Medical education and training is organized in three phases: medical school, basic clinical training and specialist training. Basic undergraduate medical education takes 5 1/2 years (at least 40 weeks of full time studies per year).
Where else can we find more information? http://www.slf.se/upload/Lakarforbundet/In%20English/workinginsweden.pdf
How do you access each degree?
After graduation follows a compulsory training programme (internship) of at least 18 months. This first stage of clinical training comprises surgery (3–6), internal medicine (3–6), psychiatry (three months) and family medicine (six months). The doctor’s knowledge and skills are assessed by the senior colleagues and tested in a written and practical examination. After successful completion of this programme the doctor obtains his licence to practise (full registration), which is granted by the National Board of Health and Welfare. Once the doctor has got his licence to practise, he is entitled to apply for a post to start his specialist training. The specialist training has a duration of minimum five years and is carried out in a salaried position with medical responsibility.
During the basic clinical training its about 2600 euro per month and during and specialist training its about 3500 euro per month.
Type of Contract:
The general type of contract is post with conditional tenure. The working time per week is 40 hours and the on-call times depends on the type of work and are between 12 and 26 hours.
The sick leave the compensation is being phased out after a certain time.
The employee keeps 80 – 90 % of the salary during maternity leave for up to 12 months
The Swedish Medical Association (if you are a member)