Contact Information


Haartamaninkatu 8, 3. fl,
P.O. Box 63
Biomedicum Helsinki
00014 University of Helsinki
Tel. +358 2941 1911

Institute of clinical medicine

The Institute of Clinical Medicine is the largest subject department of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki. There are 130 staff on the payroll budget — 100 in research and education with about 30 in support services. In addition, there are 70 to 100 staff who work in research supported by outside funding. The Institute is comprised of 11 departments that cover all areas of clinical medicine.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine educates future physicians from the third year of studies until graduation. There are 560 students annually, of whom 21% are Swedish speaking. Education takes place through lectures and small groups, and the emphasis is on patient-centeredness. With its 43 training programs in specialist medicine, the Institute provides specialist training to meet the needs of the whole nation. In addition, further education is provided on an as-needs basis. Institute professors and docents are in charge of the training.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine also provides postgraduate education leading to a doctoral degree, of which 80 are completed annually. High-quality clinical and theoretical research work is also conducted in the clinics and laboratories at Biomedicum in Helsinki.