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Socioeconomic provisions for specialist training in Italy and the UK: integrating the differences
  1. Paolo Fusar-Poli1,
  2. Sean McLoughlin2,
  3. Alexis Mongelli3,
  4. Mariachiara Cortesi3,
  5. Pierluigi Politi1
  1. 1Department of Applied and Psychobehavioural Health Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  2. 2East of England Strategic Health Authority, UK
  3. 3Department of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Paolo Fusar-Poli
 Department of Applied and Psychobehavioural Sciences, University of Pavia, via Bassi 21, 27100 Pavia, Italy;p.fusar{at}libero.it

Abstract

Despite new insights on objectives, programmes, standards, curriculums and assessment of European postgraduate medical education being published all the time, few papers deal with the social situation of doctors in training across all European countries. By comparing the socioeconomic provisions for specialist training in Italy and the UK, this work identified several determinants negatively influencing the environment in which junior doctors practise. Modernisation of European postgraduate medical education can be taken forward, provided some regulation and some consistency in socioeconomic provisions for specialist training can be promoted by competent authorities across all European countries.

  • COICOP, cost of living comparison in the European Union
  • medical education
  • specialist training
  • socioeconomic comparison

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  • Competing interests: None.

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