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An international perspective

Published: 24 July, 2015

Medical Education and Training for Primary Care: an International Perspective

How are other countries addressing shortages in the number of doctors practising in primary care? What reforms are being introduced to their education and training systems? This paper looks at approaches to medical education and training in England, France and the Netherlands – with Germany included for comparison. The paper describes the education and training pathways for general practice in each. It will be of interest to all those concerned with ensuring a medical workforce prepared for the future.

The authors conclude:

“Given that medical students’ most trusted source of information about medical career is practising doctors, there is a need for a multifaceted approach in order to create an environment that is conducive to medical students gaining a positive experience of general practice during medical school early on that will likely influence their future career choice.”

Celine Miani et al. Medical Training From an International Perspective, RAND Health Quarterly, 2015 v5 (1):2
Link: https://www.rand.org/pubs/periodicals/health-quarterly/issues/v5/n1/02.html

Last updated: 24 July, 2015

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