Jurijs, a Surgeon From Latvia Working in Denmark
Jurijs is a surgeon from Latvia. He moved to Denmark six months ago with his family after he was hired in the hospital in Thisted, North Jutland.
Why Denmark“Being a doctor in Latvia is not very easy, a lot of time and effort go to other things than just being a doctor. The professional approach in Denmark is different, I have the possibility to use medical technologies that I couldn’t use in Latvia because the healthcare there struggles with lack of resources. Another advantage is the income, which is 5-7 times higher in Denmark than in Latvia, and that’s very important for my family.”
The Process With MediCarreraBefore relocating to Denmark, Jurijs attended Medicarrera’s Danish course in Spain and his wife Kristina is now learning the language in Denmark, while working as an ob-gyn specialist at the same hospital as her husband. “MediCarrera is a reliable company. The relocation was very well organized and I would like to thank Medicarrera, and especially my teacher Nina, for all the help! The best thing that happened to me is MediCarrera.”
Living in DenmarkAfter six months of living with his family in Denmark, his first impressions are positive and he is very happy with his job and colleagues. “People are very friendly here. Both the patients and my colleagues have a lot of patience and are very welcoming. Should I have some trouble expressing myself in Danish, everyone tries to help me. The community is very important here and I’m glad to be a part of it.” Healthcare in Denmark differs a lot from the one in Latvia. In Jurijs’ opinion, the working conditions are much better and he feels has more time to dedicate to patients. “I would say organization is the best quality of Danish healthcare. At your job, there is a schedule that you follow and it is very easy to work like that. If I have an operation day, I focus only on operating. If I have an outpatient day, I focus only on consulting the patients. I can spend much more time giving professional attention to patients, and focus on solving their problems. In Latvia, the healthcare system is less organized, so you spend a lot of time and energy trying to put things into order.”
“Organization is the best quality of Danish healthcare. I can spend much more time giving professional attention to patients, and focus on solving their problems.”