oa South African Family Practice - The Flemish model of training and supervision : special series

Volume 47, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Students in undergraduate training in Flanders have the choice in their seventh year which is a form of internship to get jobs in various specialist departments. Those entering the Family Medicine Department in Year 7 are regarded as being in the first year of GP (general practitioner) training. This year is organised independently of one another by the four university departments. Correspondence: Gielis G. Director ICHO. 2005 Jan. <br>The trainees can continue in Year 8 and 9 as their second and third year of GP training. This segment is organised by the interuniversity consortium: ICHO (Interuniversitair Centrum voor Huisartsopleiding) and ISHO (Interuniversitair Samewerkingsverband voor Huisartsenopleiding).Trainees (known as HIBOs) apply to various accredited GPs known as Practice Trainers (Praktykopleiers) for the 'trainee jobs' in their practices in a free-market fashion. Popular Practice Trainers can get many applications; they then interview and choose their Trainee. Trainees then subscribe at one university, but only after they have registered with the central secretariat of ICHO. They are then distributed on a regional basis into different seminar groups (NOT according to their respective universities).

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