The European Academy of Teachers in Family Medicine/General Practice (EURACT) has over the last 30 years facilitated the development of educators and trainers of Family Medicine in Europe. Family Doctors are now involved in medical education at all levels. This conference provides opportunity for practicing family medicine teachers and researchers to meet and exchange research findings and new ideas in order to continue the development of Family Medicine in Europe. With the conference EURACT seeks to emphasize the development of the discipline of Family Medicine which is to ensure it has a secure academic base.
The Leonardo Teachers Courses were developed as project of the Framework for Continuing Educational Development of Trainers in General Practice in Europe (CEDinGP). The objective of the project was to propose, develop and implement an educational framework for family medicine teachers working in GP education in Europe. The framework provides the basis for the development of educational courses for GP/FM teachers on 3 levels:
The Bled course is the leading didactic event for family medicine teachers in Europe. It has been held under the patronage of EURACT for 20 years. Details for the upcoming courses can be found here
Due to the contribution of international participants and an international organising committee, the yearly topics are approached in a multicultural and internationally applicable manner.
The product of the course is a “ready to apply” educational module for family medicine students of various educational levels.
The European Academy of Teachers in General Practice and Family Medicine (EURACT) has developed a model of an international appraisal of family medicine teachers.
The relevance of such appraisal system is underlined by a European setting with increasing cross-border movement of people, including doctors; it is advisable to coordinate and develop standards across the borders of the countries in the European Union for the benefits for all its citizens.
The appraisal system is like "sitting in the seat of a Formula 1 car”, providing:
- a valuable tool for self-assessment;
- a tool for systematic reflection – and getting feedback;
- a tool for objective measurement of your competences and having feedback on them;
- a method of learning about your past and your future;
- a way to find areas for improving your teaching.