Continuing medical education enables doctors to update their professional knowledge and skills throughout their careers. It begins with the acquisition of a postgraduate qualification and lasts until the end of their professional activity. Since 2007, it is considered a professional obligation (LPméd/MedBG).
The continuing education regulations publised by the ISFM require 80 hours of continuing education per year:
- 50 hours of structured continuing education, of which 25 hours of specific essential training education and 25 hours of extended education
- 30 hours of self-study per year
The ISFM issues a continuing education diploma, valid for 3 years.