‘Imbalance between the number of basisartsen and places of further education’
Thousands of medical students will never the medical specialistenopleiding of their choice can do. A large part will never even as a doctor, go to work. The Dutch Federation of University medical centres (NFU) writes that in a preview this week of the Second Room was sent.
The NFU notes that there is a large excess of basisartsen exists, reports Faithfully on Thursday. They are waiting for a course to, for example, a cardiologist or a general practitioner, but there are not enough places available.
That is because the number of opleidingsplekken is reduced, while the number of places for undergraduate students in medicine has not changed. The coming years will see the number of pending basisartsen continue to increase.
Last year, 5102 basisartsen not the training that they ambieerden. In 2009 that number 3719. The NFU wants that group to further map out, partly because the medicine programme is relatively expensive.
The NFU put the comment that unemployment among doctors is very low, although currently still growing. Basisartsen waiting on a further course of study do often experience in the meantime as a ‘physician not in training’ (anio) to work.
The number of places for medical training is determined by the Capaciteitsorgaan, that examines how many workers are needed in the care.
of the problem is that the number of places for undergraduate students in medicine is not established by the ministry of Health but by the ministry of Education. That has the opinions of the Capaciteitsorgaan not followed, according to that authority.
Difficult to predict
The ministry of Education says that with the NFU to discuss the need, the number of medical students to reduce. According to a spokesperson, it is difficult to predict how many doctors there in the future. It takes at least six years before a medical student language.