DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES
Universities and university colleges at several locations in Sweden offer supplementary training for doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, psychologists, biomedical analysts, physiotherapists and pharmacists with a foreign degree. Karolinska Institutet is yearly, through appropriation direction, given the instruction to arrange and also nationally coordinate complementary education for dentists, midwifery, physiotherapists, medical doctors and nurses.
Nine more Universities are involved:
Gothenburg University: Doctors, dentists, nurses, biomedical analysts and pharmacists
Malmö University: Dentists
Linköping University: Doctors and biomedical analysts
Lund University: Doctors and psychologists
Uppsala University: Psychologists and biomedical analysts
Umeå University: Psychologists
Linnaeus University in Växjö: Nurses
University of Gävle: Nurses
Luleå Technical University: Nurses
The aim is to get people with an exam from a country outside EU/EES and Switzerland a supplementary education to get a Swedish licence from National Board of Health and Welfare
No particular activities are organised within the field of social inclusion, networking and welcoming. The students have been in Sweden for approx. 4 – 15 years before entering the education and they are considered as ordinary higher education students.
RESULTS AND IMPACT
The concrete result is that almost 100% of the students pass and get in to work after finishing the education. No particular strengths have been noticed, more challenges like heterogeneity, language and culture are faced.