Since 2008, training for emergency physicians (EPs) in the Netherlands has been based on a national 3-year curriculum. However, it has become increasingly evident that it needs to expand beyond its initial foundations. The training period does not comply with European regulations of a minimum of 5 years. Adjusting to this European standard is a logical step. Experience with the 3-year Dutch training scheme has led to the general conclusion that this training period is too short. Recommendations for essential changes and the basis for their development are presented.

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International Journal of Emergency Medicine (Print)
Department of Surgery

Gaakeer, M, van den Brand, C.L, Bracey, A, van Lieshout, J.M, & Patka, P. (2013). Emergency medicine training in the Netherlands, essential changes needed. International Journal of Emergency Medicine (Print), 6(1). doi:10.1186/1865-1380-6-19