Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet

Rikshospitalet exterior

Study facilities

  • Necessary hospital equipment
  • Services

Lab coats and other garments

A white lab coat must be worn to all clinical small groups. It can be collected from the repository outside the student changing room in the basement. A white shirt and trousers is also required in some wards/departments.

ID card

Students need a dedicated ID card for Rikshospitalet for access to the student facilities at Rikshospitalet. They are assigned starting in semester 3. A photo session is held at the beginning of the semester. The ID cards of students who already have an ID card (e.g. dentistry students) will be reprogrammed. The card will be valid until the expected end date of the study programme. The validity of the ID card will be extended if a student takes a leave of absence from his/her studies. Ask Oxana Rødnes for a requisition. The ID card office is in section C, room C3.1031. Remember to bring your student card!

Opening hours:
Mondays, 08:00–12:00.

Available rooms

The Skills Centre

The Skills Centre is in the teaching wing of Rikshospitalet, and is about 300 sq.m., with different course rooms for practising practical procedures, and perform communication training. The course rooms contain dolls, models, and examination tables / equipment for practical practice on different procedures which students must learn to master.Students have access to the Skills Centre all day with their ID cards.

In collaboration with the clinical instructors, practising procedures will be integrated with the patient-oriented teaching in each department. The Skills Centre will also be a centre for developing and using information technology in medical studies. Using computers and commercial / in-house produced multimedia training programs, students may gain access to an important supplement in their skills training. The computer programs allow standardization of the different procedures, and give students experience with using information technology – the latter is considered very important to future exercise of the profession. There is a conscious commitment to use of information technology in teaching at the Medical Faculty of the University of Oslo, developing TV offerings, digitizing the syllabus, and developing multimedia learning programs. This venture has made the Faculty a national leading centre for development and use of IT in medical education. This work will be continued by the Skills Centre.

  • Lounge

There is a microwave and refrigerator in the student lounge in the Skills Centre, B2.

  •  Changing rooms and lockers

Student changing rooms and lockers are in the basement in section B1. They are reserved for students following teaching of clinical small groups at Rikshospitalet.

  • Group rooms

There are group rooms on floor M (above the Large Auditorium) in section B. They are used for problem-based learning teaching, but are also available to students when they are empty. The reservation list is posted outside each room on Fridays.

  • Auditorium

The Large Auditorium is in section B2 by the main entrance, and seats 398 people. There are more auditoriums in the basement in B1. The green auditorium has 90 seats, the red and blue auditoriums have 120 seats. Rikshospitalet also has a number of small auditoriums / teaching rooms. Contact the booking officer to book a room at e-mail rom-booking@rh.uio.no.

  • PC room

A PC room is available to students at Rikshospitalet. It is on the 1st floor of section B, by the Skills Centre. If you need help, contact the Oracle service.

  • Reading room

There are 3 reading rooms at Rikshospitalet, with a total of 150–160 spaces. They are in the student area of the Skills Centre (section B, 1st floor). They can be used by medical students from semesters 3 and up, but students in higher semesters have priority.


Medical library

The medical and health care library (UMH), which is part of the University of Oslo Library, is on the 1st floor of section B2. Here you can receive help to search and retrieve literature. In addition to books and journals, there are DVDs, histological and pathological sections, skulls, and PCs for medical information searches.
The library also has an electronic version of many journals and books. They are accessible via the library Web site. Here you also find a list of library courses.
The opening hours during the semester are 08:30–19:00, Saturdays 10:00–14:00. Summer hours: 08:30–15:00, Saturdays closed. Changes are advertised on the library home page.


The cafeteria is on the 1st floor of section B2.

Published May 15, 2011 7:42 PM - Last modified Sep. 16, 2020 8:16 AM