the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and (nonsurgical) treatment of diseases of the internal organs (especially in adults)
- General medicine
- General (internal) medicine
- general and specialist medicine
- GENERAL (INTERNAL) MEDICINE
- General medicine, including paediatrics
- The practical training shall take place in conjunction with other health establishments or structures concerned with general medicine.
- Member States may exempt persons who are currently undergoing specific training in general medicine from this condition.
- Without prejudice to the minimum periods laid down in the second subparagraph, however, the practical training may be given during a period of not more than six months in other approved establishments or health structures concerned with general medicine.
- The holders of the Bulgarian qualification of “фелдшер” (feldsher) referred to in paragraph 1 are not entitled to obtain professional recognition in other Member States as doctors of medicine nor as nurses responsible for general care under this Directive.’.
- The Member States may only issue the evidence of formal qualifications referred to in Annex V, point 5.1.4 if the applicant has acquired at least six months' experience of general medicine in a general medical practice or a centre in which doctors provide primary health care of the types referred to in paragraph 3.
- The Committee shall be composed of not more than 21 members selected from among suitable candidates proposed by the Member States and reflecting the full range of scientific expertise which is necessary to fulfil the mandate in Article 2, including, in particular, chemistry, toxicology, epidemiology, occupational medicine and industrial hygiene, and general competence in setting OELs.
- Médecine interne/Inwendige geneeskunde Ophtalmologie/Oftalmologie България Вътрешни болести Очни болести Česká republika Vnitřní lékařství Oftalmologie Danmark Intern medicin Oftalmologi eller øjensygdomme Deutschland Innere Medizin Augenheilkunde Eesti Sisehaigused Oftalmoloogia Ελλάς Παθoλoγία Οφθαλμoλoγία España Medicina interna Oftalmología France Médecine interne Ophtalmologie Ireland General medicine Ophthalmic surgery Italia Medicina interna Oftalmologia Κύπρος Παθoλoγία Οφθαλμολογία Latvija Internā medicīna Oftalmoloģija Lietuva Vidaus ligos Oftalmologija Luxembourg Médecine interne Ophtalmologie Magyarország Belgyógyászat Szemészet Malta Mediċina Interna Oftalmoloġija Nederland Interne geneeskunde Oogheelkunde Österreich Innere Medizin Augenheilkunde und Optometrie Polska Choroby wewnętrzne Okulistyka Portugal Medicina interna Oftalmologia România Medicină internă Oftalmologie Slovenija Interna medicina Oftalmologija Slovensko Vnútorné lekárstvo Oftalmológia Suomi/Finland Sisätaudit/Inre medicin Silmätaudit/Ögonsjukdomar Sverige Internmedicine Ögonsjukdomar (oftalmologi) United Kingdom General (internal) medicine Ophthalmology Country Otorhinolaryngology Minimum period of training: 3 years Paediatrics
- By way of derogation from the present Directive, Bulgaria may authorise the holders of the qualification of “фелдшер” (feldsher) awarded in Bulgaria before 31 December 1999 and exercising this profession under the Bulgarian national social security scheme on 1 January 2000 to continue to exercise the said profession, even if parts of their activity fall under the provisions of the present Directive concerning doctors of medicine and nurses responsible for general care respectively.
- ‘health professional’ means a doctor of medicine or a nurse responsible for general care or a dental practitioner or a midwife or a pharmacist within the meaning of Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications  or another professional exercising activities in the healthcare sector which are restricted to a regulated profession as defined in Article 3(1)(a) of Directive 2005/36/EC;
- For the purposes of points (a) and (b), Member States shall cooperate, under the coordination of the Executive Director of the Agency, in order to ensure that the final composition of the Paediatric Committee, including members and alternates, covers the scientific areas relevant to paediatric medicinal products, and including at least: pharmaceutical development, paediatric medicine, general practitioners, paediatric pharmacy, paediatric pharmacology, paediatric research, pharmacovigilance, ethics and public health.