Medical Doctor

If you have completed medical training in a country outside Denmark and want to work as a medical doctor in Denmark, you need to apply for Danish registration.

Authorization Process

The authorization process and the required documentation depend on the country of your nationality and the country where you obtained your qualification as a medical doctor. 

Stay Updated

Until you receive Danish authorization and permission to work independently as a medical doctor, it is your responsibility to stay informed about any changes to the authorization process and deadlines on our website.


As stated in the Danish Authorization Act, medical doctors are required to practice their profession with care and conscientiousness. This also includes maintaining sound communication with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals. The relevant authority evaluates whether the medical doctor meets the criteria outlined in the Danish Authorization Act.  

Specialist Training

Once you have received Danish authorization and permission to work independently as a doctor, you may commence specialist training in Denmark. You can find information about specialist training including a list of approved curricula by speciality on the website of the Health Authority.

Specialist Training (only in Danish)

The 75-Year Rule

The entitlement to practice as a medical doctor expires at the age of 75.

The 75-Year Rule