Study Programmes Diplôme d’études spécialisées en Médecine générale

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to practice general medicine in all countries of the European Union.

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    The speciality training in general medicine aims to:

    • Learn to identify the early stages of the disease and to differentiate between common pathologies and rare diseases that may have a serious or fatal prognosis; to handle situations requiring medical consultation and interdisciplinary management; the basic principles of supporting patients at the end of their lives; to use medical techniques appropriately; the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

    • Identify the individual problems of the patient and deal with the specificities of primary care practice; the optimal medical decision taking into account evidence-based medicine; the physician’s expertise and the patient’s own needs and expectations.
    • Carry out home visits and assess the psychosocial environment and integrate these notions into the handling of the patient.
    • Develop a critical reading of medical articles.

    Learning outcomes

    • Acquire the ability to discard and select, and acquire the concepts of primary care medicine
    • Handle emergency situations and know how to initiate emergency care in an out-of-hospital setting
    • Propose patient-centred measures that improve the patient’s health status
    • Acquire the necessary coordinating capacity/function of a General Practitioner, and learn to collaborate with existing social services

    • Acquire the necessary skills to optimise the doctor-patient relationship by favouring empathetic listening with patients, and by developing quality relationships with practitioners of other disciplines, other health professionals and social workers
    • Integrate any other functions specific to general practice