1st UEMS Conference on Medical Specialists’ Training in Europe
European Training Requirements (ETR) guiding towards a new era
Please find attached the official announcement
of the UEMS concerning the First UEMS ETR conference
, which will be held on Thursday
, 20 April 2023
, at the Thon Hotel City Centre in Brussels, Belgium.
The UEMS European Training Requirements (ETRs) represent the consensus view of the National Medical Associations and Specialist Bodies of our organisation for high standards in modern medical specialist training and education in Europe.
An ETR describes, in three parts, the requirements for all participants in the training process: trainees, trainers and training institutions. The UEMS ETRs promote progress in postgraduate education. They are conceptualised and composed according to the principles of Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) and they foster patient-centred care. The postCovid era poses great challenges for the current educational practice. These times invite all involved in medical education to advance postgraduate training in a spirit of inclusivity and transparency, and to foster dialogue on important educational topics and innovations.
The UEMS is conducting a Study on the Implementation of the ETRs in the UEMS Member Countries. Information from the preliminary evaluation of this survey will be shared at the conference. It will serve as a basis for further analyses, and strategies to support improvement in postgraduate medical training and its implementation, thus working towards improved healthcare outcome for patients across Europe.
Other topics of the Conference will include:
• Focus on Competency-Based Medical Education in postgraduate training
• The place of the CanMEDS framework, Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) and Work-Based Assessment in the ETRs
• Europe-wide exams
• The perspective of Junior and Senior doctors on postgraduate training for the workforce of tomorrow
• Training and evaluation of trainers
• The learning climate and research environment in training institutions as part of the process of accreditation
The UEMS cordially invites all members of the UEMS community, the European Scientific Societies, National Scientific Societies, Academies, Universities and Medical Schools, European Medical Organisations and delegates from relevant European political bodies to take part in the discussions and share their experiences, opinions and ideas