2012-06-13 | Press Release
Clinical studies for medical students to start in Kalmar in 2013
Lund University, Linnaeus University and Kalmar County Council are currently preparing for medical students to pursue clinical studies with placements in Kalmar.
This cooperative project was made public earlier this year, involving Lund University, Linnaeus University, the County Council in Kalmar and Skåne Regional Council. The project aims to train more doctors in southern Sweden under the direction of Lund University.
A working party has now been set up. The objective is that Lund University, in cooperation with Kalmar County Council and Linnaeus University, will be able to offer the opportunity to do the final clinical training component in Kalmar for students who have already completed the first, so-called pre-clinical component of their medical training in Sweden or abroad. Medical students will be able to study in Kalmar from the sixth term of the eleven academic terms comprising the programme.
The working party has been commissioned with the task of preparing for student admission in the latter part of the medical programme, based at Kalmar County Hospital. Linnaeus University will be contributing with teaching expertise on site in Kalmar. The start of the programme will be the Autumn 2013 term at the earliest. The working party will be presenting a system for admissions and assessment of merits and criteria in January 2012. A set of guidelines and regulations will be finalised in August 2013.
The group consists of representatives from the student union, trades union organisations, the County Council in Kalmar, Linnaeus University and Lund University.
For further information, contact:
Cecilia Lundberg, Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, +46 (0)46-222 05 28
Håkan Petersson, Kalmar County Council, +46 (0)70-2497707
Stephen Hwang, Rector, Linnaeus University, +46 (0)70-2633835
Göran Petersson, Professor of Health Informatics, Linnaeus University, +46 (0)70-9447124