All exchange students participating in clinical practice at the University Hospital of Northern Norway or other health care institutions must take an MRSA test. We recommend that you take this test prior to leaving your home country. However, the test must not be more than two weeks old and you may not enter a hospital again after having been tested.
You may also take the test immediately upon arrival in Norway, but it may take up to two weeks to receive the results and you will not be able to begin your clinical practice before receiving a negative result.
If you have any questions concerning the MRSA test, please contact Elin Holm, International Advisor at the Faculty of Health Sciences: firstname.lastname@example.org