Medical University Hospital of Umeå

The Swedish EFPT Exchange Programme provides the opportunity for an observership placement in adult psychiatry at the Medical University Hospital of Umeå in northern Sweden.

General Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Programme

The Swedish EFPT Exchange Programme provides the opportunity for an observership placement in adult and child & adolescent psychiatry at the Medical University Hospital of Umeå in northern Sweden.

General Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Programme

The trainee will have the opportunity to do a two-week internship at the clinic of adult psychiatry, which can include inpatients, day clinics or the emergency service depending on interest of the applicant. We will try our best to accommodate wishes and interests, though not all may be possible. The trainee will have an observer status.

Description of the Clinic

The adult psychiatry clinic has four specialized adult inpatient wards: psychotic & neurodevelopmental disorders, affective & anxiety disorders, addiction and forensic psychiatry. Further, there are many specialized outpatient clinics including emergency psychiatry, eating disorders, psychosis, addiction, anxiety disorders, affective disorders, sexual trauma, neurodevelopmental psychiatry, old age psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, transgender etc. Research at the clinic covers a broad field with clinical oriented fields such as deep brain stimulation and transgender psychiatry. The child & adolescent clinic has their own in- and outpatient services with specialized teams for eating and neurodevelopmental disorders.




Psykiatrisk klinik
Norrlands universitetssjukhus
901 85 Umeå

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Medical university hospital of Umeå, Photo: Jan Alfredsson/Västerbottens läns landsting


2 weeks

Available period and placement 2017

April – May 2018

  • Language: Swedish understanding is recommended . Even though majority of the staff speak English, Swedish is the working language with patients.
  • References and letter of agreement from the trainee’s head of department


Photo: Umeå kommun

City of Umeå

Umeå is an university town located in northern Sweden. The city is located on the Ume River. Umeå is the biggest city in northern Sweden and the twelfth biggest in Sweden, with around 120,000 inhabitants. It takes only ten minutes to travel from the airport to central Umeå and there are many daily connecting flights to Stockholm and the rest of Sweden. The university town is a center of education, technical and medical research in Sweden, with two universities and over 39,000 students. The city was elected as the European Capital of Culture of 2014. The main museums in Umeå are: Bildmuseet – Museum of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, Museum of the county of Västerbotten with Gammlia outdoor museum and the Swedish Ski Museum and the Elk museum located outside of Umeå. Nature is close by and both summer and winter offers plenty of outdoor activities including hiking, aurora sightseeing, fishing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, dog sledding and more.

Travel information

Umeå can be reached by plane, bus, train or ferry. More details can be found at:

  • VISA needed: check with embassy
  • Travel and health insurance: Highly recommended

Sometimes it will be possible by local physicians to host applicants, but this is not always the case depending on period of observership. So applicants should be ready to find own accommodation if needed.


National coordinator: Dr Amelie KJELLSTENIUS


Local coordinator: Dr. Matilda Naesström