If you are interested in working as a gastroenterologist in Scandinavia, here is some information we at Medicolink find relevant for you prior to your recruitment process.
General information on the Danish healthcare system
Healthcare services in Denmark are almost exclusively financed publicly by the five regions. The health services are organized into a primary healthcare sector (GPs and privately 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 healthcare institutions.
Facts about working as a gastroenterologist in Denmark
Generally, in Denmark gastroenterology specialists work about 37 hours a week as a monthly average and the medical specialist salary is around 108 665 EUR yearly. Gastroenterologists mainly work in the public healthcare system, in outpatient wards, in close cooperation with other medical specialties, including gastrointestinal surgeons or specialists from other medical departments.
As a gastroenterologist you will treat patients who suffer from diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, like inflammatory bowel diseases or intestinal failure. The variety of utilized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures can consist of biopsy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and more, that are examining the human digestive system organs.
In Denmark, traditionally a wide range of researches and international collaborations are available for those gastroenterologists who are keen to develop their medical knowledge and skills.
Gastroenterology medical societies
The Dansk Selskab for Gastroenterologi & Hepatologi (Danish Society for Gastroenterology & Hepatology) supports the development of professional researches and debates in the field of gastroenterology.
DSGH, has an annual meeting for members, where new scientific research, and the working environment for gastroenterologist are discussed. DSGH also gives out different scholarships for its members and helps members to learn and advance within their fields. Furthermore, the medical association seeks to offer guidelines and best practice guidance for certain gastroenterological procedures with special focus on patient safety and well-being.
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