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September 4, 2020

Sahlgrenska Epilepsy Center – now open

They have been up and running for six months, but Covid-19 came in the way for the inauguration. Now Sahlgrenska Epilepsy Center is officially open, and ready to welcome patients from all over Sweden and other countries for rare and complex epileptic disorders.

The center represents Sweden in EpiCare, the European reference network for rare and complex epilepsies.

– The center is an important part of the hospital’s investment in highly specialized epilepsy care. If our skills are not enough, through the network we gain access to colleagues throughout the EU. In the same way, we contribute to the discussions when epilepsy experts from other EU countries have specific issues where we have the highest expertise. We want to make it easier for patients to benefit from our mutual expertise, both in Sweden and in Europe, which is the whole philosophy behind both the hospital’s investment in the Sahlgrenska Epilepsy Center and EpiCARE, says Kristina Malmgren, director and professor in Neurology.

For more information – read Sahlgrenska University Hospital’s press release.

July 14, 2020

New ways to reach aid recipients during Covid-19

Shipping and travel restrictions in combination with short term leaves have led to donations of healthcare material getting stuck in Sweden. In order to continue to donate, Region Västra Götaland has found new ways to reach aid recipients in other other countries.

This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has had serious financial consequences for many aid organizations, such as Human Bridge, Region Västra Götaland’s main partner for international aid.

“We have informed our partners and recipients in the field that we will be forced to pause our aid shipments indefinitely,” Human Bridge announced in May. All development assistance staff there are currently on short-term leave for the rest of the year.

Had to rethink

By then, Sahlgrenska International Care had already understood that the sharp freight and travel restrictions would make it impossible to continue as usual.


– When the whole world is turned up side down, aid is also affected. An expected consequence is that countries look more inwards. Some materials have been temporarily needed to strengthen domestic healthcare. Like so many other industries, we had to rethink, says Anders Lygdman, head of international aid assistance at Sahlgrenska International Care.

Some departments in Region Västra Götaland had already begun to notice that donations had not been picked up. Sahlgrenska International Care quickly informed them about how donations would be handled during the pandemic.

Be useful

– Today, all departments in the region that want to donate are asked to contact me who will contact our partners. That way I can find the best available solution at that given time. It is ultimately my responsibility to ensure that our donations do not stand and dust here, when it can be useful elsewhere. But we must not compromise on quality.

It soon became clear that the other partner Agape Foundation could expand its dontation pick ups. Finding other partners quickly who can complement existing ones is difficult, partners must be quality assured and agreements signed. Suddenly it has proved possible.

New ways of working

– To be open to new ways of working, is what I believe united all of us who in different ways have worked in the middle of this Covid-19 pandemic. We recently signed a time-limited agreement with Hope in Action, a Swedish organization originating in Herrljunga that is present in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Donated medical textiles from Alingsås laundry will for the most part be used at Kyeshero Hospital in Goma in the North Kivu region.

– I know that the pandemic is far from over, but I want to believe that when come out on the other side, we will be able to say that we did the best we could. We did not lose sight of the recipients in other countries, even though it has sometimes been a more bumpy road to reach them, says Anders Lygdman.

Published in VGRfokus.

July 10, 2020

Residence permits for students - regulatory change

1 July 2020 a change in the regulation concerning residence permits for students undergoing Specialist Medical and Dental Training Programs (SMTP, SDTP) and similar entered into force. With this the Swedish Government Regeringskansliet firmly recognizes the importance of SMTP/SDTP-programs and having the right regulation in place to continue to be an attractive destination for international students.

#education #medicine #dentistry

June 30, 2020

Summer at the office

This summer will be different from any other. Perhaps it is more important than ever to appreciate the little things, and spend a lot of time outdoors. But remember that the pandemic is far from over, so continue to keep your distance.

The office will be staffed weekdays 9 am to 12 am from July 6th to August 10th. After that we are back to regular office hours.

 

March 25, 2020

No new treatment requests due to COVID-19

We regret to inform you that due to national travel and health restrictions following the COVID-19 pandemic we are not able to offer any new appointments for planned care at Sahlgrenska University Hospital until further notice. In these unprecedented times, the priority is to secure care for those already here who need it the most. Elective care that can wait, will be postponed to enforce the hospital’s COVID-19 readiness.

We hope that we will be able to resume planned care for international patients as soon as deemed possible. Please contact us again in 1-2 months to get a new update on the current status.

In the meantime, stay safe!

December 20, 2019

Season's greetings!

We wish you a very happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Photo of the island Stenungsön at Stenungsund in Bohuslän. The island is covered by snow.
Stenungsön – Stenungsund in Bohuslän. Photographer: Göran Assner

The office will be closed December 24th – 29th and December 31st – January 1st. We will be back in business on January 2nd. Happy holidays!

