This weekend, EMSA was represented at the Autumn Meeting of the European Junior Doctors – Permanent Working Group in Oporto (Portugal). EJD is one of our fellow European Medical Organisations (EMOs) and represents over 300.000 Junior Doctors all over Europe. Its objectives include safeguarding the interests of the Junior Doctors in Europe by improving the working conditions, the mobility in the profession and set standards regarding the quality of postgraduate medical training. The 2016 Autumn Meeting marked the 40th anniversary of the European Junior Doctors – Permanent Working Group (EJD). It was a great honour to congratulate the EJD on behalf of EMSA. A small symbol of our friendship was handed to the EJD President.
Besides the anniversary celebrations, the General Assembly adopted among others a statement on “Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA)”. EMSA is contributing to the discussion of mutual recognition of medical degrees between the EU and the United States by preparing a needs assessment survey. The survey is being reviewed by the European Junior Doctors as well as the other fellow European Medical Organisations and will be shared through their channels.
EMSA will continue to collaborate with EJD on other important issues, including the joint EJD / EMSA Medical Mobility Project (for more information, please go to http://www.medicalmobility.eu/). In order to collect updated information of European countries, a new questionnaire will be revised and EMSA is delighted to participate in the process.