Preparations for exchange students at Sahlgrenska Academy
Many exchange students at Sahlgrenska Academy will participate in clinical placements. If you have been accepted to take part in clinical training there is some important information to read through and some documentation of required vaccinations you must prepare.
Preparations before clinical placements
MRSA-test upon arrival
All students taking part in clinical work must complete an MRSA-test upon arrival. Please note, Nordic students are exempted from taking the MRSA-test. The test can be done at the University's provider of student health services. You must have the test result before starting your placement. Please note you may have to arrive earlier than the first day stated in your Letter of acceptance to get the test in time. As an example, if you start your placement on a Monday, it is suggested you arrive the week before to complete the test. It takes 1-5 working days to receive the test result.
Regulations on hygiene in health care
If you are going to perform work in health care, at clinics and hospitals, you must read the basic hygiene and staff hygiene procedures. Check out the Handbook for Healthcare, a website for caregivers and healthcare personnel.
Police record extracts
Students may be asked to show police record extracts (clearance) when arriving at the clinical ward in Gothenburg. We, therefore, recommend all incoming students to bring a police record extract to show if asked upon arrival.
Proof of vaccination/vaccination record in English should be uploaded in your Mobility Online application. If your records are in local language your international coordinator will need to translate/verify the documentation.
Students working with patients must have sufficient immunization including:
- Polio vaccine, 4 doses
- Tetanus vaccine, 4 doses
- Diphtheria vaccine, 4 doses
- Measles, mumps, rubella titers indicating immunity (MMR)
- Chickenpox titer indicating immunity, vaccination recommended if zero negative
- Hepatitis A and B
- QuantiFERON-test. If you come from a tuberculosis risk country or have spent at least 3 months in one the past 5 years.
- Tuberculosis risk countries (TBFACTS.org)