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Clinical placements for exchange students

In order to apply for a clinical placement at the Faculty of Medicine, your home university must have a formal agreement for student mobility with the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. Consult your home university to see if you are eligible to apply to courses at our faculty. 

We regret that we are unable to accept students applying as free movers. 

A list of offered placement is found in the bottom of the page.

Course information

Main area: Medicine

Course code: VMFN23 (week 1 - 4) and VMFN24 (week 5 - 8)

Credits: 6 (4 weeks, full-time)

Grade: The grading scale of this course: Pass (G), Fail (U)


Study period: The clinical placement starts the first Monday of the month and continues through the following 4 weeks. Please note that the student must arrive one week before the placement to repeat the MRSA test.

Entry require : To be admitted to the course, the student must be enrolled in a medical program at the home university. The student must have passed courses containing basic knowledge and training of physical examination of patients and courses corresponding to at least one semester with a substantial amount of clinical placements. The student must be proficient in English corresponding to English B2 in Swedish upper secondary school.

If you apply for a Clinical Placement within pediatrics (or other clinics that involve contact with children), you might need to present a extract from your criminal record.

Instruction and Examination: Instruction is comprised of clinical rounds and case discussions. Theoretical studies equivalent to 2 hours per day; reading list to be discussed with supervisor. The course does not include lectures. Students are evaluated in their clinical milieu as well as through oral exams on logbook notes.

Language: The official medium at the university hospitals is Swedish. While contact with patients might be conducted in Swedish, help will be provided to facilitate communication. Communication with department staff and supervisors will be conducted in English.


The disciplines/sub-specialties listed below have agreed to accept international students for short-term clinical placements in spring and summer 2024

The city specifies in which hospital the placement is available and the months specifies in when the clinic are able to accept students. Some clinics are able to accept more than one student.

Spring 2024

  • Hand Surgery, Malmö, February-May
  • Vascular Unit (vascular surgery and vascular medicin), Malmö - January-April
  • Internal Medicine, Lund, January-May
  • Surgery, Lund, March-May
  • Neurosurgery, Lund, January-May 
  • Child and youth clinic, Växjö hospital, 25 March- 21 April
  • Orthopedics, Kristianstad and Hässleholm, January-May
  • Intensive Care Unit, Lund, March or April
  • Neurology, Malmö, May
  • Oncology, Lund, March-May 
  • ICU, Malmö, February-April
  • ICU, Lund, Mars-April
  • Emergency unit, Malmö, March-April

Summer 2024

  • Infectious diseases, Lund, June- August
  • Obstetrics and gynecology, Kristianstad, June-August
  • Rheumatology, Lund, July-August
  • Pediatrics - oncology hematology immunology nephrology, Malmö/Lund, June-August
  • Pediatrics - acute infection social pediatricsm, Malmö/Lund, June-August
  • Pediatrics - allergy endocrine gastroenterology section, Malmö/Lund, June-August
  • Obstetrics and gyneacology, Malmö/Lund, July or August

The list is continuously updated after clinicians submit their responses



Contact Information


Sofie Wallberg
Email: sofie [dot] wallberg [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se 
Tel: +46 (0) 46 222 31 73

Coordinating exchanges within:

  • Medicine (inbound)
  • Biomedicine 

Nadia Benabou
Email: elena [dot] vinci [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (nadia[dot]benabou[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
Tel: +46 (0) 46-222 71 13

Coordinating exchanges within:

  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Medical Science

Maria Sjöström
Email: maria [dot] sjostrom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (maria[dot]sjostrom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
Tel: +46 (0) 222 14 98

Coordinating exchange within:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech therapy and audiology