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    Hi I am a first year medical student in Sweden studying at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg. I recently got in to the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm which I'm not sure if is worth losing 6 months of my education for.

    I want to study my post graduate specialisation in the UK, at a good Univeristy like Imperial. However, I am concerned as to what my chances are of getting in when applying from Sweden. Will the univeristy I apply from matter? Does Salhgrenska och Karolinska have a bigger chance of getting accepted for post graduate sugery in the UK?
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    Are you wanting to do a course like Bsc surgical sciences or something?
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    (Original post by Organ)
    Are you wanting to do a course like Bsc surgical sciences or something?
    Medical education in Sweden begins with a five and a half year undergraduate university program leading to the degree "Master of Science in Medicine" (Swedish: Läkarexamen). Following this a minimum of 18 months of clinical internship (Swedish: Allmäntjänstgöring) before granting a medical license. This internship consists of surgery (3–6 months), internal medicine (3–6 months), psychiatry (three months) and family medicine (six months).
    Upon receiving a license to practice, a physician is able to apply for a post to start specialist training. The specialist training has a duration of minimum five years, which upon completion grants formal qualification as a specialist.

    I want to specialise in the UK, don't know what bsc surgery is but I'm thinking something like thoractic or orthopedic surgery
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    (Original post by striver)
    Medical education in Sweden begins with a five and a half year undergraduate university program leading to the degree "Master of Science in Medicine" (Swedish: Läkarexamen). Following this a minimum of 18 months of clinical internship (Swedish: Allmäntjänstgöring) before granting a medical license. This internship consists of surgery (3–6 months), internal medicine (3–6 months), psychiatry (three months) and family medicine (six months).
    Upon receiving a license to practice, a physician is able to apply for a post to start specialist training. The specialist training has a duration of minimum five years, which upon completion grants formal qualification as a specialist.

    I want to specialise in the UK, don't know what bsc surgery is but I'm thinking something like thoractic or orthopedic surgery
    But why would you be applying for universities in the UK for post-grad training?

    Bsc Surgical Sciences is a one year degree for medical students http://www.ucl.ac.uk/surgicalscience...c_Orthopaedics but it doesn't form part of post graduate internships. What are you actually wanting to apply for? jobs or degrees?
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    (Original post by Organ)
    What are you actually wanting to apply for? jobs or degrees?
    Well I want to be able to work in the UK, but before that I'll need to specialize right? At least thats how it is in sweden. After internship you basically work as an "under-doctor" until you specialize. I want to study at a good Univeristy in the UK after my internship, dunno if thats called a degree, or post-graduate study.

    basically what im wondering is, after my internship, what do i apply for in the UK for continued studies to become, for example, an orthopedic surgeon?
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    The Karolinska Institute has a reputation internationally. It is one of those places where you can say to anyone in the world where you have trained and they will have heard of it.

    However, in relation to practising in the UK I think you need to speak to the British Medical Association. They are the professional association for doctors (not the regulator) but will advise on this.
 
 
 
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