How to become a Geriatrician in different European countries

R. Reiter, S. Diraoui, N. Van Den Noortgate, A. J. Cruz-Jentoft, A. Abbatecola, S. Bustacchini, C. Chiatti, M. V. Ahmed, M. Stordal Bakken, M. Myrstad, B. E. Neerland, L. O. Watne, T. Atli, G. Bahat-Ozturk, M. Halil, P. Benzinger, M. Ritt, O. N. Som, F. Bloch, L. D. De DeckerK. Kinugawa-Bourron, K. Mondon, A. Tchalla, F. Branas Baztan, C. Sanchez-Castellano, U. Darsow, G. Notaridis, O. Prince, I. De Brauwer, A. M. De Cock, S. Gillain, S. Higuet, S. Lieten, R. Piers, S. Diraoui, L. Disselhorst, S. Duque, E. H. Hölttä, R. Reiter, G. Soulis, S. Stabel Gren, H. Pedersen, A. Ekdahl, D. O'Neill, H. Karppinen

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In Europe postgraduate training to become a geriatrician is regulated by national governments. To gain some insight how these regulations work in practice students of the Xth EAMA Postgraduate Course in Geriatrics prepared a presentation on how to become a geriatrician in their country. This article summarizes and compares the given information of 16 European countries illustrating an extensive diversity of postgraduate geriatric education on all reported levels including entry requirements, duration of training, content of training in relation to clinical rotations and assessment of qualification of trainees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Geriatric Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014


  • European countries
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Postgraduate training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology


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