A proficiency test shows what you know and have learned
Once your education has been assessed, the next step is to take a proficiency test. The test will determine whether your proficiency meets the requirements for successfully completing the remaining steps. The test is administered in Swedish and you will have to know Swedish in order to pass the test.
How the test works
Umeå University arranges the test on our behalf and sends the results to us. The test contains a theoretical part and a practical part. You have to pass the theoretical part before you can do the practical part. You will have up to three attempts to pass the theoretical part and three attempts to pass the practical one. If you do not pass the test on your first attempt you will from that day on have a time limit of five years to pass it. If you have passed the theoretical part, but have not passed the practical part yet, the five years limit starts counting on July 1, 2019.
Have you received a decision from us before 1 July 2016?
Since 1 July 2016 we have a new system for doctors of medicine that have been educated outside the EU and EEA.
The decisions that the National Board of Health and Welfare took before 1 July 2016 apply. This means that those who have received a decision to perform a proficiency test will take the new proficiency test. A change, contrary to what is stated in your decision, is that you can take the proficiency test before you have demonstrated your skills in Swedish. The test however is in Swedish so you need to be proficient in Swedish in order to pass the test.
Those who have taken the TULE test at Karolinska Institutet once or twice have to take the new proficiency test arranged by Umeå University. You will be given three new attempts to pass the test.
Those who have taken the TULE test three times but have not passed it will not be given the chance to take the new proficiency test.