Exchange report - incoming students
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Home university: Makerere University
Study programme: Medicine
Exchange programme: INK
Semester: Autumn semester 2017/2018
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Arrival and registration

My arrival arrangement was made easy because KI sent taxi to pick me up from the air port to KI then to my accommodation. unfortunately i missed introduction week because i arrived a week after the introduction but the international coordinator was helpful in all aspects. she also provided me with warm clothes for winter and shoes . I also went to the student health centre and the nurse was very welcoming, she attended to me very well, that was nice. 


I applied for housing through the UAC and got my first choice of accommodation at Jagargatan 20, the cost was a bit high but the standard  was great . I was impressed

Leisure time and social activities

I participated in many activities; at KI,  I was given a book full of discount tickets to different places for students, and a guide about social life in Sweden  so i had a really great time. My friends were mostly fellow exchange students and a few Swedish people. i visited many places with my friends like the island in Stockholm and also went for weekend in Riga



Exchange programs provide a great opportunity to broaden and also share my knowledge, not only in the medical field but also other aspects of life. It is an opportunity that i could  not miss . My home university has established exchange programs with several other universities but i chose KI because it ranked highest among them and i wanted an experience from it, i was the first beneficiary to study in KI  under Erasmus plus exchange program. I received a lot of information from KI regarding the program which was great and some information from Makerere University. I was required to screen for MRSA  and treat if needed, no other certificates were required

Courses during the exchange period

ELAXX6 : Surgery 1
I did 4 week rotation in surgery , orthopedics, urology, vascular surgery,and anesthesia one week each at sodersjukhuset. i participated and assisted in many operations like hip replacement, arterial by pass surgery. it was interesting assisting and seeing some of these operations for the first time, the format of examination was fine. i had to i identify one case that interested me on ward and make individual presentation on it. i was so impressed with format of one student one specialist it makes a student have ample time to learn many things without competition i found it better than my home university
2EE044 : Clinical rotation Obstetrics and gynaecology
I rotated in obstetrics and gynecology for 8 weeks at KI Huddinge. i participated in patients care and also assisted in various operations like cesarean section, laparoscopic surgeries. it was interesting seeing these procedures for the first time like laparoscopy. The Doctors and midwives were so good and willing to teach . i liked the morning meetings were doctors meet and discuss. i have motivation to specialize either in surgery of obstetrics after my internship


I had a really grate time, the contact persons were very helpful, both at Huddinge and at sodersjukhuset. I wish there was an opportunity of doing internship in Sweden i would be grateful for such opportunity.

Language and Culture

I dint participate in any Swedish language course, i  had a lot to do with in that short time. I learnt some few words from people; tack!, hej and a few other

Studies in general

I did a clinical rotation in obstetrics and gynecology and general surgery, my supervisors were nice and so were the patients. I interacted with the patients through translation mostly though some patients were so nice that when my supervisor told them i speak only English they decided to speak English during the consultation.The study environment is very friendly as the supervisors are nice and understanding, study material is readily available and enough time is given for all activities. The staff at KI are very nice, easily approachable, understanding and very helpful. The relationship between staff and students is way better at KI, there is little gap between students and supervisors so students find it easy to consults their supervisors which is different in my home university. There is better team work at the hospital between the different care providers and different disciplines when consulted. The wards have less patients so they are given more time which is good.Hospital equipment is also readily available and readily accessible to all patients unlike back at home. I learnt more about good team work, responsibility, proper patient care and respecting patients rights.