/The Sahlgrenska I.C. team

October 11, 2019

Apply for Specialist Training in Orthodontics

The Specialist Clinic for Orthodontics is looking for new candidates for their specialist training program starting in September 2021. Remember to submit your application no later than November 3, 2019.

Read more about the program layout and application procedure to see if this is the right spot for you.

After the deadline we will review the applications and select a few candidates for Skype interviews in November/December. Those who succesfully pass that step will be invited to an on site assessment in Gothenburg in the beginning of 2020.

Our Specialist Training Coordinator Erika Nettelbladt is happy to help if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

July 12, 2019

Summer at Sahlgrenska I.C.

Summer is here! Enjoy the (hopefully) warm breeze and the people around you. The office will be staffed weekdays 9 am to 3:30 pm from July 15th to 16th of August. After that we are back to regular office hours 9 am to 5 pm.

July 11, 2019

Apply for Specialist Training in Neurosurgery

Are you a doctor with at least 2 years of experience, interested in treating complex and severe cases in a technically advanced environment? We have an open position for a Swedish Specialist Medical Training Program (SMTP) in Neurosurgery starting in 2020.

Join our team

The Neurosurgery unit, is a part of the Department of Neurology, at one of Northern Europe’s largest hospitals. Sahlgrenska University Hospital is the national referral centre for many medical specialties. By joining our team in Gothenburg, you will be introduced to the full spectrum of neurological conditions and get access to an Imaging and Intervention Centre equipped  with the most powerful MRI yet in Europe.

In the Neurosurgery specialist training (residency) you will get the opportunity to treat neurological diseases for both adult and pediatric patients, often by collaborating cross departments. Together we are driving the advancements in the neurosurgery field forward, by conducting research on epilepsy, neurointensive care and hydrocephalus.

We work in multidisciplinary teams, where each profession is equally important. And always with a person-centred approach. We believe that involving the patients and their close ones in the development of their care, is key.

Is this you?

As with all specialty fields, there is not one right profile. In fact, there are many. What unites us who choose to become Neurosurgeons, is the interest for the field itself.

You should be interested in taking on severe and complex cases, as this is something we are exposed to every day. As neurosurgery is a technichally demanding surgical specialty, other qualities we are looking for are:

–       a high degree of manual dexterity

–       good hand-eye co-ordination and visuo-spatial ability

–       a balance between confidence and caution

Apply

Read more about the program layout and application process to see if this is the right position for you. Remember to submit your application no later than August 31st 2019.

After the deadline we will review the applications and select a few candidates for Skype interviews in September. Those who succesfully pass that step will be invited to an on site assessment in Gothenburg during the fall of 2019.

Our Education coordinator is happy to help if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

July 11, 2019

Apply for Specialist Training in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Are you a medical doctor, interested in specialising in ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)? We have an open position for a Swedish Specialist Medical Training Program (SMTP) starting in 2020. If you have at least 2 years of experience, preferably within ENT, this may be the position for you.

Join our team

You will join a department with around 150 co-workers, in Gothenburg, at one of Northern Europe’s largest hospitals – and the university hospital in Sweden holding the most national assignments. We serve patients from all over the country, and some from abroad. A regular year, we offer 35 000 out patient visits and meet around 2500 patients in our in patient wards.

During the ENT specialist training (residency) you will get the opportunity to treat both children and adults, allowing you to get an insight into the entire spectrum of the ENT field. Focus areas are:

  • head and neck cancer and other tumor surgery
  • nasal and sinus surgery
  • facial fracture
  • phoniatry
  • airway surgery
  • otology and otosurgery including hearing implants, otoneurology / dizziness
  • habilitation and rehabilitation

We work in multidisciplinary teams, around Sahlgrenska University Hospital’s three sites (Östra, Mölndal, Sahlgrenska). You will also frequently collaborate with other departments.

In addition to clinical activities, education, training and development work are also conducted. We engage in the latest advancements in medical research, and provide a research intensive environment.

Is this you?

As with all specialty fields, there is not one right profile. In fact, there are many. What unites us who choose to become ENT specialists, is the interest for the field itself.

Other qualities we are looking for is a communicative team player who is a good listener, while at the same time decisive when the situation demands it.

Apply

Read more about the program layout and application process to see if this is the right position for you. Remember to submit your application no later than August 31st 2019.

After the deadline we will review the applications and select a few candidates for Skype interviews in September. Those who successfully pass that step will be invited to an on-site interview in Gothenburg during the fall of 2019.

Our Education coordinator is happy to help if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

 

 

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