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Diplôme d'Etudes Spécialisées en Médecine Générale


The aim of the Diplôme d’Etudes Spécialisées en Médecine Générale is to:

  • learn to identify the early stages of the disease and to differentiate between common pathologies and rarer diseases that may have a serious or fatal prognosis
  • identify the individual problems of the patient
  • carry out home visits and assess the psychosocial environment and integrate these notions into the handling of the patient
  • acquire the ability to discard and select, and acquire the concepts of primary care medicine
  • learn to handle situations requiring medical consultation and interdisciplinary management
  • handle emergency situations and know how to initiate emergency care in an out-of-hospital setting
  • learn the basic principles of supporting patients at the end of their lives
  • propose patient-centred measures that improve the patient's health status
  • acquire the necessary coordinating capacity/function of a General Practitioner and to learn to collaborate with existing social services
  • learn to use medical techniques appropriately
  • develop a critical reading of medical articles
  • acquire the skills to optimise the doctor-patient relationship by favouring empathetic listening with patients, and by developing quality relationships with practitioners of other disciplines, paramedical professions and social workers.
  • learn the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches
  • identify and deal with the specificities of primary care practice
  • integrate any other functions specific to general practice
  • identify the optimal medical decision taking into account evidence-based medicine, the physician's expertise and the patient's own needs and expectations.


  • tutorials in the form of theoretical courses
  • seminar: discussion of clinical cases, role-playing, practical workshop
  • simulation: learning of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • internship in the general practitioner's office:
    • getting to know the problems that arise in ambulatory medicine
    • implementing direct and/or indirect supervision during the internship