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Half of Medical Students Plan to Leave Iceland

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Half of Medical Students Plan to Leave Iceland

A mere eight percent of students who are set to graduate from the University of Iceland’s faculty of medicine in the next two years see Landspítali National University Hospital as their future place of work, rúv.is reports.

nationalhospital-hallgrimskirkja_ipaLandspítali National University Hospital (foreground). Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

Moreover, when looking at the various fields of healthcare, only 13 percent of the students can envision a career at the hospital following graduation.

These are among the findings of a poll conducted recently by the University’s School of Health Sciences. Half of students in the faculties of medicine, nursing, physical therapy and radiology contemplate leaving Iceland immediately upon graduation from the University of Iceland.

In the poll, participants were asked about their outlook on health care issues and their plans after graduation. A total of 248 students participated, which amounts to 72.3 percent of the student body in these fields, thereof 77 students of medicine and 121 of nursing.

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