What are the best hospitals in Europe??

Discussion in 'Europe' started by mac_kin, Jun 14, 2008.

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  1. mac_kin

    mac_kin Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    There is the Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins in the US, Toronto General/Sick Kids in Canada. All world class facilities.

    In europe, where are the best hospitals located?

    I'm asking because I have the chance to do a placement in europe in about a year and I'm trying to find the best hospitals (in any country) but I'm not sure where to start. I want a good learning experience in a hospital that is at least somewhat world famous.
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  3. MSHell

    MSHell Deranged User 10+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    Which languages do you speak? A clinical placement will often have a language requirement and if not, it sure is helpful to be able to speak with patients, doctors, nurses, etc. in their language.

    If you only speak English, it would be better to ask in the UK/Ireland forum.
  4. shreypete

    shreypete 10+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2007
  5. Marsupilami

    Marsupilami New Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    You might want to take a look at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. A friend of mine studied there for a year and liked it very much. Very good teaching, friendly atmosphere, very international,too.


    Generally though, it is hard to find "world famous" hospitals in Europe. Of course, there are several old and well know hospitals such as the "Charité" in Berlin (http://www.charite.de/en/charite/ ), the "Salpetrière" in Paris etc...


    However... I'm not aware of any existing ranking of Europe's best hospitals. Doctors in continental Europe usually care less about the name of the university or hospital they are at than their US counterparts. Very different culture.

    If you primarily want to make an impression in the US and need something for your CV, you might want to check out teaching hospitals of Oxford and Cambridge.

    Good luck !

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