Västra Götaland

Sahlgrenska University Hospital/ Södra Älvborgs Hospital, Borås


Requirements for education

Specialist in Pathology

Place of work


Job description

You are employed at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and have your basic location in Borås. In Borås, there are fast decision-making paths, high level of knowledge and if there is interest, you have the opportunity to combine diagnostic breadth within pathology with possible subspecialisation.

As a pathologist by our place, you have more than 60 colleagues in the region. In Borås, we are currently 5 specialists/consultants and two trainee doctors under specialization and one section manager who is also a pathologist.

The service is, just like other pathology services in Borås, focused on general pathology, but if you already have a subspecialisation or are interested in getting one, we will find a way that can work.

We want to continue to build on the high-quality diagnostics that are carried out in collaboration with a very well-functioning laboratory in Borås and other colleagues in the region so you will have great opportunities to affect the business here.

Description of the activity

Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Clinical Pathology, consists of three laboratories (Sahlgrenska, Borås and NÄL / Trollhättan). We have about 100,000 samples per year and there are diagnostics in most subspecialized organ areas represented.

The Clinical Pathology business area currently has a total of approximately 270 employees based at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg, Södra Älvsborg Hospital in Borås and Norra Älvsborg County Hospital in Trollhättan. Of these, about 50 are specialists / chief doctors in Pathology and in addition there are just over ten ST doctors.

Together, we are one of the leading pathology organizations in Sweden. Here work extremely knowledgeable people, experienced and committed employees.

Within the organization there are general pathology and all subspecialties, including molecular pathology at the forefront, represented.

For us, it is obvious to give good opportunities for continuous competence development.

We are a tightly knit team waiting to get to welcome you as a colleague!

Further requirements

We are looking for you with personal maturity and good judgement. You are structured, precise, quality conscious and has good cooperation skills.


Further information about salary etc. will be shared at the interview.

However, usually it is like this. Once one has reached B2-level, they move to Gothenburg and start a trial period as an assistant doctor with 50% language training and 50% clinical introduction until C1-level is reached and legitimation is obtained. Salary during this time is usually SEK 46,000-50,000/ month. After the probation period it will raise continuously up to 80-90.000 SEK which is the average salary for pathologists in Sweden or even more.

About PLUS

PLUS introductory program is applied to doctors trained in countries within the EU but outside of Sweden. Prerequisites are knowledge of the Swedish language at the lowest level B2 and employment in the Västra Götaland Region. Swedish licence to practice is not a requirement.

The purpose of PLUS is to create familiarity in the Swedish health care system for doctors trained abroad by contributing with increased knowledge and understanding. The goal is for the participants to develop good language skills, a good understanding of attitudes and treatment issues as well as familiarity with the regulations that apply and which actors and partners exist around health care. This contributes to increased security for the participant and thus increased patient safety in care.

The education includes:

– continuation course in the Swedish language with communication and culture (level C1)

– lectures and seminars: topics related to the professional approach in Swedish health care; for example, interprofessional collaboration, ethics, person-centered care, laws and regulations, documentation, insurance medicine, mental illness and more

– group supervision in small groups with reflection on own experiences and theoretical sections, under the guidance of experienced doctors.

The training lasts for 34 weeks, 1-2 days per week depending on language level.


Itis one of Northern Europe’s largest hospitals, located in Gothenburg, in the heart of Scandinavia. At Sahlgrenska you will have over 17 000 colleagues divided between all of our different units, and as a university hospital we focus on involving all our employees in innovation, research and education. We want you to develop together with your colleagues within your expertise.

In close collaboration with universities as well as with leading companies in the Gothenburg business area, we can provide a unique clinical range, high level of expertise and highly advanced technology.


Södra Älvsborgs Hospital (SÄS) is one of five hospital groups in the Västra Götaland Region. Here is a broad medical business, extensive research and several educational care departments. Most of the care is provided in Borås, but we are also located in Skene.

The hospital is a medium-sized county hospital with about 350,000 people in the catchment area. There are 4,100 employees in 120 different professions at the hospital. Close collaboration with Sahlgrenska University Hospital exists in several areas.

Services offered by the employer and Mediflexible

  • During the personal visit which is part of the interview process, the cost of travel and accommodation is financed by Mediflexible
  • 7 months long, free Swedish course on C1-level, financial support during the course (the amount is topic of negotiation)
  • Assistance during the application for Swedish license to practice, supervision of the process
  • Assistance in finding a flat or house for the applicant
  • Assistance in finding school/kindergarten for the children
  • Assistance in the first steps to be able to settle down in Sweden

Documents required for application:

  • Professional English CV in which your experience (number of completed examinations/surgeries, with differentiation between pre-and post-specialization experience) are detailed
  • Cover letter
  • scanned version of license to practice in home country with English translation (no official needed)
  • scanned version of medical and specialist certificates with English translation (no official needed)

If you are interested please send your detailed professional CV and other necessary documents to info@mediflexible.com