Continuing education

The SSPC exercises quality control over its members by requiring an annual certificate of continuing medical education from each ordinary member.

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.


SIWF/ISFM website link