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  BE BG HR DK EE FR DE GR HU IE IT NL PL RO SK SI ES CH UK
Internal Medicine 36 48 24 24 9 24 33 18 24 11 12 24 60 9 24 24 18 36 12
Respiratory Medicine 36 24 36 36 33 24 33 36 36 49 36 48 24 51 36 48 30 36 45
Intensive Care         2   6 6                     3
Figure 4 – Training practice periods in adult respiratory medicine, 2005. Intensive care has been indicated for those countries where a specific number of months are included in mandatory training. However, it must be noted that intensive care is also included as mandatory modules covered within respiratory medicine or internal medicine training of other countries. France: the 24 months indicated under internal medicine is elective training time for the trainee. It is possible that trainees may decide to spend this training in another specialty, for example cardiology, internal medicine or a further 2 years in respiratory. Germany: 6 months’ intensive care medicine is covered within the assigned mandatory training for respiratory medicine and internal medicine. Slovenia: no common trunk training exists before entering either internal medicine or respiratory medicine. Spain: 5 months’ intensive care medicine is covered within respiratory training. UK: dual training in internal medicine and respiratory medicine is a total of 60 months. Download Raw Data

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