Following the launch in 2012 of the Dynamic Interactive Database of Specialist Training in General Practice/Family Medicine, this CME/CPD Dynamic Interactive Database was devised by the EURACT CME/CPD Committee and launched in 2013. Each country representative in EURACT is responsible to complete and update data for his/her country on the relevant webpage.
The following are definitions of terms which are used in the database:
- Accreditation: Self-regulatory process by which governmental, non-governmental, voluntary associations or other statutory bodies grant formal recognition to educational programs or institutions that meet stated criteria of educational quality (the point is on educational programs not on individual doctors and their activities).
- Certification: Process by which governmental, non-governmental, voluntary associations or other statutory bodies grant recognition to an individual who has met certain predetermined specified qualifications (the point is on the individual and his qualification).
- Licensure: Process by which governmental, non-governmental agencies, such as specialty boards or other bodies grant permission to practice a profession to persons meeting predetermined qualifications to engage in a given occupation or use a particular title.
(Reference: Wojtczak A, 2003. Glossary of Medical Educational Terms. AMEE Occasional Paper N3. Dundee, U.K.)
To view the data for a specific country, please select the country name from the drop-down menu on the right. EURACT national representatives, who are responsible for keeping their country’s information up-to-date, may do so after logging in with their individual username and password.