The Vestfjörður Health Institute is a teaching institution and participates in the training and internship of doctors at various levels. Such training takes place at the health care center on Ísafjörður, which also handles all health care services in Bolungarvík, Flateyri, Suðureyri, Súðavík and Þingeyri. The instructor is Súsanna Björg Ástvaldsdóttir, family physician. She attends special courses intended for those in charge of training specialist doctors. Other employees of the centers also participate in the training/teaching.

Regarding the conditions and further definitions of the internship of candidates and specialist doctors, it should be pointed out "regulation on the education, rights and obligations of doctors and the conditions for obtaining a general medical license and specialist license".

The regulation (which is from April 2015) also mentions the obligations and conditions that each health institution must fulfill in order to be considered competent to carry out the training of candidates and specialist doctors.

The candidate year is a time of experience and learning for newly graduated doctors. On The Vestfjörður Institute of Health's candidates gain the skills to apply their knowledge from the Faculty of Medicine, learn more about clinical medicine and gain experience that is useful for the independent practice of general practitioners.

If you are interested in working with experienced experts in a professional environment and diverse situations, then HVest is the right place for you. Welcome to Vestfjörður.

Updated 26 April 2022 (UN)

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