From EU/EES countries
Working in Sweden for doctors from EU/EES countries
Recognition of qualifications
The Directive 2005/36/EC aims to facilitate the free movement of doctors. Among the EU member states, the Directive provides for the mutual recognition of medical qualifications on basic training level as well as specialty level without the special conditions of additional training or special language skills.
Application for a Swedish medical license
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) is the authority that registers doctors to practice medicine in Sweden. The National Board of Health and Welfare also provides information on language training and education in medical legislation etc.
Residency in Sweden
An EU licensed physician may apply for residency in Sweden. Before applying for a vacant ST-position (residency) one must apply for a Swedish medical license. The specialist training lasts for at least five years in order to achieve the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for each specialist. Specialist skills are obtained by working as a doctor under supervision and participating in continuing medical education. It is the National Board of Health and Welfare that issues certificates of specialist qualifications. For vacant ST-positions, please see the job site of the Swedish Medical Journal (http://jobb.lakartidningen.se/)
Work permits/residence permits
Work permits are not required for EU citizens; however, if your employment lasts for more than three months you need a residence permit. If the employment is less than one year, a residence permit will be issued for the time period of the employment. If the employment is longer than one year, the residence permit will be valid for five years and can thereafter be prolonged. The Swedish Migration Board handles work permits/residence permits.
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