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Student doctors trained abroad face challenges

"They don't have enough spaces here in Sweden."
4:54 min

News this week that half of all doctors in Sweden are trained overseas has sparked debate here over how much this country relies on other EU countries to train its doctors.

But how does medical training abroad differ from Swedish courses? And once qualified, do doctors trained abroad find it easy finding work here. Our reporter Nick Chipperfield spoke to a student doctor about her experiences studying in Poland, and how she feels Swedish medical authorities are reluctant to recognise foreign qualifications - despite an acute need for doctors here.

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