Utbildad utomlands / Trained abroad

Utbildad utomlands / Trained abroad

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Region Jönköping County welcomes doctors, nurses, dentists or those with other health care or dentistry qualifications from other countries. Do you have any of the mentioned qualifications? Then don’t miss this opportunity of becoming one of our new colleagues here at the region of Jönköpings county, as we are always on the lookout for new talented colleagues.

Region Jönköping County has three hospitals which are located in the cities Eksjö, Jönköping and Värnamo. Region Jönköping County also operates healthcare centres, dental clinics, child healthcare clinics, family clinics and women’s health clinics.

Jönköping county is the sixth largest county in Sweden. The  county offers a nice environment with good opportunities for employment, education as well as a rich cultural life. We all work towards our vision, “For a good life in an attractive region”. In several surveys, our hospitals have been ranked among the best in Sweden.

Relocate to Jönköping!

The Region of Jönköping county knows that it can be quite intimidating moving to a new country, which is why we have a relocation program that will be with you every step of the way. Want to know more?

Our relocation program

Clinical Training

If you have a medical education from outside the EU/EES and you have received a decision from the Swedish  government agency Socialstyrelsen which states that you need to fulfill a period of clinical training praktisktjänstgöring/provtjänstgöring) then the region of Jönköpings county may be able to offer you a helping hand. Please contakt us for more information. 

Below you can find further information regarding if you have gone to medical school outside or within of the EU/EES.

You can apply for a licence to practise as a doctor in Sweden on theNational Board of Health and Welfare’s website:

Apply for a licence to practise as a doctor with basic training – for those trained outside the EU/EEA (external link)(Extern länk)

Help with your application

You can get help with your application from Sveriges Läkarförbund (the Swedish Medical Association):

How to get a Swedish licence to practise medicine – Swedish Medical Association (external link)(Extern länk)

Apply for a licence to practise as a doctor in Sweden

You can apply for a licence to practise as a doctor in Sweden on theNational Board of Health and Welfare’s website:

Apply for a licence to practise as a doctor with basic training – for those trained within the EU/EEA or in Switzerland (external link)(Extern länk)

Knowledge of the Swedish language

To be employed as a doctor, you will need a knowledge of Swedish equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Learn Swedish – Study in Sweden (external link)(Extern länk)

Knowledge of Swedish legislation

You must also be very familiar with healthcare legislation in Sweden.

If you need to top up your knowledge of healthcare legislation, there are courses available at the Sahlgrenska Academy, the University of Gothenburg, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm or Linköping University.

Top-up courses at Karolinska Institutet for doctors with overseas qualifications (external link)(Extern länk)

Top-up courses at the Sahlgrenska Academy for doctors with overseas qualifications (external link)(Extern länk)

Top-up courses at Linköping University for doctors with overseas qualifications (external link)(Extern länk)