Exchange report - incoming teachers
Home university: Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
Study programme: Medicine
Exchange programme: Linnaeus-Palme
Semester: Spring semester 2008/2009
Duration: 28
Name: Walter Daniel Ferrara
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I was very happy with my apartment, my daily expenses. I think the standard is pretty good for the teachers to visit Karolinska.


Language and Culture

I spoke in English during my whole stay in Sweden. There were not any barriers.I think the Swedish culture rich and diverse in all aspects .I see particularly strong growth in contemporary music

Leisure time

There were some social actities how meeting/lunch and sports activities.


I congratulate the Karolinska institute for everything it represents to humanity.
The task of training professionals and researchers are paying off by the world

I also thank the surgeons of the department of surgery cariothoracic Karolinska Hospital and especially the doctor in charge of my visit for its high scientific level and have received very cordially.


Other activities

I see very positive for an internship for next year between the two hospitals. May be next year going to come here one resident of Cardiovascular Department of Central Hospital  of Mendoza  for 3 months to learn about all activities in Cardiothoracic Department in Karolinka Hospital. I think it is very important to formation a new profesional.

We have invited to participe in the off pump Coronary artery by pass grafting program in the Central Hospital of Mendoza the surgeon staff and  resident of Cardiothoracic and Anesthesiology karolinska University Hospital.


I knew about Karolinska Instituted and Linneaus Palme program in Cuyo National University of Argentina.

I have been teacher since 2000. An internal competition was held and I left favored.

A presentation about  Cardiovascular Surgery Departament of Central Hospital of Mendoza Argentina,  item  of cardiovascular surgery I prepared and gave  to my colleagues at Karolinska.


During my stay in Sweden I have grown not only in the intellectual but also in the personal and human. I've seen a society culturally very meticulous and organized.

As a teacher I have enriched with important information to convey to my students and resients.


I was participating in the activities of the Department of thoracic surgery and anesthesiology of Karolinska Hospital, Solna.

 We have many similarities regarding the surgical techniques used in Karolinska, but I have seen to much number of cases, more tecnology, very good quality of work and personal preparation and more economic resources at the hospital where I work.                 With more resources here allows professionals to develop more fully in its activities.


Teaching hours

Monday to Friday 7:30 to 8 a.m hs part of each patient's medical journal, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 15 hs surgical activity, Mondays from 16 to 17 hours athenaeums clinical surgery. All my activities was supervision for a doctor at the Department.

I spent 8 hs per day in surgical activities.