Trained abroad, information in English

The general medical and specialty certification processes in Sweden differ upon the country where the primary and/or specialty qualification was attained.

Specialty training (ST-tjänstgöring)

Before starting specialty training in Sweden or reckognition of specialty training done in another country the doctor has to hold a Swedish license to practice medicine (läkarlegitimation) issued by Socialstyrelsen.

The general rule is that specialty training in Sweden has to last for at least five years and meet all the objectives for doctors’ specialty training defined by Socialstyrelsen.

Description of the objectives for doctors’ specialty training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.


Updated Feb 11th, 2019