jahre students from German partner universities may be accepted, depending on capacity.
University of Copenhagen
University of Southern Denmark
University of Gothenburg
University of Helsinki
University of Turku
University of Oulu
University of Eastern Finland
University of Tampere
University of Iceland
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
University of La Reunion
University of Padova
University of Ljubljana
University of Santiago de Compostela
Albert- Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Friedrich- Alexander Universität Erlangen- Nürnberg
University of Witten/Herdecke
Northern State Medical University (Arkhangelsk)
North Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov (St. Petersburg)
University of North Dakota
University of Pretoria
University of Zimbabwe
University of Western Australia
Do you want to spend a semester abroad and study together with medical students from many different countries? Come to UiT The Arctic University of Norway!
MED-2520 International semester is the 7th semester of the Medical study program at UiT. The semester is in English and is designed to give Norwegian and international medical students the opportunity to study together in Tromsø.
The course starts the second week of August and is completed with written exam in December.
In addition to teaching together with Norwegian students, international students have extra clinical teaching in October when the Norwegian students are working on their thesis.
MED-2520 includes the following subjects:
- Women's health (gynecology and obstetrics)
- Children's health (pediatrics)
- Medical genetics
- International health
The semester builds on knowledge in basic human biology, structure and function attained in previous courses. A anatomy, physiology, and pathophysology are also essential parts of MED-2520. The semester will also prepare the students for the practice periods and placements that will follow later in their medical studies.
The main objective of the course is to develop and consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to achieve competence in managing common, acute and severe clinical problems encountered in general practice and in hospitals in the field of women`s and children`s health. The course will also expand the knowledge in medical genetics from previous teaching.
”Global health” covers international health in a broad perspective focusing community medicine, clinical medicine and health research. The term “global health” encompasses health- related topics that are independent of countries, social classes, ethnicity and culture. In the international semester the teaching in women´s and children´s health will also have a global perspective. The teaching will stimulate interest for medical research in the fields of global health in addition to women´s and children´s health. Collaboration with international partners in both epidemiologic and clinical research will also be developed.
UiT the Arctic University of Norway has a special agenda focusing on health conditions and health-related challenges in the arctic region.
- Case groups
- Mentored groups
- E- learning
- Practical clinical teaching
- Skills lab
- Clinical practice and patient encounters
- Written tasks
Three hour written exam, graded as pass/fail.
The Faculty of Health Sciences has a close collaboration with the University Hospital of North Norway Tromsø. Every semester, medical exhange students come to Tromsø to do clinical rotations.
All clinical rotations are organized by the Faculty of Health Sciences, and students apply to UiT as regular exchange students. No place is guaranteed - it depends on the capacity in the clinics.
Students are not allowed to contact the University Hospital in Tromsø to organize clinical rotations on their own.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Due to capacity reasons, only students from the following partner universities will be given priority to attend clinical rotations:
- Universities in the Nordic countries
- Ghent University
- University of Ljubljana
- University of North Dakota
- University of Pretoria
- University of Western Australia
Praktische Jahre students from German partner universities may apply to do one of the parts of the practical year (one to four months in one department only), but places are not guaranteed.
Autumn semester: April 15
Spring semester: October 1
All applications will be handled after the application deadline.
Students can stay for one semester only!
Autumn semester: mid- August to mid- December
Spring semester: beginning of January to mid- June
All students must register for one or more courses each semester to be considered an active student at UiT. Medical exchange students can choose between the following courses:
- MED-3002 Clinical rotation 2 weeks
- MED-3004 Clinical rotation 4 weeks
- MED-3008 Clinical rotation 8 weeks
- MED-3012 Clinical rotation 12 weeks
- MED-3016 Clinical rotation 16 weeks
The courses have no exam, only attendance is required.
The courses are graded as pass or fail.
At the end of their stay, students will get a Transcript of records for the passed course(s).
Students will also get an additional document that states which clinic(s) they have attended and the duration of the clinical rotation. There will be no documents that evaluates the students' knowledge or skills, only participation will be documented.
Available clinics for clinical rotations
- Internal medicine
- Anesthesiology (students must speak a Scandinavian language)
- Pediatrics (autumn semester only)
- Family Medicine (University of North Dakota students only)
Students participate in the daily work at the clinic. There will be no lectures/seminars/exam.
Additional information about clinical rotations
- Clinical rotations are arranged individually for each student outside the regular medical curriculum. The number of available places depends on the capacity in the clinics.
- Each students can only do rotations in maximum three (3) different clinics per semester.
- Clinical rotations must take place within the semester dates.
- We do not accept any students for clinical rotations in the summer holiday (mid- June to mid- August) or during the Christmas holiday.
- All clinical rotations must start on a Monday. It is preferable that students speak a Scandinavian language, but English is ok for most subjects. For pediatrics (spring semester) and anesthesiology (both semesters), students must speak a Scandinavian language.
- Please note that the language spoken at the hospital is Norwegian. The hospital staff may not be able to only speak English or translate all conversations to English, due to a hectic work environment in the clinic.
- No place is guaranteed until the Faculty coordinator has made all the necessary arrangements with the clinics. If there are too many applicants, or no availabilty in the clinics, students may have to apply again for a later semester.
- The University Hospital of North Norway is located in three cities: Tromsø, Harstad and Narvik. Most exchange students will do their rotations in Tromsø, but if there are many applicants, some students may be assigned a place at the hospital in Harstad or Narvik.
- UiT also collaborates with Nordland Hospital in Bodø. On some occations, students can be assigned a place at Nordland Hospital.
Application form and learning agreement
How to fill out your learning agreement
In your Learning Agreement, you fill out the course code, subject and preferred start date
8 weeks surgery
|MED-3008||4 weeks surgery, 4 weeks internal medicine||
10 weeks surgery
Please make sure you fill out your Learning agreement as detailed as possible.
Praktische Jahre students
- On some occations, students from partner universities can apply to do part of their Praktische Jahre at UiT. Places are not guaranteed and depends on capacity in the clinics.
- The period must within the semester date, four (4) months in one clinic, and in one of the semester only (not the period that starts in one semester and continues into a new semester).
- Students must apply as regular exchange students and register for one or more of the above mentioned courses.
- Praktische Jahre students from non- partner universities who manage to organize their practical period at one of the other hospitals in northern Norway will not get any documents or signatures/stamps from UiT to confirm their stay as they are not official students at UiT.
Sist oppdatert: 17.02.2021 14:35