The future European gastroenterologist: circumstances, training and task

R.W. Stockbrügger*

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The Section and Board of Gastroenterology within the EUMS/UEMS, representing the professional organisations of non-academic and academic gastroenterologists in the 15 EC member countries, have tried to create a uniform concept of the future European gastroenterologist, who should be able to pursue his profession within the EC in a reliable and controlled way after well programmed training in recognized centres. The training programme, to be agreed upon by the members, should aim at a high quality and not at a minimum common denominator. The programme should include a core of obligatory knowledge and skills, and should allow a variation of options which would enable the gastroenterologist to perform in varying professional and administrative environments, in cooperation with either internists, or surgeons, or working on his own.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


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