Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Karolinska Institutet – Stockholm, Sweden

One of Europe's most prestigious medical schools, Karolinska Inistutet and the Feinberg School of Medicine have an agreement that allows fourth year medical students to apply for English-language rotations in pathology, surgery, ob/gyn, orthopedics, emergency medicine, infectious disease, venereology/dermatology, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry, among others. Independent medical research projects are possible. Applications are due by May 1 each year for rotations beginning in March of the following year.

Dates: Varies. Please review KI's clinical rotation schedule.

Length of Rotation: Four weeks

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Language Requirement: None

Student level: M4s

Deadline to Apply: Applications from M4s must be received by Karolinska Institutet prior to May 1 for a rotation in the following year. Please note that students will require at least a week to prepare Karolinska's application after completing the Center for Global Health application.

How to Apply: Complete the Online Application. Northwestern may send four medical students each year but they must apply by May 1 of their M3 year.

Rotation Areas: Pathology, surgery, ob/gyn, orthopedics, emergency medicine, infectious disease, venereology/dermatology, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry, among others

Rotation Details:
Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world's leading medical research institutions with a strong emphasis on global health issues and strategic alliances with important European associations, including the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and a network of 12 research intensive universities that promotes the work of young researchers in Europe. Karolinska Institutet and the Feinberg School of Medicine have a bilateral agreement that allows two medical students from each institution to complete four-week rotations at the partner school. KI has a wide range of rotations available at various times of the year. Please refer to the 'How to Apply' section to review the rotation schedule. Independent research projects by medical students, fellows and residents may also be possible.

Helpful Links:
Karolinska Institutet Exchange Studies in Medicine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization Country Profile
US State Department

Accommodations: Housing is available is Karolinska's international student dormitory. KI offers international students housing in their dormitories which are attached to their main teaching hospital.  The facilities offer free wireless and a unique community of international students.  Otherwise,
the facilities are basic dorms with small private bedrooms and shared common areas.  The approximate cost for a dormitory is approximately $550-750 USD while off-campus apartments tend to range from $1000-1200.  Dorm availability can be limited.

Stockholm is one of Europe's most picturesque cities with an old town area that is a maze of cobble stone streets coupled with a cosmopolitan urban center filled with boutiques and restaurants. Stockholm was recently named the first European Green Capital in 2010 by the European Commission to recognize its commitment to ongoing and ambitious goals for environmental improvement and sustainable development.

Karolinska publishes very useful website about travel, lodging, and transportation in Sweden as well as a Useful Facts guide to their university.  The practical information for exchange students is available here.

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For More Information:
Karolinska Institutet homepage

Center for Global Health
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