Sweden : A Strict Guideline For All Medical Professionals

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Much like the United States, Sweden has a strict guideline for all medical professionals; this is only going to briefly discuss the common 3 careers in medical doctors, nurses and pharmacists as was discussed in the previous paragraph. Undergraduate medical education at one of the six medical faculties takes five and a half years and is completed with the medical degree to become a doctor in Sweden. After a preregistration training program called ”allmäntjänstgöring (AT)” or general medical training of at least 18 months needs to be successfully completed in order to obtain a registration license to be allowed to practice as a doctor (Lindren, Brannstrom, Hanse, Ledin, Nilson, Sandler & Donner, 2011). Doctors with a full registration may apply for residency in one of the recognized medical specialties. Specialty training is paid, lasts for at least five years and is concluded with a final examination. Nurses in Sweden are required to take a 3 year program course with a large part being on-site training. After education is complete individuals must then apply for a license to practice before attempting to work in the field. The education to become a licensed pharmacist is regulated by the European Union, and states that minimum educational requirements are five years of university studies in a pharmacy program, of which six months must be a pharmacy internship.

Furthermore, prescription drug coverage in the United States is based off of the insurance plan the patient has.…
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