UEMS Statutes (PDF, 0.13 MB)
UEMS Statement on CPD in the EU D1316 ( UEMS STATEMENT ON CPD IN THE EU D1316.PDF, 0.45 MB)
On the occasion of its meeting in Brussels on 20th April 2013, the Council of UEMS considered recent developments relating to the revision process of the EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications (2005/36/EC), particularly its Article 22 related to “continued education and training”.

European Training Requirements D1229 ( EUROPEAN_TRAINING_REQUIREMENTS D1229.PDF, 0.39 MB)
The UEMS is a non - governmental organisation representing national associations of medical specialists at the European L evel. With a current membership of 34 national associations and operating through 39 Specialist Sections and European Boards, the UEMS is committed to promote the free movement of medical specialists across Europe while ensuring the highest level of training which will pave the way to the improvement of quality of care for the benefit of all European citizens.

EC public consultation on PQD D1107 ( EC PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON PQD D1107.PDF, 0.30 MB)
The UEMS is a non-governmental organisation representing national associations of medical specialists in the European Union and in associated countries. With a current membership of 35 countries and operating through 37 specialists sections and European boards, the UEMS brings together approximately 1.4 million medical specialists in Europe. With the support of its membership, the UEMS is committed to the promotion of free movement of European medical specialists while ensuring the highest quality of medical care for European citizens.

UEMS Strategy D0805 ( UEMS_STRATEGY D0805.PDF, 0.13 MB)
For the past five decades the European Union of Medical Specialists / Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS), has developed into the most comprehensive and representative European Medical Organisation (EMO) of medical specialists. The continuing success of the UEMS is vital for our patients, for our profession and for Europe as a whole.

Medical Care Budapest D0618 ( MEDICAL CARE BUDAPEST D0618.PDF, 0.04 MB)
UEMS Working Group on Postgraduate Training
Hotel Danube, Bratislava, Slovakia
Minutes meeting held 11th October ’07 Time: 14h00 – 16h00

UEMS WG Postgradtraining D0715 ( UEMS_WG_POSTGRADTRAINING D0715.PDF, 0.18 MB)
This paper sets out the policy of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes/European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) on medical regulation. This is defined here as the means by which the safety and quality of care provided for patients by doctors is ensured. When implemented, medical regulation should be proportionate as is appropriate for highly-qualified doctors.Accordingly, the UEMS calls on all groups involved in the safety and quality of healthcare to respect the primacy of the medical profession in regulating medical care.

Declar Promot Good Clinical Care D0349 ( DECLAR PROMOT GOOD CLINICAL CARE D0349.PDF, 0.05 MB)
This paper sets out the policy of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes/ European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) on quality assurance (QA), which is defined here as the regular review against defined standards of medical care. Its aim is to provide a framework for confirming the good quality of healthcare in Europe and, specifically, of the contribution of specialist doctors. The paper provides guidelines that can be adopted for use in QA systems in all European countries. It will show that this can best be achieved when QA is based on valid evidence, which can also facilitate improvements in medical care and justify the provision of necessary resources.

UEMS AMA D0234 ( UEMS_AMA_D0234.PDF, 0.18 MB)
The Council on Medical Education in June, 2000 authorized a Pilot Project for the recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit authorized by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an organization developed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). In authorizing this pilot, the Council noted the 1998 letter of intent between the AMA and the UEMS to work together cooperatively toward a system of shared international standards for the designation of CME credit. The pilot program is limited to “live” events.

Charter on CPD Basel D0120 ( CHARTER ON CPD BASEL D0120.PDF, 0.18 MB)
This paper sets out the policy of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes/European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) for the implementation of continuing professional development (CPD) for specialist doctors in Europe. CPD is defined as the educative means of updating, developing and enhancing how doctors apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in their working lives. The UEMS therefore believes that CPD is essential for ensuring high standards of medical practice.

Charter on Training Centres 1997 ( CHARTER ON TRAINING CENTRES 1997.PDF, 0.12 MB)
The UEMS has been active in the field of quality improvement of specialist training for years. It has formulated guidelines and criteria for this purpose, that are accepted by the representative organizations of medical specialists in the European Union. This work finds its condensation in the European Training Charter for Medical Specialists (1995), which brings together the recommendations on content of postgraduate and continuing medical education in the whole field of specialist medicine.

Charter on CME 1994 ( CHARTER ON CME 1994.PDF, 0.10 MB)
Continuing medical education as structured today in most countries cannot be organized and financed exclusively by the profession, but the profession should be able to guarantee the quality of continuing medical education and its independence. There should therefore be an independent professional body at national level charged with assessing and guaranteeing both quality and independence. This could be the national authority (see UEMS Charter on Training of Medical Specialists), which controls postgraduate training. This body will also have the power to oversee the participation of medical specialists in continuing medical education.

Charter of Training 1993 ( CHARTER OF TRAINING 1993.PDF, 0.09 MB)
The Treaty of Rome provides for the free exchange of persons, services, goods, and capital within the European Community. Free exchange of persons and services within the medical sector has been achieved by mutual recognition of basic and specialist medical qualifications brought into effect by the Commission of the European Communities (EC) in 1975. The Directives have been consolidated in the Directive 93/16/EEC of 5 April 1993.