Training Program

Language Course

The specialist training programs in medicine are given in Swedish. Swedes are in general quite good at English, but Swedish is the working language used for teaching and communication with colleagues and patients. This means that a good command of the Swedish language is crucial. The program therefore starts with mandatory studies in Swedish during about 8-10 months at the language institute Folkuniversitetet.

We offer tailor-made courses in general and medical Swedish focused on communication skills with the aim to give the best preparation for clinical work. During the course, the resident will also get an introduction to Swedish culture and the health care system. In the last stage of the course, there will be a parallel introduction at the clinic in order to familiarize with colleagues, routines and the organization of the department.

Clinical training

The major part of the program will be devoted to clinical practice of a varied nature in order to provide experience of all phases within the scope of the specialty. The resident will begin by assisting other medical specialists while they examine, diagnose and treat patients. The resident will, gradually and according to his/her competence, be assigned clinical tasks.

The supervisor will assign the resident literature studies on a regular basis. The resident will also be expected to attend courses and participate in conferences and congresses.

The head of department together with the program director and the supervisor, are jointly responsible for ensuring that the resident’s training corresponds to the objectives of the specialty concerned.

Regulations and general guidelines for specialist training programs.

Please download “Life in Sweden“ for more detailed information.



Conditions & Facts

Financing The specialist training program can only be offered on condition that there is a public sponsor/employer in the resident’s home country accepting to defray all ...


How to Apply

We can only offer training at clinics with available capacity so please contact us before you apply. 1. Requirements Previous experience and conditions to fulfil in order ...

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Sahlgrenska I.C. is a company wholly owned by Region Västra Götaland in Sweden, dedicated to the task of working actively to export western Swedish health care quality to the international market. We offer services within three areas of expertise: Medical care, Postgraduate specialist programs and International aid.

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