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Clinical placements


Many of the international exchange students at Sahlgrenska academy take part in clinical placements while studying in Gothenburg.

If you have been accepted to our academy to take part in clinical training there are some important things to remember and read through. 

MRSA - test upon arrival

All students (except exchange students from Nordic countries) taking part in clinical work while studying in Gothenburg must complete an MRSA-test upon arrival. The test can be done at the Student Health care center. It is important that you have the test result before starting your placement. Please note you might have to arrive earlier than the first day stated on your Letter of acceptance in order to get the test result before starting the placement. If you start your placement on a Monday, it is suggested you arrive the week before to complete the test.

Nordic students are exempted from the MRSA-screening process upon arrival.

MRSA routines

Regulations on basic hygiene

If you are to complete work in the Swedish Health care sector such as clinics and hospitals it is important you read the basic hygiene and staff hygiene procedures. The Handbook for Healthcare is a website for caregivers and healthcare personnel.

Basic hygiene in health care and care (SOSFS 2015:10)

Vaccinations required

Proof of vaccination (in English) should be uploaded in your Move on application. If records are in local language your international coordinator will need to translate/verify documentation. All students working with patients must have sufficient immunization including the following:

  • Polio vaccine, 4 doses
  • Tetanus vaccine, 4 doses
  • Diphteria vaccine, 4 doses
  • Measles, mumps, rubella titers indicating immunity (MMR)
  • Chicken pox titer indicating immunity, vaccination recommended if zero negative
  • PPD test if not BCG vaccinated, BCG vaccination recommended if negative PPD.
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • MRSA test upon arrival
    Please note - it takes 1-5 working days to get the result from the test. Book appointment
Page Manager: Rebecca Törnqvist|Last update: 4/11/2019
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