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Karolinska Institutet – Stockholm, Sweden

One of Europe's most prestigious medical schools, Karolinska Institutet and the Feinberg School of Medicine have an agreement that allows fourth-year medical students to apply for English-language rotations in pathology, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, emergency medicine, infectious disease, venereology/dermatology, neurology, oncology, pediatrics and psychiatry, among others. Independent medical research projects are possible. 

  • Dates: Varies; see Karolinska Institutet's clinical rotation schedule; applications are due by May 1 each year for rotations beginning in March of the following year (please note that students will require at least a week to prepare Karolinska's application after completing the Institute for Global Health application)
  • Length of rotation: Four weeks
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Language requirement: None
  • Student level: M4s
  • 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, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, emergency medicine, infectious disease, venereology/dermatology, neurology, oncology, pediatrics and psychiatry, among others

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Karolinska Institutet 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 and a network of 12 research intensive universities that promotes the work of young scientists 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. Karolinska Institutet has a wide range of rotations available at various times of the year. Independent research projects by medical students, fellows and residents may also be possible.

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Housing is available is Karolinska's international student dormitory. Karolinska Institutet offers international students housing in their dormitories that 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 $1,000-1,200. Dorm availability can be limited.

Stockholm is one of Europe's most picturesque cities with an old town area that is a maze of cobblestone streets coupled with a cosmopolitan urban center filled with boutiques and restaurants. Stockholm was 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 offers practical information for exchange students, including travel, lodging and transportation information and Useful Facts guide to their university.

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