Comparison of the Specialist Medical Training in Internal Medicine between Germany, Austria and Switzerland: An Overview

Johanna Braun, Ursula Gresser
2017 Creative Education  
Specialists for internal medicine are very important group of the medical profession. Although they make up the largest group of specialized physicians, there is a shortage of physicians, and in particular of internists in Germany, Austria and under some aspects in Switzerland. Germany, Austria and Switzerland show also an intensive transfer of physicians. It is therefore of interest to investigate if the tern "internist" in the three countries under consideration is based on the same or
more » ... the same or equivalent education, in particular regarding the quality standards. Exchange date between the three countries, the organisation of the medical profession, the access requirements to the specialist medical training, the structure of the specialist's training as well as the requirements for keeping the specialist's name have been compared. The main differences are the access requirements and the linkage of the qualification to the independent exercise of the medical profession. Also regarding the performance catalogues, the Swiss education follows a different approach as in Germany and Austria.
doi:10.4236/ce.2017.811118 fatcat:ube2d255wbcpzakeyvsqegky4m