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Progress Toward Harmonizing Medical Education in Europe
Wentz/Miller & Associates Global CME Newsletter

Harmonization of scientist training is the theme of the Zagreb Declaration, adopted this spring by representatives of European medical schools. While the conference stressed better use of resources in training future medical researchers, it also built on the expansion of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which provides for exchange of medical school credits throughout Europe.

The Bologna Declaration of 1999 encouraged a compatible system of degrees in undergraduate and graduate education. It also moved a step toward exchangeable modules and credits in postgraduate and lifelong learning. This should result in higher quality in CME across the EU.

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