"medical Doctors with foreign training can receive a Swedish doctor by doing two kunskapsprover."
"But four out of ten may not even make the second test, because they have not been approved on the first."
"Umeå university has since 2016 had the national mandate to arrange the Swedish theory test for doctors who have trained outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland. The theory test consists of a theoretical and a practical examinations."
"During this period, a total of 781 people have made the theoretical test and 214 have done the practical test. Of them, only 37 percent passed the theoretical part. 86 percent have been approved in the practical part."
"But Magnus Hultin, responsible for the theory test and an associate professor of anesthesia and intensive care at Umeå university, does not think that the tests are too difficult."
"the Tests are designed to test whether you are at the level required in order to be able to work independently as a doctor in Sweden," he says."
"The first sub-sample to test the doctor's theoretical knowledge and understanding. In the second assessed what the doctor can do in practice, then the doctor is tested at various stations with commonly occurring work situations."
"– You must first be approved in the theoretical test before you are allowed to make it practical, so it is like a kind of filter, " says Magnus Hultin."
"The most recent practical test was carried out on 28 and 29 march of this year. The sample resulted in the lowest outcome so far, then only twelve of the 33 doctors who were tested passed the test."
" It's difficult to comment with certainty on why it was so. But there were many in the group who had prepared on their own and not trained on the elements, together with the other. They have not prepared in the same manner as previously prövanden and we suspect that it is a contributing factor, " says Magnus Hultin."
"Last summer, new rules were introduced, which means that examinees have three attempts on each test. Previously, they had three attempts at the theoretical part and two attempts at the practical part. In connection with the on also took the decision that the number of attempts is reset and begins to count starting from the first of July, 2019."
"– Then we went from 100 applicants on the theoretical sub-sample in may, to the 313 who wrote the test in september. The proportion who wrote the approved significantly decreased, we interpret that even those who were unsure if they could pass the test got the opportunity to try to do it, " says Magnus Hultin."
"Despite the fact that the proportion of approved doctors decreased so the number increased, thanks to the high level of participation. During the three teoridelprov that have been carried out since the decision was taken in the summer have 158 doctor moved on to the next part, which can be compared with the 130 doctors who went on from the seven tests carried out before the on."
"The Swedish theory test for physicians trained outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland consists of two examinations, one theoretical part and a practical part."
"Umeå university has since 2016 the national mandate to arrange kunskapsproverna for the doctor. In connection with the phased Tule, the previous sample of physicians with training in countries outside the EU, out."
"From the first of July this year doctors will have three attempts to pass the theoretical part and three attempts to clear the practical part. In the past you had to make three attempts on the theoretical part and two attempts at the practical part."
"Last summer was also a decision on a dispensperiod. Then dispensperioden was introduced in the summer, doctors have been able to do the tests several times without it affecting their total number of attempts. The first of July 2019, the number of attempts will be reset to zero. The rules have led to a number of doctors who do the samples have increased in recent test sessions."
"Source: Umeå universitet"