A summary of the requirements candidates from countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland must fulfill in order to practice medicine in Denmark is described below.
Citizens of an EU/EEC country who have completed medical training in an EU/EEC country are covered by Council directive 2005/36/EF
Applicants who have completed training in one of the 12 recent EU countries must in addition to the below documents submit an original certificate from the competent health authorities in the country of training to the effect that the basic training as well as specialist training if relevant fulfill the training standards of the appropriate articles of Council directive 2005/36/EF.
1. Application and documentary requirements
An application form must be completed. The documentation below must be submitted together with the application in the form of original documents (which will be returned by registered mail) or of certified true copies.
2. Language requirements
No specific level of language skills is required to obtain authorization etc. It is the responsibility of the appointing authority to assess that the doctor meets the requirements of the Danish Practice of Medicine Act that every doctor must practice medicine carefully and conscientiously. To comply with this provision, doctors are required to be capable of responsible communication with patients, relatives, other hospital staff, etc.
3. Registration fee
A registration fee to the amount of DKK 1.206 must be paid for a permission to practice medicine independently and DKK 4.165 for each specialist title.