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    Default Licence to practise medicine in Finland for foreigners

    Conditions for getting licence to practise medicine in Finland

    Licensing requires :

    1. Training leading to a medical qualification completed abroad.
    2. Knowledge of the Finnish or Swedish language.
    3. Minimum of six months of practical medical training in a Finnish hospital operated by a public body (state, municipality, municipal federation).
    4. Three-part examination.

    Can anyone provide me with the examination details?
    - Contents of the exam.
    - Along with clinical science, are basic science subjects tested? Also which clinical subjects are mainly tested?
    - Are these exams comparable to other board exams, is the exam more difficult than USMLE, MCCEE, AMC.
    - Format of the exam (Multiple choice or clinical cases to be answered orally)

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    Please see Professional practice rights -Valvira.fi and http://www.laakariliitto.fi/files/Gu...in_Finland.pdf

    Doctors from outside the EU or EEA have to undergo a practical training and pass a threepart examination to receive a licence to practise medicine in Finland. The three-part examination includes questions relating to administration,
    legislation, and clinical medicine, and a practical section testing the individualís ability
    to cope with normal clinical situations. There is also a language test.

    Licences are granted in stages. The initial licence is valid only for hospital work. It can
    subsequently be extended to cover health centre work and then work in other institutions and in private practice. Licences are always granted for specific periods of time. If a holder of an extended licence is granted Finnish citizenship, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health can authorize her or him to practise medicine independently as a licensed doctor.

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