Surveys and data

The Finnish Medical Association has a dedicated research team that produces data to support the FMA's positions on intrerest supervision and societal affairs as well as to form the basis for decision making on health care. The data focuses among others on physicians' labour market position and earnings, their working life, wellbeing and continuing professional education and the health care service system overall. 

We carry out studies and surveys both independently and in collaboration with other organizations. We regularly produce both new statistical findings and long-term follow-up data, which we publish as statistical reports and scientific articles as well as general overviews and summaries.

Continuing medical education in Finland

In 2022, doctors participated in an average of 6.8 days of continuing medical education organised outside the physician's site of practice, with only one in five reaching the minimum recommended training duration of ten days, as advised by the Finnish Medical Association. Doctors remained increasingly dissatisfied with the amount of CME, with just slightly over half considering the amount sufficient.

See the report here: Continuing medical education organized outside the site of practice, 2022

Medical students abroad 2022

The number of Finnish medical students abroad has increased in recent years. Currently, the highest number of Finnish students are in Latvia, Romania, and Sweden. The majority of students intend to return to Finland to work as doctors after graduating.

See the report here: Students abroad, 2022

For a comprehensive catalogue of FMA studies and surveys, please see the Finnish page.