About the Danish Medical Association

The specific objectives of the DMA, as stated in its statutes, are: to unite Danish doctors in order to protect the interests of the medical profession, and to serve as the body through which the influence of the medical profession may be exercised on general social issues in the best interest of health and the health care system.

While DMA is on one hand a lobby organization for Danish doctors it is also recognized by the Parliament, the national health administration, the Ministries, and the private sector as an expert and advisory body for the authorities in medical questions and is represented in a number of official committees and working parties.

Nearly all Danish doctors are members of the Danish Medical Association.

Total number of members per January 2019: 31,135 members.

DMA has three subdivisions:

  • Danish Association of Junior Hospital Doctors (Yngre Læger or YL): 12,881 members 
  • Danish Association of Medical Specialists (FAS): 8,625 members 
  • Organisation of General Practitioners in Denmark (PLO): 3,580 members 
  • Student membership: None (not open to students) 

Lægeforeningen (Danish Medical Association)
Kristianiagade 12
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø 
Telephone: +45 3544 8500 
E-mail: dadl@dadl.dk   
Website: www.laeger.dk 

The highest authority of the DMA is the Assembly of Representatives which meets once annually. The assembly appoints the DMA council, which is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the DMA. It consists of a chairman and nine members, three each representing the three subdivisions. 

See members of management

Number of full-time employed persons: appr. 170 (including the craft organizations).