Mainz - Around 40 doctors who want to return to their profession after break are receiving further training in Mainz as of today. Most of them are women. This was announced by the State Medical Association of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Topics from daily practice and practical exercises are on the program of the five-day course of the Academy for Medical Training and the State Medical Association. This also includes modern antibiotic therapy, geriatric and adolescent medicine, business administration, post-mortem examination and abuse.
It will pass Health Minister Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler (SPD) said at the opening that there was not day on which there was no mention of the threatened shortage of doctors and the concerns of young people. The course is "wonderful opportunity" for those returning to the sport and very important building block to attract more doctors again.
Only 28 doctors took part in the first of the courses funded by the state government around two years ago, at least quarter of them then returned to the practice. The new course is also linked to the possibility of internship. 45 practices would have agreed to do this.
Although there have never been so many doctors, there is still relative shortage of doctors, said the President of the, Günther Matheis. To replace resigning family doctor, 1.5 positions are necessary, because the doctors no longer work around the clock, 365 days year.