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. Furthermore, it is 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 healthcare system.
On one hand DMA is a lobby organisation for Danish doctors. However, DMA is also recognised by the government, the authorities and the private sector as an expert and adviser in medical questions and is represented in a number of official committees and councils.
The Danish Medical Association's subdivisions
Almost all Danish doctors are members of the Danish Medical Association. The DMA has three subdivisions/organisations that negotiate salary, pension and terms of employment for you and your colleagues.
These three subdivisions are:
- Danish Association of Junior Hospital Doctors (Yngre Læger)
- Danish Association of Medical Specialists (Foreningen af Speciallæger)
- Organisation of General Practitioners in Denmark (Praktiserende Lægers Organisation)
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 from each of the subdivisions.