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Danish Specialist Qualifications

Once you have obtained Danish authorization and permission to work independently as a medical doctor, you can begin Danish specialist training. Please note that the information how to begin specialist training is only available in Danish.

Specialist training

Registration of Specialist Qualifications

If you possess specialist qualifications, you can apply for an assessment of your completed specialist training to determine if additional training is necessary. This assessment is carried out by one of the three Regional Councils for Postgraduate Medical Training.

To be eligible for this assessment, you must in the authorisation process have completed either a 6 or 12-month employment period for adaptation and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse), and have obtained Danish authorisation and permission to work independently.

Vejledning om meritvurdering i speciallægeuddannelsen (available only in Danish)

The three Regional Councils for Postgraduate Medical Training (in danish)

If you have only completed a 6-month employment period for adaptation and training purposes, your three assessments (evalueringsskemaer) and the specialty logbook (if it was filled in during the employment) will be considered as part of the evaluation process at the Council.

Once the council has made a thorough assessment of the content of your foreign specialist qualifications, you will receive information regarding the employments and courses you need to undertake in Denmark in order to become a Danish specialist.

Once you have completed the additional employment periods and courses, you can apply for Danish specialist registration (Speciallægeanerkendelse).

Read more about Danish secialist registration (only in danish)


Please note that there is a registration fee of DKK 5.195,- for specialist qualifications.

Discontinued Specialties

Please note that registration as a specialist in Internal Medicine, Medical Allergology, Surgical Gastroenterology, and Clinical Neurophysiology is no longer possible in Denmark, as training in these specialties has been discontinued.