One of the Section’s main goals is the harmonisation of training, continuing medical education of Occupational Physicians and to identify the minimum shared core competencies, that all specialist in Occupational Medicine should aquere through there training.
This Continuous Medical Education (CME) / Professional Development (CPD) is becoming increasingly important across member states of the EU. In line with current understanding that the medical profession needs to update knowledge and skills in an iterative manner following graduation from medical school, it is important for occupational health physicians to apprise themselves of best practice, knowledge and skills on an on-going basis.
The Section has in the document Chapter 6 “CHARTER on TRAINING of MEDICAL SPECIALISTS in the EU
REQUIREMENTS for the Specialty Occupational Medicine” outlined som minimum requerements to training.
In the document PROPOSAL FOR CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) is the requrement for CME/CPD outlined.
The figure shows the duration of training in different of the member countries.
The sections documents conserning specialist training and CME.
The European Accreditation Council For CME (EACCME) – a body of the “Union Européenne Des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS)”
and The UEMS Specialist Section Of Occupational Medicine
Code of Practice for Continuous Medical Development Accreditation Committee (CMDAC)
Occupational Medicine Section UEMS
Both Pre- and Post graduate training differs between the countries, member of the UEMS Section of Occupational Medicine. The Section is working on trying to
- Assess the situation (training process, evaluation etc.) in EU member states
- Make a proposal of the best model of training (taken into account the statements of Chapter 6)
- Develop the plan of the future actions needed for the improvement
The status for each member country will be placed here
Republic of Ireland
Four Year Specialist Training Scheme:
Training scheme organised by Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland
Training scheme centrally funded by the Health Service Executive (Publicly funded health service in Ireland)
Applicant must have completed basic specialist training in a relevant clinical speciality
Rotation between service / industrial / healthcare sites
Yearly end of year assessments by college, and end of training assessment, electronic log-book of same, assigned trainer in each training site
Exit examination is Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM), Royal College of Physicians in Ireland
Getting on the Irish Specialist Register in Occupational Medicine, requires successful completion of training
Postgraduate and continous medical education i Switzerland by Werner Bauer