Physicians have to get a “specific” diploma attending a threeyear training course provided by each regional healthservice in order to practice as General Practitioners in Italy. In the last years, there has been an ongoing debateabout the need to evolve the specific regional courses into integrated specialization training courses, organized andmanaged by universities with the contribution of regional health services. The Italian Junior Doctors Association andthe Giotto Movement carried out a national survey with the aim to identify strengths and weaknesses of the specificregional training courses. Three-hundred-two junior General Practitioners in training (61,2% females) answered to aweb administered questionnaire. Only about half of the recruited trainees has defined as at least “sufficient” thetraining provided by the regional courses. The survey documented in the Italian General Practitioners trainees theneed to satisfy an educational demand in order to implement their primary care and general practice skills. Inconclusion, this cross-sectional study provided sufficient evidences supporting the evolution of the regional trainingcourses into general practice and primary care specialization schools.
|Numero di pagine||13|
|Rivista||MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|