Medical programs

Learn more about our medical training programs

Medical residency and fellowship programs

Swedish HealthCare provides postgraduate residency and fellowship training programs in medicine. The training period is normally five years. The physicians will undergo specialist training in Sweden, in order to return and work in their home countries. The postgraduate specialist training is carried out under excellent academic and clinical guidance at Swedish University hospital clinics. In terms of content and quality, the training complies with Swedish standards. Training is offered in most Medical disciplines within the hospital university framework. For students accepted at specialist training programs the Swedish language is a requirement.

Overview of Medical postgraduate programs

Education plan

The content of the postgraduate medical training is equivalent to the Swedish specialist education authorized by the National Board of Health and Welfare. The training is arranged in the same way as for Swedish specialists, involving five years of clinical work (about four years in the specialty concerned and 6-18 months in adjacent specialties).

A limited number of one-week theoretical courses are included. During the education, the doctor will under supervision assist in medical care within the specialist areas covered by the educational plans, in accordance with applicable Swedish laws and regulations.

This means that the doctor gradually and in accordance with his/her actual competence will be assigned special tasks. A special supervisor will be appointed. The training program will be designed with regard to the individual needs of the doctor, which may vary according to specialty and the requirements of his home country. For some doctors, only short training period is required, while others may wish a complete specialist training.


A prerequisite is that the doctor has a professional degree from a recognized medical school and is fully registered as a medical practitioner in his/her home country. Furthermore, at least two years working experience as a medical practitioner at a hospital is required. Personal interviews for admission will be conducted and are required.


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