Union bodies & associations

Medicinska Föreningen is based on the fact that we as students at Karolinska Institutet jointly bear the responsibility for making our time at the university one of the most life-defining commitments in our lives. Medicinska Föreningen is over 140 years old, and our organization has survived Ebola, HIV, and the Spanish flu. More than survived. Contributed to studies of cure, and relief.

As older students, it is our responsibility to include you in our community, as we ourselves were once included by those who today are leading representatives in the study of the medical disciplines – our alumni. Taking responsibility in a student association means contributing to the organization and implementation of the most important work of all time – to create contact surfaces between us who study medicine and healing.

Below you will find the diversity of the union bodies and associations that exist within Medicinska Föreningen. Whatever you are interested in, we have something for you, and if we do not have it – contact us and we will help you start it.

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Medicinska Föreningen’s members are divided into sections based on which program at Karolinska Institutet one studies. The section members elect their own section board, which works with study monitoring and study social issues at the programs they represent. This includes electing student representatives to program-specific bodies within KI. The section also organizes reception activities for new students, such as introductory events and information evenings. Your section develops through your commitment and becomes what you and your fellow students make it! Find your section below and read more.

Audiology Section
  • Audiology Programme
Biomedical Educational Section – BUS
  • Bachelor’s Programme in Biomedicine
  • Master’s Programme in Biomedicine
  • Master’s Programme in Toxicology
  • Master’s Programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science
  • Master’s Programme in Nutrition Science
Biomedical Laboratory Science Section – BAS
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science Programme
  • Master’s Programme in Diagnostic Cytology
Doctoral Students’ Association – DSA
  • All doctoral students at KI

Medical Students’ Section – LS
  • Medical Programme
  • Complementary Programme for Physicians with a Medical Degree from outside the EU/EES and Switzerland
Nursing Section – SSEK
  • Nursing Programme
  • Specialist Nursing Programmes
  • Radiographer Programme
  • Midwife Programme
  • Complementary Programme for Nurses from outside the EU/EES and Switzerland
Occupational Therapy Section – Artemis
  • Occupational Therapy Programme
Optometry Section – Kaustika
  • Optometry Programme
  • Master’s Programme in Clinical Optometry
  • Free-standing courses for opticians

Physical Therapy Section – Fysio
  • Physical Therapy Programme
Psychology Section – PsyKI
  • Psychology Programme
Public Health Section – PHS
  • Master’s Programme in Public Health Sciences
  • Master’s Programme in Global Health
  • Master’s Programme in Health Economics, Policy and Management
  • Master’s Programme in Bioentrepreneurship
  • Joint Master’s Programme in Health Informatics
  • The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Public Health in Disasters (EMJMDPHID)

Speech and Language Pathology Section – LoS
  • Speech and Language Pathology Programme