If you are reading this I am guessing you are a proud owner of a personnummer. Congratulations! 🎉 Whether getting it was a breeze or you ended up going through hell and back (like me) to get one, you are probably wondering what are the next steps in getting settled in Sweden. Worry not, for I am here to… Read More 15 things you can (and should!) do once you get a personnummer
In my previous blog post I explained that I wasn’t able to get a personnummer despite being an EU student enrolled in a two-year master’s program at KI since I didn’t have an EU Health Insurance Card (EHIC). As promised, I’m about to share the details of my six month long struggle with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)… Read More I am an EU student without an EU Health Insurance Card. Here’s how I got my personnummer.
What are the eligibility criteria for a Swedish personal identity number for EU students? Why wasn’t I eligible for a Swedish personal identity number as an EU student enrolled in a two-year master’s program at KI? Are you legally allowed to reside in Sweden without a personal number and a residence permit as an EU… Read More Why you might not be eligible for a Swedish personal identity number – even as an EU student enrolled at KI.
How bad is the student housing situation in Stockholm? How do you increase your odds of getting an offer through KI Housing? What can you do while you wait for the reply from KI housing? What to do in case all of the above fails? What worked for me? How bad is the student housing situation in Stockholm?… Read More Accommodation hunting in Stockholm – tips to come out victorious
We’ve all witnessed a classroom fill out with sighs from the mere mention of group work. Why is it that most people dread group work? How much group work awaits you at KI? What are the benefits of group work? Is there a success formula to it? Most people dread group work due to the accountability… Read More A beginner’s guide to group work – from classmates to teammates
Hollywood fiction or reality? What should one consider before making a choice between keeping quiet and stepping up in the (un)likely event of an in-flight medical emergency? How can Health Informatics be of help in such emergencies? What happened when they announced: “Is there a doctor on board?!” Hollywood fiction or reality? I’m sure we’ve all seen a movie or two… Read More What happened when they announced: “Is there a doctor on board?!”
What are you potentially signing up for in terms of student life by applying to KI? Have a peek inside a current KI student’s calendar to get an idea about the various outside the classroom activities organized by KI . Kick off your Swedish experience by attending the introduction week! Introduction week starts off with a three day intensive Swedish… Read More A peek inside a KI student’s calendar
Just realized that you will be taking an online course at some point of your program? Googling didn’t answer your questions? In front of you lies the opportunity to explore the world of online courses through the eyes of a fellow first-time online course student. I will be sharing reflections of my experience as well as… Read More Tips for navigating your way through an online course
In what ways have the poster child for HI – electronic health record (EHR), and the likes of it impacted healthcare systems all over the globe? How has redefining the patient’s roles contributed to a shift of power in the doctor-patient relationship? What are some of the future trends in healthcare? In order to answer all… Read More 10 ways in which Health Informatics changed healthcare
Saturday 5pm, drinking a cup of tea in my PJs and staring through my bedroom window. The street lights have already been on for an hour, casting light on the snow, causing it to glitter. This would’ve been a typical Saturday afternoon if it weren’t for one small detail. I was about to leave my… Read More Not your typical Saturday afternoon / Alla helgons dag