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Working as a radiologist in Denmark

If you are interested in a radiologist career in Denmark / Scandinavia, Medicolink finds it relevant for you to become acquainted with the following information, prior to your recruitment process.

General info on the Danish healthcare system

Healthcare service in Denmark is almost exclusively covered publicly, financed by the five regions. The health services are organized into a primary healthcare sector (GPs and private practicing specialist doctors) and a secondary healthcare sector (hospitals and outpatient units), i.e. the GPs function as gatekeepers for the hospitals and specialist doctors. There are a number of private clinics, but the highest proportion of patients are treated in the public institutions.

Radiologists in Denmark

There are about 1050 radiologists in Denmark. The average monthly salary is 53.000 DKK (which adds up to a yearly income of about 85.200 EUR) and the weekly working hours are 37.

The continuing development of cancer treatment in Denmark will demand more radiological treatment and controls, and thereby more radiologists. Radiologists in Denmark work mainly at public hospitals where they diagnose the patients, however some also work in the private sector. As a radiologist, you work closely together with many other colleagues, e.g. doctors and nurses, and help them form a diagnosis by using X-rays, ultrasound, CT-scans etc. In Denmark, cancer treatment especially is given a lot of attention.

How to gain authorisation in Denmark as a radiologist

To get authorization and employment as a staff consultant or chief specialist in Denmark, an education matching the Danish model and fulfilling the training standards of the appropriate articles of Council directive 2005/36/EF[1], is necessary. Naturally, knowledge of the Danish language is an important factor as well, in terms of cooperation with patients and colleagues. The Danish model of medical education consists of 6 years of general medical training, which provides the MD degree, one year basic clinical training and a specialist training which might take between 4 and 7 years. The basic clinical training includes working at two of the following places: a medical department, a surgical department, a psychiatric department and a GP. At each place you have to work 6 months.

Medicolink will assist you in getting your previous education and training acknowledged in Denmark.

Societies for the speciality

Danish Society of Radiology: The society seeks to encourage and strengthen academic research within imaging diagnostics, as well as education and collaboration. The society also functions as a representative for all radiologists working in Denmark in European and international contexts.


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