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Internship and probationary service

Region Västra Götaland’s ambition is, as far as possible, to offer internship and probationary service to doctors, nurses, dentists and other individuals in licensed professions who live in Västra Götaland.

Internship/Auscultaion

In order to obtain a training place with us, you require a decision from the National Board of Health and Welfare which states that your basic training has been assessed and approved. You should also be registered as a jobseeker at the Swedish Public Employment Service and have relatively good knowledge of Swedish. A great deal of training takes place at Region Västra Götaland and thus we are unable to promise training places at a particular clinic during a particular time; rather, we accept trainees insofar as we have space. It is, of course, also worthwhile to seek a training position at private hospitals, health centres and dental clinics. You can ask your adviser at the Swedish Public Employment Service for advice and support in seeking a place. Before the training begins, it is important that there is a written agreement in place regarding training between the place of work and the Swedish Public Employment Service.

Probationary service position

In order to obtain an internship you must have passed the mandatory proficiency test and thereby have a decision from the National Board of Health and Welfare. You need to be proficient in Swedish and have a formal language certificate, C1, SVA3 or TISUS. We also recommend that you should also have taken the National Board of Health and Welfare's course in constitutional knowledge before beginning probationary service. Note that once the internship is completed and approved, you must wait for the National Board of Health and Welfare's assessment. During that period, you may not work independently, but only as an assistant or equivalent, until your licence has been issued. More information about how probationary service works and how it is assessed is available from the National Board of Health and Welfare.

Contact us

In order to show your interest in training or an internship, you are welcome to directly contact our hospitals, health centres and dental clinics here.

Jenny Lundgren


Updated: 2018-01-03 10:09