Italian doctors welcome plans to shorten medical training by a yearBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4547 (Published 18 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4547
- Michael Day
Plans by the Italian government to shorten medical training by a year to boost the number of specialists have been received positively by professional and academic leaders.
It currently takes 12-14 years to train a specialist in Italy: six years for a medical degree, four or usually five years of specialty training, and two to three years to obtain a doctorate. This week the health and education ministers said that the process was too long and announced plans to speed up training to prevent …