February 27, 2019

New Intestinal Failure Centre now open

Today is a big day for Sahlgrenska University Hospital! The inauguration of the  Intestinal Failure Center is taking place right now.

Head of centre Jan Brun and pediatric surgeon Helena Borg present the new Intestinal Failure Centre.

It is an even bigger day for the entire team working with this patient group, who have worked hard the past years to make this a reality. It is now one of its kind, in Sweden. Congratulations!

But most importantly, this is for the patients and their relatives. Both children and adults. By connecting all specialist competencies to one centre, better care will be provided. The key? To involve the patients and their close ones in the development of their care.

Every year we welcome patients from Norway, Denmark and Iceland  for treatment for intestinal failures. The centre hopes to expand this collaboration further in the years to come.


February 18, 2019

Where our donated material is put to use

Curious about our latest follow up in Tanzania? We travelled from Arusha to Mwanza, visiting five public hospitals. Read more at VGRfokus

or listen to Hosea Bisanda, Chief Medical Doctor at Musoma Hospital, one of those working daily to provide better healthcare for locals. 


February 1, 2019

Following the path of donated material in Tanzania

Our international aid coordinator Andreas Malmberg is in Tanzania following the path of medical equipment donated by Västra Götalandsregionen. Why? What? How? Read more for a sneak peek! 

December 21, 2018

Season's greetings

This year we celebrated 30 years of linking Region Västra Götaland with the world.

It has been an eventful journey, but there is still so much left to do. Join us in the next chapter ahead!

Björnholmen Marina on Tjörn Island

The office is closed December 24th – January 1st. We are back in business on January 2nd. Happy holidays!

/The Sahlgrenska I.C. team

December 21, 2018

Visiting partners in Iceland

Next year our collaboration with Iceland turns 10 years. In December our CFO and Marketing and Communications manager went to Reykjavik to follow up on our agreements together with a team from the Transplant Institute at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Want to know what we were up to? Check out the videos below.





November 26, 2018

30 years of linking Swedish healthcare with the world

It all started 1988 with the export of specialist training programs. Much has happend since, today we offer:

  • Highly specialized medical care
  • Specialist training and courses
  • Consulting
  • International material aid

to the international community.

In different ways we bring the world closer to our region and the expertise here available to the world.

To all of you who join us in our 30 year celebration this year – without you it would not be possible. A special thank you for your greeting, Annika Strandhäll, Minster of Health and Social Affairs. There is still so much more to do. We are looking forward to developing the Swedish healthcare export with Team Sweden Care and Health, our fellow regions and care companies as well as other key stakeholders. Together is the only way forward.

September 21, 2018

Sahlgrenska COPD Centre attracts China

Yesterday 17 delegates from different provinces in China came to learn more about the COPD Centre at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the model used in Region Västra Götaland.

Although the use of telemedicine is a vital part of the model, it is not the one that has improved the care the most.

– Technology is not the biggest improvement. It is the integrated way of working, which has a large impact on the patient’s health while at the same time being more cost efficient, says Anders Ullman, Head of the COPD Centre.

Ann-Louise Elm Kullingsjö, Occupational therapist and member of the COPD team

Patient participation is key in the model. How is the life situation in general? The goals for the treatment need to be set together with the patient to reach a better outcoume.  The occupational therapist plays an essential role in activating the patient in their everyday life. Some activities you do because you need to, and others because you think they are fun. The team together with the patient strive to reach a balance between those two. It is often the small changes that make a greater difference.

Team from the left: Lowie Vanfleteren, MD. Anders Ullman, Head of Centre. Ann-Louise Elm Kullingsjö, Occupational therapist. Anita Nordenson, MD.

The COPD team and we are looking forward to continuing the dialogue with different provinces in China about possible future collaborations within the COPD field.

August 31, 2018

Apply for Specialist Training in Orthodontics

The Specialist Clinic for Orthodontics is looking for new candidates for their specialist training programme starting in 2020. Remember to submit your application no later than October 31.

Read more about the programme layout and application process 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. Those who succesfully pass that step will be invited to an on site assessment in Gothenburg in the beginning of 2019.

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

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

August 21, 2018

Reinstated certificate from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare

It’s back! The National Board of Health and Welfare has reinstated certificates for Non-EU/EEA doctors completing our Specialist Training Programme in Medicine. A national quality assurance of great importance to our international candidates.


July 17, 2018

Highest grade for Swedish Specialist Training

Swedish Specialist Training in Medicine has now been appointed the highest educational grading by Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. This means that Saudi doctors, completing a specialist medical training in Sweden shall be treated as the first group when applying for the degree of specialist or consultant degree in Saudi Arabia.

Great news for the doctors in various specialties that are currently in training at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Region Västra Götaland, and through Skåne Care at Skåne University Hospital and an acknowledgement of Swedish specialist training in general.

For 30 years, we have been offering specialist training for international doctors. Together with our colleagues in Sweden we are looking forward to many more.

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