At the 55th Congress for General Medicine and Family Medicine (DEGAM) in Lübeck, the German Armed Forces (Bundes-wehr) medical service was represented for the first time with several contributions at a DEGAM congress. Family physicians form the largest group of specialists in the Bundeswehr. In speciality training as well as in provided care there are large overlaps between civilian family physicians and those in the armed forces. The aim of this article is to report on the workshop “Learning together and from one another – synergy potentials in speciality training and care between the medical services of the Bundeswehr and civilian family medicine”. Brief lectures and presentations of the current postgraduate training and care models from both “worlds” on the subjects of postgraduate training to become a family physician in the armed forces, the competence-based general medicine curriculum and the German network of competence centers in postgraduate training formed starting points for a joint discussion. The first very specific plan that emerged was participation in and use of the competence centers for postgraduate training by trainers and trainees in the armed forces, in order to promote exchange at this level as well.
|Translated title of the contribution||Potential Synergies in Continuing Education and Care between the Armed Forces Medical Service and Family Medicine – a Workshop Report|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Allgemeinmedizin|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|