Positioning of the programme
See the general admission requirements
Specific procedures :Admission conditions
• The applicant must hold the degree title of Doctor in Medecine or be a Doctor from a member country of the European Union authorising medical practice in Belgium.
• Further to the royal decree of 16th March, 1999, the applicant must be in possession of a document attesting that, at the end of the selection exams, he was retained as a specialist candidate in Internal Medecine, in a Belgian medical faculty. The juridical context and practical procedures for this selection exam can be obtained from the secretary's office. Degree holders from outside the European Union are only allowed to register on the programme in the context of procuring a
university certificate for partially specialised training for the duration of two years (if they are in the process of doing a specialisation in their country of origin) or for an in-depth specialised training course for the duration of one year (if they are already recognised as specialists in their own country).
The Royal Decree of the 30.05.2002, relating to the planning of the medical offer for the public, published on the 14.06.2002, applies to those candidates wishing to obtain the title of Specialist Doctor in Internal medecine (those candidates are thus counted among the general practitioner candidates or specialists in the context of the numerus clausus).
• the candidate must have satisfied the requirements of the first part of the degree course of specialised studies in Internal Medecine.
Applications for admission must be addressed to the academic supervisor. The organisation of the entrance selection tests is arranged in accordance with the calendar and the general examination rules and regulations.
President : M. Buysschaert
Members : L. Delaunois, A. Ferrant, A. Geubel, Ph. Hainaut, F. Houssiau, Y. Pirson, M. Symann, J.-L. Vanoverschelde
President : M. Lambert
Members : BALLIGAND Jean-Luc, BOLAND Benoît, CORNETTE Pascale, DELGRANGE Etienne, DONCKIER Julian, HAINAUT Philippe, LEFEBVRE Chantal, ROGER FRANCE Francis, VANDERCAM Bernard, YOMBI Jean-Cyr, ZECH Francis. One representative from the "MACCS".
The Selection Committee for candidate specialist assistant doctors (MACCS, in French) is composed of the members of the teaching Committee, to which are added two guest members and two co-opted members.
part - Higher studies
Two years, full time, consisting of :
• theory : specialised courses in General Internal Medecine, Evaluation of the quality and organisation of treatment
• A supervised apprenticeship period in a hospital
Semestrial clinical evaluations : these evaluations are established (in writing) by the training supervisor of each candidate and focus on different items. The evaluations of all the candidates are reviewed during the two semestrial meetings of the ensemble of the training supervisors.
At the end of these two years of studies, each candidate will be evaluated during the course of an interview aimed at testing his in-depth knowledge of General Internal Medecine. The writing of a thesis (20-25 pages) on a subjet relating to General Internal Medecine. The instructions for the thesis are available at the secretary's office for Internal Medecine. The publication of an article on a clinical or scientific internal medecine subject or the presentation of a paper toa scientific meeting. Upon fulfilment of the above-described training requirements, the teaching committee will award the academic title in Internal Medecine. This title does not replace official recognition by the ministerial validation committee. It attest the successful completion of an academic and scientific study programme in the context of specialised training leading to this validation.