European Association of Schools of Occupational Medicine
The movement towards closer cooperation between the countries of the European Community has implications for the training of Occupational Physicians. EC Directives emphasize the enabling of free movement of Physicians between EC-countries. This includes Occupational Physicians. It is expected that there will be progress towards mutual recognition and acceptance of training programmes. It could lead to qualifications in occupational medicine from different EC-Countries being accepted as equivalent. This will only occur if training schemes are deemed to be comparable. Currently there are differences in the philosophy, contents and duration of courses for Occupational Physicians in EC-Countries. There will be an increasing need to consider exchange of knowledge, training schemes and other information regarding training programmes.
EASOM is an organization providing a platform for discussing approaches to harmonisation of training for Occupational Physicians.
For further information please contact:
Amsterdam School of Occupatinal Medicine Corvu
1105 AZ Amsterdam
tel. +31 20 5664949 / fax +31 20 6975359