1. CV and other documents
If you are referring to Socialstyrelsens application form for assessment of training from a country outside the EU/EEA
- http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/applicati ... assessment
- then no, that document is something Socialstyrelsen needs in order asses if your medical education is sufficient in order even qualify for future work within the Swedish health care system. The hospital/ regional county where you apply for an AT (or a job as underläkare) at will most likely want you to pass this step before applying. Thus, the confirmation that Socialstyrelsen will send you once you have passed this step is one of the documents you should include in your application for an AT-tjänst.
Regarding the CV, which is like a résumé, you can read more about that here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curriculum_vitae
and search google for some examples. It doesn't have to be fancy, just a brief list of relevant education, relevant experiences and extracurricular activities. As a soon-to-be medical graduate, I'm sure you get the picture.
2. Securing a position as underläkare for a non-EU citizen
This, I sadly know nothing about. For Swedish graduates it can roughly be said that the bigger the hospital, the bigger the need, yet also the competition. My suggestion is that, once have completed step 1 and 2 in Socialstyrelsens list (http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/applicati ... ofmedicine
), you make a list of the fields you would like to work in, then pick a hospital and start emailing the different departments as you go, or the other way around. Sweden is a bit informal in that way - you sort of show an interest and if they need people they'll hire you.
3. Salary for underläkare
(question 3 - OBS! numbers in this section are relevant to 2015
Yes, you will get paid. Somewhere between 2600-3000€/month, before
tax which is 32±1%. As a medical graduate you should never, I repeat NEVER
, accept a salary below 2600€
. Luckily, practically all health care in Sweden belongs to the public sector, so I find it very unlikely that you ever will be offered a salary below that amount.
In order to put the salary in perspective a one room apartment in an a bigger city often is at least 400€/month. One of the biggest banks in Sweden, Swedbank, approximates the cost of living for a single person (food, clothes, insurance, car/transportation) to 1000€/month, not including rent. So you do the math.
4. Special medicine program
The way I understand it it works like this:
1. You finish Socialstyrelsen Step 1 and 2 (see link in section 2 above
2. You then do the medical knowledge and skill test, which is called TULE.
Then you are either eligible to start AT or go to the "special medicine program for non-EU graduates/doctors" (aka. Kompletterande utbildning för läkare med utländsk examen från land utanför EU/EES
- hence forward referred to as KUL
). If you, during AT do not prove sufficient knowledge in medicine, your supervisor/employer might advise you to attend KUL, before continuing AT.
However, I am basing all of this on what I am making I have found in the info at the KUL-pages on the three universities providing the course, Socialstyrelsens web page and the forum underlakare.se
(yes, I'm a total nerd who reads bureaucratic documents and forum threads when procrastination). Maybe someone else who's reading this can clarify if I got anything wrong?
5. Useful links
Sure, the road is long and windy. It's even windier for foreign graduates, especially those from outside the EU. But don't let that discourage you, there are plenty of people who have done the journey before.
Here are three links you might find useful:
The first is a blog, written by a Pakistani doctor who took TULE in 2013 and recently went to the interview for KUL. Read through his blog and maybe ask him about what he wish he'd known before he got here.
http://www.lansstyrelsen.se/stockholm/S ... re-eng.pdf
The second is from Arbetsförmedlingen,with lots of diagrams and good info about the process and tips for how to conduct it as smoothly as possible.
http://www.slf.se/upload/Lakarforbundet ... octors.pdf
The third is a document from the doctors union in Sweden, from 2001. In page 4 you have a nice flow-chart which gives you a picture of the process. The KUL is placed between "Test of medical knowledge and skill
" and AT.
6. Rural areas
I see now that someone already beat me to answering this question. Damn!
Joking aside, it is not theoretically impossible, but I would say highly unlikely.
Once again, good luck and please let us know how it goes as you move forward!