Approved the European Training Requirements in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine during the UEMS Council

small etr marocToday in Marrakesh (Morocco), during the UEMS Council general assembly, the Training Requirements in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine have been approved with 26 votes in favor and one abstention. This approval is a strong step forward the progress of PRM Specialty with the European agreement. Now the action is in charge to the single countries which are committed to implementing the requirements to improve the harmonization of PRM education across Europe and the other countries involved as associate and observers.

 

3rd Edition of WhiteBook on PRM published

The White Book (WB) of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) in Europe is produced by the 4 European PRM Bodies (European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine - EARM, European Society of PRM - ESPRM, European Union of Medical Specialists - PRM Section, European College of PRM-ECPRM served by the European Union of Medical Specialists-PRM Board) and constitutes the reference book for PRM physicians in Europe. It has now reached its third edition; the first was published in 1989 and the second in 2006/2007. The WB has multiple purposes, including providing a unifying framework for European countries, to inform decision-makers on European and national level, to offer educational material for PRM trainees and physicians and information about PRM to the medical community, other rehabilitation professionals and the public.

Clinical Affairs Committee

The Clinical Affairs Committee of the UEMS PRM Section focusses on Quality of Care in PRM practice.

The Clinical Affairs Committee of the UEMS Section of PRM (CAC) was set up in 2001, at the suggestion of Prof. Veronika Fialka-Moser (Austria). Its mission is to promote quality of care in PRM throughout European countries. Under the chairmanship of Prof. Bengt Sjölund (Sweden), the committee discussed different ways to achieve this ambitious goal.

Registration for PRM Trainees

Trainees in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine can register with the European PRM Board of UEMS from the first year of their training. Registration is free and is submitted online.

The Board encourages trainees to register and benefit from special privileges including free or low cost teaching programmes, the dedicated newsletter and free educational material.