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Apply for Specialist Training in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Are you a medical doctor interested in specialising in ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)? We are looking for a communicative team player who always puts patients first to join the Swedish Specialist Medical Training Program (SMTP) starting in 2022. To be eligible as a SMTP-resident you need to have at least 2 years of clinical experience, preferably within ENT or head and neck surgery and research.

Join our team 

You will join the ENT department at one of Northern Europe’s largest hospitals. We treat patients from all over Sweden, and some from abroad. We usually carry out around 35 000 outpatient visits and welcome around 2 500 patients per year in our inpatient wards. 

During the ENT residency you will get the opportunity to treat both children and adults, which will give you an insight into the entire spectrum of the ENT field. Focus areas are: 

  • head and neck cancer and other tumor surgery 
  • nasal and sinus surgery 
  • facial fracture 
  • phoniatry 
  • airway surgery 
  • otology and otosurgery including hearing implants, otoneurology / dizziness 
  • habilitation and rehabilitation 

We work in multidisciplinary teams, around Sahlgrenska University Hospital’s three sites (Östra, Mölndal, Sahlgrenska). You will also frequently collaborate with other departments. 

Besides their clinical work, all specialists are deeply committed to research. For example, an ongoing high-profile project is the development of a unique bone conducted hearing aid technique together with Chalmers University of Technology.

Is this you? 

Are you a fast learner who always puts patients first? 

We are looking for a communicative team player with prior experience in ENT or head and neck surgery and research. You should have a high level of ambition, easily put theory into practice, not hesitate in stressful situations and be interested in performing research. 

To fit into our department, you will need to listen, understand and earn the trust of both adults and children. We are specialists in different, highly challenging areas of ENT and need each other to be able to provide the best possible care for a broad spectrum of patients. All for the benefit of the patient´s safety and treatment outcomes. 

Besides your clinical duties (40 hours per week), you will continuously need to study key literature as well as participate in research projects. Not only will you perform on-call duty, but you will also be part of the out-patient service and assist in the emergency and operating room. Eventually, depending on your skill development, you will be able to operate autonomously. 

The clinical part of the training program reaches over 5 years. Besides the core training program in ENT, you will also do rotations in other specialties and participate in a number of different courses. 


Read more about the program layout and application process to see if this is the right position for you. Remember to submit your application no later than 30 May 2021. 

After the deadline we will review the applications and select a few candidates for Teams interviews in June 2021. Those who successfully pass that step will be invited to a second interview at the hospital. 

Please note that we are following the COVID-19 development and the recommendations of relevant authorities closely. We will inform you continuously if this affects the application process. 

Our Education Coordinator is happy to help if you have any questions. 

We look forward to finding out more about you!