Please note that the specialist training in Medicine and Dentistry is only offered in Finnish.
Universities offer 50 specialist training programmes in medicine and 5 programmes in dentistry. The number and titles of specialities have been defined in Finnish legislation on specialist education (Decree No 56/2015).
Specialist training in medicine/dentistry can be taken by professionals licensed by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira). The specialist degree requires usually 5 or 6 years of medical practice including at least 9 months of services in public health care centers, theoretical and administrative courses and passing a national written exam.
The Faculty grants the study right, but the training itself takes place within the health care system. The selection of physicians to the training posts at Faculty-approved training units is conducted as per the respective selection procedures of the organisations in question.