Career Development

Kuopio University Hospital has developed a career path for physicians. A specialist can progress to deputy chief physician, and then onwards to head of department and chief physician.

Kuopio University Hospital arranges versatile further training for its staff. International training and qualifications are also supported. Interesting and challenging work tasks await physicians interested in patient work and research.

Scientific research constitutes the foundation of university hospital activities, in which clinical work and scientific research are continuously brought closer together. Kuopio University Hospital and the University of Eastern Finland work in close collaboration, and the Graduate School of Clinical Research provides excellent facilities for conducting research.

Researchers also receive support from Kuopio University Hospital's own Science Service Center. Physicians interested in research and teaching can hold a full-time office at the university, while conducting clinical work at Kuopio University Hospital part-time.