Feature Christmas 2008: Formative Years

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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2912 (Published 15 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2912
  1. Stefan K Burgdorf, registrar,
  2. Jakob Burcharth, research assistant,
  3. Jacob Rosenberg, professor
  1. 1Department of Surgical Gastroenterology Z 2, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, DK-2900, Denmark
  1. S K Burgdorf stefan{at}stefanburgdorf.dk

    Stefan K Burgdorf and colleagues find that medical students fall short in a test for Danish citizenship

    Being born to Danish parents is the most common and easiest way to obtain Danish citizenship.1 People can also become Danish citizens in one of the following ways: automatically at adoption (children under 12), at naturalisation (by Danish law), or by declaration (Nordic citizens only).

    People who apply for Danish citizenship by naturalisation must pass a test on Danish society, Danish culture, and Danish history.1 2 This test is comparable to the United Kingdom’s “life in the UK test,” which people must pass to become a British citizen.3 The Danish test …

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