If you are interested in a radiology specialist career in Denmark / Scandinavia, Medicolink finds it relevant for you to become acquainted with the following information, prior to your recruitment process.
General info on the Danish healthcare system
Healthcare service in Denmark is almost exclusively covered publicly, financed by the five regions. The health services are organized into a primary healthcare sector (GPs and private 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 institutions.
Radiologists in Denmark
The average minimum salary is about 108 665 EUR yearly (including pension benefits) and the 37 hour working weeks.
The continuing development of cancer treatment in Denmark will demand more radiological treatment and controls, and thereby more radiologists. Radiologists in Denmark work mainly at public hospitals where they diagnose the patients, however some also work in the private sector.
The radiology departments works with image-guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures ranging from ultrasound, to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scan and X-rays besides many other procedures.
As a radiologist, you will work closely together with many other medical specialists from other departments, with radiographers and with nurses as well.
Societies for the speciality
Danish Society of Radiology: The society seeks to encourage and strengthen academic research within imaging diagnostics, as well as education and collaboration. The society also functions as a representative for all radiologists working in Denmark in European and international contexts.