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Satisfied students

92 per cent of students are satisfied or very satisfied with the education they have received at the Faculty of Medicine.

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The same proportion are in work directly following the completion of their education according to a survey of students who graduated in the period from 2014 to 2018 (pdf)

– The fact that so many people are satisfied with their education and go straight into work says a lot about the quality of education on offer. In the digitalised world, change happens fast. This is why it is also important for us to focus on lifelong learning and development, both for our students and for us as a centre of learning,’ says Eivind Engebretsen, Vice-Dean of Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Medicine. 

– We have a responsibility to push for development that is sustainable, and which responds not only to the challenges of today but also those of the future. Developing sustainable health education is at the heart of our new application to establish the Centre of Excellence in Education, he adds. 

Research-based education applicable in working world

The survey also shows that 97 per cent of students who undertook the professional study programme in medicine believe that they are using the skills and competencies they developed as part of their education at UiO in their current job. Of these respondents, 73 per cent believe that this is the case to a great extent, which is almost 40 per cent higher than the general UiO student body. 

– It’s great that we have such satisfied students, who are clearly valued and considered a resource in the work life. We see it as inspiration to keep working hard and deliever an excellent education and to develop further both our professional study programme and in medicine and our master’s programmes, says Elin Olaug Rosvold, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

Jobs that meet expectations

Almost 80 per cent of respondents believe that their studies in the Faculty of Medicine have enabled them to find jobs that meet their expectations. 96 per cent of respondents are in full-time employment, and 4 per cent are in part-time employment. 70 per cent of those in part-time employment stated that this was through their own choice.

– This demonstrates that we are fully in touch with what is needed as part of an educational programme in order to master working life. We also see the significance of our students being taught by internationally renowned professors and researchers.  It provides proximity to both working life and the global research community, says Eivind Engebretsen.

The survey examines several aspects of education and job opportunities. 88 per cent of respondents work in the public sector, which is 28 per cent higher than the average for all graduates from UiO during this period, and is only to be expected since the health and education sector in Norway is largely public.

72 per cent of respondents work in health and care services, while 13 per cent work in research and education.

Education at The Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine trains 1200 medical students (MD), 900 Master’s students and 1400 PhD students. The 6-year MD program has the largest number of applicants compared to other Norwegian medical schools.

We have a 5-year program in clinical nutrition, one Bachelor’s degree program and three Master’s programs in health economy, management and leadership, in addition to four other Master’s programs. One is the first Norwegian nurse practitioner Master’s program in geriatric care. Two of the programs are in English and draw large numbers of international applicants.

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By Kaja Haldorsen, kommunikasjonsleder MED
Published May 23, 2019 3:11 PM - Last modified May 24, 2019 10:52 AM