We are very happy and honored that you are interested in IFMSA-Sweden's professional and research exchange programs!
IFMSA-Sweden is very proud of our internationally acclaimed exchange program and we always do our best to make sure all students coming to our country get a unique, wonderful and educating experience.
Hope to see you in Sweden soon!
The Swedish health care system is largely tax-funded and ensures that everyone in need has equal access to healthcare services. All children under the age of 20 receive medical and dental care free of charge in the whole country.
According to the latest EU-report, life expectancy in Sweden is among the highest in Europe. Sweden has the lowest proportion of smokers compared with other countries in EU and the mortality rate due to Stroke and Cardiovascular diseases has decreased.
On the first day of your clerkship you will have to bring indoor shoes, a stethoscope and a name tag. No white coat is needed.
Clinical rotations generally start around the 3rd year and we can practice as junior doctors after the 9th semester.
After 11 semesters, students graduate and do an 18-24 month long internship at different departments before taking the licensing exam and obtaining a license. After that, we offically get to call ourselves medical doctors.
Sweden can also offer superb research opportunities in both basic science and clinical research. Professors at Karolinska Institutet are for example the ones who decide who will ge the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine every year.
We are positive that you will make great developments both as an individual and as a future doctor and/or scientist together with us!
During your stay you will most likely be using buses, trams or subways if you are not willing to walk and enjoy the scenery. You can buy a bus card for your whole stay (1 month) for a price range between 550-930 kr depending on the city. The same card can be used for the trams and subways. Your contact person shall provide you with more relevant information upon your arrival.
The Vasa Museum
The Royal Palace
Skansen Outdoors Museum and Zoo
Stockholm City Hall and Tower
Old Uppsala historical site
Liseberg Amusement Park
Gothenburg Bothanical Garden
Turning Torso Skyscraper
The trail Skåneleden
Stockholm Pride Parade
Last but not least; Our wonderful nature, archipelagos, national parks and vibrant city nightlife!