Specialist Training Programs
Our specialist medical and dental training programs offer non-European doctors and dentists with government sponsorship, access to Swedish healthcare and dental expertise. With the chance to earn specialist certification from public health authorities within clinical training.
In our highly structured residency training program, both doctors and dentists from Sweden and abroad are educated alongside healthcare professionals and researchers. This resulting in the exchange of knowledge and an interest in new ideas.
Sweden is internationally renowned for its outstanding healthcare, which is based on our innovative methods and products.
It is achieved through close collaboration between care providers, academia and industry. The programs are regulated by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare and follow the guidelines for the equivalent training of Swedish doctors and dentists.
Read more about the Residency Programmes here
Equal access – the key to keeping Sweden healthy.
People in Sweden are living increasingly longer. The average life span is now 84 years for women and 81 years for men. This can be attributed in part to falling mortality rates from heart attacks and strokes. In 2016, one in five people was 65 or older. That means Sweden proportionally has one of Europe’s largest elderly populations. On the other hand, the number of children born in Sweden has been increasing each year since the late 1990s.
The responsibility for health and medical care in Sweden is shared by the central government, county councils and municipalities. With the health and Medical Service Act regulates the responsibilities of county councils and municipalities, and gives local governments more freedom in this area. The role of the central government is to establish principles and guidelines, and to set the political agenda for health and medical care. It does this through laws and ordinances or by reaching agreements with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), which represents the county councils and municipalities.