Keep your professional skills up to date
- Read articles in medical journals and participate in online courses for doctors. You may want to try a mooc (Massive Open Online Courses).
- Read the Danish Medical Association’s journal, Ugeskrift for Læger. It contains both news and scientific articles from the Danish medical world. Contact Lene Rybner på email@example.com, if you want an online subscription for free.
- Follow the political work of the Danish Medical Association on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Apply for a trainee position
While you are learning Danish and waiting for your authorisation, you can apply for a trainee position. It is possible to get a trainee position at a hospital or with a local medical practice. In order to seek a trainee position, you must have a residence permit. Please note, that you CANNOT work as a doctor, and you must wear a name tag saying you are a doctor trainee (’Praktikant for Læge’).
Your municipality (kommune) knows the different kinds of trainee positions and how to combine learning Danish while having an internship. It is a good idea if you, your language school and the hospital/medical practice that offers you a trainee position set up a learning plan.
There are two possibilities for trainee positions:
- Trainee at workplaces – an introduction to the Danish labor market. Normally, you can obtain an unpaid trainee position ’Praktikant som læge’ for 13 weeks. This period may be extended.
- Trainee with subsidies (very rare for medical doctors)
You can apply for a trainee position with subsidies as a doctor trainee ’Praktikant for læge’ at your local hospital or local medical practice. If you obtain such a trainee position, you must have a letter of or contract of employment from the workplace. Please note, that your trainee position is not as a doctor, and that you cannot carry out other professions' professional tasks.