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Clinical placements for Exchange students

Faculty of Medicine offers short-term clinical placements to exchange students (only from our partner universities).

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)


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.

Prerequisites: Final year medical students or medical students who have completed their clinical module in the subject area they apply to.

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
  • Surgery, Lund - September-December
  • 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
  • Emergency unit, Malmö, March-April

Summer 2024

  • Infectious diseases, Lund, June- August
  • Obstetrics and gynecology, Kristianstad
  • 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

The list is continuously updated after clinicians submit their responses



Contact Information


Caroline Morand
Email: caroline [dot] morand [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (caroline[dot]morand[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 
Tel: +46 (0) 46 222 31 73

Coordinating exchanges within:

  • Medicine (inbound)
  • Biomedicine 

Elena Vinci 
Email: elena [dot] vinci [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (elena[dot]vinci[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 

Anna Graber-Soudry (on leave)
Email: anna [dot] graber-soudry [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (anna[dot]graber-soudry[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Coordinating exchanges within:

  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Medical Science