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A new reform of medicine 3rd cycle

Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, and Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, announced on Sunday, November 27, 2016, the decree on the organization of the 3rd cycle medical studies. What will change.

Students 3rd cycle in medical school will benefit from the academic year 2017-2018 from a sitting training on the progressive acquisition of knowledge and professional skills, creating three successive phases:

a 1st base phase of a duration of one year, will spend the acquisition of generic skills common to all doctors;

a second phase for a period of two to three years depending on the specialty, will allow the student to develop knowledge and more specific to the chosen specialty skills. This deepening phase will end with the defense of the thesis of medicine;

a third phase for a period of one to two years, skills consolidation phase, will be under the specialist assistant status of the 3rd cycle and ends with the defense of specialized engineering degree.

Objective: better support

The student will be monitored in a collegial manner and take better account of the specific situation and its accompaniment. In case of difficulties in training, reorientation possible. A practicing physician can now deepen specialty or acquire a new one, according to the law to modernize the health system desired by the government.

Next event: Q1 2017

A monitoring committee was set up under the guidance of Professor Benoit Schlemmer. He reports to the National Commission for studies in midwifery, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. Training models for each specialty, indicating in particular the methods of evaluation of professional skills, will be of an order that will be released in Q1 2017.

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