Paul G P Herfs

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BACKGROUND In most countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), there is no large-scale migration of medical graduates with diplomas obtained outside the EEA, which are international medical graduates (IMGs). In the United Kingdom however, health care is in part dependent on the influx of IMGs. In 2005, of all the doctors practising in the UK, 31% were(More)
BACKGROUND Migration of non-EEA doctors to EEA-countries has become a common phenomenon. As coordination within the EEA has not yet been established, every EEA-country is re-inventing the wheel of assessment of foreign medical degrees and developing additional programmes for non-EEA doctors. There is hardly any knowledge about assessment procedures in other(More)
The ethnic composition of the student population is highly diverse, just like that of the Dutch population, and the medical curriculum should take this into consideration. The curriculum assumes that doctors will be able to recognise problems that are related to a particular cultural background. The flexibility that medical curricula are expected to display(More)
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