Residents are accepted on the basis of: university degree, completed internship, other (completed specialization or part of specialization). The residents that obtain the training post on national level or for a certain healthcare provider (e.g. Hospital) are paid fully by the state. The postgraduate medical training can also be self-funded if there are available training post.
The whole time during postgraduate medical training the resident has a main tutor, on wards and rotations he has trainers. After completing the programme, the resident must take national exam (part of that exam may be UEMS exam). After successfully completing the exam the doctor is awarded full physician’s licence for work in the field of speciality.
One of the requirements for obtaining a postgraduate medical training and working in Slovenia is fluency in the Slovenian language for physicians at the C1 level and writing at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
*The doctor must work in public sector or for the healthcare provider for 4-6 years or must refund the costs, except salary.