The Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District (PPSHP) is the northernmost of the five Finnish university hospital districts. The special responsibility area for the Oulu University hospital covers the whole of Northern Finland - accounting for more than half of Finland's geographical area and home to 741 000 people. All speciality areas are present within OYS.
The Faculty of Medicine and PPSHP are closely collaborating in the education of health care professionals and within research. Students are theoretically educated in the institutions and the university. The students are included in the health care work at an early stage of their eductaion. The hospital conducts high-quality clinical research, acknowledged both nationally and internationally. Research is done within the hospital's and university's joint umbrella organization, the Medical research center (MRC).
Last updated: 8.10.2015