Düsseldorf - With the start of the advanced training association for general practitioners in Geldern in the Kleve district, there have been 48 of these associations in North Rhine since mid-August. 101 hospitals and around 400 practices work there for the next generation of general practitioners. This is reported on their website.
"The shortage of doctors affects general medicine, especially in rural regions, and thus endangers primary care", said Bernd Zimmer, Vice President of the North Rhine Medical Association, on the occasion of the handover of the certificate in Geldern. P >
“The given learning content is very broad and cannot be covered by hospital or practice alone. It is necessary, for example, to work in internal medicine and surgery, to carry out preventive examinations and house calls as well as to care for the chronically ill and long-term ill, "said Joachim Sitz, chief physician for internal medicine at.
General practitioner training associations relieved the young doctors of the often time-consuming planning of the various training phases. "Together with the general practitioners, we offer complete regional solution with our own curriculum for the entire duration of the training," explained Sitz.
In North Rhine, according to the chamber, at the moment around 6,000 general practitioners add 200 new doctors every year. Currently, however, the number is only 100 doctors per year.