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Programme for specialization in family medicine

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5681.487 (Published 22 November 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:487
  1. M. R. Polliack,
  2. Jack H. Medalie


    A programme for specialized training in family medicine at Tel Aviv University Medical School provides four years of postgraduate study, two of which are in recognized hospital departments and two in clinics recognized for training in family medicine. At the end of this four-year period the graduate must submit a thesis of original work or an approved research project on an aspect of family medicine. Continuing contact of the trainee with both the family medicine clinic and the hospital departments is maintained throughout the period. While in hospital the trainee spends half a day a week in the family clinic with his personal tutor, and when in the clinic he spends half a day a week in the hospital.

    This programme has been provisionally accepted as meeting the formal requirements of the Israel Medical Association for specialization in family medicine, and the first physician has started training.

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