Letters

Postgraduate training in Italy

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.333d (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:333
  1. Paola Albertazzi,
  2. Giovanni Ghersi
  1. Researcher in obstetrics and gynaecology President, Medical Association of European Union Specialists Ferrara University Hospital, 44100 Ferrara, Italy

    EDITOR,--We wish to add to the discussion about specialisation in Europe. In the past few years both the undergraduate and the postgraduate Italian medical curriculums have been reformed. Previously, no examinations had to be taken for entry to undergraduate courses and there were fairly relaxed entry examinations for the postgraduate curriculum; admissions have now been greatly restricted. In particular, postgraduate training changed dramatically with a reform in 1991 that was meant to bring Italian specialist training up to European standards. On …

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