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av Dennis31 » 03 dec 2016, 22:20

Tjena :glad:

Since I posted the last time, I got my M.D. and I dedicated myself to Swedish. I'm working towards B2 and I'm really satisfied with my progress.

I did not apply for a Swedish licence yet, given the new C1 level requirement. As I said, I'm not sure I can reach C1 without being there and speaking Swedish on a regular basis.

However, I think it's time to get in touch with some employers in Sweden. I prepared my CV and a cover letter, in which I shortly explained my situation. I plan to apply through e-mail to each landsting I'm interested in.

Do you have any advice on this?

Do you think I'll get rejected right away given that I don't have the Swedish licence yet? In the cover letter, I expressed my willingness to work as underläkare until I fullfill all the necessary requirements for having a Swedish licence.

If you have any suggestions, please don't hesitate to express them.

Tusen tack!

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av another visitor » 01 sep 2016, 10:52

Hej Dennis,

Your plan to contact your future employer sounds like a good one! Since they have stated that they "only" require B2 to begin with, and also might offer you additional help learning the language, they might be able to certify your language skills.

The guidelines from Socialstyrelsen states that
You can also prove your language skills by letting a health care provider confirm that you have reached Swedish at Level C1
Perhaps it is sufficient if your employer certifies that you know enough Swedish to be employed by them, that may qualify you for a Swedish medical licence.

Please keep us posted, and the best of luck to you! :tur:

From Romania

av Dennis31 » 29 aug 2016, 11:02

Tjena, Dennis igen!

I got an answer from Socialstyrelsen. It seems that according to the new Swedish legislation (April 2016), Socialstyrelsen isn't allowed to issue a licence to practise without having assured that the applicant has 'sufficient language skills'. However, 'sufficient language skills' are not legally defined yet. From this point of view, the C1 level mentioned on Socialstyrelsen's site becomes more of a recommendation, rather than a mandatory requirement. At least this is what I understand.

At this moment, I think it's better to get in contact with employers and establish their requirements (including language skills level) and then discuss about the licence to practise issue. What do you think?

From Romania

av Dennis31 » 24 aug 2016, 00:55

Tack för ditt svar!

I will contact Socialstyrelsen and see if it's possible to apply in this case. If not, I will try a different strategy. I understand it's possible to work as underläkare being a EU-licensed (but not Sweden-licensed) MD; that would still be medical training (non-ST though) while learning Swedish.

I'll keep you posted!

From Romania

av another vistor » 23 aug 2016, 10:29

Hej Dennis and congratulations on your progress so far! :tummarupp:

It sounds odd indeed that Dalarna (and other counties in Sweden that I've seen adds from) can ask for a level of Swedish that is lower than what is required from Socialstyrelsen. I've read the the web page from Socialstyrelsen and indeed you are correct in that they require level C1.

I would recommend you to call Socialstyrelsen and ask if it is possible for you to apply anyway, since the employer you've been in contact with (the County of Dalarna) only requires level B2 and also said they are willing to arrange language classes for you.

Please let us know how it goes, since you are surely not alone in this predicament!

Best of luck :tur:

From Romania

av Dennis31 » 22 aug 2016, 12:23

Hej :glad:

I don't know if something changed since I last looked (Sep 2015), but I verified now the requirements of Socialstyrelsen for applying for a licence and it says "Swedish C1". I've learned Swedish for a year now, but I can't say I'm somewhere near C1. Moreover, I don't really think I'll get to it without moving to Sweden and talking with natives on a daily basis.

I am asking because when I contacted a gentleman from Dalarna last year, he said I would need B2; and if needed, they would help me further with language classes. I'm kind of baffled now :velig:

From Romania

av Dennis31 » 16 maj 2016, 23:31

Nils skrev:PhD and residency are separate processes. In fact, a PhD is often recommended as a merit for getting into a residency at a university hospital. It should be quite possible to pursue a PhD.
I realise they are separate processes. I just thought that I would rather pursue a PhD first, and then see about ST. Yet, I don't really know how hard it is to get in an University Hospital.

From Romania

av Ecasson » 13 maj 2016, 04:37

Hey guys,

How is it going for you, any news?

Du som skriver under "another visitor'' smeknamnet, jag vill hylla dig lite. Du svarar på deras frågor så hemskt utförligt och uppmuntrande. Grattis :) :cool: :tummeupp:

Romania to medical residency in Sweden

av Nils » 28 apr 2016, 10:23

PhD and residency are separate processes. In fact, a PhD is often recommended as a merit for getting into a residency at a university hospital. It should be quite possible to pursue a PhD.

Romania - specialist medical training in Sweden

av Dennis31 » 15 apr 2016, 17:22


What do you know about taking a PhD in Sweden? Is it possible to do only this, without applying for ST? I'm asking because I'm really interested in research (mainly in Psychiatry) and it would not bother me to work solely as a researcher.