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.