Mirko, a neurologist from Croatia working in Denmark
MIRKO is a neurologist from Croatia. He moved to Aalborg in Denmark in the fall of 2017, after he was offered a job at the local hospital.
Why Denmark?For Mirko, the decision of moving to Denmark came easily after a conversation with his former colleague who relocated there with the support of MediCarrera: “Because we worked together before at the same University Hospital in Osijek, Croatia, we could compare the very noticeable differences regarding the work conditions. That would be the very famous work-life balance here in Denmark; also what I appreciate the most is the fact that you can completely devote yourself to the patient and his/her needs. Unfortunately, in Croatia, doctors are overworked and don’t have so much time.”
The Process with MediCarreraAfter hearing about MediCarrera, hereunder the relocation process, from the colleague, Mirko decided to take the first step. Already from the initial contact, Mirko had a good impression of MediCarrera: “The first person I contacted was Dora Kantor and later Sara Dencker, and for both ladies I only have words of praise. They were very kind and helpful during the whole process.” After the first contact, Mirko had an online interview with MediCarrera and then it was time for a study tour to visit the hospital in Aalborg: “The study trip was very well organised. The first day I came to Aalborg, I had a meeting with Sara and the other candidate doctor about the forthcoming job interview and all the things that matter. On the second day we had a job interview, visiting the department with a head nurse and later in the afternoon a tour around the city with a guide from International House of Aalborg.” Mirko expressed how he discovered the many possibilities Aalborg has to offer during the study tour – he became fond of the city immediately. After being offered the job at the hospital in Aalborg, MediCarrera started the relocation process. The first thing was to apply for licenses and all other required paperwork for Mirko. While MediCarrera got everything sorted, Mirko was invited to a second visit arranged by the hospital in Aalborg. Afterwards, it was time to move to Denmark: “The relocation process was easy for me, because I had decided to just bring my personal belongings. It was all organised by MediCarrera.”
“Danes are very nice and cheerful people, always ready to help if you need anything.”