France emphasises teaching of general practice

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 22 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1038
  1. A Dorozynski

    Faced with a steady increase in young doctors choosing to specialise rather than to practise general medicine, the French government is taking measures to develop and improve the teaching of general practice.

    Reforms jointly developed by the ministries of health and of education and research provide for compulsory seminars on general practice during the first two years of the medical course. These seminars will cover such topics as the organisation of professional life, health economics, and public health problems such as addiction, gerontology, …

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