Towards Development of the European Network of Continuing and Posrgraduate Education form Family Physicians, LLP-LdV-TOI-2007-TR-040

Duration: 2007-2009

Budget: 269.849,-Euro

Project was prepared by Dilek Volkan

According to the forecasts included in the report developed at the order of the Ministry of Health, while maintaining the so far effectiveness of the educational system, it may expect that every Turkish person will have “his/her” own family doctor only in 10 years’ time. This situation clearly indicates that the output of the educational system is inadequate with regard to the present needs of the Turkish health care. Although the thirty-eight medical University Department in Turkey have introduced teaching of family medicine as a Board specialty, the family medicine educators do not meet the requirements in terms of numbers and competencies. A similar situation takes place in other European countries.

The implementation of the project will be spread throughout two years. The main activities of the Project are: Iplement the Training Programme for teachers of Family medicine, Creation and testing an innovative teaching programme for teachers of Family medicine focused on teaching patient centered consultation. Development on innovative manuals for teaching patient centered consultation for both trainers and learners. Training simulated patients and using them in teaching and learning patient centred consultation. Creation of problem based learning modules, containing health promotin, prevention, diagnosis and threatment of health problems. Development of examples of e-learning programs for family physicians by using some of the problem based learning modules. Organization of a seminar in Turkey dedicated to new methods of teaching family medicine. An international conference in Turkey summing up the works and results of the project.


  • Project Management and coordination PCM
  • Planing and Delivery of training courses
  • Training Implementation on a national scale
  • Dissemination on an international scale
  • Coordination between Training Providers and learners
  • support in policy-making process at central and local level particularly issues regarding training
  • Reporting to National Agency