Request of Data for Medical Residency Specialization Graduation Times in Norway/Sweden/Finland?

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Mar 16, 2017
MD/PhD Student
I am doing univariate statistical analysis of the different variables affecting the first medical residency specialization graduation times in Nordic Countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland). I have already received some data from Finland authorities from the last 15 years at each universities and in each their specialization programs. My next attempt is to get the data from Norway and Sweden but I have not yet succeeded because I am not yet a member of MD societies in those countries.

Plan of data requests
- Norway: helsedirektoratet, Lege foreningen
- Sweden: Sveriges Lakarforbund
- Finland: Laakariliitto

- time frame: at least last 10 years
- numbers of completed residency specialization degrees at each university
- average times in specialization programs in each university
- number of completed degrees
- others: maternity/fraternity holidays, ...

- exclude later residency specialisation times from the study

Limitations in classification
- All country-specific minor specialization fields are categoried, for instance as "Psychiatry" including "Child and adolescent psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, ...". This approach can be a good one because those subspecialities differ across countries.

Residency specialization line specific research
- Statistical analysis of one nordic country can have too small population.
- I require that there are at least 150 graduates during the time frame from the graduation line.
- To do the statistical analysis of specialization programs across all nordic countries decreases uncertainties.
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