Finnish healthcare system and medical education

Finland provides its citizens a universal right to healthcare services – from primary healthcare services to specialized medical services. The primary aims of Finnish healthcare system include Health promotion and Disease prevention. As a result the general health, life expectancy and quality of life have improved in Finland.

The high quality healthcare services stems from high quality education. Finnish medical education and expertise are widely acknowledged throughout the world. Finnish medical education is practically oriented - giving the students comprehensive clinical experience even before graduating.

Finland is also known for its world-class medical research. Finnish clinical medical research has been ranked number 1 in the world numerous times – assessed by the references to Finnish publications from different countries.

Finnish medical qualifications are compatible with the local regulations in most countries. For instance, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and all the countries inside the EU accept Finnish medical education as a basis of granting medical license.