Denmark

National Communications Officers:

Peter Østergren
Copenhagen, Denmark

Pernille Skjold Kingo
Aarhus, Denmark

General Information - Demographics:

Denmark has a population of 5.5 million inhabitants and is a member of both the European Union (EU) and the European Board of Urology (EBU). There are 17 Urological Departments employing 110 Urologists (1 urologist per 50,000 inhabitants) and 45 Residents (1 resident per approx. 3 urologists).

National Urological Society:

Dansk Urologisk Selskab (DUS)
President: Dr. Ulla Geertsen
http://www.urologi.dk

Residents Organization:

Yngre Danske Urologer
President: Alicia Martin Yngre Danske Urologer

Urological training:

To become an Urologist in Denmark lasts 7 years all in all. The first year is a common introduction to surgery, which is a joint introduction for all the surgical specialties. Hereafter follows 6 years of residency at urological departments. Usually the resident works 18 months at a urological department at a county hospital, followed by 24 months at a urological department at a university hospital, before returning to the urological department at a county hospital for the last and 18 months. During the residency there are regularly courses in surgical common trunk and urological sub-specialties.

Career prospects:

Most urologist work in hospitals (in urology departments or surgical departments with urology functions), mostly public hospitals, few private hospitals. Only very few full time “office-urologists”. No unemployment. CME registration not mandatory. Urology tend to be centralized in urology departments and to be separated from general surgery.